For those who wish to seek educational opportunities in Australia need to apply for Student Visa at the appropriate authorities. There are visa guidelines that are issued for students, which are termed the Simplified Student Visa Framework or SSVF.
The revised version of this framework as of July 2016 can be referred to at the relevant sites by Department of Immigration and Border Protection. The applicable visa for students to study in Australia is under subclass 500. The revised versions of 2016 need to be referenced for this. The prior versions are applicable under different subclasses such as 571 to 576.