1. English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS)

Applies to stand-alone English language courses that lead to a certificate I, II, III or IV, or that result in no formal Australian award.

2. Primary or secondary school course

Applies to primary, junior secondary or senior secondary school courses, and approved secondary school exchange programs.

3. Vocational education and training

Applies to Certificates I, II, III or IV (except ELICOS), diploma, advanced diploma, vocational graduate certificate or vocational graduate diploma courses.

4. Higher education

Applies to a Bachelor degree, associate degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, or Masters by coursework.

5. Postgraduate research

Applies to Masters by research or a doctoral degree.

6. Non-award

Applies to non-award foundation studies, or other full-time courses or components of courses not leading to an Australian award.