To assist student’s in making their journey to Australia as an enjoyable as possible, thus AVLC has put together this check list below that students should follow once they have had their enrolment confirmed and their student visa has been issued.

If you have any questions about this information or seek additional clarification, contact student services prior to you leaving for Australia.

Book your flight to Australia as soon as possible after the student visa is granted to obtain better rates and avoid the last minute rush.
See if your ticket provides you with travel insurance for yourself and your luggage, otherwise you may need to consider getting travel insurance for your journey.
Buy better quality, light luggage with locking facilities.

Keep items handy which you are to going declare to Customs and Quarantine.

Also you should clearly label your luggage and keep a copy of your contact details inside it.

Never bring other people items or bags as they may contain something illegal. If you do so, you will be held accountable for it.

Carry adequate clothing as per the climate of Sydney.

Do not bring food items animal products or plant products as most of them are not allowed entry into Australia.

Food, animal or plant products are required to be declared on your passenger card.

Medication with a doctors prescription may be allowed for a short duration.

These medicines are required to be declared on your incoming passenger card on arrival in Australia.

You may require some photographs on your arrival and carrying your latest photographs in passport size may help you.
Remember to bring original or certified copies of your academic transcripts including English result, work reference, birth certificate, letter of offer and eCOE, and a copy of your visa application documents.

Documents that are not in English should have a translated copy into English.

Remember before leaving to collect your passport with visa issue letter, airline ticket and health insurance details.

Keep your enrolment letter, eCOE and contact details of AVLC with you at all times once you have boarded your flight.

You must bring enough Australian currency in cash to meet your initial expenses and have access to at least A$ 2000 to A$ 3000 in traveller’s cheque/bank drafts in your name.
Read the incoming passenger card carefully and enter all required information correctly.

In case of doubt seek assistance from the Custom or Quarantine officer on duty.

Follow the red or green channel as per your declaration on the card.

For additional information in relation to duty free items visit
For information in relation to bringing food items, medication and animal products into Australia visit
Currently AU$ 900 worth of goods (not including alcohol and tobacco) can be brought to Australia as duty free.

For passengers below 18 years of age the limit is AU$ 450.

The permissible limits for alcohol and tobacco products are 2.25 litters of alcohol and 250 grams of cigarette or 250 grams of cigars

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Australian Vocational Learning Centre (AVLC) was established in 2009. CEO and owner of AVLC, Neil Chapple, identified a niche in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) marketplace for a quality college that teaches recognised and current skills and knowledge while applying ethical business principles.



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