We came in on a SIR visa eith two teenagers, the oldest has now finished year 12 and would like to go to uni.
What nobody informed us of was the fact that on an SIR visa, he was classed as an overseas student. The cost for a part time foundation course, $500 for perm residents, cost for SIR $8800. What they do tell you is that he can go, what they don't tell you is that it is cost prohibitive.
We knew we were not entitaled to benefits, first time buyers grant, baby allowance, the $1000 Kevin Rudd is giving out - but no one told us we 'couldn't' educate our kids until perm residents, yet they knew their ages when we came in. Suprisingly even Imagration SA knew nothing of this.