Student visas are special types of visas that are given to people who want to undertake full-time or part-time study in the issuing country. Student visas usually require that the prospective applicant is accepted at a local educational institution, which is approved to offer courses to foreign students by the local government. Furthermore, in most cases applicants must also prove that they have enough money to support themselves.

Student visas usually allow such visa holders to work only a limited number of hours per week. It is expected that all applicants provide a copy of their passport and letter of enrolment from the educational institution with their application as well.

Student visas from VisaFirst:

With the Australia Student Visa you are entitled to study in Australia for more than 3 months at any Australian educational institution. To get that visa you need to be accepted into a full-time course first.
If you are accepted into a full time course at a New Zealand educational institution you are eligible to get a New Zealand Student visa and study in NZ.