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Will I be eligible for a further student visa if I was absent from class due to illness?

You are required to attend the course of study at all times unless there are genuine reasons for absences.

You may be required to provide a medical certificate if you were absent for an extended period of time or if you had numerous absences as a result of illness. 

We recommend that you visit the doctor when you are ill as the medical certificate should provide a medical opinion reflecting the time you were ill. If you do not visit the doctor when you are ill, any medical certificate issued might not be accepted.

Other information, such as the overall number of absences or advice from your education provider, may also be considered.