Yes, it is absolutely legal to convert your tourist visa to student visa.
With effect from 1st July 2016 people on tourists and business visas are able to convert their visas to student visa.
We get lot of queries from people travelling to Australia on tourist visas where they wish to convert their visa into student visa and we have helped many of those clients to get admission in various Institutions and helped them to get student visas onshore.
Before you can reach any conclusion, you should check your visa conditions i.e. if your visa have 8503 – No further stay condition attached to your visa, than you will not be able to apply any further visa application onshore. In addition to this there may be other factors which may affect your eligibility and success of the visa application.
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