I'm Indonesian and I'm struggling to get COE from university.
I came to Australia on working and holiday visa 3 years ago.
My visa got extended by government because I helped the police to attend the trial as a witness then,I came back to Indonesia after the trial done.
in 2016, I applied tourist visa for winter holiday in Australia, but my visa got rejected due to the mistake of my agent. My agent wrote on visa application that I didn't have a job (unemployed), which actually is not right, because I do have a job in Indonesia.
in 2017, this year, I want to study diploma commercial cookery in Australia, and when I enrolled the university by off-shore, they rejected my application because they said that I have visa refusal history so I don't suit with their GTE standard.
Now, I'm confused, why my history visa rejection which is the mistake of my agent, it makes my future visa application seems like impossible to get?
Is there any chance for me to get the COE and also the student visa?
I heard that if I apply student visa by on-shore it will be easy for me, but the problem is, I'm not sure if I can get tourist visa without "no further stay"clausal. If I get tourist visa with "no further stay" it means can't apply student visa by on-shore as well.
I don't know which one is the best option for me.