Student Visa Grants during COVID-19.
The Australian Immigration department have stated that they have now begun to start granting visas again for some students. However, it is still stated that travel to Australia, even with a visa, may not be allowed.
This was stated at 14th August 2020:
Offshore student visa grants
While we have continued to process applications, we have recommenced granting visas for students who lodged a student visa application outside Australia where all the requirements are met.
While travel restrictions remain in place, you cannot travel to Australia.
Arrangements for the return of international students to Australia will be implemented once it is safe to do so, and in a way which protects the Australian community.