Yes you can, if you have a Resident Visa you are eligible to apply as a domestic student. However, if you are wanting to apply for a Student Loan to pay your fees you will only be eligible for this once you become a permanent resident and have held it for 3 years or more.
To check your eligibility for Student Loans please visit StudyLink’s website.
If you do not have a Resident Visa – you can still apply, but you will need to apply as an International Student. For more information on how to apply please see our International Students page on our website. You may also wish to view the Student Visa Guideline here.