Important changes to the student visa programme – from 1 July 2016


From 1 July 2016, the student visa assessment to Australia will be simplified. There will be only one student visa available to study in Australia; that is Student visa (subclass 500) regardless of your field of study.

The documents you need to provide will depend on the education provider you choose to enrol with, and your country of citizenship .

All students will have to meet;
Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirement
Enrolment in a registered course of study
Meet Financial capacity and English language proficiency
Meet International English language requirements ( Currently some students are exempt from providing evidence of an English language test score)
Health and character

If you hold a student visa with subclass numbers 570 to 576, your visa will remain valid and your visa conditions will not change after 1 July 2016