Simplified Student Visa Framework

On the 1 July 2016, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) introduced Simplified Student Visa Framework (SSVF) to replace the previous Assessment Level (AL) framework and Streamlined Visa Processing (SVP) arrangements.

SSVF applies to all students and all programs. Under SSVF, evidentiary requirements will be based on the combined immigration risk of the applicant’s country of citizenship and their chosen education provider.

All student visa applications must now be lodged online. It is important that the application is complete at the time of lodgement and includes a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) and a Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) statement with detailed responses to these five dot points:

  • Your reasons for choosing to undertake the course of study specified in your application
  • Your reasons for choosing your education provider
  • Your reason for choosing to study in Australia rather than in your home country
  • The relevance of your course of study to your academic and/or employment background
  • The relevance of the course to your future career/education plans

It is also important to provide an explanation of any gap between your studies or change to your area of study.

Student visa applicants will still need to meet DIBP's Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE)  requirement.

More information is available on DIBP’s website.

Our approach to SSVF

The University will continue to apply the Guidelines on genuine temporary entry and Guidelines on living costs and evidence of funds through screening some applicants to ensure we maintain a low migration risk rating, which benefits our applicants when applying for a student visa.

Your obligations

It is your responsibility to ensure that the applicants you refer to the University are genuine students, genuine temporary entrants and are able to financially support themselves and any dependants for the duration of their study.

In the event of a student visa refusal,  you are required to email us a copy of the rejection letter from DIBP.

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