Australia Immigration Update – A Weekly Review
During the COVID-19 tenure, the Australian government has taken special measures and extended the lockdown for a long time. They have also opened their international borders very late and released the relaxation in the immigration policy lately. As a result, certain lockdowns and border closures affect Australia’s Immigration badly and decrease the number of migrants drastically. To recover from the situation a few months back the government has declared some significant changes that not only help the country’s economy to recover but also raise the popularity among the immigrants and international students fraternity.
The genuine temporary entrant (GTE) is the process designed and implemented by the DHA (Department of Home Affairs, Australia). As per the Australia Study Visa rules, the authority cross-verifies the intentions of the upcoming international students. It verifies whether the students are going to stay temporarily in Australia or not. Students must have to convince the immigration officers through their documentation that their intentions are genuine.
The genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement is an integrity assessment that all applicants for a student visa must provide to substantiate that they are coming to Australia temporarily to gain a quality education and intend to use the Student Visa Program for its intended purpose only and not as a channel to gain residency in Australia.
Fund the is one of the basic requirements of the Student Visa of Australia. There are certain criteria for the fund that you should carry before taking education in Australia. Here are the eligible and non-eligible sources of finance.
|ELIGIBLE SOURCE OF FINANCE||NON ACCEPTED FUNDS|
|Education loans||Funds are some cooperative banks|
|Balance in Savings||and regional rural banks, post office|
|Bank Accounts||Investment in shares or mutual funds|
|Fixed Deposits||Funds held in PF account or|
|GPF, EPF or PPF|
As per the new rule, international students can work full-time without hampering their studies. However, certain rules are applicable to them.
|20 Hours Per Week During Study and Full-time during Vacations||20 Hours Per Week During Study and Full-time during Vacations||Can work Full time if the course of the student is Master and a research degree|
The Australian Universities are offering two type of courses – Bachelors and Masters and for both kind of courses the language requirements are different.
|IELTS||6.0 not less than 6.0 in each||6.5 not less than 6.0 in each|
|PTE||Overall 52 not less than 52 in each||56 not less than 50 in each|
Students who would like to Study in Australia are required to undergo a medical examination and chest x-ray. Especially, candidates who have intentions to work as (or study to be) a doctor, dentist, nurse or paramedic are required to undergo a chest x-ray and medical examination as well as HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C testing.
Moreover, all the international students must have to take OHSC (Overseas Student Health Cover) and submit the health insurance certificate along with the final application. OHSC is one kind of health insurance policy that covers visits to the doctor, some hospital treatment, limited pharmaceuticals, ambulance cover, and other medical-related expenses. This insurance coverage will remain with the students until they finish their studies in Australia.
These are some of the basic criteria for the Study in Australia. However, there are some other steps required to get qualify for the Australia Study Visa. In the preparation, students also need proper counselling that guides them to select the correct university and right courses. It also requires the SOP (Statement of Purpose) preparation, interview preparation, confirmation of enrolment (COE), and visa application guidance. Based on such information you can prepare yourself for the Australian study visa.