Has Your Education Provider Been De-Registered?

One of the Australian government’s measures to maintain the integrity and quality of our education system is to regularly audit the many Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) operating in Australia. The government authority charged with this onerous task is the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). But what happens if your education provider is suddenly de-registered? This is a lot more common than you may think. What happens next? Whenever an education provider is de-registered it must provide all of its student…

Student Visas – The ‘Genuine Temporary Entrant’ Criteria Explained

Education is one of Australia’s biggest exports, generating billions of dollars for the Australian economy. The Department of Home Affairs views the education of international students as an export of knowledge and expertise rather than an import of students. This is why the ‘Genuine Temporary Entrant’ (GTE) criteria is so critical to the outcome of a student visa application. The GTE criteria does not mean that an international student coming to Australia to study can never settle here permanently. In…

What is the Temporary Graduate (485) visa?

Over 300,000 international students come to Australia each year. At the end of their studies, some students choose to go home and some decide to stay in Australia in order to get valuable post study work experience. Some international students fall in love with Australia (or with an Australian J) and begin to explore pathways to enable them to stay in Australia on a permanent basis. The Temporary Graduate visa can provide international students with an opportunity to spend valuable…