News Australian Express Student Visa System for TAFE Private Colleges
Streamlined visa fast-tracked for non-unis. SELECTED private colleges and TAFEs will soon benefit from the easy-street student visa processing arrangements already enjoyed by universities, under immigration reforms signed off today in Canberra.
Today’s Council of Australian Governments meeting agreed to bring forward the implementation of the “revised framework for low immigration risk providers”, giving some colleges access to “streamlined” student visa assessments from the second half of this year…
…..The new approach means international students seeking visas to study at colleges deemed low-risk will be treated as coming from ‘level 1 risk assessment’ countries. This vastly reduces their waiting time for visas, and scales back onerous requirements to prove that they have plenty of money to cover their expenses in Australia.
Navitas welcomes commitment to expanded student visa streamlining. Leading global education provider Navitas has welcomed plans announced today by federal and state governments to expedite the expansion of streamlined student visa arrangements for low risk education providers.
Announced following today’s Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting this measure will allow low immigration risk providers, including Tafe’s and some private providers, to utilize streamlined student visa assessment processes introduced for universities in late March.
This measure will significantly improve the visa application process for international students seeking to study in Australia, reducing the cost and time taken to secure a visa.
“This is a very welcome move by COAG and should help to improve the global competitiveness of Australia’s third largest export sector,” said Rod Jones, CEO of Navitas.
“Of course the devil will be in the detail and we will look forward to engaging with Government as they implement visa streamlining across the sector.” he said.