Genuine student is someone who has real intentions to study only and who intends to obtain an education degree from an Australian education provider. Factors that are considered under the existing requirement to be a genuine applicant for entry and study as a student include: English language proficiency, financial capacity, prerequisite schooling. Age requirements, and intention to comply with visa conditions.
Student are requested to provide a statement or/and answer the following parameters in the application to satisfy the requirement of following criteria of GTE:
o The applicant’s circumstances in their home country
o The applicant’s potential circumstances in Australia
o The value of the course in relation to the applicant’s future
o The applicant’s immigration history
o Any other relevant matters
Applicant personal statement must be in English addressing the GTE requirement. Where an applicant is not comfortable writing their statement in English, it can be written in their own language, however, a translated copy must be submitted. An applicant can provide details within the application form, or attach a written statement along with supporting documents. Generic statements unsupported by evidence will not be weighed heavily in the GTE assessment.
Note: The agent must risk assess an applicant. Decision makers may request additional information and/or further evidence from the applicant to demonstrate that they are a genuine temporary entrant.