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Criteria Applied to all Student Applications

Criteria Applied to all Student Applications

Full
Time Study
Only students who have enrolled in full-time study can apply for a
student visa, with the exception of Doctoral (PhD) students waiting for
their thesis to be marked.
Genuine
Temporary Entrant (GTE)
The key integrity measure the Department of Immigration and Border
Protection makes in granting a student visa is whether the applicant is a
genuine temporary entrant. That is, are they coming to Australia for genuine
study purposes and have a realistic prospect of returning home once their
studies have finished. DHA takes a balanced approach and will weigh up all
the factors before making a decision.
Some factors that the department considers as part of the GTE
requirement include:

– The circumstances in the applicant’s home country

– The applicant’s potential circumstances in Australia

– The applicant’s immigration history

– The value of the course to the applicant’s future

– Any other matter relevant to the applicant’s intention to stay
temporarily

Examples of how a student might be considered not to be a Genuine
Temporary Entrant are:

GTE Considerations

Examples

Circumstances
in the applicant’s home country
Any
matter, such as economic downturn , relevant to the applicant’s intention to
stay temporarily

The
applicant’s potential circumstances in Australia
The
student has been in Australia for extensive periods of time, either without
having successfully completed a qualification, or has moved education providers
on numerous occasions.

The
applicant’s immigration history
The
student has had previous visa applications refused or visas cancelled.

The
value of the course to the applicant’s future
The
student is applying for a course that is not related to their career choice or
previous qualifications.

Any
other matter that may be relevant
The
student cannot explain how an Australian qualification will benefit them in the
future.

Good Character

The student must make a declaration on the visa application form that includes but is not limited to the following:

they have not been involved in criminal activity, or

they have not been previously deported.

See more detail 

Here

Health Requirement

The health of overseas students studying in Australia is important and protects the Australian community from public health and safety risks, particularly active tuberculosis.

To meet the health requirement, a student must be free from a disease or condition that is:

considered to be a threat to public health or a danger to the Australian community

likely to result in significant health care and community service costs to the Australian community

likely to require health care and community services that would limit the access of Australian citizens and permanent residents to those services already in short supply.

See details 

Here

Health
examinations
A student may be required to undergo health examinations as part of the
visa application process process, check the Health
Examinations information on the DHA website. There are specific requirements
for arranging a health examination. An online system known as eMedical
processes health examinations results electronically and these are forwarded to
DHA for assessment. If your student does require a medical examination outside
of Australia, they must contact an Australian panel doctor in their country. A
list of doctors is available from Immigration
Panel Doctors.

Risk
of Tuberculosis (TB)
The following table shows how the risk of Tuberculosis (TB) in different
countries impacts on the likelihood of the necessity of a medical examination.
DHA may decide to request a health assessment regardless of the risk assessment
detailed for TB below.

Country TB Risk Level

Student to stay in Australia less than 6 months

Student to stay in Australia more than 6 months

Low
Risk
No
health examination normally required
No
health examination normally required

High
Risk
No
health examination normally  required
Medical
examination required
   Chest
X-ray required (if over 11years old)

Health
Insurance
Adequate health insurance is a mandatory visa condition. DHA
requires evidence of Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) to demonstrate that
the student is adequately insured. There are some exceptions (for example,
students from Norway, Belgium or Sweden who have acceptable health cover from
their home country).Often, the education provider will include the option to pay for health
insurance in the enrolment fees and a CoE will indicate that the student
has OSHC arranged. Students will need to provide details of their OSHC policy
in their visa application. International students have the right to choose
their OSHC provider, although their education provider may make specific
recommendations to applicants because they have negotiated an arrangement with
a particular insurer.If the cost of health insurance is not included in enrolment fees, the
student will need to obtain OSHC insurance and provide OSHC policy details in
the application.A student (and any accompanying family members) must have OSHC for
proposed duration of their student visa. e.g. they must have OSHC taken out for
the entire period from the date they arrive in Australia on their student visa
to the expiry date of their student visa.Student Guardian visa (subclass 590) holders can obtain Overseas
Visitors Health Cover (OVHC) that provides a similar level of cover.   
DHA have further information on their website 
Here
 and the Department
of Health Here

No
debts to the Australian Government
The student must not owe money to Australia, or have agreed repayment
plans in place. A declaration on the application form will normally satisfy
this requirement.