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Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) replaced with Genuine Student (GS) for Student visas, and increased English language requirements

In line with the Migration Strategy released on 11 December 2023, the Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirement for Student (Subclass 500) (Student) visas was replaced with a Genuine Student (GS) requirement from 23 March 2024. The new GS requirement The new GS requirement has target questions that provide decision-makers with an overview of the applicant and their reasons for wanting…
Mihan Hannan
25 March, 2024
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What are the English requirements for an ENS (Subclass 186) visa?

The Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) program consists of employer sponsored visas for skilled foreign workers in high demand occupations. The Subclass 186 visa is a permanent resident visa and eligibility depends on a number of factors including the occupation, age, or salary of the candidate. For further information about the ENS program generally, you can refer to our dedicated page…
Mihan Hannan
15 December, 2020

What are the English Language requirements for an Australian visa (in plain English)?

Depending on the visa you apply for in Australia, a visa applicant may need to provide the Department with evidence of your English language ability. Which visa are you applying for and what are the English requirements? The below table sets out the general English requirements for some common visa applications (noting that certain applicants may be exempt from English…
Mihan Hannan
13 January, 2020
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What are the English language requirements for TSS (Subclass 482) visas?

Various Australian visas have English language requirements. Not surprisingly, visa applications under the skilled migration program, including the Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) (Subclass 482) visa are affected by these requirements. What are the English requirements for primary applicants? Unless exempt from English testing requirements, a primary applicant must provide evidence of their English language proficiency at a prescribed level with…
Mihan Hannan
28 February, 2019