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Student Visa Application

Read the latest update on Migration Planning Level for 2024-25:

Onshore visa hopping will also be severely restricted, and hence after the December 2023 announcement and Migration overhaul plan by the Immigration Minister, schools and Universities also have raised their bars on student visa acceptance. Several schools have dropped down to Level 2 from Level 1 and to Level 3 from Level 2. 
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Student Visa Grants/Refusals

26 October 2023 update

Strong growth has continued in Student visa lodgments as well as an increase in the number of Student visa holders in Australia since the border has opened up post pandemic.

Unfortunately, along with Grants there were also rejection and the volume of non-genuine and fraudulent activity has also increased.  Rejection rate for Student Visa for Higher Studies were less than 2% whereas student visa rejection rate for Vocational Education sector were a staggering 30.91%. The overall rejection rate now reached a new high of 18%; highest in the last decade.


Should you be worried? Not necessarily, if you are a genuine applicant and have necessary documents ready. But, you need to be wary of the changes and recent updates. Also student visa application process is presumably to have a reform. Australia's Department of Home Affairs is making big changes to the student visa system. One of them is planning to replace the Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) with the Genuine Student Test (GST). Even though the details are still being worked out, kids and schools need to get ready for these changes. 

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RACC has over 15 years of experience in the Education sector, and have been assisting student visa applicants both from onshore and overseas. You can book a Free WhatsApp/Phone consultation via this link:

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Student Visa could be rejected for various reasons, including not meeting eligibility criteria, submitting fraudulent documents. Sometimes, also one of the major reason could be downgrading to a study level rom that of the previous level.


From the illustration, you can see that Graduate Diploma is a higher Level course than Bachelor. It is important that you know about the study level before applying for a course. 
Graduate Diploma courses start from approximately $7,500 per year. 
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Level of Courses

Temporary Graduate Visa (TR 485)

Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485) is for Australian graduates (international students) which gives them the right to live and work full-time in Australia.​ Note that, you need to study at least 2 years in an eligible course to be able to apply for Temporary Graduate Visa (TR 485).

  • You can apply for Temporary Graduate Visa (TR 485) only once

  • If you have a partner, they can also work full time while you hold TR 485.

  • While holding TR 485, you can travel outside Australia (multiple entry)

  • You can study and work at the same time while holding TR

  • 2 Years Graduate Visa for eligible Diploma courses

  • 2 Years Graduate Visa for Bachelor courses

  • 18 Months Graduate Visa for eligible Diploma courses

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If you do wish to Migrate to Australia, you need to be aware of Skills Assessment. To apply for Skilled Migration in Australia, you need to have positive Skills Assessment in your nominated occupation. 

It is comparatively more challenging to attain a skills assessment if your nominated occupation is in the Short-Term Occupation list compared to that of Medium to Long Term Occupation List. 

What is a positive Skills Assessment?
Your Skills (sometimes includes Degree + Work experience) must be accredited by an Australian Skills Assessing body and you must have a positive outcome before applying for Skilled Migration in Australia.

Following are example of few of the most popular Skills Assessment bodies in Australia:

  • AACA – Architects Accreditation Council of Australia, Inc

  • AASW – Australian Association of Social Workers

  • CPA - Chartered Public Accountants

  • TRA – Trades Recognition Australia

  • VETASSESS – Vocational Education and Training Assessment Services

Few occupations require Work experience in your post qualification whereas for other occupations, a degree is sufficient enough. For example, IT Graduates need a 1 Year Full time work experience or, a Professional Year Degree along with their Australian Bachelor/Master degree.

There is scope to attain a Migration Skills assessment through an eligible diploma course. However, you need to be wary of the course and school that you choose and Skills assessment criterion may vary depending on what you choose.

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To help you decide and apply for a course, you can book a Free in-person/Phone/WhatsApp consultation with our Education Team via this link:

In-Demand Courses

Below are the few in-demand Diploma courses which upon completion you may get a positive Migration Skills Assessment:

Below are the few in-demand Master courses which upon completion you may get a positive Migration Skills Assessment:


Based on your previous academic merit, background/work experience, you may be eligible to avail up to 30% Scholarship for in-demand courses in the higher Education sector.  At RACC, we do not charge any service fee for Student Visa. We can help you with

  • Visa application

  • Find the most affordable OSHC (Overseas Student Health Cover)

  • Find a school based on your preference

  • Possibly apply for partial Scholarship

  • Extend Visa

In regards to student visa related query, book a FREE WhatsApp/Phone Consultation (onshore/overseas) with us via this link:

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