Australia’s DIBP (Department for immigration and border protection) has issued norms named SSVF (Simplified Student Visa Framework) to make the easier application process for students wanting to study there starting July 2017.
Until now, there were seven student subclass visa types for Australia, which are 570, 571, 572, 573, 574, 575 and 576. The subclass was based on the course type a student was opting for. Hereafter, these seven visa subclasses have been now closed and been replaced with the new single subclass 500 visa. It is said that applicants can understand the criteria much easier than before and in most instances, one can file for visas online.
Gagan, an education counsellor in Edwise, was quoted by The Times of India as saying that these modifications have been made to make simpler and easier the student visa framework for the students. Because of the eight visa classes, the current student visa framework is difficult to understand, he adds. Gagan said currently, students intending to apply for student visas are evaluated under the assessment level framework or streamlines visa processing arrangements.
According to him, the reason behind using these frameworks was to ascertain the financial capacity levels, proficiency in English language and educational background. Irrespective of the country they belong to, students need to show their financial ability, proficiency in English language and educational background, said Gagan.
Manpreet Kaur, an education consultant in IDP, said the intention of introducing SSVF is to replace the current arrangements of SVF.
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