Student and Temporary Graduate Visa Changes 2024

The Australian Government’s Migration Strategy, released on December 11, 2023, aims to improve Australia’s international education programs. It will help keep international students safe and support graduates in reaching their career goals.

Upcoming Changes in Student and Temporary Graduate Visa

Temporary Graduate Visa Shortened

Australia’s Temporary Graduate visa offers valuable work experience and skill showcase despite adjustments to post-study work visa durations.

The new 4-year Skills in Demand visa, which allows for a more straightforward path to permanent residency, can be obtained by securing a skilled job during post-study work.

The Australia-India Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement mandates the same initial stay periods for Indian nationals, as detailed in the Migration Strategy.

The change is set to take effect on 1 July 2024.

Updated Age Limit for Temporary Graduate Visa

The age limit for Temporary Graduate visa applicants will now be capped at 35 years or younger.

The change is set to take effect on 1 July 2024.

Summary of Changes in Student and Temporary Graduate Visa

Updated Financial Capacity Criteria

Starting May 10, 2024, Student and Student Guardian visa applicants must meet a financial requirement of $29,710 per individual student, applicable to visa applications submitted on or after May 10, 2024, for more information.

TOEFL iBT Reinstated for Visa Use

Australian universities have reinstated TOEFL iBT as an accepted student visa test, but tests taken from July 26, 2023, to May 4, 2024 are invalid, while validity for tests before July 26, 2023, remains two years.

Fresh Authenticity Standard for Students

Starting March 23, 2024, the Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirement will be replaced by the Genuine Student (GS) requirement, which includes specific evaluation questions.

English Language New Requirements

Starting March 23, 2024, all Student Visa and Temporary Graduate Visa submissions will be subject to new English language standards.

School Finder Summary For Student and Temporary Graduate Visa Changes 2024

Schoolsfinder.com has announced that starting March 23, 2024, all student and temporary graduate visa applications will be subject to new English language requirements, which may impact the application process and academic journey.

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