The genuine temporary entrant requirement (GTE) is an integrity measure to ensure that the Student visa Programme is used as intended and not used by international students as a way of maintaining de facto permanent residency in Australia.
The GTE requirement has improved integrity in the student visa program and ensures that only genuine applicants are granted a student visa. To be granted any student visa, applicants must satisfy Department of Immigration and Border Protection that they have a genuine intention to stay in Australia temporarily.
The applicant's circumstances
The applicant's immigration history
If the applicant is a minor – the intention of a parent, legal guardian or spouse of the applicant
Any other relevant matter
You must meet all of the following requirements to be eligible for streamlined student visa processing:
At the time of handing in your student visa application, you must have a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) with a university or non-university higher education provider participating in the streamlined visa processing arrangements for a:
Non-award university student exchange program
Non-award study abroad program
If you enrol in a package of courses, all your preliminary courses must be at an education provider participating in the streamlined visa processing arrangements or a nominated educational business partner of that provider.