Genuine temporary entrant requirement

Written By Dr. Reza Shariflou on April 21, 2021

All non-Australian citizens intending to study in Australia, are required to show that they are coming to Australia on a temporarily basis with the genuine intention to gain quality education. This is called Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) and is part of student visa requirements. This means that applicants must demonstrate, by providing evidence, that they meet this requirement. If you are accompanied by your partner or children, their circumstances will also be part of the assessment. Make sure to provide all the necessary documents as the GTE assessment considers all your circumstances together.

The GTE does not apply to post-study periods. This means that students after successfully meeting GTE requirements and completing their studies in Australia may further seek to develop skills that are in demand in Australia and undertake work experience with post study temporary graduate work visa, which may further lead to permanent residency. So, satisfying and complying with the GTE conditions may open up the opportunities for overseas students for post study work and to gain permanent residency.

Writing a statement (proposal) to address the GTE requirement

As an applicant, you will need to prepare a well written personal statement in English and describe how you can meet the GTE requirements. If you are not confident with your writing in English, you can prepare the GTE statement in your own language and then provide a professionally translated statement. You will need to submit this along with supporting documents when applying for a course or for a student visa.

Some institutes may require that you submit your GTE in a dedicated form provided by the institute. Please check with the institute or Educonnect' course advisors for advice. It is important to provide supporting documents along with your statement to prove your claims. GTE statement without supporting documents can lead to delays in processing or failure of your applications. The GTE is assessed on a case-by-case and depends on your individual circumstances and hence you will need to present your case precisely.

The GTE is assessed by the regulations developed by the Department of Home Affairs, and as a generic guide, the assessing authorities take the following criteria into account when considering your application.

Previous studies

Your background education is considered to assess your previous studies. In this section you will need to provide the following information/documents to support your claim.

  • Academic certificate and transcripts showing qualifications achieved
  • Qualification levels
  • Name of the education provider(s)
  • Duration of study
Gap in previous studies

You need to provide reasoning if there is a gap between your studies, including the interruptions that you may have faced during a particular course. The interruptions might be due to illness, family circumstances, military service, or various other reasons that need to be stated and supported by documents.

Family and cultural ties in the home country

This is where you can show your ties with your home country and that you have significant incentives to return home after finishing your studies. You will need to provide the following items.

  • Relatives in your home country
  • Cultural connections to your home country
  • Social connections to your home country
Employment opportunities in your home country

Your employment status shows that you are an active individual and can make contributions to the economy of your home country. If there is any link between your education and employment, you can demonstrate it here. You will need to provide the following information/documents to support your employment status.

  • Name of your current employer
  • Contact details of the employing company (address, telephone, email)
  • Duration of employment
  • Details of your position (Title and the roles of your position)
  • Contact details of someone who can confirm your employment (name, telephone, email and position in the company)
  • Employment or business activities for 12 months prior to lodging your application
  • Employment offers, including salary and other benefits, for after completion of your intending course
Potential employment in other country

Explain if there are any employment opportunities in a third country after finishing your studies. You can address this by referring to industries and relevant skills shortages in other countries and demonstrating that how you can contribute to their requirements after finishing your intending studies.

Financial status

You are required to demonstrate that you can financially support your costs, including the living costs and the tuition fees during you stay in Australia. You will need to provide evidence that you have access to immediate cash for covering the costs of the first year and enough equity to cover the rest of your studies. This may vary depending on the assessment levels that Australian Department of Home Affairs has set up for your home country. The higher the assessment level, the more stringent assessment will apply to your application. To find out the assessment level for your country please contact Educonnect' course advisers or visit the Department of Home Affair website. To support this section, you may include the following items.

  • Personal and or family assets including the following documents:
  • Bank saving accounts.
  • Properties
  • Investments
  • Shares
  • Any other assets

Other circumstances

Conditions of your home country

Depending on your home country, the following factors can be considered for assessing your application.

  • Reasons for not studying in your home country or region if a similar course is available there
  • Economic situations
  • Your military service commitments
  • Political and civil unrest in your home country
  • Your criminal history
Value of the course to your future

You need to elaborate on the value of your course from various aspects as follows.

  • Relevance of the course to your current level of education
  • Relevance of the course to your past or proposed future employment in your home country or in a third country
  • Potential salary and other benefits that you may gain after finishing your intending course
Your immigration history

Your immigration history will be taken into account when applying for a student visa. You will need to provide the following information/documents.

  • Valid passport
  • Previous visa applications to Australia or any other countries
  • Any visa that you have held in the past
  • Visa refusals or cancellations

Preparing GTE is a key to your success in your applications and should be addressed properly. Please contact Educonnect Course Advisors for guidance.

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