Under the simplified student visa framework (SSVF), a student’s financial and English evidentiary requirements are guided by a combination of the immigration risk outcomes of their education provider and country of citizenship. This in turn affects how ‘easy’ it is to have a student visa approved. While the SSVF is designed to provide an incentive for education providers to recruit genuine students who are less likely to have negative immigration outcomes, some providers have fallen afoul of the immigration risk methodology, with ongoing consequences for their ability to attract and support students through the student visa application process. This session aims to explore recommended practices and measures that can help to minimise risks for education providers.
Participants will become more familiar with the impact and consequences of non-compliance and gain insights into recommended approaches to ensure that the institution they represent is not adversely affected by immigration risk ratings.