Student guide episode 4 What is GTE?
What is GTE? Genuine temporary entrant requirement.
All applicants for a Student visa must show they are coming to Australia temporarily to gain a quality education. The Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirement is not intended to exclude students who, after studying in Australia, develop skills Australia needs, and who then go on to apply for permanent residence.

As an applicant you need to provide a personal statement in English addressing the GTE requirement. If you are not comfortable writing it in English, you can write your statement in your own language, and submit a translated copy with your application.

You can provide further details of the written statement in the application form. Or attach a separate document with supporting documents.

We recommend you provide evidence for the information you provide in your written statement. Generic statements unsupported by evidence will not be weighed heavily in the GTE assessment.

The visa officers will consider your personal circumstances when they make a decision. Ministerial Direction 69 sets out a number of factors the officers take into account. When determining if you meet the GTE requirement. We encourage you to read Ministerial Direction 69 before drafting your GTE statement. Examples of factors visa officers might take into account include:

Previous study
academic transcripts. Showing qualifications achieved
and name of the education provider.
Length of study
and certificates of attainment.
Gap in previous study.
Reasons why there is a gap in your studies. Your current employment and your current employer company address. Period of employment
and details of your position.
The name and contact details of someone who can confirm, the circumstances of your employment.
Your ties to home country or country of residence
with evidence of financial, family or social ties. You need to show you have significant incentives to return home.
Your economic situation in your home country or country of residence. Documents showing employment or business activities for 12 months before lodging an application. Potential employment offers including salary and other benefits, after course completion.
Income tax return or bank statements
or employment in a third country.
Include as much information and evidence as possible in your GTE statement, to help give the officers a full view of your situation. This will may help the officer make a positive decision on your student visa application. The GTE requirement is used, to make sure the student visa program is accessed as intended.
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