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.
Write a personal statement addressing the GTE requirement
As an applicant 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.
We consider your personal circumstances when we make a decision. When we assess whether you are a genuine temporary entrant, we consider your situation as a whole.
Ministerial Direction 69 (52KB PDF)
sets out a number of factors we take into account when determining if you meet the GTE requirement. It is not a checklist. We encourage you to read Ministerial Direction 69 before drafting your GTE statement. Examples of factors we might take into account include:
What evidence and information to include in your GTE statement
We encourage you to provide evidence or information about:
academic transcripts showing qualifications achieved
name of the education provider(s)
length of study
certificates of attainment
Gap in previous study
Ties to home country or country of residence
Economic situation in 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
Employment in a third country
Potential employment offers, including salary and other benefits, after course completion
Include as much information and evidence as possible in your GTE statement to help give us a full view of your situation. This will help us make a decision on your student visa application. Otherwise, we might need to ask you for more information, delaying our decision on your visa application.
How we assess your GTE statement
The GTE requirement is used to make sure the student visa program is accessed as intended. The student visa program is not a way for international students to maintain ongoing residency in Australia.
The GTE requirement helps identify applicants who are using the student visa program for motives other than gaining a quality education.
Situations in your home country (or country of residence)
We consider your:
reason for not studying in your home country or region if a similar course is available there
ties to your home country that support an intention to return after study is finished
military service commitments
political and civil unrest in your home country
Potential situation in Australia
We consider your:
ties to Australia that present a strong incentive to stay in Australia
level of knowledge of the proposed course and education provider
previous study and qualifications
planned living arrangements
Value of the course to your future
if the course is consistent with your current level of education
if the course is relevant to past or proposed future employment in your home country or a third country
expected salary and other benefits in your home country or a third country obtained with your qualifications from the proposed course of study
Your immigration history
If you are a minor, we consider the intentions of your parent, legal guardian or spouse.