Previous study –
academic transcripts which show qualification/s obtained, name of the education provider/s and duration of study, certificates of attainment.
Current employment –
current employer, company address, period of employment and details about the position held. Applicants should include the name and contact details of a person who can verify the terms of employment.
Ties to home country or country of residence –
this may include evidence of finances and family or social ties. The applicant needs to show they have significant incentives to return home (or to a third country) once study is complete.
Economic circumstances in home country or country of residence –
this can include documents showing employment or business activities for 12 months prior to application lodgement, an employment
offer after course completion, income tax return reports or bank statements.
Likely remuneration –
remuneration the applicant could expect to receive in their home or a third country, using the qualifications from the proposed course. Statements concerning expectations of significantly improved circumstances and remuneration should demonstrate how this will be achieved against the background of prevailing economic circumstances in the applicant’s home country. Evidence from reputable publications / organisations (including web links) concerning labour market prospects (and remuneration) helps the decision maker establish the veracity of those statements – it adds weight to the applicant’s reasons for studying in Australia and helps to demonstrate study is their primary purpose.
Course options –
alternative course options in home country and region (including course content, associated education providers; course duration, costs and evidence that links successful completion to relevant employment outcomes). Alternative course options in Australia (including course content, associated education providers; course duration, costs and how the chosen course of studies/education provider will add value to the applicant’s future compared to other education providers/ courses).
Demonstrating a realistic knowledge of the students’ intended course of study and associated education provider (by comparison to others) feeds into the assessment of the applicant’s circumstances and whether the student visa is being used to maintain ongoing residence in Australia.