The Department of Home Affairs (Home Affairs) applies Simplified Student Visa Framework (SSVF)  to all students and all programs. Under SSVF, evidentiary requirements will be based on the combined immigration risk of the applicant’s country of citizenship and their chosen education provider.

To identify the documents the applicant will be required to submit with their visa application, use Home Affairs document checklist tool. All applicants will need to meet Home Affairs Genuine Student Requirement (GSR).

Student visa applications must be lodged online through ImmiAccount and must be be complete at the time of lodgement.  This includes a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) and all supporting documentation. Please ensure that the student answers all questions carefully and avoids generic statements. More information is available on Home Affairs’ website.

Our approach to SSVF

The University will continue to apply the Guidelines on genuine student requirement and Guidelines on living costs and evidence of funds through screening some applicants to ensure we maintain a low Evidence Level with Home Affairs, which benefits our applicants through streamlined evidentiary requirements when applying for a student visa.

Your obligations

It is your responsibility to ensure that the applicants you refer to the University are:

  • genuine students, whose primary purpose is to study at the University of South Australia; and
  • able to financially support themselves and any dependants for the duration of their stay in Australia.

It is your responsibility to assist the student in lodging a complete student visa application including responding to all questions appropriately (avoid generic statements) and submitting all required supporting documentation.  

In the event of a student visa refusal, you are required to email us a copy of the refusal letter from Home Affairs together with a pdf of the student visa application responses submitted to Home Affairs showing all answers and the list of documents submitted.