The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection announced the proposed extension of streamlined visa processing to certain low immigration risk non-university higher education providers on 29 October 2013.
Streamlined visa processing arrangements, similar to those currently in place for universities, are proposed to be extended to prospective students of selected low immigration risk education providers who offer bachelor, master’s or doctoral degree level courses. We intend for these proposed arrangements to commence in March 2014.
Eligible providers would receive an invitation to participate from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection in the first week of November 2013.
Streamlined visa processing for certain university applicants has been operating since 24 March 2012. There will be no change to these arrangements or how they operate as a result of this announcement.
See: Streamlined Student Visa Processing