‘The GTE requirement provides a useful way to help identify those applicants who are using the student visa programme for motives other than gaining a quality education.’

A genuine student wants to learn. We should all want to learn and we should all be genuine students of life. For the purpose of immigration and student visa applications, the status of being a genuine student is a vital means for ensuring the ongoing integrity of the Student Visa process. This is an important initiative by the Australian Government as it is vital that we are able to populate colleges with people who are motivated to learn.

Imagine a college where everyone is excited to learn with activities happening and going on that inspires students. Imagine what positive impact this can have on your academic and professional life!

Vocational education is integral and important to our economy and to international students who have a genuinely desire to develop themselves to prepare for long-term careers. A high quality vocational institution provides services that practically help their students to succeed. For real genuine students, this integrity is important.

The Australian Government is implementing processes to help ensure that the students that do come over actually come over for the sake of learning and development and not just to work and earn Australian currency.

At AVLC, we are congratulating the Government in its changes to due process as we understand the importance of preparing our students for their future careers. We want our students to be as equipped as possible for everything they are to face but to do this we require students that are committed to do whatever it takes to better themselves.

Individuals with student visa’s purely to work here in Australia are making things more difficult for themselves and for our immigrant population that we so very much cherish.

“The GTE requirement is not designed to exclude those students who, after studying in Australia, go on to develop the skills required by the Australian labour market and apply to obtain permanent residency.”




Australian Vocational Learning Centre (AVLC) was established in 2009. CEO and owner of AVLC, Neil Chapple, identified a niche in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) marketplace for a quality college that teaches recognised and current skills and knowledge while applying ethical business principles.



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