Latest News Updates
We have positive – and time-critical – news from the Australian Government, making it even easier for you to: accept your offer, apply for your visa, book your flight – and join us on our beautiful, green, and vibrant campus in Adelaide!
Latest News Update, 10 February 2022
International arrivals update
From 1.44pm 9 February 2022, all international arrivals can undertake either a pre-departure PCR or rapid antigen test. This aligns South Australian pre-departure testing requirements with the Department of Home Affairs. Find more details in our FAQs below.
Latest News Update, 21 January 2022
The Australian Government has announced a range of measures to address critical workforce shortages across Australia. These include the extension of Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visas, temporary removal of work restrictions for student visa holders, and the refund of visa application charges to students who arrive in Australia from 19 January 2022 to 19 March 2022.
Visa Fee Rebate
The Australian Government has announced Visa fee will be rebated for international students who arrive anytime in the next eight weeks. Any Student visa holder who is currently offshore and travels to Australia between 19 January and 19 March 2022, will be eligible for a refund of their visa application charge. You will be able to apply for a refund up until 31 December 2022.
Visas will be extended for graduates who were outside of Australia at any time between 1 February 2020 and 14 December 2021, while they held a valid Temporary Graduate visa. The extension will take effect on 18 February 2022 and visa holders will be notified directly by the Department of Home Affairs of the extension of their visa and may arrive after this occurs, from 18 February onwards.
Working Hours Extension
Previously only available for critical sectors, the Australian Government has announced a temporary easing of restrictions on working hours for student visa holders employed in all sectors.
Check out the details in our FAQ section, below, for more information and important Australian Government links.
Last updated 10 February 2022