Commencing this Friday, March 31st the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) will begin updating the immigration risk ratings for countries and education providers. Changes to the risk ratings will reflect the ability to prove the English requirement and the documentation required as evidence of the financial capacity of student visa applications. These changes will occur every 6 months and will not be published on the Department’s website.
The Immigration Risk Rating:
Each country and each Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) registered education provider is allocated an immigration risk rating. The provider and country immigration risk ratings are then combined to guide financial and English evidentiary requirements for student visa applicants. The risk calculation itself is a weighted average based on the total number of international students (applicants and holders of student visas) that have a confirmation of enrolment (CoE) based on their principal course of study from the education provider.