24 October 2011

Response to the Strategic Review of the Student Visa Program 2011 – Regulation Impact Statement – Department of Immigration and Citizenship

On 22 September 2011, the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations and the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship announced the Government’s response to the Strategic Review of the Student Visa Program 2011 conducted by the Hon Michael Knight AO: the “Knight Review”. 

The response includes measures to streamline visa processing arrangements for international students attending a range of Australian university courses, changes to visa assessment levels, and revised work visa arrangements for those students who have completed tertiary degrees. 

A Regulation Impact Statement was prepared by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship and was assessed as adequate by the Office of Best Practice Regulation.


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