Australia has now commenced a new student Visa Assessment system SSVF.

You should go directly to the website–  for detailed information.

Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) Requirements

The GTE requirement applies to all student visa applicants. The Immigration officer assessing the visa application considers whether the individual circumstances of the student indicates that their intention is for a temporary stay in Australia.

When assessing the GTE requirement, the Immigration officer will consider:

  • Why you wish to study the selected course in Australia
  • Your circumstances in your home country (economic situation, family ties, job/house to return to)
  • Value of the course to your future
  • Your immigration history
  • If you are under 18 years of age, the intention of your parent, legal guardian or spouse of the applicant
  • Any other relevant matter

Is a good GTE statement important?

Every VISA applicant is required to present a GTE statement.  This is the most important document you will submit because almost all Student Visa refusals are now as a result of the GTE.

Did you know?

  • The latest Government issued report shows that the off-shore (applicant not in Australia) VISA Refusal rate for ALL VET courses, across Australia (ALL providers) is approximately 25%. ELICOS courses fare better at approximately 13% refusal rate. On shore-rates are better, at 11% (VET) and 9% (ELICOS).
  • The Eagle Academy has an off-shore VET course refusal rate of approximately 10%, much better than the average (25%).
  • Of the off-shore refusals we have had in the past year, 80% of the applicants wrote their own GTE statement, or had someone else assist them.
  • In the past 4 months, no off-shore applicant who used our GTE service has been refused. Of course this does not mean a Visa will be guaranteed, but it does indicate a substantially better chance of providing a GTE that meets the requirements of the Immigration Officer considering the application.

What is our GTE service?

We contract off-shore GTE writing specialists, so we can offer a free* but high-quality GTE Service to any agent or applicant.  

What is the difference

Immigration Officers consider a list of risk factors to determine if the applicant is genuine.  We address ALL of those factors in our draft GTE statements issued to applicants.

What is the aim? 

The aim of our program is to give our applicants the best chance of studying with us.  While using our service is no guarantee of success, our draft GTE statements do cover all the risk factors, and will be very comprehensive, according to the quality and quantity of information provided to us by the applicant.  

 What is the cost

  •  AL1/2/3 Onshore – FREE
  • *AL3 Offshore – $150. If the student is successful this fee will be credited towards the course fees.

How does it work? 

We supply our GTE questionnaire for the applicant to complete and return to us. We will enhance it, give suggestions, or ask for more information, as required.  We will then supply a draft which the applicant can use, edit, or ignore as they wish.  

 Is it compulsory? 

  • AL1 & 2 Off-Shore or Onshore – No, it is your choice whether you take advantage of the service or not. Please note however that the rejection rate of students using our GTE service is about 80% lower than those who choose NOT to use it.
  • AL3 Onshore – No, however, students must provide us with their GTE statement to approve before we will issue a COE, if they choose not to use our GTE service.
  • AL3 Offshore – Yes, also any countries we nominate as having high rejection rates must use our GTE Service.  We will advise you if this applies to you.

What next?

Please request a copy of our GTE questionnaire and we will be happy to provide it to you promptly.


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