SVP will benefit eligible students through simpler and faster visa processing.
It will make study in Australia even more attractive to overseas students, while at the same time ensuring that immigration risk is appropriately managed.
These changes will benefit Australia's vocational education and training (VET) and higher education sectors, supporting the sustainable growth of international education in Australia and boosting the economy.
It is expected that the extension of SVP to low immigration risk providers offering advanced diploma courses will commence in early 2015, pending legislative changes.
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