In December 2010, the Australian Government appointed the Hon Michael Knight AO to conduct the first strategic review of the student visa program to help enhance the quality, integrity and competitiveness of the student visa program and stage one implementation of the Knight Review changes commenced on 5 November 2011.
The majority of the stage two Knight Review changes commenced on 24 and 26 March 2012. This included streamlined visa processing for certain university applicants from 24 March 2012. Other stage two Knight Review changes are proposed to commence later in 2012 and in early 2013.
Please refer to the Student Visas page for more information about these new arrangements.
Please note that new detailed information about the new Post Study Work visa which is proposed to commence in early 2013 is now available. See:
Page Last Updated: 16 January 2013