9 Sep 2018, Sunday
An Australian student visa allows the holder to live, study, work (could be part time or full time depending on the course) in Australia. Applicants who have already an admission to a course in an Australian university or educational institution or TAFE are required to apply for an Australian student visa. All Australian student visa applicants are assessed by a case officer, who conducts a GTE (Genuine Temporary Entrant) assessment. If the assessment is positive and satisfying, the applicant is issued a visa.
The assessment is sometimes done in the form of an interview. Some sample interview questions and answers are listed here:
The case officer is verifying the your purpose of asking for a Student visa. You should state the purpose of your application and why you want to come to Australia (for example, I plan on studying in Australia).
Case officer wants to know why you chose Australia over other countries. Try to have a clear and ready answer to the question, listing reasons why Australia is better than than other countries to do your studies in.
For this question, the case officer is trying to verify if your main aim in settling in Australia. Make it clear that you will be returning to your home country after your course and support it with different reasons you may have.
Provide an honest answer to this question (for example, if you have not decided yet, just let the case officer know your intentions).
Case officer wants you to confirm the course you have submitted in your student visa application form. Mention the name of the course you plan on studying (such as Masters in Accounting/Bachelor’s in Nursing).
You need to explain to the case officer why this is your preferred course. You have most likely mentioned this in your GTE and application form so your answer should be consistent and to the point.
The case officer wants to know how well and informed your decision is and your motives behind applying for the course. Try to be to the point.
Explain the reasons why you think it is beneficial for you to do the course in Australia compared to your home country andwhy have you chosen a particular university in Australia.
This can be found on your COE (confirmation of Enrollment) or the university website.
You need to show that you have done research and chose a particular course that will benefit you and you future career.
Go as according to your COE.
Go as according to your COE.
State the sources you mentioned for funds in your application form (savings, family, spouse, income, etc).
You need to give reasons for the change of field/major, in a honest way.
Provide the information of the universities you applied to in Australia.
Provide the information on your acceptance letters.
It could be anything like University ranking, facilities, friends, etc.
The case officer wants to see how much you know the University, your interest and the research you have done.
Explain briefly about your immediate family composition.
Answer as appropriate
Provide a brief description of your siblings’ current location and occupation.
Answer as appropriate and brief (occupations, living arrangements, etc).
This will be whatever you have already provided in your application forms.
Case officer wants to make sure you demonstrate your sponsor’s ability to meet all financial needs relating to your studies and stay in Australia.
This is a very important question and as in your GTE you should provide a response that indicates your desire to return to your home country on completion of your degree/course of study.
You need to show that upon completion of your course in Australia there are desirable outcomes in your home country when you return.
Same as the previous question you need to show that you have researched your job prospects upon completing and returning home