The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) authorities has cancelled 10,949 illegal student visas in the year that ends with June, which is an increase compared to 8018 visa from the same duration of last year.
These new figures are released when the government is in the final touch to streamline the visa processing. The government is expecting to reduce the number of subclass visas in student visa category from the present eight subclass visas to two subclass visas by the next year.
Among the visa cancellations, Chinese students figure majorly with 1793 student visas of them were cancelled in the last 12 months. The South Korean students with 1160 are second in the list of the student visas got cancelled, followED by the countries of India, Vietnam, Thailand, etc. However, the total number of student visas issued also grew 2 percent to 299,540 from 292,060.
The modified framework for student visa requirement will comprise the risk attributing to country and will assign the ratings based on the originating country of students. And this will also combine with the risk rating that aligns with the past performance of education provider.
The present system of student visa category has too many glitches, as low-quality education providers are continuously misusing the visa streamline process, said Phil Honeywood, chief executive of international education association of Australia.