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Australia’s Student Visa English Pathway Program

The Migration English Language Tests and Evidence Exemptions for Subclass 500 Student Visa Amendment (Pathway Programs) 2024 revises the rules for student visas. It is an authoritative instrument issued under the Migration Regulations 1994. Officially known as LIN 24/043, this instrument amends the existing LIN 24/022 to specify more clearly the English language proficiency requirements necessary for applicants of Subclass 500 (Student) Visa. It defines what qualifies as an eligible pathway program and lists the approved courses.

 

A pathway program is designed for students who haven't met the academic entry criteria for their desired Australian undergraduate degree. It leads to a qualification acknowledged within the Australian Qualifications Framework and grants academic credit.


What is the Amendment About and Why it is Important?

 

The amendment focuses on English language requirements for student visas (Subclass 500). It specifically deals with pathway programs, which are courses that help students meet the language test scores needed for their visa application. Only students enrolled in approved programs can benefit from a lower English language test score requirement.

 

Specified Eligible Pathway Programs


Registered courses specified for paragraph 5(3)(d) as eligible pathway programs

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CRICOS Course Code

Course Name

Institution Name

University Name

0100739

Diploma of Business Studies

Charles Darwin University

Charles Darwin University

0100740

Diploma of Information Technology

Charles Darwin University

Charles Darwin University

087938G

Diploma of Arts & Creative Industries

Colleges of Business and Technology (WA) Pty Ltd

Curtin University

087939G

Diploma of Built Environment

Colleges of Business and Technology (WA) Pty Ltd

Curtin University

087940C

Diploma of Commerce

Colleges of Business and Technology (WA) Pty Ltd

Curtin University

087941B

Diploma of Engineering

Colleges of Business and Technology (WA) Pty Ltd

Curtin University

087943M

Diploma of Information Technology

Colleges of Business and Technology (WA) Pty Ltd

Curtin University

063386M

Diploma of Business

Melbourne Institute of Business & Technology Pty Ltd

Deakin University

022637C

Diploma of Commerce

Melbourne Institute of Business & Technology Pty Ltd

Deakin University

097893M

Diploma of Communication

Melbourne Institute of Business & Technology Pty Ltd

Deakin University

097892A

Diploma of Construction Management

Melbourne Institute of Business & Technology Pty Ltd

Deakin University

097895J

Diploma of Design

Melbourne Institute of Business & Technology Pty Ltd

Deakin University

063385A

Diploma of Engineering

Melbourne Institute of Business & Technology Pty Ltd

Deakin University

097894K

Diploma of Film, Television and Animation

Melbourne Institute of Business & Technology Pty Ltd

Deakin University

059996G

Diploma of Health Sciences

Melbourne Institute of Business & Technology Pty Ltd

Deakin University

097891B

Diploma of Information Technology

Melbourne Institute of Business & Technology Pty Ltd

Deakin University

063387K

Diploma of Science

Melbourne Institute of Business & Technology Pty Ltd

Deakin University

092032G

Diploma of Commerce

Edith Cowan College Pty Ltd

Edith Cowan University

092033G

Diploma of Communications and Creative Industries

Edith Cowan College Pty Ltd

Edith Cowan University

103337G

Diploma of Health Science

Edith Cowan College Pty Ltd

Edith Cowan University

092034F

Diploma of Hotel Management

Edith Cowan College Pty Ltd

Edith Cowan University

0100511

Diploma of Performing Arts (Music)

Edith Cowan College Pty Ltd

Edith Cowan University

092035E

Diploma of Science (Computing/IT)

Edith Cowan College Pty Ltd

Edith Cowan University

092036D

Diploma of Science (Engineering Studies)

Edith Cowan College Pty Ltd

Edith Cowan University

092037C

Diploma of Science (Health Studies)

Edith Cowan College Pty Ltd

Edith Cowan University

109402K

GC1 - Diploma of Information Technology (Higher Education)

Federation University Australia

Federation University Australia

109280D

Diploma in Creative Industries

Flinders University Academy

Flinders University

109281C

Diploma in Engineering

Flinders University Academy

Flinders University

109282B

Diploma in Health

Flinders University Academy

Flinders University

088633F

Diploma of Business Studies

Educational Enterprises Australia Pty Ltd

Flinders University

088634E

Diploma of Computing and Information Technology Studies

Educational Enterprises Australia Pty Ltd

Flinders University

076172G

Diploma of Engineering

Educational Enterprises Australia Pty Ltd

Flinders University

109014M

Diploma of Business

Queensland Institute of Business and Technology Pty Ltd

Griffith University

082070G

Diploma of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Queensland Institute of Business and Technology Pty Ltd

Griffith University

111385K

Diploma of Design

Queensland Institute of Business and Technology Pty Ltd

Griffith University

070423G

Diploma of Engineering

Queensland Institute of Business and Technology Pty Ltd

Griffith University

075188G

Diploma of Health Sciences

Queensland Institute of Business and Technology Pty Ltd

Griffith University

026675J

Diploma of Information Technology

Queensland Institute of Business and Technology Pty Ltd

Griffith University

109015K

Diploma of International Tourism and Hotel Management

Queensland Institute of Business and Technology Pty Ltd

Griffith University

092487K

Diploma of Science

Queensland Institute of Business and Technology Pty Ltd

Griffith University

092486M

Diploma of Social & Psychological Science

Queensland Institute of Business and Technology Pty Ltd

Griffith University

076108D

Diploma of Business

Navitas Bundoora Pty Ltd

La Trobe University

113881M

Diploma of Business Analytics

Navitas Bundoora Pty Ltd

La Trobe University

114033K

Diploma of Cybersecurity

Navitas Bundoora Pty Ltd

La Trobe University

076109C

Diploma of Information Technology

Navitas Bundoora Pty Ltd

La Trobe University

113489H

Diploma of Business

Kaplan Higher Education trading as Murdoch College

Murdoch University

081618F

Diploma in Business

QUT College

Queensland University of Technology

081617G

Diploma in Creative Industries

QUT College

Queensland University of Technology

086329G

Diploma in Engineering

QUT College

Queensland University of Technology

094986G

Diploma in Health Science

QUT College

Queensland University of Technology

081616G

Diploma in Information Technology

QUT College

Queensland University of Technology

107881F

Diploma of Business

RMIT University

RMIT University

105817H

Diploma of Graphic Design

RMIT University

RMIT University

110709C

Diploma of Nursing

RMIT University

RMIT University

110709C

Diploma of Nursing

RMIT University

RMIT University

107883D

Diploma of Screen and Media (Content Creation)

RMIT University

RMIT University

0100351

Diploma of Hotel Management

Southern Cross University

Southern Cross University

0101136

Diploma of Health

Southern Cross University

Southern Cross University

079231K

Diploma of Business

Southern Cross University

Southern Cross University

086408J

Diploma of Science

Southern Cross University

Southern Cross University

111198B

Diploma of Information Technology

Southern Cross University

Southern Cross University

111853J

Diploma of Engineering

Southern Cross University

Southern Cross University

112794G

Diploma of Education

Southern Cross University

Southern Cross University

102590B

Diploma of Arts and Social Sciences

Southern Cross University

Southern Cross University

086030E

Diploma of Business

Southern Cross University

Southern Cross University

114987D

Diploma of Conveyancing (Law and Practice)

Southern Cross University

Southern Cross University

111197C

Diploma of Regenerative Agriculture

Southern Cross University

Southern Cross University

089744B

Diploma of Arts and Communication (UniLink)

Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne University of Technology

085473G

Diploma of Business (UniLink)

Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne University of Technology

085471K

Diploma of Design (UniLink)

Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne University of Technology

112999E

UniLink Bridging Program

Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne University of Technology

088633F

Diploma of Business Studies (2yr program)

Educational Enterprises Australia Pty Ltd (Eynesbury College)

University of Adelaide

088634E

Diploma of Computing and Information Technology Studies

Educational Enterprises Australia Pty Ltd (Eynesbury College)

University of Adelaide

076172G

Diploma of Engineering

Educational Enterprises Australia Pty Ltd (Eynesbury College)

University of Adelaide

086314D

Degree Transfer Program Accelerated - Business

University of Adelaide College

University of Adelaide

087624D

Degree Transfer Program Extended - Business

University of Adelaide College

University of Adelaide

087625C

Degree Transfer Program Extended - Computer Science

University of Adelaide College

University of Adelaide

087626B

Degree Transfer Program Extended - Engineering

University of Adelaide College

University of Adelaide

0101444

Degree Transfer Program Extended - Information Technology

University of Adelaide College

University of Adelaide

087627A

Degree Transfer Program Extended - Science

University of Adelaide College

University of Adelaide

086313E

Degree Transfer Program Standard - Business

University of Adelaide College

University of Adelaide

086315C

Degree Transfer Program Standard - Computer Science

University of Adelaide College

University of Adelaide

086316B

Degree Transfer Program Standard - Engineering

University of Adelaide College

University of Adelaide

0101441

Degree Transfer Program Standard - Information Technology

University of Adelaide College

University of Adelaide

086317A

Degree Transfer Program Standard - Science

University of Adelaide College

University of Adelaide

070210K

Diploma of Business

University of Canberra College

University of Canberra

062888G

Diploma of Communication

University of Canberra College

University of Canberra

076136M

Diploma of Design

University of Canberra College

University of Canberra

090071F

Diploma of Health

University of Canberra College

University of Canberra

070213G

Diploma of Information Technology

University of Canberra College

University of Canberra

074935G

Diploma of Science

University of Canberra College

University of Canberra

113050F

Degree Transfer Architecture

University of Newcastle College of International Education

University of Newcastle

104604G

Degree Transfer Business

University of Newcastle College of International Education

University of Newcastle

104606E

Degree transfer Commerce

University of Newcastle College of International Education

University of Newcastle

113058J

Degree Transfer Construction Management

University of Newcastle College of International Education

University of Newcastle

104608C

Degree Transfer Engineering

University of Newcastle College of International Education

University of Newcastle

113051E

Degree Transfer Extended Architecture

University of Newcastle College of International Education

University of Newcastle

104605F

Degree Transfer Extended Business

University of Newcastle College of International Education

University of Newcastle

104607D

Degree transfer Extended Commerce

University of Newcastle College of International Education

University of Newcastle

113052D

Degree Transfer Extended Construction Management

University of Newcastle College of International Education

University of Newcastle

104609B

Degree Transfer Extended Engineering

University of Newcastle College of International Education

University of Newcastle

104611H

Degree Transfer Extended IT

University of Newcastle College of International Education

University of Newcastle

114397D

Degree Transfer Extended Media and Communication

University of Newcastle College of International Education

University of Newcastle

104610J

Degree Transfer IT

University of Newcastle College of International Education

University of Newcastle

114391K

Degree Transfer Media and Communication

University of Newcastle College of International Education

University of Newcastle

081516A

Diploma of Arts

South Australian Institute of Business and Technology Pty Ltd

University of South Australia

081517M

Diploma of Business

South Australian Institute of Business and Technology Pty Ltd

University of South Australia

088633F

Diploma of Business Studies

Educational Enterprises Australia Pty Ltd

University of South Australia

088634E

Diploma of Computing and Information Technology Studies

Educational Enterprises Australia Pty Ltd

University of South Australia

076172G

Diploma of Engineering

Educational Enterprises Australia Pty Ltd

University of South Australia

081519J

Diploma of Engineering

South Australian Institute of Business and Technology Pty Ltd

University of South Australia

081520E

Diploma of Information Technology

South Australian Institute of Business and Technology Pty Ltd

University of South Australia

0100203

International First Year Diploma - Business

UP Education

University of Tasmania

0100205

International First Year Diploma - Science

UP Education

University of Tasmania

112658D

Diploma of Animation Production (Extended)

UTS College Limited

University of Technology Sydney

080142A

Diploma of Business (Extended)

UTS College Limited

University of Technology Sydney

080143M

Diploma of Communication (Extended)

UTS College Limited

University of Technology Sydney

080144K

Diploma of Design and Architecture (Extended)

UTS College Limited

University of Technology Sydney

080145J

Diploma of Engineering (Extended)

UTS College Limited

University of Technology Sydney

080146G

Diploma of Information Technology (Extended)

UTS College Limited

University of Technology Sydney

080147G

Diploma of Science (Extended)

UTS College Limited

University of Technology Sydney

107425H

Diploma in Commerce – 12 Months

UWA College

University of Western Australia

111079J

Diploma in Computer and Data Science – 12 Months

UWA College

University of Western Australia

112405C

Diploma in Engineering – 14 Months

UWA College

University of Western Australia

112406B

Diploma in Engineering – 10 Months

UWA College

University of Western Australia

057234M

Diploma of Information Technology (3 Session)

UOW College Australia

University of Wollongong

0101925

Diploma of Engineering (3 Session)

UOW College Australia

University of Wollongong

057232B

Diploma of Business (3 Session)

UOW College Australia

University of Wollongong

108966D

Diploma in Arts

Western Sydney University International College

Western Sydney University

096800G

Diploma in Business

Western Sydney University International College

Western Sydney University

097252M

Diploma in Business - 2 Term Accelerated

Western Sydney University International College

Western Sydney University

096999J

Diploma in Design Extended Graphic Design(Pathway to Teaching Secondary)

Western Sydney University

Western Sydney University

096975F

Diploma in Arts

Western Sydney University

Western Sydney University

096993D

Diploma in Arts Extended Pathway to Teaching Secondary

Western Sydney University

Western Sydney University


If you're in one of these programs, you might need a lower English language test score. The changes started on April 20, 2024. This instrument is no longer in force as it is an amendment instrument that has served its purpose by making changes to LIN 24/022. The changes made by this instrument will be compiled into LIN 24/022 and be available on the Federal Register of Legislation in due course.

 

By knowing which pathway programs are acceptable and how they impact English language test requirements, students can navigate the visa application process more confidently. Stay updated on any changes to ensure a smooth visa application experience.

 

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