LIN 24/043 – English Language Exemptions for Subclass 500 Student Visa

LIN 24/043 modifies the Migration Regulations 1994, particularly focusing on English language requirements for student visas under Clause 500.213.


Schedule 2 to the Migration Regulations – Clause 500.213

Under the existing framework, the Australian Migration Regulations 1994, specifically Schedule 2, Clause 500.213, dictate the criteria for student visa applications in relation to the provision of English language evidence. These regulations are designed to ensure that visas are granted to genuine students who possess a certain level of English proficiency or higher.


LIN 24/043 English Language Tests and Evidence Exemptions for Subclass 500 (Student) Visa

The newly introduced LIN 24/043 specification marks a pivotal update to these regulations. It specifically addresses the eligibility and application process for students enrolled in pathway programs—preparatory courses that students undertake prior to their principal educational courses in Australia.


Utility of LIN 24/043 in Modifying the Current Law

LIN 24/043 simplifies the transition between preparatory courses and principal courses. More specifically, if you are enrolled in one of the specified preparatory courses, you are not required to produce the usual requirements for English language evidence.

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