System exposes visa rorts as students ‘jump ship’

System exposes visa rorts as students ‘jump ship’ | Bernard Lane | The Australian Higher Education | 08 May, 2013

SOME Indian students are using the university-only streamlined visa system to get to Australia, and are then jumping ship to cheaper private providers, education agents have said.

Two well-regarded Indian agents, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the abuse appeared to be on a small scale now but was bound to increase as student arrivals gain momentum under the new system. “I think it is going to escalate in July because the intake will be bigger,” said a Melbourne-based agent.

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