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To get the 5 points the following criteria must be met:
  • must meet the 'Australian study requirement'
  • have been obtained while you lived in, and studied at a campus in, one or more of the areas listed as regional Australia or a low population-growth metropolitan area
  • not include study undertaken by distance education

To meet the ''Australian study requirement' one must have:
  • a single eligible qualification that requires at least 2 academic years study, or
  • more than 1 qualification that results in a total of at least 2 academic years study resulting in an eligible qualification

Here comes my problem. I have 2 degrees. One is a 3-year Bachelor degree from Melbourne. The other is a 1.5 year Master degree from a regional area.

Given that I met the 'Australian study requirement' through 2 degrees one of which met the location requirement and one doesn't, am I still eligible for the 5 points in regional study? Or is it that the 'Australian study requirement' must entirely be met in the regional Australia or a low population-growth metropolitan area?
 

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You need to study two academic years in regional area which is not necessarily 2 calendar year. 2 years means at least 92 cricos weeks. If your 1.5 years degree meet this requirement then you are ok otherwise not.
You can check cricos weeks from cricos website.



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You need to study two academic years in regional area which is not necessarily 2 calendar year. 2 years means at least 92 cricos weeks. If your 1.5 years degree meet this requirement then you are ok otherwise not.
You can check cricos weeks from cricos website.



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Sorry, but how could my 1.5 year degree meet the 2 calendar year requirement?
 

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Hi, I have met Australian study requirement from a regional university and I stayed in the regional area for the duration of my course but I have just rental agreement for 2 year’s, course completion letter from the university stating mode of study as on-campus and I am planning to launch EOI and I want to claim 5 regional points. My doubt is are these two documents good enough to prove to immigration. Your help is much appreciated.
 

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Hi, I have met Australian study requirement from a regional university and I stayed in the regional area for the duration of my course but I have just rental agreement for 2 year’s, course completion letter from the university stating mode of study as on-campus and I am planning to launch EOI and I want to claim 5 regional points. My doubt is are these two documents good enough to prove to immigration. Your help is much appreciated.
It’s good enough

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Sorry, forgot to mention I don’t have any utility bills because everything is included in the rent.No electricity, no water bill or any other bills.
 

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Sorry, forgot to mention I don’t have any utility bills because everything is included in the rent.No electricity, no water bill or any other bills.
That may be acceptable if you have made payment through the bank account and the rental agreement shows that it’s all inclusive

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Sorry, but how could my 1.5 year degree meet the 2 calendar year requirement?
You have to meet the 2 academic calendar years of study (92 CRICOS weeks) - within a minimum of 16 months of study - so technically you could meet the Australian Study Requirement in less than 1.5 years.

Students do this by increasing their course load for example.

See:
https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/vis...ary-graduate-485/australian-study-requirement
Hi, does this also apply to a masters degree by research?

I enrolled for MPhil (Engineering) which is 104 weeks in CRICOS. I have the option to complete my thesis within 1-2 years. I am aiming to finish within 1.5 years to meet the study requirement. I would just like to confirm my understanding is correct

Thanks!
 

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Hi, does this also apply to a masters degree by research?

I enrolled for MPhil (Engineering) which is 104 weeks in CRICOS. I have the option to complete my thesis within 1-2 years. I am aiming to finish within 1.5 years to meet the study requirement. I would just like to confirm my understanding is correct

Thanks!
Just wondering how you went with points, I completed phd from regional. I only lived 2 years physically on campus my degree was 4 yrs. just wondering if I am eligible to claim points for regional.
 

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To get the 5 points the following criteria must be met:
  • must meet the 'Australian study requirement'
  • have been obtained while you lived in, and studied at a campus in, one or more of the areas listed as regional Australia or a low population-growth metropolitan area
  • not include study undertaken by distance education

To meet the ''Australian study requirement' one must have:
  • a single eligible qualification that requires at least 2 academic years study, or
  • more than 1 qualification that results in a total of at least 2 academic years study resulting in an eligible qualification

Here comes my problem. I have 2 degrees. One is a 3-year Bachelor degree from Melbourne. The other is a 1.5 year Master degree from a regional area.

Given that I met the 'Australian study requirement' through 2 degrees one of which met the location requirement and one doesn't, am I still eligible for the 5 points in regional study? Or is it that the 'Australian study requirement' must entirely be met in the regional Australia or a low population-growth metropolitan area?
Hi,

I am on the same boat. Was 1.5 years enough for claiming 5 points for regional study? Thanks.
 
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