On 13 February 2023, the Government announced that Temporary Protection Visa (TPV) or Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (SHEV) holders will be able to apply for a permanent Resolution of Status (RoS) Visa.

Continuing or prospective students who have previously held temporary TPV or SHEV visas may become eligible for Commonwealth assistance once they are granted an RoS Visa, provided they meet all other eligibility requirements.

Students will need to submit suitable evidence of their attainment of a RoS visa before the relevant census date. Students will not be eligible for Commonwealth assistance whilst their application is being processed or are otherwise on a ‘pathway’ to a permanent visa. 

More information on RoS visas is available on the Department of Home Affairs website: Subclass 851 Resolution of Status (homeaffairs.gov.au)