This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on 27 July 2009, amend the Immigration Regulations 1999 (the principal regulations).
The amendments will allow the holder of a work permit granted under a working holiday scheme to undertake 1 or more courses of study or training of not more than a total of 3 calendar months' duration without having to comply with the requirement to be a holder of a student permit or a residence permit, or to obtain any variation of the conditions of the person's work permit that would authorise the person to undertake the course of study or training. Currently, the holder of any temporary permit (which includes a work permit granted under the working holiday scheme) is restricted to 1 course of study or training of not more than 3 calendar months' duration.
The amendments will also allow the holder of a work permit granted under a working holiday scheme who is a participant in certain specified working holiday schemes to undertake 1 or more courses of study or training of not more than a total of 6 calendar months' duration without having to comply with that requirement.
The amendments also make various changes to Schedule 3 of the principal regulations, which sets out the fees and levies payable for applications and other matters under those regulations. The changes give effect to the introduction of the Government's new Business Migration Package for investors and entrepreneurs.