(1) A person satisfies the Australian study requirement if the person satisfies the Minister that the person has completed 1 or more degrees, diplomas or trade qualifications for award by an Australian educational institution as a result of a course or courses:
(a) that are registered courses; and
(b) that were completed in a total of at least 16 calendar months; and
(c) that were completed as a result of a total of at least 2 academic years study; and
(d) for which all instruction was conducted in English; and
(e) that the applicant undertook while in Australia as the holder of a visa authorising the applicant to study.
Note: Academic year is defined in regulation 1.03.
(2) In this regulation:
"completed " , in relation to a degree, diploma or trade qualification, means having met the academic requirements for its award.
Note: The academic requirements for the award of a degree, diploma or trade qualification do not include the formal conferral of the degree, diploma or trade qualification. Therefore, a person can complete a degree, diploma or trade qualification, for subregulation (2), before the award is formally conferred.
"degree " has the meaning given in subregulation 2.26AC(6).
"diploma " has the meaning given in subregulation 2.26AC(6).
"trade qualification " has the meaning given in subregulation 2.26AC(6).