If you haven't been in the Visa loop for the last 2. Protected content things have changed a bit. I was there today and saw some improvements in the process, which will make it easier when I go back to get mine.
The website is not complete for my particular situation. I was told that by a blogger. Repeated external contact attempts were not successful so today I paid the "study" fee and got all of the information need.
If you want to apply for a Resident (RE) Visa and have any questions, feel free to message me and I will help if I can.