Before you Arrive

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Once your Confirmation of Enrolment comes through and you have secured your student visa, it’s time to start thinking of some of the practicalities of traveling to Australia. ATMC is committed to providing detailed information and arrangements for the following services before the student leaves his/her country :

  • General information regarding Melbourne and Sydney.
  • Airport Pick-Up services.
  • Visa Guidance.
  • Health Insurance Advice.
  • Banking Facilities.
  • Support in finding a school for school-aged dependents accompanying their parents/guardians. Parents with school-aged dependants are obliged to enroll their children in schooling and may be liable to pay full fees.

The study in Australia Guide

Overseas Student Health Cover

Australia has a special system of health cover for international students called the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). You will need to buy OSHC before you come to Australia to cover you from when you arrive. The Department of Immigration and Citizenship requires you to maintain OSHC for the duration of your time on a student visa in Australia.

ATMC has an agreement with a preferred OSHC supplier BUPA (for Federation University and USC Students). You can choose to take out OSHC with these providers, or with the Australian OSHC provider of your choice. For detailed information, please visit you are feeling sick, it is important to know what to do.  Click here for more advice.

BUPA offers a 24-hour helpline - myBUPA - to ATMC students.  

Airport Pickup

Airport picks up service is available to international students, upon request (charges apply, see fees and charges). Students will be met at the Arrivals hall and taken to their accommodation.

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Study Melbourne help and support

Visit the Help and support page on the Study Melbourne website to find out how to find extra help and support during your study journey. The Study of Melbourne Student Centre has events, workshops, and information for international students. It’s also a great place to connect with new friends

Short-term Accommodation

It’s a good idea to try to organize a permanent place to live before you arrive in Australia. However, you may decide to wait until you arrive to get an idea of distances between your campus and surrounding suburbs, or to inspect private rental accommodation.

Study Sydney help and support

If you choose to study in Sydney you will find numerous events, and information for international students also, there’s great networks to make in Sydney.  As an example, every year the Sydney Lord Mayor officially welcomes more than 1000 international students at a function you can attend for free and marks the start of a student’s journey and the beginning of life-long connections with Sydney.  Sydney is a thriving business hub, alive with opportunities and possibilities to build your professional experiences