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 travelling to Australia. ATMC is committed to provide detailed information and arrangements for the following services before the student leaves his/her country :
Study in Australia Guide
Australia has a special system of health cover for international students called 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 specific OSHC provider Allianz Global Assistance. You can choose to take out OSHC with this provider, or with the Australian OSHC provider of your choice. For detailed information, please visit; https://www.oshcallianzassistance.com.au
With effect from 1st July 2017, BUPA will be the new OSHC provider.
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BUPA offers a 24 hour helpline - myBUPA - to ATMC students.
Useful Links for OSHC:
Airport pick 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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The Welcome Desk at Melbourne Airport provides information regarding support services for students arriving in Melbourne. Please visit the following link for information about pre-departure, accommodation, mobile phones and internet service providers, student centres and groups, safety, travel and tourism, visas and immigration, working in Australia, your rights and translation services. The Student Welcome Desk;
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.