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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2011
aPPlicaTionS anD viSaS As an international student, you need Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) before you can apply for your visa. The Department of Immigration and Citizenship requires you to have OSHC for the whole time you are in Australia. OSHC helps cover medical and hospital treatment that you may need while studying in Australia, from a minor illness such as a cough to an overnight stay in hospital. Five organisations offer OSHC to students. Some institutions have agreements with a specific organisation. You may use that organisation or make your own choice. Australian Health Management OSHC www.ahm.com.au/7323/OSHC BUPA Australia www.overseasstudenthealth.com Medibank Private www.medibank.com.au/Client/StaticPages/ OSHCHome.aspx OSHC Worldcare www.oshcworldcare.com.au NIB OSHC www.nib.com.au/home/newtonib/overseasstudents On their websites, these organisations explain the medical and hospital services for which they provide full or part payment. The cost of OSHC ranges from around $100 for three months to $400 for a year. The minimum period for OSHC is 12 months or the length of your visa, if this is shorter than a year. OSHC does not cover you for dental, optical or Safeguarding your health all international students must have health insurance as part of their visa requirements. This will help safeguard you in case of an illness or accident. physiotherapy services. If you want to be covered for these treatments, you will need to buy additional private health insurance. friendly, multilingual staff The health insurance organisations have friendly staff to assist you. They often have information on their websites in other languages and staff who speak a number of languages. Most of the organisations have a 24-hour helpline you can contact in case of a medical emergency. excellent health system Australia has an excellent health system of medical surgeries, specialist clinics, ambulance services, local hospitals, and large teaching and specialist hospitals. There are also thousands of dentists, optometrists, physiotherapists and other health- related practitioners. If you need to see a doctor (general practitioner), you will usually make an appointment at your local clinic. Some large universities have medical clinics on their campuses. When you need urgent treatment out of hours, you can go to a 24-hour clinic or an emergency department in a hospital. You normally pay for the medical service and are then reimbursed by your OSHC provider. Alternatively you may be able to give your bill straight to your provider. Some providers have representatives on university campuses. ■ ‘Australia has an excellent health system of medical surgeries, specialist clinics, ambulance services, local hospitals, and large teaching and specialist hospitals.’ Above: Staying healthy in Australia is easy with lots of parks for walking and exercise, and fresh fruit all year round. Image: Canberra Tourism. TiPS foR STaying HealTHy Coming to a different climate and living away from home can make it harder to stay healthy. Keep the following tips in mind. 1. Stay sun-safe – use sunscreen lotion, wear a hat and keep out of the sun in the hottest times of the day. Drink lots of water. 2. Sensible swimming – at the beach, only swim between the flags which is the area patrolled by lifesavers. 3. eat well – make an effort to cook or buy healthy foods and fresh fruit. 4. exercise – join a campus sports club, goforawalk,aswimortothegym. A healthy body helps you concentrate better when studying. ‘The health insurance organisations have friendly multilingual staff and most have a 24-hour helpline.’ 150 Australia – The Education Destination BUSINESS / IT COURSES The Education Group Lloyds International College Location: Sydney City www.lloydscollege.nsw.edu.au CRICOS Provider: 01942A, National Provider No: 7017 Mercury Colleges Location: Bondi Junction www.mercurycolleges.nsw.edu.au CRICOS Provider: 00172B, National Provider No: 0872 Certificate III in Business Certificate IV in Business Diploma of Management Advanced Diploma of Management Certificate II in IT Diploma in IT (Multimedia) Cambridge College International Location: Sydney City www.cambridgecollegeinternational.nsw.edu.au CRICOS Provider: 00159K, Nat ional Provider No: 90069 Imperial College Australia Location: Brisbane www.imperialcollegeaustralia.qld.edu.au CRICOS Provider: 03000J, National Provider No: 31698 North Sydney English College Location: North Sydney www.northsydneycollege.com.au CRICOS Provider: 01942A Williams Business College Location: North Sydney www.williams.edu.au CRICOS Provider: 00182M, National Provider No: 90684 secure yourfuture Excellent quality at affordableprice Modern teaching methodologies Flexible timetable Locations - Sydney, North Sydney, Bondi, Brisbane Direct entry into reputableuniversities General English IELTS preparation EAP Course Certificate in Spoken & Written English III Certificate in Spoken & Written English IV ENGLISH COURSES My teacher did everything that she could to improve my English. 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