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Health Insurance

Australian Law requires International Student visa holders to maintain health insurance in Australia. We provide this through the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme.

Standard OSHC is a health insurance policy which provides affordable access to medical and hospital treatment for you while studying in Australia. OSHC will also contribute to the cost of most prescription drugs and emergency ambulance transport. OSHC does not cover dental treatment or physiotherapy.

For non student visa holders, other health insurance (such as travel insurance) is recommended. There are a number of registered providers of OSHC and our preferred supplier is Medibank.

Our contract agreement with Medibank Private Ltd, allows us to receive a standard industry commission from Medibank Private Ltd to act as a preferred supplier of Overseas Student Health Cover for our international students.