Overseas Student Health Cover
International students on student visas must be covered by Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of their studies. Longerenong College provider is BUPA and policy information is located at on the BUPA website. http://oshc.bupa.com.au/
It is your responsibility to ensure that your OSHC is always paid for the duration of your student visa. The start date, end date, cost and policy type are located on the International Student Letter of Offer/Acceptance Agreement.
Your OSHC policy covers you when you need to visit a doctor or go to public hospital. OSHC covers 100 per cent of the government scheduled fee. Some doctors charge slightly more than the government scheduled fee.
OSHC members have access to a 24/7 Student Advice Line that offers:
• Advice and assistance in 180 languages
• General tax and legal advice and referrals
To seek assistance from a doctor you will need to visit a medical clinic. There are many clinics with general and specialist medical services located in Horsham. At the clinic, you will need to register at reception and will be asked to provide your contact information and OSHC details.
Most medical clinics require you to make an appointment to see a doctor which allows you to see a doctor you prefer. If you don’t make an appointment you may have to wait many hours or may even be asked to leave before you get to see one.
Not all medical services can be direct billed, so check with your OSHC provider for the details of your cover.
If you are unwell or injured and cannot attend classes, you must see a doctor and request a medical certificate. A copy of this medical certificate must be given to your Program Coordinator - but always keep the original for yourself.
• 24/7 Support
• Personal Support
International students are required to attend a specific International Student Orientation session held at the commencement of their studies at Longerenong. The date for the relevant session will be provided along with the CoE.
Student Services provides a range of information to new students at the commencement of their course detailing information about facilities, services, policies, student responsibilities and campus and community life.
Teachers deliver comprehensive program specific inductions to all commencing students during Orientation.
Your Privacy at Longerenong
Longerenong collects information from students during the application process, at enrolment, during the course of their studies and when they access other Longerenong services. This information is always treated confidentially. Disclosure of relevant information is only made to approved authorities or where you give permission. This includes photographs or videos taken for marketing purposes.
Information will also be provided during the International Student Orientation program.
Living and Working in Australia
The Study in Australia website provides some valuable tips for internationals students considering study in Australia.
Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Framework
The Australian Government wants international students in Australia to have a safe, enjoyable and rewarding experience. The Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Framework is a set of legal regulations related to your rights and responsibilities while studying in Australia on a student visa. It sets guidelines and minimum standards to protect you as a student as well as protecting Australia’s reputation for providing quality education and support services. It also provides tuition and financial assurance. Information can be found at:
Working Holiday Makers
People on Working Holiday Visas are able to study any course full time or part time for up to 17 weeks.
Information for international students regarding student visas can be found at the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs website: