International course tuition St George & Sutherland Community College

International course tuition

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

The Australian government requires all international students to:

  • Purchase OSHC in order to be granted a student visa
  • Be covered by OSHC for the length of their student visa
  • Purchase OSHC from a registered health provider, approved by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
  • Pay OSHC before they leave home so it will cover them from when they arrive in Australia

Approved Providers

When does my membership start?

OSHC will be activated when you land in Australia; however, it is important to note that a qualifying period may apply for some services. If you renew your visa offshore or take a leave of absence from your studies and have a new visa issued from abroad, you will be subject to another qualifying period for some services.

How long do I need to purchase OSHC for?

All international students pay for OSHC for the duration of their student visa. Visa-length OSHC ensures you will not have to pay any premium increase for the length of your course, subject to goods and services tax (GST). You will be entitled to a refund of any outstanding balance if you leave

Australia before you intended, provided there is at least one month remaining before your health cover expires. You should pay the premiums for OSHC when you accept your offer.

Standard Contact Details

Member Services and General Enquiries

13 OSHC (13 6742)

+61 7 3305 8841 (If calling from outside Australia)


1800 651 349

24 Hour Emergency Helpline

1800 814 781