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10 things to do before you arrive

Use this checklist to make sure you have met all the requirements before getting started on your study journey.

Before you get here...

Follow the below checklist

1. Clear your conditions of enrolment

If there are outstanding items on your offer, it is important that you provide the relevant documentation as soon as possible. If you have any questions, you can contact your agent or the admissions team.

2. Arrange Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

On a student visa, the Australian Government requires you to hold Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of your student visa. This will pay for medical and hospital care, some prescription drugs and emergency ambulance transport. It does not cover any illness or disability you had prior to arriving in Australia.

3. Arrange a medical, vision and dental check up

OSHC does not cover optical or dental appointments. We suggest you make these appointments in your home country before you arrive. You can then bring these prescriptions with you to Australia. It is also a good idea to see your regular doctor and make sure your health, medications and vaccinations are up to date before arriving in Australia.

4. Organise your student visa

It is important you apply for your student visa immediately, as the processing times can vary from country to country. Check out the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection website for more details. If you are using an agent, talk to them about helping you apply for your visa. Learn more about your student visa.

5. Book flights and airport pickup

The beginning of semester means that flights fill fast! Make sure you book your flights as soon as possible. Once you have done this, you can book your free airport pickup.

6. Review Australia’s immigration policies

Australia has a strict immigration process, which means some items are not allowed into the country. Read about what you can and can’t bring to Australia.

7. Book accommodation

Melbourne offers some great accommodation for students. The last thing you want is to arrive without a place to stay!

You can also apply now to live on campus at one the following locations:

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Geelong Waterfront Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

8. Connect with us on social media

Find out what’s happening at Deakin College before you arrive. Follow us on FacebookInstagramTwitter and YouTube!

9. Do some research

It is always good to know about the country you are moving to. Make sure you read the pages on this website so you are prepared!

We recommend:

10. Pack your bags

Before you leave on your journey, read our page on what major items you should bring with you to Australia before you start packing.

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