Overseas Student Health Cover – OSHC


Australia has a special system of health cover for international students called Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). The Department of Immigration and Citizenship requires you to maintain OSHC for the duration of your time on a student visa in Australia.Canterbury Language Academy has an agreement with Medibank Private to provide health insurance of students.

Your OSHC will help you pay for any medical or hospital care you may need while you’re studying in Australia, and it will contribute towards the cost of most prescription medicines, and an ambulance in an emergency.

OSHC does not cover dental, optical or physiotherapy. If you want to be covered for these treatments you will need to buy additional private health insurance.


Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is compulsory for student visa holders and must cover the length of your stay in Australia. Please contact our Student Services department for details.
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