Student Well-being & Safety

Studying in Australia: Australia is one of the most widely diverse and multicultural countries in the world. Ranging from red earth to beautiful sunny beaches and humid tropical rainforests, Australia is a country rich in natural beauty and unique animal life. Melbourne is the capital city of Victoria, one of Australia’s six states. Melbourne is one of Australia’s most populated cities, and is the central hub of diversity and growth, as well as home to a variety of multicultural societies and cultures. Melbourne thrives off of its unique and varying residents from over 140 different cultural backgrounds, and its welcoming nature makes Melbourne one of the most liveable and harmonious cities in the world. Melbourne is famous for its food, culture, and sport, and is considered to be the fashion capital and sports capital of Australia. Alice Springs College is located in the heart of Melbourne’s Central Business District, in which there are an abundance of shopping centres, restaurants and public facilities for students to enjoy.

Insurance: As an international student in Australia, you will be required to purchase Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) which will provide cover for medical and hospital care for the entire duration of your study in Australia. An approved OSHC policy should be purchased from a registered health benefits organisation before you apply for your Visa. International students studying in Australia, along with their dependents (such as spouses and children under 18 years old) must all be covered by OSHC while staying in Australia. OSHC provides cover on the costs for doctor appointments, ambulance cover, and limited hospital treatment and pharmaceuticals (medicine). OSHC providers may include a variety of different services and products from compulsory minimum services to complete comprehensive cover. To find out which is most suitable for you during your stay in Australia, please visit the Department of Health website at , where you can find more information about the list of providers and average costs.

Workplace Health and Safety: Alice Spring College acts in accordance with relevant and timely Workplace Health and Safety legislation to minimise all possible harms for students in a safe learning environment. Our staff will take the necessary measures to recognise hazards that pose potential risks to students in the classroom and will eliminate or monitor these risks and report the hazard to the appropriate on-site department. Students will also need to take responsibility for their own health and safety and for others when needed. Students will need to follow all safety procedures and instructions from their instructor while studying with Alice Spring College.