Overseas Student Health Cover
For International students, it is a requirement of your student visa that you have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the entire duration of your stay in Australia. OSHC gives you access to out of hospital and in hospital medical services to help you maintain your health. Students are welcome to arrange their own health cover directly with the authorised providers, or through their agents or through us. Further information on all authorized Health Insurance Providers are available here. On the enrolment form, please specify that you require Health Insurance for this option.
Australian Professional Skills Institute uses Medibank OSHC Essentials. If you need further information and the premium of OSHC, please visit Medibank.
Snapshots of the great benefits you get with Medibank OSHC Essentials:
- Help with the costs of medical treatment
- 24 hour emergency service helpline 1800-006-745 for:
- emergency medical assistance
- stress and trauma counselling
- interpreter service
- Translated information
- Health information sheets
- Online claiming services, anytime of the day or night
- Informative website medibank.com.au/oshc
- Your choice to extend your cover to include popular services like dental, optical and physiotherapy
All overseas students must activate their membership within 60 days of their arrival via this link medibank.com.au/oshc
New Premiums for Medibank Essentials OSHC (applying from 1 May 2022)
Easier access to health care
Medibank’s new Online Doctor provides students with online consultations any time of the day or night. This convenient service can be accessed through the Medibank OSHC app. Plus, Online Doctor will send Medibank OSHC the bill directly.+
New in 2022
The Medibank OSHC app makes it easy for your students to manage their health cover. In 2022, your students will be able to access deals on major student brands and access to employment support via our app.
Even more ways to pay
Medibank is increasing our payment options. Union Pay can now be used to pay OSHC premiums via the Medibank OSHC Access Portal.
+A minimum out-of-pocket expense of $10 applies. Waiting times may vary depending on doctor availability. Online Doctor is offered on a trial basis and may be discontinued at any time. For privacy reasons, Partners and Dependants on a policy may not access Online Doctor through the OSHC app.