Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is compulsory health insurance for overseas students designed for minimizing the expenditure on health care when students come to study in Australia. The insurance covers all the expenditure during ill health when studying in Austalia. It provides students benefits of covering the cost of medical and hospital care which overseas students may need while studying in Australia. The OSHC also covers the cost of the emergency ambulance and of all pay for most prescribed drugs. But if students do not have health insurance, it can be the reason of cancellation of visa.
Under this section, if you are visiting Australia with your family then you and your family members will be needed health insurance and have to include this in the same visa application. If you want to grant a 457 visa, you must make required arrangements for health insurance for both you and your family.
Before your OSHC expires students have to convert their health insurance from Overseas Student Health Cover to Oversea Visitor Cover, as a part of Temporary Graduate visa 485.
The insurance is benefits for those who are coming to Australia for short period of time such as, for working holidays and non-working visas 417, 462, 476, 600, 601 and more. if someone is visiting Australia for temporary work and short visit or students willing to study for a short time of period, then they have to consider a Short Stay Visitors Cover (SSVC). The cover helps people to guarantee that this health insurance will cover the cost of medical treatment if the person gets sick and if the person, unfortunately, has an accident.
Sk Education can help in getting the best medical coverage and we have exclusive tie ups with many big names in the industry of health insurance for providing people all the health coverage which is needed in the insurance.