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Student Visa Holders

As an International student visa holder, you have a responsibility to comply with your visa conditions. UC is required to report students that fail to comply with their visa conditions to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) and this may lead to a cancellation of your student visa. For detailed and up to date information on student visa requirements, please visit the DIBP's website.

Health Cover

DIBP requires international student visa holders to maintain Overseas Students Health Cover for the duration of their visa.

Study Load

International student visa holder are expected to enrol in a study load that will enable them to complete their course by the end date, as specified on their Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE). At UC, this generally requires a student to enrol in 12 credit points per 6 month period. In addition, students must not exceed 25 percent of their attempted enrolment via online or distance learning and must be enrolled in at least one on-campus unit each compulsory teaching period.

Academic Progress

It is a visa condition for all International to maintain satisfactory academic progress in line with the University's Academic Progress Policy.

Make sure you take advantage of UC's Study Skills service!

Change in Address

All International students must notify the University of their current Australian residential and mailing addresses within 7 days of arrival in the country. If you change your address or contact details, you need to update these via your MyUC portal at your earliest convenience.

Working in Australia

All international students who hold an international student visa are automatically granted permission to work 40 hours per fortnight during study periods. During study breaks, there are no work limitations (providing you have no active enrolment).

Before you start working in Australia, you must obtain a Tax File Number (TFN).

All people working in Australia have rights and protections in the workplace. The workplace ombudsman makes sure that these rights are protected and enforced fairly under Australia's workplace relations laws. If you would like to learn more about your workplace rights, please visit the Fair Work Ombudsman's website.

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