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Swinburne Pre-Departure Sem 2 2013

Swinburne Pre-Departure Webinar Sem 1 2013 by Eliza Russell, Marketing and Communications Coordinator at Swinburne International
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Transcript of Swinburne Pre-Departure Sem 2 2013

by Eliza Russell
Marketing and Communications Coordinator,
Swinburne International Swinburne Pre-Departure Congratulations!
Welcome to Swinburne What we will cover today: Contacts and Questions 1. Online Induction
2.Accepting your offer and applying for a visa
3.Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
4.Finances
5. Packing
6.Important Dates
7.Travel arrangements and Arrival
8.Registration
9.Accommodation
10.Health and Safety
11.Swinburne Services
12.Living in Melbourne
13.Public Transport
14.Contacts and Questions Swinburne International
+61 3 8676 7002



international@swin.edu.au
www.international.swinburne.edu.au
www.swinburne.edu.au/facebook Online Induction -Important information to read before your arrival at Swinburne
-Complete and print confirmation
www.international.swinburne.edu.au/induction/ Accepting your offer
and applying for a visa -You will need to accept your offer and make payment before we can issue the Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE)
www.international.swinburne.edu.au/apply/accept/

-You will need to state your CoE number when applying for a student visa
www.immi.gov.au/visawizard/

-Be aware of your visa conditions
www.immi.gov.au/students/visa-conditions-students.htm OSHC -Compulsory for all student visa holders to cover the cost of medical expenses for the duration of your visa

-For those who applied for Allianz Global Assistance OSHC through Swinburne, you will need to apply for your membership card when you arrive

-Even without your membership card, you are covered from the moment you arrive in Australia
www.oshcallianzassistance.com.au/member_student Finances -Plan your budget
www.international.swinburne.edu.au/arrival/living-in-melbourne/living-expenses/index.html

-Set up a local bank account
NAB
Commonwealth
ANZ
Westpac
Bank of Melbourne

-Many banks offer international student accounts. Take your passport and COE or student card
-If you like, apply online before you arrive Keeping in Contact -Internet
-Mobile phones
Telstra
Optus
Virgin
Vodafone
-Post
-Telephone: Australia's country code is +61 and the area code for Victoria (and Melbourne) is 03
www.international.swinburne.edu.au/arrival/living-in-melbourne/keeping-in-contact Packing -Melbourne’s climate is variable
Average daily temperatures:
Spring (Sept - Nov): 12 - 22° C ( 53 - 72° F)
Summer (Dec - Feb): 28 - 32° C ( 82 - 90° F)
Autumn (Mar - May): 12 - 20° C ( 53 - 68° F)
Winter (Jun - Aug): 10 - 15° C ( 50 - 59° F)
-Important documents
-Adapter
-Credit card, debit card, small amount of cash
-Medications and prescriptions - letter from your doctor Accommodation -On-Campus

-Recommended Housing Providers

-Homestay

-Renting and Sharing

-Temporary Accommodation

-Accommodation Help Desk


www.international.swinburne.edu.au/arrival/accommodation Important Dates -Orientation: Monday 05 August 2013

-Classes commence: Monday 12 August 2013

-Classes end: Friday 08 November 2013

-Exam period: Friday 15 November - Sunday 01 December 2013
www.swinburne.edu.au/studentoperations/calendar/summary.html Travel Arrangements and Arrival -Check your study dates before booking flights

-Arrive early to set up

-Look for cheap student flight deals

-Travel insurance

-Baggage allowance and restrictions

-Immigration and Customs

-Arrange Airport Pickup
www.international.swinburne.edu.au/arrival/arriving-in-melbourne/pick-up/index.html Orientation -Orientation starts Monday 25 February

-What to bring:
Online Induction Summary
Passport (original) and photocopy of photo page and visa/e-visa
Letter of Offer from Swinburne and Confirmation of Enrolment
Any other documentation to satisfy the conditions of your Letter of Offer (e.g. IELTS test score sheet or ELICOS results)

www.international.swinburne.edu.au/arrival/orientation-and-enrolment Orientation Week Activities -Explore Melbourne Race

-Free food

-Faculty orientation

-Various activities organised by student clubs and societies
www.swinburne.edu.au/college/student-life Student Services -Student Life
-Swinergy gym
-Health and Counselling
-Library-Childcare
-Careers and Employment
-Language and Academic Skills
-Multi-Faith Facility
-SSAA: volunteering, clubs and events-Local councils and community services

www.international.swinburne.edu.au/student-life/support Getting around - Driving, taxis and cycling
- Public transport: trains, trams and buses http://ptv.vic.gov.au
- Myki card, plastic and re-usable, stores value to pay your fare on all public transport www.myki.com.au
- Hawthorn campus is located at Glenferrie Station, 10-15 minutes from the centre of the city on the train





www.international.swinburne.edu.au/arrival/living-in-melbourne/transport Websites - Applying for a Visa www.international.swinburne.edu.au/arrival/visa
- Online Induction www.international.swinburne.edu.au/induction
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) www.international.swinburne.edu.au/arrival/health-cover
- Finances www.international.swinburne.edu.au/arrival/living-in-melbourne/banking
- Airport pick-up www.international.swinburne.edu.au/arrival/arriving-in-melbourne/pick-up
- Travel Arrangements www.international.swinburne.edu.au/arrival/arriving-in-melbourne
- Orientation www.international.swinburne.edu.au/arrival/orientation-and-enrolment
- Accommodation www.international.swinburne.edu.au/arrival/accommodation
- Health and Safety www.international.swinburne.edu.au/student-life/safety
- Student Services www.international.swinburne.edu.au/student-life/support
- Living in Melbourne www.international.swinburne.edu.au/arrival/living-in-melbourne
- Public Transport www.ptv.vic.gov.au
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