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Swinburne College Pre-Departure June 2013

Swinburne College Pre-Departure Webinar June 2013 by Eliza Russell, Marketing and Communications Coordinator at Swinburne International

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Transcript of Swinburne College Pre-Departure June 2013

by Eliza Russell
Marketing and Communications Coordinator,
Swinburne International Swinburne College 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)
5. Packing
6.Important Dates
7.Travel arrangements and Arrival
10.Health and Safety
11.Swinburne Services
12.Living in Melbourne
13.Public Transport
14.Contacts and Questions Swinburne International
+61 3 8676 7002 Online Induction -Important information to read before your arrival at Swinburne
-Complete and print confirmation 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)

-You will need to state your CoE number when applying for a student visa

-Be aware of your visa conditions 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 Finances -Plan your budget

-Set up a local bank account
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
-Telephone: Australia's country code is +61 and the area code for Victoria (and Melbourne) is 03 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
-Credit card, debit card, small amount of cash
-Medications and prescriptions - letter from your doctor Accommodation -On-Campus

-Recommended Housing Providers


-Renting and Sharing

-Temporary Accommodation

-Accommodation Help Desk Important Dates -Orientation: Monday 17 June 2013

-Classes commence: Monday 24 June 2013

-Classes end: Friday 20 September 2013

-Exam period: Monday 23 - Friday 27 September 2013 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 Orientation -Orientation starts Monday 17 June

-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) Orientation Week Activities -Pizza Lunch

-College Information Session

-Discipline-Streamed Assemblies

-Various activities throughout the semester Student Services -Student Life
-Swinergy gym
-Health and Counselling
-Careers and Employment
-Language and Academic Skills
-Multi-Faith Facility
-SSAA: volunteering, clubs and events-Local councils and community services Getting around - Driving, taxis and cycling
- Public transport: trains, trams and buses
- Myki card, plastic and re-usable, stores value to pay your fare on all public transport
- Hawthorn campus is located at Glenferrie Station, 10-15 minutes from the centre of the city on the train Studying at Swinburne College -Swinburne’s expectations
-Class attendance and punctuality
-Handing-in assignments
-Participating in class
-Working as a team
-Asking for help
-Respect in a multicultural classroom
-Conversation Hour
Websites - Applying for a Visa
- Online Induction
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
- Finances
- Airport pick-up
- Travel Arrangements
- Orientation
- Accommodation
- Health and Safety
- Student Services
- Living in Melbourne
- Public Transport
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