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    Why Study At UNE?

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    University of New England (UNE) is one of Australia’s oldest universities, and has maintained a strong tradition of excellence in teaching, learning and research for over 81 years.

    The University of New England is well-known for its on-campus experience and its unique residential college system which allow for the perfect balance between excellent academic support and an enjoyable lifestyle. At UNE, we are very proud of continuously receiving outstanding feedback from our students. In the 2020 Good Universities Guide, UNE once again received the maximum five stars from students for graduate satisfaction, student experience and teaching quality.

    UNE is located in Armidale in the beautiful New England region of New South Wales. Our region is renowned for its magnificent gorges, wildlife, waterfalls and countryside, and for the contrasting beauty of its four distinct seasons. UNE has over 20,000 enrolled students with the majority studying their course online. There are over 4,500 students that study on the University’s traditional Armidale campus, including approximately 1,000 international students from over 80 different countries.

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    About the University of new england (UNE)

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    Health is a growing and rapidly changing sector. New preventive approaches, new technologies, new diagnostic tests and curative procedures are reshaping the way we think about Medicine. Student health professionals are entering a field that is opening up before them.

    The Faculty of Medicine and Health offers courses, training, and research opportunities in a full range of scientific and clinical disciplines, including Psychology, Health Sciences, Counselling, Health Management, Nursing, Social Work, and Pharmacy. We are committed to improving the well-being of individuals, families, communities, and populations through diverse programmes, collaborative research, and strong community partnerships.

    Nursing is a highly respected and rewarding career choice where you can work with people of all ages in a wide variety of settings around the world; from humanitarian work and disaster relief in an international setting, to health services within your own community, nurses are the backbone of health-care services globally.

    An international shortage of skilled nurses means that graduates of nursing courses are in high demand and the remuneration packages available are attractive and competitive. If you have ever thought about pursuing a career in nursing, now is the time.

    UNE has been at the forefront of nurse education longer than any other university in Australia and was the first tertiary education provider in Australia to offer distance education for nurses. UNE graduate nurses are well respected within the profession, they are critical thinkers, and well prepared educationally for the professional challenges they will face. UNE offers you an education that’s truly world class.

    We are lucky to have a richly diverse and multicultural community in Armidale, with many opportunities for international students to get involved in a range of events and activities. The picturesque surrounds and the friendly community make Armidale the ideal location for a university that welcomes students from around Australia and around the world.

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    2018 International Student Barometer Results

    The International Student Barometer results for 2018 show that UNE has achieved an overall satisfaction in the above categories.

    Standout results are in the categories of technology, expert teachers,
    social facilities, the on arrival welcome, sporting facilities, the library,
    and research. UNE is ranked either 1 or 2 in Australia in these areas and
    many others.

    *Percentage indicated is the overall average score, rankings are from the Regional Universities
    Network (RUN).

    2020 Good Universities Guide

    For the 14th year in a row, the University of New England (UNE) has earned the top five-star rating from the Good Universities Guide (GUG) for the quality of our student experience. In related rankings, GUG ranked UNE as the State’s top university for Student Support and Teaching Quality. UNE’s graduates also have the State’s highest starting salary upon entering the workforce, and the University has the highest proportion of “first in family” commencements.

    Online University Rankings List

    Online Study Australia has ranked UNE number one in their national list of Australia’s best online universities. UNE also ranked in the top three for our Arts, Business, Education, Law, and Science courses specifically.

    Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)

    ERA is a comprehensive evaluation of all research produced in Australian universities. It is administered by the Australian Research Council (ARC) approximately every three years. ERA rankings are informed by a range of quality indicators, such as citation impact and expert peer review.
    A complete list of UNE’s results is available from the ARC website.

    Awards, Results And Ratings

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    HEALTH

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    Bachelor of Social Work

    CRICOS: 064581M | Duration: 4 Years | Commencement: March, June

    OVERVIEW

    This course draws together the fields of psychology, sociology, counselling, indigenous studies and law, with social work theory and practice. Graduates are equipped with the theoretical and practical skills required to work as a professional social worker and eligibility to become a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers. Social Workers typically work with disadvantaged and marginalised individuals, groups, and communities within a social justice framework in counselling, advocacy, and the enhancement of quality of life. Social work education is grounded within a framework that examines the nexus of human behaviour and complex social interactions.

    Graduates can seek employment as social workers. This course has provisional accreditation with the Australian Association of Social Workers.

    MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    Candidates must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 qualification or an overseas equivalent. Candidates must also meet the University’s English Language Requirements for Admission.

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    CRICOS: CRICOS | Duration: 1 Year | Commencement: March, June

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    Master Of Social Work
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    Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying)

    CRICOS: 084828E | Duration: 2 Years | Commencement: March, June

    OVERVIEW

    This course provides graduates with the theoretical and practical skills required to work as a professional social worker and eligibility to become a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). While covering all the core requirements of a professional social work degree, the Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying) provides students with a rural focussed program, with additional focus on Indigenous peoples, child protection and law. The course incorporates the mandatory supervised professional fieldwork experience in relevant social work settings.

    MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    A candidate shall hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree in a discipline other than social work or an overseas equivalent. The Bachelor degree must include at least 2 units/subjects in Psychology; and at least 2 units/subjects in Sociology; and at least 1 unit/subject in Political systems in Australia; and at least 1 unit/subject in research methods. Candidates must also meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Admission.

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    Master of Health Management (International)**

    CRICOS: 0100792 | Duration: 1-1.5 Years | Commencement: March, June

    OVERVIEW

    The Master of Health Management provides the learning material and experiences for students to develop the core knowledge and skills required of healthcare managers in a wide variety of public, private and non-government organisations where services for health and social care are designed, delivered and evaluated. This includes but is not limited to hospital and community settings, the aged care sector, government departments, private practice and small business. Depending on your previous qualifications, the course is delivered in a variety of modes including online in full or part-time modes for flexibility to balance life, work and study. Students will complete their study program with a capstone unit in which they consolidate their theoretical learning of health management with a ‘real world’ action research project.

    MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    A candidate shall: (a) hold an AQF Level 8 UNE Graduate Certificate in Health Management or equivalent; or (b) hold an AQF Level 8 Graduate Certificate in a relevant discipline*; or (c) hold an AQF Level 8 UNE Graduate Diploma in Health Management or equivalent; or (d) hold an AQF Level 8 Graduate Diploma in a relevant discipline* or (e) hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification in the same or another health, business or management discipline; or (f) satisfy UNE by means of other relevant* professional experience by submitting a Statement of Service from your employer/s and/or a resume outlining a minimum of three years’ full-time (or equivalent) relevant* professional experience.

    *Relevant disciplines include, but are not limited to: Health Management, or Nursing and Community Services with health management related content.

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    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (Health)

    CRICOS: 012927J | Duration: 4 Years | Commencement: March, June

    OVERVIEW

    This course is the highest research degree for which a student can enrol. UNE offers PhD enrolment to those applicants who meet the demanding admission standards and who demonstrate the necessary commitment to undertake advanced research. Research topics cover all academic fields offered at UNE, and are a reflection of the comprehensive research interests of UNE’s academic staff. Candidates must complete a thesis without any coursework units. UNE also has designated a range of Targeted Research Areas which are a priority in terms of existing, emerging and developing research.

    MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    Any applicant for admission to PhD candidature must: (a) have an AQF Level 9 Master degree or overseas equivalent with at least a 25% research component undertaken at a sufficiently high standard; or (b) have an AQF Level 8 Bachelors Honours degree with at least second class honours; or (c) have an AQF Level 8 or 9 Bachelor degree and have adequate research preparation since graduation. Adequate preparation may be gained by an approved academic course, professional training during an occupation, or through peer-reviewed publications; or (d) have previously undertaken work of sufficiently high standard towards a higher degree by research (AQF Level 9) but have not submitted it for any degree; and (e) have produced documented evidence of capacity to undertake work at the PhD level; and (f) have completed and had approved by the relevant Committee, a PhD research proposal.

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    Doctor of Philosophy (Innovation) Phd.I

    CRICOS: 084916E | Duration: 3 Years | Commencement: March, June

    OVERVIEW

    This course is a unique, project-based, higher research degree. The PhD.I cuts across all schools and disciplines, linking professional and industry expertise with academic theory in creating innovation. It involves contextual research on a project that identifies one or more tangible or process-based innovations that have identifiable impacts when implemented. This doctorate suits anyone wishing to carry out project-based research on an innovation within their field of expertise. It currently attracts candidates from Australia and internationally who want to research a chosen field of expertise and develop innovation through research.

    MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    Any applicant for admission to PhD candidature must: (a) have an AQF Level 9 Master degree or overseas equivalent with at least a 25% research component undertaken at a sufficiently high standard; or (b) have an AQF Level 8 Bachelors Honours degree with at least second class honours; or (c) have an AQF Level 8 or 9 Bachelor degree and have adequate research preparation since graduation. Adequate preparation may be gained by an approved academic course, professional training during an occupation, or through peer-reviewed publications; or (d) have previously undertaken work of sufficiently high standard towards a higher degree by research (AQF Level 9) but have not submitted it for any degree; and (e) have produced documented evidence of capacity to undertake work at the PhD level; and (f) have completed and had approved by the relevant Committee, a PhD research proposal.

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    NURSING

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    Bachelor of Nursing

    CRICOS: 008620G | Duration: 3 Years | Commencement: March

    OVERVIEW

    Nursing plays a key role in health services across the world, and professional nurses work in a wide variety of settings. UNE’s Bachelor of Nursing equips graduates with the key knowledge and skills necessary for the practice of nursing. Graduates are eligible to seek Registered Nurse status with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) as a professional nurse in Australia. This course aims to give graduates an appreciation of the value of life-long learning and a firm foundation for further study at a postgraduate level.

    MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    Candidates must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 qualification or an overseas equivalent which included English and a Science subject.

    PRACTICAL, CLINICAL OR WORK EXPERIENCE

    Candidates must complete 880 hours of clinical placement which is undertaken in each trimester in health facilities in NSW. Clinical placement is normally organised in block placements of two to four weeks throughout the six trimesters of the course. Clinical placements occur in most areas health services of NSW. Students must be prepared to travel outside of Armidale to undertake their clinical placements.

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    Bachelor of Nursing (Conversion)

    CRICOS: 071722M | Duration: 2.25 Years | Commencement: October

    OVERVIEW

    Nursing plays a key role in health services across the world, and professional nurses work in a wide variety of settings. UNE’s Bachelor of Nursing (Conversion) equips graduates with the key knowledge and skills necessary for the practice of nursing. Graduates are eligible to seek Registered Nurse status with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) as a professional nurse in Australia. This course aims to give graduates an appreciation of the value of life-long learning and a firm foundation for further study at a postgraduate level.

    MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    Candidates must have successfully completed an AQF Level 5 equivalent 2-year post-secondary Diploma in Nursing and be registered, licensed or recognised in their own country as a registered or a professional nurse in the last ten years.

    PRACTICAL, CLINICAL OR WORK EXPERIENCE

    Candidates must complete 800 hours of clinical placement over 2.25 years, which is undertaken in each trimester in health facilities in NSW. Clinical placement has been organised in block placements of two to four weeks throughout the course. Clinical placements occur in most area health services of NSW. Students must be prepared to travel outside of Armidale to undertake their clinical placements.

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    Bachelor Of Nursing (Graduate Entry)

    CRICOS: 075433K | Duration: 2.25 Years | Commencement: June, October

    OVERVIEW

    UNE’s Master of Nursing Practice is a graduate entry-level course designed for students who hold an existing AQF Level 7 or overseas equivalent Bachelor degree and who are not registered to practise as a nurse in Australia. Students who successfully complete the Master of Nursing Practice are eligible to seek Registered Nurse status with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (APHRA) as a professional nurse in Australia.

    MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    A candidate shall have successfully completed an AQF Level 7 equivalent Bachelor degree from a recognised university in Australia or overseas, and not be currently registered to practice as a nurse in Australia. A minimum of two C+ scores in the OET in each of the four components of listening, reading, writing and speaking and a minimum overall PTE Academic score of 58 in each of the four communicative skills (listening, reading, writing, speaking).

    PRACTICAL, CLINICAL OR WORK EXPERIENCE

    Candidates must complete 800 hours of clinical placement over 2.25 years, which is undertaken in each trimester in health facilities in NSW. Clinical placement has been organised in block placements of two to four weeks throughout the course. Clinical placements occur in most area health services of NSW. Students must be prepared to travel outside of Armidale to undertake their clinical placements.

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    CRICOS: CRICOS | Duration: 2 Years | Commencement: March, June

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    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (Nursing)

    CRICOS: 014586J | Duration: 4 Years | Commencement: March, June

    OVERVIEW

    This course is the highest research degree for which a student can enrol. UNE offers PhD enrolment to those applicants who meet the demanding admission standards and who demonstrate the necessary commitment to undertake advanced research. Research topics cover all academic fields offered at UNE, and are a reflection of the comprehensive research interests of UNE’s academic staff. Candidates must complete a thesis without any coursework units. UNE also has designated a range of Targeted Research Areas which are a priority in terms of existing, emerging and developing research.

    MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    Any applicant for admission to PhD candidature must: (a) have an AQF Level 9 Master degree or overseas equivalent with at least a 25% research component undertaken at a sufficiently high standard; or (b) have an AQF Level 8 Bachelors Honours degree with at least second class honours; or (c) have an AQF Level 8 or 9 Bachelor degree and have adequate research preparation since graduation. Adequate preparation may be gained by an approved academic course, professional training during an occupation, or through peer-reviewed publications; or (d) have previously undertaken work of sufficiently high standard towards a higher degree by research (AQF Level 9) but have not submitted it for any degree; and (e) have produced documented evidence of capacity to undertake work at the PhD level; and (f) have completed and had approved by the relevant Committee, a PhD research proposal.

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    Doctor of Philosophy (Innovation) Phd.I

    CRICOS: 084916E | Duration: 3 Years | Commencement: March, June

    OVERVIEW

    This course is a unique, project-based, higher research degree. The PhD.I cuts across all schools and disciplines, linking professional and industry expertise with academic theory in creating innovation. It involves contextual research on a project that identifies one or more tangible or process-based innovations that have identifiable impacts when implemented. This doctorate suits anyone wishing to carry out project-based research on an innovation within their field of expertise. It currently attracts candidates from Australia and internationally who want to research a chosen field of expertise and develop innovation through research.

    MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    Any applicant for admission to PhD candidature must: (a) have an AQF Level 9 Master degree or overseas equivalent with at least a 25% research component undertaken at a sufficiently high standard; or (b) have an AQF Level 8 Bachelors Honours degree with at least second class honours; or (c) have an AQF Level 8 or 9 Bachelor degree and have adequate research preparation since graduation. Adequate preparation may be gained by an approved academic course, professional training during an occupation, or through peer-reviewed publications; or (d) have previously undertaken work of sufficiently high standard towards a higher degree by research (AQF Level 9) but have not submitted it for any degree; and (e) have produced documented evidence of capacity to undertake work at the PhD level; and (f) have completed and had approved by the relevant Committee, a PhD research proposal.

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    Pathways

    UNE offers 3 pathways for International Students seeking qualifications leading to Australian registered nurse status: Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Nursing (Conversion) and Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry). Each of these programs is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) which is the statutory body that is legally responsible for the design, quality, relevance and professional standards of nursing education programs in Australia.

    All students seeking admission to practice nursing courses at the University of New England are required to review the requirements for registration as a nurse in Australia, provided by The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA).

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    Students seeking admission to the Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Nursing (Conversion) and Master of Nursing Practice programs must provide proof of one of the following prior to admission:

    1. English is the applicant’s first language; or
    2. An IELTS (Academic) overall score of 6.5 with no sub-band score less than 6.0; or
    3. A TOEFL Internet-Based Test (iBT) score of at least 91 with a minimum score of 22 in the written component and a minimum score of 20 in listening, speaking and reading; or
    4. A minimum OET score of C+ in each of the four components: Listening, Speaking, reading, Writing; or
    5. A minimum overall PTE Academic score of 58 in each of the four communicative skills: Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking; or
    6. Satisfactory completion of the Advanced English for Academic Purposes (EAP4) at the University of New England English Language Centre or an equivalent EAP at an Australian University NEAS-accredited English Language Centre (subject to certification from the Centre concerned that the applicant has completed EAP to the standard equivalent to IELTS 6.5; or an equivalent EAP4 level certification at a non-University NEAS-accredited English Language Provider that has a formal agreement with UNE under which it provides an equivalent EAP4 program.

    Students seeking admission to the Master of Philosophy (Health) and PhD programs must provide proof of one of the following prior to admission:

    1. English is the applicant’s first language; or
    2. An IELTS (Academic) overall score of 6.5 with no sub-band score less than 6.0; or
    3. A TOEFL Internet-Based Test (iBT) score of at least 91 with a minimum score of 22 in the written component and a minimum score of 20 in listening, speaking and reading; or
    4. A minimum overall PTE Academic score of 64 with no skill less than 58; or
    5. Satisfactory completion of the Advanced English for Academic Purposes (EAP4) at the University of New England English Language Centre.

    Students seeking admission to the Bachelor of Social Work and the Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying) must provide proof of one of the following prior to admission:

    1. English as a first language
    2. An IELTS Academic overall score of at least 6.0 with no sub-score less than 5.5 and less than 2 years old
    3. A TOEFL Internet Based Test overall score of at least 79 with no less than 22 in the written component
    4. A Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic score of at least 57 with no skill less than 50
    5. Satisfactory completion of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Level 3 at the University of New England’s English Language Centre.

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    The following Additional Requirements apply to UNE courses leading to Nurses Registration. Detailed information about inherent requirements is located on the UNE site, here.

    The following Inherent Requirements apply to the Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Nursing (Conversion), Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry), Bachelor of Social Work, Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying):

    Fit For Practice

    Students will be required to sign a Student Declaration Fitness form upon their initial enrolment in the course. Students must complete this form each trimester of study prior to attending Clinical Placement.

    Criminal Record Check

    Students must provide evidence of a National Criminal History Record Check and obtain a National Police Certificate. Students can apply either locally through State or Territory Police Services or the Australian Federal Police and pay the relevant fee.

    First Aid

    Applicants must have a current First Aid Certificate which is WorkCover approved. This certificate should be completed before commencing study.

    Vaccinations

    To be eligible to attend clinical placement all Bachelor of Nursing students must meet NSW Ministry of Health verification requirements within the ClinConnect system by week 9 of the first trimester of study (as per the nursing planner for the year of study).

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    Our courses are taught by highly qualified English language teachers, experienced in understanding your individual learning needs. Our programs
    will help prepare you for further study at UNE, and give you the skills and knowledge you'll need to understand how to be successful at your new university.

    Learning support

    The ELC provides a stimulating learning environment for students, with excellent resources and high academic standards. Our teachers are dedicated to helping you reach your goals, and will provide ongoing support and guidance throughout your studies.

    Unique on-campus experience

    Our students appreciate the friendly and caring learning environment of the ELC. Our staff know every student by name, and are always happy to provide assistance, both inside the classroom and beyond. While at the ELC, you'll also be part of a supportive international student network and have the opportunity to meet with native English speakers during our popular lunch-time conversation sessions.

    Flexible Intakes

    Our English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program has four main intake dates throughout the year, along with three additional entry dates for those needing different starting times.

    Student success

    An impressive 95% of all ELC students are successful in moving into their chosen UNE program. And, when compared with other international students entering UNE, our students are shown to be better equipped to start their university degree right from day one.

    Accredited courses

    We offer quality, accredited English language courses that focus on your individual learning needs. Our courses are recognised by the external Quality Assurance entity NEAS (National English Language Training Accreditation Scheme) as being of the highest academic and pastoral standards.

    Services and facilities

    At the ELC, we pride ourselves on our commitment to all students across both academic and pastoral issues. With state-of-the-art teaching technology in every classroom, we'll provide you with the best possible education experience.

    From the ELC Orientation Day onwards, you'll have full access to all UNE services and facilities, including career advice, counselling, sporting facilities, the Dixson library, security and IT.

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    English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

    CRICOS: 083280M | Duration: 8 Months | Commencement: January, April, July & October

    OVERVIEW

    The EAP course is designed for those who wish to develop their English language proficiency and study skills for tertiary study in Australia. Upon successful completion of the course, students who meet the academic requirements may be eligible for direct entry into The University of New England. This course is also useful for students who wish to improve their English language skills to an advanced level, but do not necessarily want to undertake further study.

    The EAP course aims to develop skills and strategies in speaking and understanding English in academic and informal social/community contexts, reading and writing English for academic and general communication purposes, using study resources for library research and computing. The EAP course also aims to extend learners’ awareness of cross-cultural differences and of how to use language appropriately to negotiate these differences.

    Minimum Entry Requirements

    Applicants must have completed secondary school, have completed some English studies at secondary school and be of university entrance age (17 years and above). For IELTS requirements, tap here.

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    Introductory Academic Program (IAP)

    CRICOS: 076006K | Duration: 4 Weeks | Commencement: January, May

    OVERVIEW

    The IAP is designed for those who intend to study at an Australian university for the first time, or those who wish to update their study and English language skills prior to commencing undergraduate or postgraduate study. This course is also ideal for students who meet university entry requirements or who have accepted a place at university in Australia, and require study assistance to meet their academic goals.

    The IAP course is conducted over four weeks and aims to develop skills and strategies in academic reading and writing skills, academic presentation and participation skills, library and research skills, basic computer skills for study purposes, and orientation to Australian University teaching and learning practices.

    Additional units are available in note-taking skills and Australian culture and society. Ongoing assessment is carried out during the course, with final assessments occurring at the end of the course. Students will receive a Certificate of Completion at the conclusion of the course.

    Minimum Entry Requirements

    Candidates must provide proof of meeting the standard entry requirements for Australian University.

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    Language Study Tours

    CRICOS: 01397K | Duration: 2-8 Weeks | Commencement: All Year

    OVERVIEW

    The English Language Centre (ELC) offer Language Study Tours that allow students to experience first-hand the Australian culture and way of life.

    Our Language Study Tours provide you with the opportunity to further study and practice your English during your stay, a safe and friendly environment, both on campus and in homestay, experienced coordinators and teachers, who will understand your needs while in Australia, and 24 hour support from UNE members of staff.

    We organise tours for: groups travelling within Australia; overseas groups wanting to combine a tour with English language study; and international students studying at UNE.

    Our available study tours include:

    • English and Australian Cultural Experience
    • English and Early-Childhood Teaching Experience

    Please contact the International Office for VISA information; you may be able to study up to 16 weeks of English with a Visitor or Working Holiday visa.

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    Introductory Academic Program (IAP)

    CRICOS: 076006K | Duration: 4 Weeks | Commencement: January, May

    OVERVIEW

    The IAP is designed for those who intend to study at an Australian university for the first time, or those who wish to update their study and English language skills prior to commencing undergraduate or postgraduate study. This course is also ideal for students who meet university entry requirements or who have accepted a place at university in Australia, and require study assistance to meet their academic goals.

    The IAP course is conducted over four weeks and aims to develop skills and strategies in academic reading and writing skills, academic presentation and participation skills, library and research skills, basic computer skills for study purposes, and orientation to Australian University teaching and learning practices.

    Additional units are available in note-taking skills and Australian culture and society. Ongoing assessment is carried out during the course, with final assessments occurring at the end of the course. Students will receive a Certificate of Completion at the conclusion of the course.

    Minimum Entry Requirements

    Candidates must provide proof of meeting the standard entry requirements for Australian University.

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    ELC EVENTS

    At the English Language Centre (ELC), we believe in a healthy
    study-life balance. That's why we encourage our students to join in on some of the many festivities Armidale has to offer. The diverse local community provides a variety of opportunities for you to take part. One such event is the Armidale Autumn Festival, a colourful parade bringing together dozens of local clubs, schools and groups. The traditional clothing of our students adds to the richness of the event.

    Through events like these, we aim to encourage greater communication and interaction amongst our students, UNE and the wider community.

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    Armidale is a sophisticated city that provides high quality education – and without peak-hour traffic. The city is host to countless cafes, restaurants, theatres, sports facilities, music venues, clubs, and more.

    Armidale is the perfect launching pad for your adventures into the rest of Australia. It’s very conveniently located with efficient bus and train services to ensure you have access to every point of interest in the state of New South Wales and beyond.

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    Experience iconic Sydney attractions such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Tower, plus discover popular destinations in and around the Sydney region from Bondi Beach and Manly through to the spectacular World Heritage listed Blue Mountains region.

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    New South Wales (NSW) lies on the east coast of Australia and borders three states; Queensland to the north, Victoria to the south and South Australia to the west. Sydney, the NSW state capital, is the largest city in Australia. NSW has a diverse population and is the most populous state in Australia – home to 7.5 million people. If you would like to explore the state during study breaks, you will find there are lots of wonderful trips to choose from. Visit beautiful beaches, explore world heritage sites, enjoy family activities and have an adventure.

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    In Australia, you’ll find some of the most unique landscapes in the world. Tucked inside the dense wilderness and wide-open frontiers lie enticing natural phenomena formed over millions of years.

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    Getting To Campus

    Drive

    Armidale is on the New England Highway, which is the excellent inland route between Sydney and Brisbane. Driving time from Sydney or Brisbane is around 5.5 to 6.5 hours (depending on your route) and less than 3 hours from the coast. Plan your trip with Google Maps, here.

    Fly

    QANTAS has several flights to and from Armidale each day. Budget for between $450 and $750 return from Sydney depending on availability and how early you book.Regional Express provides three services a day from Sydney to Armidale, from as little as $104 one way. Fly Corporate now flies 12 times per week between Brisbane and Armidale, from $149 one way.

    Train

    Countrylink provides discounts on rail travel to Armidale. You can expect pay around $100 return from Sydney with your discount. The Countrylink service includes the Central Coast, Newcastle, Muswellbrook, Singleton and Tamworth. You’ll be required to show your student card.

    Bus

    New England Coaches also operate services to Brisbane and the North Coast including Coffs Harbour, Kempsey and Port Macquarie. Edwards Coaches operate extensive services in the Armidale and Uralla areas.

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    The UNE campus is situated on 74 hectares of heritage parklands, overlooking the beautiful city of Armidale, and is one of the most beautiful campuses in Australia. All classes, residences and recreational facilities are within easy walking distance from each other. Anywhere on campus,

    UNE is proud that students from more than 70 nations study on campus, creating a multicultural atmosphere. The campus is well equipped with first rate sporting facilities, shops, restaurant, cafés, medical centre, childcare, a post office and ATM facilities. In addition to excellent study facilities, UNE provides an environment that encourages the creation of lifelong friendships.

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    Booloominbah

    The University of New England, Australia’s first regional university, is built around one of the nation’s most magnificent country houses, Booloominbah - one of the many buildings designed by John Horbury Hunt and now listed by the National Trust. UNE graduates have indelible memories of graduation ceremonies on the lawns of Booloominbah overlooked by this masterpiece of nineteenth-century domestic architecture. Find out more here.

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    Dixson Library

    The University Library includes Dixson Library, the Law Library, the UNE Archives and Heritage Centre, as well as the Library’s virtual presence on the Internet. For more information go to the university webpage.

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    Cafés And Restaurants

    UNE has numerous places across campus to eat and drink. Our cafés, including Café Life, are a great place for lunch, snacks or an espresso coffee during the day The ‘stro is an on-campus Bistro open for lunch service every day. The Brasserie and Courtyard Café are located in the historic Booloominbah homestead. Relax with coffee and cake or enjoy excellent food for breakfast or lunch throughout the year at Booloominbah.

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    SportUNE

    Considered one of the best university sporting precincts, SportUNE offers students and the wider community a great range of on-campus sporting facilities, including swimming, rock climbing, soccer, yoga, archery, hockey and basketball. Find out more about Sport at UNE.

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    Advocacy And Welfare

    A student service that offers independent advice and assistance with most problems that you may be experiencing. Find out more here.

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    Off-Campus Medical Centre

    Located in Armidale city, the UNE Medical Centre is located within the Tablelands Clinical School building, adjacent to Armidale Hospital in Butler St. The centre is open to students, staff and the community.International students are able to access this facility and use their Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for a number of different health services.

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    Natural History Museum

    The UNE Natural History Museum is a library of life; a place of activity, interaction and discovery. It serves as a reminder that there is no surrogate for real things. The most sophisticated computer graphics cannot replace the sense of wonder that comes with viewing the still remains of real animals, in all their extraordinary variety. Find out more here.

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    Smart Farms

    UNE SMART Farms are valuable resources that enable UNE researchers and their industry and community partners to conduct world-class activities that encompass Sustainable, Manageable, Accessible, Rural Technologies (SMART). Made up of eight properties covering 3,820 hectares, the UNE SMART Farms are diverse and valuable teaching and research resources.

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    UNE Sydney

    UNE Sydney is much more than a study centre. It’s an innovative learning hub, and cornerstone of UNE’s online teaching vision. It provides a flexible and open learning environment in the heart of Parramatta, in addition to course offerings in the Business and Health study areas. Find out more here.

    Facilities

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    UNE Sydney is much more than a study centre. It’s an innovative learning hub, and cornerstone of UNE’s online teaching vision. It provides a flexible and open learning environment in the heart of Parramatta.

    The centre enables students to balance study, social, work, and family needs, provides the most advanced relevant technology delivery platform, opens access to learning to anyone, anywhere, anytime, and facilitates interaction
    and collaboration with the best of the world’s teaching resources.

    There are tutorial rooms and quiet study areas for students wishing to have meetings or for those who would like to do some reading and research.

    UNE Sydney delivers innovation in delivery of course content, student support, open access to facilitate local small group collaboration, access to telecommuting technology enabling participation in lectures, flexible 1:1 tutoring or course advice, course administration (such as assignment submission), and other student administrative services.

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    Clubs And Societies

    There are a number of University-affiliated clubs and societies which provide students with the opportunity to develop skills, participate in new activities, and meet new people.

    For a comprehensive list of University-affiliated clubs which are available to join, please refer to the Clubs Search and Sports Clubs Search pages.

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    SportUNE

    SportUNE is considered one of the best university sporting precincts in Australia, offering variety, flexibility and a range of new facilities and services. With everything from a fitness and strength building gym, racket courts and regular fitness classes through to organised sporting clubs that offer team sports throughout the seasons; SportUNE has something for everyone. We offer you a friendly and relaxed atmosphere 7 days a week and cater to people of all ages and fitness levels.SportUNE can help you achieve a more balanced, healthier and happier lifestyle through our variety of programs and the support of our highly qualified instructors. Call in, check out our new facilities and discuss your fitness goals with our friendly staff. For students passionate about sport, there are several UNE teams that compete in regional competition for sports such as Netball and Rugby Union. This may also lead to the opportunity to compete in the Northern and Australian University Games representing UNE. Whatever your interest level, there is always a chance to get involved and make the most of your time at UNE.

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    Sharing your living experience at university is the foundation on which friendships are built that will last a lifetime. A balanced and healthy social life is a key part of life within a UNE College. Throughout the year you will have the opportunity to attend a number of social functions, both at your college and within the University community. These functions include themed parties held in college, formal dinners, barbecues, trivia nights, and the annual College Ball. Your elected representatives manage many of these functions from Orientation to the end of the year and make sure there is plenty of chance for you to get to know your fellow residents. While these organised events are always welcoming and there will always be someone to go with, nothing is compulsory. If you would prefer a quiet night in, there are always common rooms available to watch movies or play cards with friends. Your college organises several formal dinners during the year, which all residents are expected to attend in formal attire or academic gown. These formal dinners promote the successes of the College in academic, sporting or community service endeavours and are important events in celebrating the tradition and heritage of the colleges.

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    Student Support

    UNE International provides airport reception (in Armidale) and an orientation program. Support services include English language and study skills programs, health cover assistance, family support and advice, visa renewals and work permits, welfare and advisory services, student clubs and societies, accommodation assistance and places of religious worship (including a mosque where students can purchase Halal food). There is also a number of libraries on the campus.

    UNE Disability and Carer Support

    The UNE Special Needs Office offers practical assistance and advice to students, who may be affected by an injury, long illness, disability, learning difficulties or other health condition, as well as for students, who are carers of family members with a disability.

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    Academic Support

    Online

    All UNE students can now access the Studiosity service for free. Studiosity makes personalized learning support available to students when they need it, 24/7.

    One-On-One

    One-on-one support is available in relation to assignment writing and/or referencing.

    Exam Preparation

    Exam prep workshops provide students with strategies to prepare for exams, and strategies to use during your exam to improve your chances
    of success.

    Library Skills

    Learn how to get the most out of UNE’s library facilities to help success in your studies.

    Software Support

    Learn how to get the most out of UNE’s library facilities to help success in your studies.

    • Microsoft Office 365 – full version
    • Endnote – maintaining references
    • Sophos – Anti-virus software
    • Windows 10 – free upgrade
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    Life At UNE Sydney

    UNE Sydney provides a physical presence and virtual connection for students studying at UNE in Western Sydney.

    Each trimester, students can participate in workshops in academic writing, referencing and studying at UNE, academic writing for post-graduate (research) students, and examination preparation for all students. At the beginning of every trimester the UNE Sydney Student Support Team present a ‘Getting Started’ Orientation session for new students.

    Staff members are available to assist prospective students with enquiries and provide assistance with the admission and enrolment processes, as well as providing support for current students with any queries or assistance they may require.

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    UNE remains one of the few universities in Australia to provide the complete on-campus experience combining affordability, student support and social life. Graduates consistently rate living at UNE as being ‘an affordable lifestyle, priceless experience’. UNE’s Residential System gives students the benefit of academic, social and personal support networks and a rich tradition of vibrant inter-college competitions in sporting and cultural activities. UNE’s residential accommodation consists of eight colleges, including six traditional college residences, a village of self-contained units and the modern studio apartments at Wright College, complete with private kitchen and bathroom facilities.

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    If you would prefer to live off-campus, UNE Life Advocacy & Welfare can help you find shared accommodation, private board, and local rentals in Armidale. Shared living arrangements are a great way to save money, meet new friends and be involved in an environment where you are able to socialise and learn at the same time. In considering off-campus living you should take into account the terms of tenancy agreements including costs such as power, water and communications as well as transport arrangements to and from campus. For detailed information and advice regarding renting and shared accommodation visit the Tenants NSW website.

    Please note that there is a higher demand for housing in Armidale during the 4-6 weeks before Trimester commencement, therefore you should take into account the time it may take to find suitable accommodation. Other factors that need to be considered when renting include the costs of bond (equal to 4 weeks rent), furniture, electricity and other household running costs. For an approximate guide on rental costs in Armidale visit realestate.com.au or domain.com.au.

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    Living Costs

    Migration regulations in Australia require international students to show evidence that they can contribute to the cost of living and studying in Australia. This helps to ensure students are able to make the most of their studies and have a safe and enjoyable experience in Australia. While international students are able to supplement their income with money earned through part-time work in Australia, the ‘living costs’ requirement helps to support the success of students in their studies by ensuring that they don’t have to rely on such work to meet all their expenses.

    From 1 July 2016, the basic rate of living costs under the Migration regulations increased. Under these regulations prospective student visa applicants and their family members must have access to the following funds to meet the living costs requirements:

    • A$20,290 a year for the main student;
    • A$7,100 a year for the student’s partner;
    • A$3,040 a year for child.

    Students must demonstrate that the funds they are relying upon to meet the costs of studying in Australia will be genuinely available to them during their stay in Australia. The figures above are indicative only and costs can vary significantly depending on where you live in Australia. You should be prepared in case your living costs are greater than the indicated figures. For more information visit the Department of Home Affairs website.

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    Complete Your Application

    1.

    All international students applying to study a coursework program at UNE must complete the online International Student Admission Application. Students can complete the application online.

    All International students applying to study a Higher Degree by Research, such as a PhD, must complete the International HDR Candidature Application Form. The form is available online.

    Applicants who wish to apply through one of UNE’s authorised agents can locate their nearest agent online.

    Applicants should ensure that they submit certified copies of transcripts of all relevant previous studies including proof of completion; photo page from passport or other birth record; and evidence of English language proficiency and any other documentation requested in the application.

    If documents are in a language other than English, an officially certified English translation of each document must be provided together with certified copies of the original documents.

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    Receiving Your Enrolment Offer

    2.

    UNE will assess the completed application. If the application is academically successful, a conditional or unconditional Offer of Admission will be issued together with an International Offer Guide, which contains all information relevant to an applicant accepting their offer.

    If the applicant is from a country deemed to be high risk from an immigration perspective, then they must undergo additional assessment to determine they meet Genuine Student (GS), Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) and financial evidence requirements.

    Their Offer of Admission will be conditional upon successfully completing the GTE assessment and they must complete an additional International Student Application for GTE and submit further documentation required by this form.

    UNE will notify applicants if they have met the GTE condition or not. Applicants must not pay any tuition fees prior to receiving formal, written advice that they have successfully passed the GTE assessment.

    The University will advise students in writing if their application is unsuccessful. You may be eligible for a scholarship. Find out more here.

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    Your Confirmation of enrolment and Paying Tuition fees

    3.

    When UNE International receives the completed offer acceptance documents and the required tuition fees from students intending to study on campus, it will process the payment and issue the
    Confirmation of Enrolment (COE). The COE is the form required to apply for a student visa.

    If your admission application is not successful, UNE will advise you in writing.

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    Apply for Your Student Visa

    4.

    International Students intending to study full-time on-campus at UNE will need to obtain a student visa. The Department of Home Affairs website has comprehensive information on applying for a student visa to study in Australia, including application forms. Please note that student visas granted to International Students for their study in Australia have conditions attached. These are outlined in detail on the DHA website and students’ obligations are also outlined in the International Offer Guide issued with the Offer of Admission.

    Students should regularly check the DHA website for updated information and changes to legislation and processing arrangements affecting their intention to study in Australia on a student visa.

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    Prepare for your arrival at UNE

    5.

    Upon being granted their student visa, students should make travel arrangements includingapplying online for accommodation.

    For more information about planning your journey to UNE, tap here.

    Students should advise UNE International of their travel arrangements and request airport or railway station reception as instructed in the International Offer Guide.

    After arriving in Armidale, on-campus students should arrive and attend the International Student Orientation and Enrolment after which they will commence their formal course at UNE.

    For more information about your first time arriving at UNE, tap here.

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    International students commencing at the University of New England (UNE) in 2020 may be eligible for a tuition fee scholarship of AUD$5,000. The scholarships are available for both the Armidale and Sydney campuses. They are limited, so eligible students should apply as soon as possible.

    Armidale

    The Accommodation Scholarship is open to International students commencing studies at the University of New England’s Armidale campus in Trimester 1 or 2 2020. The scholarship offer includes annual accommodation fees up to $11,000, a fully furnished residential college room, utility costs, free internet and Wi-Fi access, campus security 24 hours, 7 days per week, dedicated Residential Student Support, free airport or train station transfer within Armidale and residential orientation, activities, and special events such as Residential Wellness Week. International students may be eligible for one of 10 tuition fee scholarships with the English Language School if they are studying the English for Academic Purposes course in 2020.

    Sydney

    International students may be eligible for a tuition fee scholarship of $3,000 for the Master of Health Management course, in addition to one of 40 $5,000 scholarships in Trimester 1 or 2 2020.

    Postgraduate Research SCholarships

    UNE offers a number of substantial research scholarships to postgraduate students studying research-based degrees including discipline specific research, targeted research projects and others that have a broader eligibility criteria.

    UNE International Postgraduate Research Award (IPRA)

    The UNE International Postgraduate Research Award (UNE IPRA) scholarship is offered to outstanding international candidates who wish to enrol in a research degree at UNE. The UNE IPRA provides a stipend per annum, course tuition fees and single Standard Overseas Health Insurance.

    English For Academic Purposes (EAP)

    UNE has a limited number of EAP Scholarships available to help students meet the English language requiremements for admission to the Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry). View Terms and Conditions here.

    How to Apply

    Each of our scholarships requires you to provide specific information as part of the application process that will demonstrate your eligibility for the scholarship. Find out more here.

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    Annual course fees only cover the cost of tuition. They do not include other expenses associated with university study such as books, accommodation and living expenses. For students successful in gaining admission to study at UNE, the Offer of Admission will list the exact tuition fees a student is required to pay to accept the offer. The Offer of Admission will also list other fees payable including compulsory Overseas Student Health Cover for on campus students.

    Tuition Protection Service (TPS)

    The Tuition Protection Service (TPS) is an Australian Government initiative to assist international students whose education providers are unable to fully deliver their course of study. The aim of this protection is to ensure that students receive the tuition they have paid for or, as a last resort, a refund of unspent tuition fees.

    The legislation sets out what happens when an education provider or an international student defaults (i.e., when a provider fails to start or finish providing a course to a student, or a student fails to start or finish a course with a provider). The TPS provides a flexible and streamlined approach to student placement and refund arrangements in the event a defaulting provider does not meet its refund obligations under the ESOS Act. Students will be given an active role in selecting a suitable placement options through an online information service. Where a student does not access a placement through the placement facility provided by the TPS Director, the student may be eligible for a refund of their unspent tuition fees from the TPS Director.

    Students will be eligible for a refund of the unused portion of any prepaid tuition fees (i.e. tuition for which you have paid but which has not yet been delivered) rather than a full refund, in recognition of the fact that you may obtain credit for the study already completed.

    International students should be familiar with the UNE Refund of Tuition Fees Policy.

    Further information about the TPS can be obtained from the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.

    Refund of Tuition Fees

    The University of New England’s Refund of Tuition Fees Policy is based upon, and is in accordance with, the National Code of Practice for Registered Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students (the National Code), the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 (ESOS Act 2000) and Education Services for Overseas Student Regulations 2001 (ESOS Regulations 2001). This policy applies to all International Students studying on-campus or by distance regardless of the person actually paying the fees.

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    Overseas Student
    Health Cover (OSHC)

    International Students and their dependents are required to purchase private health insurance, Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) as a condition of their student visa. UNE currently has a Preferred Provider Agreement with Bupa Australia OSHC, to facilitate the provision of OSHC for International Students.

    Bupa Australia OSHC pays the cost of most medical and hospital treatment students may require while studying in Australia. The current cost of Overseas Student Health Cover and further information about what is covered is available online.

    Cover for the student and all dependents for the entire length of the student visa must be arranged prior to the student visa being granted. Students should note that it is a condition of their student visa to maintain the currency of their OSHC for the duration of their visa.

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    Simplified Student
    Visa Framework
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    The Australian Government’s SSVF is designed to make the process of applying for a Student visa simpler for genuine students. Under the SSVF, each education provider registered with the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) is allocated an immigration risk rating by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. This risk rating is based on the immigration risk outcomes of the provider’s international students over a twelve month period. Likewise, an immigration risk rating is allocated to each country. The combination of these two risk ratings is used to guide the level of financial capacity and English language proficiency and related documentation that students will need to provide with their Student visa application.

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    ESOS Framework

    International Students who are intending to study on-campus in Australia should be aware that Australia’s laws promote quality education and consumer protection. These laws are known as the ESOS Framework and they include the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000 and the National Code.

    For further information about the ESOS Framework, students should refer to the Australian Government’s International Education website.

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    internationaleducation.gov.au