You need to take care of some important things after you arrive in Australia. It would help if you were done those following things as soon as possible so that it will not be difficult after university/college starts. Notify the family you’ve arrived safely
1. Get the student ID Card
2. Open an Australian Bank Account
You must pass a 100-point identity check administered by the Australian government https://www.police.sa.gov.au/services-and-events/100-point-identification to open the bank account. You’ll need to show identification like your passport, student card, driver’s license, credit card, phone bill, or utility bill. The bank will suggest that you provide your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) paperwork when opening a student account. To transact on an account, you may need to give your bank a Tax Identification Number.
3. Mobile Phone set up
4. Organise your digital OSHC Card
For information on how to get a digital card that you may use right away, go to the website of your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) provider. OSHC provider Allianz Care staff are available at Hub Central from 10 AM- 4 PM
Some other OSHC providers are:
5. Have to apply for Tax File Number if you are planning to work
You will need to apply for a free Tax File Number if you want to work part-time while you study in Australia. A TFN is your authority number in the Australian tax system, and most companies will ask for it before you start working.
On the Australian Taxation Office’s website, you can learn more about TFN and submit your application.
Should know the terms and visa conditions as an international student:
- Need to maintain a 50% pass grade throughout the study program
- Need to maintain 80% attendance
- Need to have health insurance to cover my whole visa duration
- Need to inform my address University/DHA within seven days and need to update any new address
- Can work 40 hours per fortnight part-time only
- Cannot change my university for the first 6months