All International students in Australia on a student visa are required, as a condition of their visa, to maintain valid health insurance. This means you will need to maintain Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) while studying at UTS Insearch.

What is OSHC?

The OSHC covers the cost of emergency medical attention through the public health system. It does not include physiotherapy, optical or dental care, the cost of admission to a private hospital, pre-existing medical conditions or non-emergency ambulance service. Extra insurance is available to cover these possible additional expenses.

Important
You need to arrange Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) before you apply for your student visa.

Arranging OSHC

You can request UTS Insearch to arrange your OSHC when applying for your program - and details of this will appear on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) for visa purposes.

If you ask UTS Insearch to arrange OSHC on your behalf, comprehensive OSHC will be arranged through our preferred OSHC provider Medibank. Details of the cost and duration of this cover will be noted in your offer letter.

If you prefer to make your own OSHC arrangements, you will need to send a copy of your policy details with your offer acceptance prior to your CoE being issued.

About Medibank OSHC

UTS Insearch has an arrangement with Medibank Private. For detailed information regarding the OSHC cover offered by Medibank Comprehensive, available when arranging your OSHC exclusively through UTS Insearch, visit the Medibank Private website.

Accessing your OSHC

The best way to access and manage your OSHC is through the My Medibank App.

The My Medibank App makes it easy to:
  • Check your cover details and keep on top of your extras limits and waiting periods,
  • Find a Members’ Choice provider, make changes to your details,
  • Make a claim. You can even check your claims history and the status of claims you’ve made.

Download the app from the App Store or Google Play.

Assistance with your OSHC policy, claims and general enquiries

Medibank

1. Call 134 148
The team speaks 16 different languages and have access to translating services.
2. Email: oshc_support@medibank.com.au.
3. Information available at www.medibankoshc.com.au.
4. Visit a Medibank Store.

Medibank regularly visit the UTS Insearch campus also, so you can speak to a Medibank representative in person.
 

Student Centre

  1. Phone: +61 2 9218 8666.
  2. Email: studentcentre@insearch.edu.au.
  3. Visit the Student Centre - Ground floor of the Blue Building on 187 Thomas Street, Haymarket.