Whilst studying in Australia students MUST abide by visa conditions as determined by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC). These include
Complete course within the duration specified in the CoE.
Maintain satisfactory attendance and course progress.
Have sufficient funds to cover course fees and living expenses while in Australia.
Students who wish to change education provider before completing the first 6 months of their principal course must obtain a release letter from their institution and submit an application to DIAC. If the visa package includes both NIC and University of Newcastle, the principal course is the University of Newcastle degree.
Students must inform DIAC if they change their student status or withdraw from the course they are enrolled in.
Students must extend their student visa before it expires.
Students are required to advise NIC of changes to their Australian address within 7 days.
Q : Can I work while I study?
Permission to work in Australia will be granted as part of the student visa. You can work up to 20 hours per week while studying and full-time during the semester breaks. The income earned from part-time work is not adequate to cover study and living costs.
Q : Do I need Overseas Student Health Cover?
It is a visa condition that all overseas students obtain Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the proposed duration of their time in Australia. If you have an accident or health problem you will be able to redeem some, or all of your medical costs. NIC will organise one policy for the duration of your NIC and University of Newcastle.