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Before you leave home to start the exciting adventure of studying in Queensland, there are a few things you need to do to prepare for your journey. Make sure you review the below checklist and tick off each item before you depart for Australia.

  • Apply for your student visa.
  • Check that your passport is valid for the full length of your stay in Australia.
  • Have a medical check-up and organise any prescribed medications or immunisations you may need (ask your doctor to write a letter in English explaining these medicines).
  • Visit the website of your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) provider and read information about your health coverage while in Australia.
  • Check your International and Course Orientation dates.
  • Book your flights to Australia (arriving a few days before your orientation).
  • Purchase travel insurance.
  • Research your accommodation options and arrange temporary accommodation for when you arrive.
  • Organise to have AUD$2,000 for when you arrive in Australia — at least $500 in cash and the rest available via credit/debit card.
  • Make a note of the contact details of your country's embassy in Australia and of TAFE Queensland's 24 hour emergency contact number for international students (1800 644 044).
  • Remember to pack important documents including your offer letter, Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE), certified copies of academic transcripts, identification documents, important contact numbers, accommodation details, and important medical records.