Medibank Private is Avondale’s preferred provider of OSHC. The services Medibank Private provide include emergency medical advice and assistance, ambulance services, hospital accommodation, legal advice and help replacing travel documents or passports. Cover is required for the full length of your course and must be paid upfront. Your OSHC will conveniently be arranged through the Admission Enquiry Centre. Learning Skills Support Avondale offers academic skills tutoring and coaching to all students. For more information, see page 37.Student Safety and WelfareAt Avondale, your safety and welfare is our number one priority. We provide counselling services, career guidance, disability support, and ensure a safe campus environment. For more information, see page 37.Arriving in Australia - airport pickupAn Avondale representative is available to welcome you when you arrive at the airport and transfer you to campus. This service must be booked in advance. International students are entitled to one complimentary trip to and from Sydney International Airport per year. For more information or to organise your transfer, please contact the International Admissions Officer on:Phone: +61 2 4980 2374Email: [email protected]What should I do before arriving in Australia?1) Accept your offer, pay your deposit/fee and receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (COE).2) Apply for your student visa. Processing can take up to 12 weeks so do this as soon as you receive your offer. Visit for more information.3) Organise your passport.4) Book your flight to Australia.5) Purchase Australian currency and ensure that you have access to at least $1,000 to establish yourself.6) Arrange your airport pick up by contacting Avondale Student Services.For more information on living and studying in Australia, including living costs, finding work and schooling for children, visit the Avondale International Student Policy at or the Future Unlimited website at
11STUDY ABROADStudying for a semester or a year overseas is a great way to enrich your degree and university experience. It is not only a great opportunity for travel but also to learn another culture, make new friends and perhaps even learn another language. The subjects that you study at an overseas university or college can be credited towards your Avondale degree. For information regarding your credit options, please see your Course Convenor before signing up for an exchange. With 124 Adventist universities and colleges in 70 countries worldwide, the opportunity for an exchange whist studying at Avondale is extensive. Avondale graduate Alana Brown was wanting an overseas adventure, so half-way through her degree, she decided to embark on an international exchange to Canada.