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Offer

Offer

Definition

An Offer is the offer of a place in an institution to study a particular course, provided to you by that institution. See also Packaged Offer, Admission and Acceptance.
Offshore student

Offshore student

Definition

Offshore students are students studying through the offshore campus or at an offshore partner institution (outside of Australia).
Onshore students

Onshore students

Definition

Onshore students are students studying at an institution within Australia.
Orientation

Orientation

Definition

Orientation provides new students with the opportunity to meet other students in their course and staff teaching their course; find their way around the campus; learn about skills that will assist them with their studies; find out about services offered and ask questions in a friendly environment. Orientation is usually run in the week prior to classes commencing.
Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

Definition

As an international student you must have Overseas Student Health Cover. Check with your institution for providers and costs.
Overseas students

Overseas students

Definition

Students who study in foreign educational institutions. In Australia you are considered to be an overseas student if you’re not an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, New Zealand citizen, or holder of an Australian permanent resident humanitarian visa.