We recommend you arrive in Australia a week before your course start date, if possible, to allow time to settle in and rest before you attend the compulsory SCU International Orientation.
If you require a student visa, you can apply for this as soon as you receive a CoE from Southern Cross University. It is your responsibility to ensure you receive your visa on time. For information about visas and studying in Australia (including how to apply), please visit Australian Government Department of Home Affairs– Studying in Australia.
The Australian Government Department of Home Affairs takes visa breaches very seriously, so please make sure you carefully read and understand your visa conditions. For important visa holder information, including visa conditions that apply to individuals (and their dependents) planning to study in Australia, please visit Australian Government Department of Home Affairs – Studying in Australia.
The Australian Government Department of Home Affairs (DHA) takes visa breaches very seriously, so please make sure you read and understand your visa conditions and comply with these conditions at all times.
Do you know these important Student Visa conditions?
Here are some other important conditions that apply to international students:
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It’s helpful to understand the cultural norms of any country you visit or live in. Australia is a multicultural country, but still has cultural practices and traditions that may be different to yours.
Some key values that reflect the Australian way of life include:
Australia has no formal class distinctions. Segregation between people of different incomes or backgrounds is not considered to be acceptable. For example, customer service staff are to be treated with the same respect as you would a doctor, or university professor. Men and women are equal in Australia and there are no rules about who you can and can’t mix with.
Did you know?At Southern Cross University we expect you to ask questions. Don't hold back!
During Orientation Week, you will be given some tips on budgeting and expenses to consider while living and studying in Australia. However, you can already start preparing now.