The University of Melbourne is host to a number of students who undertake practical or research training that is part of or closely related to their course of study at an higher education institute outside Australia. The following information in a brief outline of the process to secure a placement and obtain an appropriate visa for your stay as a Honorary Visitor (Occupational Trainee) at the University.
If you are interested in undertaking a practical or research training at the University, you will need to find a member of staff at a University Faculty or department who is able to supervise you. The Find an Expert directory contains information about research fields of staff at the University.
After the details of your training program and supervision arrangements have been confirmed, your supervisor at the University of Melbourne will seek advice from the University's International Student Services in regards to visa options that suit your circumstances.
Depending on the duration of your training program and other factors, the University may nominate you for an Occupational Trainee visa, or recommend that you apply for another suitable visa. You may wish to familiarise yourself with the Occupational Trainee visa, however you should not lodge an application for this visa before you have received approval of your training program from International Student Services.
If you have any queries about a visa for Australia, please email International Student Services.
As a holder of a temporary visa you are required to have in place Cover for overseas visitors appropriate health insurance arrangements. You can obtain health insurance through a provider in your home country or in Australia. Australia also has reciprocal health care agreements in place with a number of countries.
There are various housing options in Melbourne depending on the length of your stay, personal budget, and lifestyle preferences. The Student Housing website is a good place to start exploring your options around campus.
Understanding the likely costs of living in Melbourne is a critical part of the planning process. The University's Student Financial Aid unit has made available a summary of estimated accommodation and annual living cost to assist you with calculating an estimate of your financial needs.