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Whether you are a recent school leaver or a mature age students, currently living in Sydney or looking to make the move, we know you're ready for your next adventure and we want to support you and see you succeed. Below is additional information to help you on your way.

Student Handbook 2020 – International Student

Overseas Student Support Services Policy

Bedford Prospectus
GLEBE CAMPUS

Centrally located in the Sydney CBD, Bedford College is directly opposite Sydney University. The bus stop is at the door and the Broadway Shopping Centre and Cinema complex is a short walk away.
Click here for all the details on the Glebe Campus

NORWEST CAMPUS
Conveniently located in the Norwest Business Park, the new Norwest Campus opened in January 2014. The Campus is a state-of-the-art facility in a beautiful location with lots of outdoor relaxing areas and close to transport and facilities.
Click here for all the details on the Norwest Campus
Sydney is famous for being one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Sydney is also a very multicultural city with people from over 200 countries residing in the area. Sydney is rich and diverse in culture and hosts some of Australia’s largest cultural and social events.

The Rainbow Guide (ISANA) – International Student Pre-Arrival Orientation Handbook
City of Sydney – General Information
International Student Guide to Australia
International Student Safety Resources
At Bedford College, we are more than happy to assist you with locating accommodation for your period of study with us. Please see the list of some of the accommodation providers in Sydney.

Uni Lodge
Flo Harris Lodge
Homestay Network
Arundel House
The Terraces
96 Glebe Guest House
UrbanNest
Domain Online Search
Real Estate
Flat Mates

We also have a list of private home stay accommodation available – please contact the College for details
All new students will undertake an orientation program prior to course commencement. Information includes:

• Introduction to staff and a tour of the College
• Access and Equity
• Access to student records
• Expected learning outcomes
• How delivery and assessments occurs
• Assessment/assignment guidelines
• What you will receive on completion of the course
• Grievance and Appeals
• Privacy policy
• WHS procedures
• Recognition of Prior Learning

Expectations and responsibilities of students including:

• Attendance
• Academic progress
• Ensuring currency of your information
• Behaviour and attitude standards
• Dress code
It is a condition of your visa that international students maintain Overseas Student Health Cover for the duration of your Student Visa. Bedford College can arrange this health cover for you, or you may arrange this yourself and provide evidence of your membership when you enrol.
Health Cover Policy – International Student
Australian Government Website information on OSHC)
Examples of OSHC Providers
AHM Overseas Student Health Cover
Medibank Private OSHC
BUPA OSHC
OR
Google – Overseas Student Health Cover
At Bedford College we aim to provide a warm, friendly environment for students. Most students find that they make friends very quickly and get support from teachers, student services and other students when necessary. Students may require counselling services to assist with course progress and attendance requirements, accommodation issues or personal issues.

See the Student Support Services page for more information
If you are a current or intending overseas student please be advised that Australian law mandates your obligations to ensure that any *school-aged dependents accompanying you must be enrolled into a school.

• In the state of New South Wales, school-age as not less than six (6) nor more than sixteen (16) years of age.

Your options for the schooling of your school-aged dependents are:

• Government Schools – search for a government school in the state of New South Wales
• Non-Government Schools (including schools of different religions ) – search for a non-government school in the state of New South Wales

Note: some visa types may require the payment of full school fees. Please check with the school you wish to enrol your school-aged dependents into for advice. Further information can be found at https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/already-have-a-visa/check-visa-details-and-conditions/see-your-visa-conditions
Glebe Campus
Police Station – Glebe
1-3 Talfourd St
Glebe, NSW 2037
(02) 9552 8099

Doctor – Glebe
Sawrikar P. Gen.Pract
33 Ross Street, GLEBE NSW 2037
(02) 9660 1542

Local Hospital
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPA)
Missenden Road
Camperdown NSW 2050
(02) 9515 6111

Police and Medical Authorities
State Coroner’s Court, GLEBE
44 – 46 Parramatta Rd, Glebe
PO Box 309, CAMPERDOWN BC 1450
PHONE: (02) 8584 7777
Fax: (02) 9660 7594
Index of Consulars in Australia
http://protocol.dfat.gov.au/Consulate/list.rails
Educational institutions must respect the privacy of individuals as per the Privacy Act (1998). Educational institutions usually collect information from students (and prospective students) including contact details, date of birth, and school attended. Academic information including previous education, current progress reports, attendance and incidents records are also held by the College. Bedford College takes all reasonable precautions to protect the privacy of student records from unauthorised access, misuse or disclosure.
The College has support and welfare systems in place to support students and endeavours to address concerns and disputes in a friendly and informal manner. However, should this not be possible, the College has a Complaints Policy in to which all staff and students have access.

Whilst the College endeavours to resolve disputes informally in-house, students are provided with access to a third party negotiator if they so wish. No cost is made to the student for this service.

Please Note: It is the policy of the College to resolve conflicts in a timely manner (usually within 20 days of lodgement). Students who are enrolled at the College when the complaint/appeal is lodged, may continue their enrolment whilst the Complaint/Appeal is under investigation.
Complaints Policy
Students have an obligation to notify the College as soon as practicable of any change of address while enrolled in a course.

Personal information about international students studying with Bedford College may be shared with the Australian Government and designated authorities, including the Tuition Assurance Scheme and the ESOS Assurance Fund Manager. This information includes personal and contact details, course enrolment details and changes, and the circumstance of any suspected breach of a student visa conditions.

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