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Old 08-21-2010, 09:48 AM
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A newbie questions regarding 886

Hi everybody,

Glad to join this forum where I found there are a lot of people who are sharing their problems and got supported by others.

I am a 36 yr male with a degree on management at my native country and planning to make a shift to oz with this plan:

1. Going to get a student visa for at least 4 years since I am going to Canterburry Business College in Sydney; initially, I plan to take Certificate IV in IT (Programming) for 49 weeks then to be continued with Diploma of IT (Software Development) for another 49 weeks; so altogether would be 98 weeks.

And at the same time I would try to look a job in IT related fields so I can accumulate 1 year working experience requirement.

2. After that I will take the Bachelor of Information Technology (BITC) at USQ since the CBC has an articulation to the USQ where it would accept successful students who have completed the Diploma of IT qualification into USQ's Bachelor Program; I would get 12 courses exempted, so it would take only about another 1.5 years to get this BITC.

3. 1st Q: After I finish the 2nd leg of my study in IT Dipl, would it be possible for me to be assesed by ACS for ICT Business Analyst (SOL)?
If YES, then by the end of my 2nd leg study I would like to apply for Onshore skilled sponsored (subclass 886) where my mom and step dad would sponsor us (me and my wife).

4. And in case if my student visa got expired, would it be me and my wife get granted a bridging visa A? While I am waiting for the confirmation of my substantive 886 visa.

5. I heard that OSHC would cover maternity too, is there any limitation on this?

Any feed back on this are most welcome.


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Old 08-21-2010, 04:38 PM
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You ought to closely read the student and 886 visa info on the Immi site and especially the eligibility sections links as there are examples there re the association of courses to make up required study time and also the information re 886 eligibility including recency of study and also requirements for partners.

Bridging visas do normally apply when you apply for an onshore visa.
And by OHSC, I imagine you mean medicare and again there is coverage when some visas have been applied for and you'll find information in the 886 visa section.

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Old 08-22-2010, 08:20 AM
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Hi Wanderer,

Yes, I've read the requirements, at least for the Australian qualification I could obtain min. 5 points where I should pass this condition:

You must have met this eligibility requirement in the six (6) months immediately before the date of making your application.

There are two main components of the Australian study requirement.

You must have studied for a minimum of at least 16 calendar months within Australia in a course registered with the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS)
You must have completed two (2) academic years of study, which is 92 weeks of registered study

And for the OSHC I meant it for OSHC itself since I've found that on their FAQ they mention this:

1. If I fall pregnant after I arrive in Australia,
am I covered?
Yes, only if your student visa is for a period of three (3)
months or more and you have valid OSHC cover. The
minimum period for which you must have cover is the
duration of your student visa or 12 months whichever is

So I am thinking whether my wife would be covered since I am the one who would be the student? Or logically I must pay double for the coverage for me and my wife. (Obviously, I think).

So what I mean, is there any limitation to only normal maternity or how about caesarean or any complications that might happened? Any experiences on this one maybe?

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Old 08-23-2010, 02:03 AM
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There's single and family coverage rates you'll see on Department of Health and Ageing - Overseas Student Health Cover - Frequently Asked Questions
You may also find there is a restriction re pregnancy services for there is also bolded
Other treatments/services not covered under OSHC
assisted reproduction services, such as in-vitro fertilisation (IVF)
treatment arranged before coming to Australia
treatment needed while travelling to or from Australia
treatment during the first 12 months of membership for pre-existing medical conditions or disabilities
pregnancy-related services if the length of the visa is 3 months or less
transportation of an overseas student or dependent into or out of Australia for any reason
treatment covered by provisions for compensation and damages.
Pregnancy would likely be considered pre-existing if your wife was already pregnant, it being a standard condition with private insurance and you would want to clarify the situation with whichever insurer you select.

My earlier comment was in respect to an 886 visa if your wife was eligible to be included.

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Thx Wanderer, it's clear then....thx for the link; bookmarked it already.

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