I don't know what to take next for further education?
Ozford conducts regular university information seminars on campus where many different universities come to discuss study options and courses with students. Ozford also offers individual advice to each student about selecting subjects, university courses and career paths that they are most suited to.
How do I find places in town?
The Melway's and maps are available at Reception.
What do I do if I change my address?
Change of Address forms are kept at Student Service Centre. It is compulsory to inform the
College about address change if you are a student visa holder.
How do I use the computers?
Have your username and password ready to log on. If you have any trouble with this, ask the Receptionist for help.
How do I borrow a library book?
Please visit Ozford Library for opening hours, and ask the Librarian for the books. There is a $20 deposit for borrowing.
I am under the age of 18 can I still come and study at Ozford?
Students under 18 must live in accommodation that is approved by the school and complies with DIAC regulations. This means that students under 18 must live in a home stay approved by Ozford or with relatives or someone aged at least 21 nominated by the parent. If the student requires guardianship Ozford will arrange this at no additional cost.
Where can I locate the most recent ASQA VET Standards Audit Report?
The most recent ASQA VET Standards audit report is unavailable, but a copy of the AQTF registration report is available on our website.
Do I need a Visa to study at Ozford College?
Students can travel to Australia on a Student Visa or Working Holiday Visa. Students on a Student Visa have strict rules and must comply with the following.
- Must have an attendance level of 80%
- Must notify the college of change of address
- Must meet the course requirements set
- Are not permitted to work unless you have applied for permission to do so.
How safe is Melbourne, Australia?
Australia is very safe, with a low crime rate, political stability and a harmonious society. The incidence of robbery and assault is relatively low and Australia has strict anti-gun and drug laws. A peaceful country, Australia has never had a civil war. The government is democratically elected, and is not ruled by the military nor based on religion. Melbourne, capital city of Victoria is the arts centre of Australia, and people are drawn to historical grand old buildings, fantastic dining and an abundance of arts events. Melbourne has an exciting multicultural society with a history of both European and Asian immigrants.
What is the weather like in Melbourne?
The Melbourne weather can be unpredictable at times but isn't as humid as many other cities of Australia. The temperature ranges from 18-35°C between November to April and 7-18°C May to October.
What will it cost to live in Melbourne?
Melbourne is inexpensive compared to other cities in Australia. It costs about $80- $100 per week for public transport and lunches. If you are planning to live independently, you can find shared accommodation from $80- $250 per week; or rent a one bedroom flat for $160-$350 per week.
Homestay usually costs $260 to $270 per week including accommodation, meals and utility bills except for phone bills. Please allow a minimum of AUD $18,610 per annum for living costs.
Where can I live?
Our student welfare officer will ensure students are placed in suitable accommodation to meet their individual requirements. If a student wishes to stay with homestay accommodation we have a high standard selection process of homestay families and match families to the individual student, to ensure students are both safe and happy with their homestay.
What will my first day be like?
On your first day you will have an orientation to the school and get to meet your teachers. This orientation also includes familiarising yourself with living and studying in Melbourne. Students are made aware of the social and cultural issues associated with living in Melbourne and shown how to do things that are often strange and different a new country like banking and sending mail.
I am away from home, What can I do if I have a problem?
Ozford understands that it is not easy to study and live in another country so we offer a wide range of support to all our students. We pride ourselves on our small and tight community with bi-lingual staff and close relationship between students and staff where students feel comfortable approaching staff about any problems they have.
High School and English language students are allocated into small student Home Groups with a teacher they meet with regularly who understands each individual student providing counselling when needed. There is also a full time Student Welfare Coordinator to take of any problems students might have and to also provide student counselling.
In addition to this Ozford also has a strong relationship with external welfare support agencies and offers a 24 hour emergency help line to all students if required.
How do I apply for a work visa?
Work Visa application forms are available at Student Service Centre.
The Ozford Newsletters and Notice Boards will also give you a lot of information