Students’ Responsibilities

All international students studying in Australia are required to have private health insurance covering their total study period. Our cover is with NIB, using the link below you will get all the information you need about your entitlements and even be able to calculate the total cost.

Nova English OSHC provider is NIB and you can find all forms, lists of available doctors and cover information by visiting their website:

The site provides more detailed information which you should read.

Overseas students’ rights are protected by law in Australia (see below) but with rights come responsibilities.

Under the ESOS Act, students with an ELICOS visa must attend a minimum of 80% of their classes


The Australian Government is committed that international students have a safe, fair place to study. It is committed to safeguarding their expenditure on courses that have been paid for. The law ensures that student have access to quality education and consumer protection. These laws are covered by the Education Services for Overseas Student (ESOS) Act 2000 and the National Code 2007.

For more information

You can also download the Nova English Student Handbook which has more information on your rights, responsibilities, living in Australia and other helpful information to help you settle in to living and studying in a new country.   (insert link to handbook)