Hello and welcome! Congratulations on choosing to study at Ozford Institute of Higher Education, in the heart of Melbourne. We would like to extend an invitation for you to take part in Orientation, which is designed to ensure you successfully transition into study. Attending Orientation will give you the best possible start to your new academic career by allowing you to:

    Meet other students, and the academic staff
    Learn what a “typical first week” at Ozford involves
    Learn about the services available to support your study
    Find your way around campus
    Feel confident about commencing higher education

Please refer to below table to check when your Orientation session will take place.

Orientation dates

Time: 2:00 PM (AEST)

Onshore Students

Venue: Ground, 123-129 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000

Offshore Students

Via Zoom

Duration: 3 Hours

2022 Intake and Orientation Dates
   Intakes  Orientation
Special Open Border Intake  14 February 31 January, 07 February
Trimester 1  15 March 08 March
Mid Intake  02 May  26 April
Trimester 2  25 July  18 July
Mid Intake  12 September  06 September
Trimester 3  21 November  14 November


What happens at orientation?

At Orientation, we not only prepare you to become an Ozford Institute of Higher Education student, we make every effort to prepare you in becoming a part of the Melbourne community. We hope that you find Orientation useful and ease any stress that may arise in the face of change – such as living in a different country and/or starting at a new school.

Information provided during orientation

Information provided during orientation includes:

  • Welcome and introduction to OIHE key staff and associated responsibilities
  • A welcome exercise to encourage student interaction within the inaugural intake group
  • Campus tour of facilities, safety and security arrangement including emergency evacuation procedure;
  • Enrolment related policies and procedures including acceptance of agreement, refund, and grounds for deferring, suspending and cancellation;
  • General information, preparation and expectation on student transition to higher education;
  • Details of the course, timetable and teaching staff details
  • Academic related information, policy and procedures, including preparation and expectation on HE learning, integrity and conduct, academic progress, assessment requirements and staff consultation;
  • Learning, academic and English language support available to assist students in maintaining course progress
  • Details of the course and staff members contact details including official point of contact for students;
  • Relevant policies and procedures related to student life, including Student Safety, Anti Bullying & Harassment, Anti-Discrimination, Gender Equity, and IT use;
  • Relevant policies and procedures related to student experience, including Student feedback and Student Grievances and Appeals;
  • Other support and services available to assist students with general or personal circumstances that might adversely affect their education including counselling, health and wellbeing, emergency and critical incidents, legal services, advocacy;
  • Details on how to seek assistance for, and report on incidents that significantly impacts on students’ wellbeing, including critical incidents;
  • Student visa requirements and conditions relating to:
  • – enrolment
    – course progress
    – work rights and conditions
    – health insurance
    – contact details

  • General information on living in Australia and Melbourne, including social and cultural norms and rules, general safety and accommodation options;
  • Information on working in Australia, including employment rights and conditions;
  • Social and community support available for student participation including Study Melbourne Centre
  • Library Induction Workshop (eg: library resources, journal search and referencing, use of Turninit etc)
  • IT induction Workshop (eg; Login, printing, IT security, use of Moodle etc.)

Information and documentation required during orientation

  • Passport
  • Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) details
  • Visa
  • Receipt of school fees paid
  • Your contact details (address in Melbourne and home country, phone/mobile numbers, email address, emergency contact details(very important), family details)