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Student Visa

  • For people wishing to undertake formal study in registered courses in Australia and who are not Australian permanent residents or applicants. (Although this is a type of Temporary Visa applicants should nominate for a "Student Visa" examination).

If you intend to apply for a permanent visa at a later date, please make an appointment for a permanent visa medical examination. You need to be aware that any medicals that you undertake are only valid for visa application purposes for a period of 12 months, or sometimes less, and must be valid at the time that your application is decided. If in doubt contact DIBP on 131 881 or contact your case officer.

Student visa medical examinations include:

  • Medical Examination by a Medibank Health Solutions doctor
  • Chest X-ray by Medibank Health Solutions' approved Radiologist.  If you have had a Chest X-Ray for a visa medical by Medibank Health Solutions (or Health Services Australia) onshore in Australia in the past 12 months then you will need to telephone for your appointment rather than book the appointment online)
  • Nurse Screening - eye test, height, weight, urine test
  • If you are studying to become a doctor, dentist, paramedic or nurse you will also need additional  blood tests.  For more information see Visa medicals for health workers.

Children 10 years and younger normally do not require a Chest X-ray

In some circumstances. additional tests may be requested by the doctor.  All costs for any additional tests are to be paid for by the applicant (the person who requires the medical examination).

Medibank Health Solutions clinics organise chest X-rays when required: larger clinics offer X-ray on site; smaller clinics will refer you to a local X-ray provider.

Women please note: To avoid having a second follow up appointment, if possible please make your appointment for at least a few days after you have finished menstruating. If however you are menstruating at the time of the appointment you may need to return after the examination for a repeat urine test.

If you are pregnant, you will not require a Chest X-ray until the baby is born but you will require a Hepatitis B blood test.


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