All individuals, including those who are HIV positive or living with other chronic illnesses, can apply for an award. The program promotes equal opportunities for all applicants. Successful applicants will need to consider how to manage their condition while in Australia. The Overseas Student Health Cover/Overseas Visitors Health Cover usually has a waiting period, during which pre-existing medical conditions are not covered.
After disclosing a condition, individuals will be advised of the options to consider in managing their condition while in Australia. Disclosure is encouraged for the purposes of developing a support plan. Any personal information provided is protected by the Australian Privacy Act and will not be shared without consent. For more information, visit HIV-and-Australia-Awards