SANiTy STATE CONFERENCE
‘Workplace issues, Careers and Employability
2018 has been a year of adapting and complying with the new National Code, making sure paperwork and programs are appropriate for our students.
SANiTy would now like to look forward and offer a broad program looking at graduate experiences, visas and skilled migration, fair work, internships and more. We will look past the lecture theatres and tutorial rooms to the bright futures and opportunities available.
We will share best practice through the eyes of graduates and employers and show how the government is supporting employment prospects through visas and the Employer
Dates: Wednesday, 24 October
Time: 9.15am for 9.30am start
Location: The University of Adelaide
Schulz Building Room 307
Cost: $50.00 members or $200 for non-members
RSVP: Wednesday, 17 October 2018
Highlights of the Conference
• Excellent networking opportunities with a variety of international education stakeholders
• Exposure to effective programs delivered first hand by experts
• Exploring best practice from a local and national perspective
It is important that delegates feel connected, supported and empowered in all areas of
This conference aims to bring participants together to explore
potential challenges in a supportive environment. By attending the conference, participants
will benefit enormously from connecting with more experienced peers, gain valuable exposure to issues they may encounter and derive important feedback for their workplace
We are delighted that Information For Impact: Enabling Education Providers To Address Exploitation Of International Students In Accommodation And At Work has been successfully selected as a StudyNSW Partner Project for 2018-19.
ISANA NSW is a central partner in this landmark project. In addition to UNSW Sydney and UTS: Sydney, other partners include English Australia, the Fair Work Ombudsman, Redfern Legal Centre, education agents, and CISA.
Over a 12-month period, the Department’s website and social media platforms will be used to publish key messages to Student visa (subclass 500) holders, Facebook posts will begin next week. Messaging will be along the following lines:
- Student visa holders must maintain enrolment in a registered course that is the same AQF level as, or higher than, the course for which they were granted their visa (condition 8202).
- If a student changes to a course at a lower AQF level, even with the same education provider, they must apply for a new Student visa (with the exception of a student changing from a doctoral degree (AQF level 10) to a Masters degree (AQF level 9).
- It is a student’s responsibility to check whether they need to apply for a new Student visa if considering changing courses.
- A student will be in breach of their visa conditions if they change to a lower level AQF level course without applying for, and being granted, a new Student visa. This may result in their visa being considered for cancellation.
More info here https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/stud/more/changing-courses
We will be calling for nominations for the committee at the AGM. We welcome members who can contribute to ISANA Victoria/Tasmania Branch development and projects for the year 2019. If you would like to discuss these positions further, please contact Mano Guy (0414229287). Elections for the positions below will be held at the Annual General Meeting at 1.00 pm, Friday, November 9, 2018.
Positions vacant are:
- Professional Development Coordinator
- Communications Coordinator
- Tasmanian representative
- Schools sector representative
- VET sector representative
- Regional institution representative
- Branch conference convenor
You will need to complete a nomination form which has to be signed by two ISANA members and we can assist you with this. To be eligible for election to the above positions applicants must be registered as an ISANA member. Applicants please register prior to the date of the general meeting, and have your nomination supported by one other ISANA member who is eligible to vote.
Nominations to be sent to ISANA President Vic/Tas:
Project Global Citizen is a ground-breaking approach to on-boarding international studentsand optimising their experience in Australia.
A pilot project has been awarded Queensland Government support through the Queensland International Education and Training Partnership Fund (IET Partnership Fund) managed by Study Queensland at Trade and Investment Queensland (TIQ). For more information about Project Global Citizen and the consortium, here is the link: http://bit.ly/ProjectGlobalCitizen
Working hand-in-hand with Study Queensland, the Project Global Citizen consortium comprises ISANA Qld, Alphacrane Intercultural Specialists and CTC, Cultural Transition Consulting.
ISANA Qld President Samantha Hilbig is the project sponsor for Project Global Citizen.
2018 Survey and Cultural Quiz for International Students and Industry Professionals
The 2018 Project Global Citizen Survey will measure the cultural challenges that international students encounter during their studies in Queensland.
This will be Queensland’s most extensive global survey to date for identifying cultural competency gaps of students in relation to academic learning, social integration, securing
internships, employment and safety.
Key survey findings will be shared with participating international education industry members to enhance their delivery of services to international students.
The survey findings will also inform the development of Project Global Citizen programs and resources that equip international students with cultural skills to survive and thrive in Australia.
International students who take the survey will receive a personalised Cultural Adjustment Risk Assessment as well as Cultural Adjustment Tips to help them achieve success in their
The survey is open until 31 October 2018 and can be accessed from
An MOU with CISA was signed last night in Sydney at the StudyNSW 2018 International Student of the Year Award.
ISANA was pivotal in the the formative years of CISA and continues to provide support. The organisations have committed to working more closely on improved outcomes for International Students in Australia.
The ISANA president thanked Council members who contributed to bringing this signing about as it has been 2 years in the making.
Here’s who are supporting ISANA at this year’s national conference in Sydney as our important sponsors.
There are still sponsorship opportunities available so get in touch if your organisation would like to support.
Project Global Citizen has begun!
With support from the Queensland Government, we hosted an inaugural co-creation event where international education professionals and international student representatives shared their insights into culturally-influenced student challenges. Their input will inform Project Global Citizen’s ground-breaking approach to on-boarding international students and optimising their experience in Australia.
A big thank you to everyone who generously contributed to the success of our kick-off event.
Thanks to the Project Global Citizen team Samantha Hilbig (QLD Branch President), Livia Tramontina and Astrid Hofmann. Our consortium is lead by the QLD Branch of ISANA: International Education Association and the project founders are Alphacrane Intercultural Specialists and CTC, Global Transition Consulting.
Thanks to Sean Somerville of Student One – Brisbane’s Premium Student Accommodation provided us with a spectacular event venue.
This project is co-funded with the support of the Queensland Government’s