ISANA Australian Capital Territory & New South Wales (ACTiveNSW)
The ISANA ACT & NSW branch is made up of International Educators from various sectors and regions throughout the state. The focus of the branch is to provide support, professional development activities, and networking opportunities for professionals working in International Education. All meetings and Professional Development workshops are open to all International Educators in ACTiveNSW and interstate.
Annette’s 12 years’ experience in International Education has been gained from working in both the public and private education sectors across VET and Higher Education in marketing, admissions, compliance, events, student engagement and student welfare. Her strong passion for International Education in Australia comes from experiencing being international student herself.
Before joining the international education sector, Annette is an entrepreneur and worked in management positions in number of different industries such as construction, accommodation, advertising and marketing. She is also involved in volunteering for number of organisations in the Polish community in Australia, and was a member of board of directors at Polish Club Ltd.
Petrina is an experienced and versatile Counsellor with 10 years’ experience in a variety of counselling roles. She is a member of the Australian Counselling Association and the Mental Health Academy, with interest in understanding human evolution which has taken her into interesting terrain both in Australia and overseas. She worked in a diverse range of settings including the private and public sector as well as working with Native American tribes in America. Petrina runs private practice in Bondi Junction and works as a Welfare Counsellor at several International Colleges and Universities in Sydney.
Amy is a branch committee member since 2014. She took role of branch Secretary from 2014 to 2017, and Treasurer from 2018. Her involvement in International Students’ arena has brought me to ISANA, an organisation that is very passionate to promote, advocate and facilitate professional in this industry with professional developments, forums, information exchange by working in partnership with stakeholder organisations including students, educational, government, business and community groups.
She has been in International Student industry for over 10 years dealing with scholarship/sponsorship international students in tertiary studies and student under 18 years old doing High Schools and Colleges in ACT Public Schools.
She is currently working as Marketing Manager at the International Education Unit of ACT Education and Training Directorate.
Charlotte has worked with diverse young people and international students in informal education, higher education, pathways and ELICOS for over 16 years. Charlotte is currently the Head of International Student Experience at UNSW and has been on the ISANA NSWACT Branch since 2017 and was the ISANA Conference Convenor in 2018. Prior to her work in the sector, Charlotte was a dance teacher and human rights researcher. These experiences continue to inform Charlotte’s work.
Nuala Myatt-Bocarro has fifteen years of experience in international education including roles in recruitment, international exchange programs, scholarships, and student support at CSU, the ANU and Western Sydney University. She commenced at StudyNSW in July 2015 to manage projects focused on enhancing the international student experience and promoting the education and research strengths of NSW. Currently Nuala is on secondment to International Engagement and Market Development within Trade and Investment at NSW Treasury. She spent a semester in Canada as an exchange student and has taught students from various cultural backgrounds both in Sydney and while living in Tokyo, Japan.
Kashif is an entrepreneur and worked for the international education sector and cultural relations for more than 10 years. He can communicate well with individuals from different backgrounds as he has developed his understanding by living and working in the UK, the Middle East and South Asia.
In his previous roles he has worked and represented the British Council and led IELTS, the Royal Australian College of Physicians, Anglicare , NSW TAFE and University of Tasmania.
He now heads ASKAAN Consulting Australia, a global international student recruitment and digital consulting organisation.
NSW Police in partnership with the Council of International Students Australia (CISA) completed a Study NSW co-funded Partner Project to create safety videos for international students studying in NSW.
These videos have been well-received by the international education community.
The videos cover topics such as identifying police in NSW, reporting crime, beach safety, alcohol, road safety, domestic and family violence and personal safety.
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