From Redfern Legal Centre:
Redfern Legal Centre have been funded and supported by Study NSW, the City of Sydney and the Fair Work Ombudsman to develop a groundbreaking new mobile app offering multilingual legal advice to international students studying in NSW.
The product was launched last month at the Lord Mayor’s Welcome for overseas students at Sydney Town Hall.
Redfern Legal Centre provides a free statewide legal advice service for international students funded by Study NSW, and City of Sydney and we can see about 600 students per annum. However we know that up to 40% of NSW’s 260,000 international students will experience some form of legal issue during their study – impacting welfare, retention and offshore reputation. These issues are most commonly around employment, housing, disputes with education providers and sexual assault. Many of these students issues would be mitigated or avoided if students had access to better information in real time.
With our technology partner edtech company Practera, we have developed MyLegal Mate – a first of its kind interactive app, with video streams providing students with instant access to customised legal information, delivered in ‘face to face’ question and answer format in English and six other languages. We are offering the app to education providers on an annual non-profit subscription basis, allowing any student to access the information free-of-charge. Any revenue beyond operating costs will be re-invested in direct legal service delivery to international students. The Practera platform is already used by a number of NSW Universities.
This is an innovative way to ensure international students can get instant access to tailored legal information and be empowered to take greater control if problems occur. By downloading the app on enrolment, international students will be armed with information about their rights before they start their course, with the ultimate aim of preventing issues arising while they are in Australia.
Contact for more info:
Redfern Legal Centre | 73 Pitt St. Redfern NSW 2016
p. 02 9698 7277
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.