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National

Whilst we endeavour to keep this information as up-to-date as possible however, with the ongoing and regular changes, we may not.  Please email with any queries.

Department of Health website.

Department of Home Affairs website.

  • COVID-19 Pandemic event visa (The Australian Government Endorsed Event (AGEE) stream (COVID-19 Pandemic event) of the Temporary Activity (sc 408) visa) 

Department of Social Services dedicated page dealing with financial support available for those impacted by COVID19 here

Department of Education, Skills and Employment’s website

A joint statement from the regulators, ASQA and TEQSA:

All AQF training and assessment must meet high quality standards regardless of the location of the student and the mode of delivery. As long as the student remains enrolled with their provider, and the assessment requirements of the course allow it, the location of the student and the mode of delivery should not form an impediment to attainment of an Australian qualification.  National regulators, including ASQA and TEQSA, will be flexible in order to support students to study online either in Australia or offshore.  Providers should assure themselves that such arrangements maintain assessment and quality standards and are appropriately documented. Not all qualifications are suited to online learning, this may include those with mandatory work placements. If providers have questions about their specific circumstances, they should contact their relevant regulator”

This statement is included in the DESE fact-sheet on regulatory information, available at https://docs.education.gov.au/node/53248  and at https://www.asqa.gov/coronavirus-advice

Study Australia COVID-19-Response-Update-and-Digital-Report

eSafety Commissioner  – Click Here

International students allowed to work additional hours in certain industries – see Special Arrangements for Students who are in Australia here (NB. the Employer has to register to allow international students to work increased hours)

Study in Australia information here

Headspace ‘Mindfulness for your everyday life’ here

COVID-19 Support (Department of Health) 10 Steps of sSupport here

Lifeline Australia here

Black Dog Institute here

State / Territory Specific

Whilst we endeavour to keep this information as up-to-date as possible however, with the ongoing and regular changes, we may not.  Please email with any queries.

QLD

Study Queensland:

Media Release: https://www.studyqueensland.qld.gov.au/Live/MR230420

Weblink: https://www.studyqueensland.qld.gov.au/Live/Student-Support

Student Support Officers are available to all students (18+ years) studying in Queensland.

ACTiveNSW

OzHarvest  Hamper Hub – Thursday 21st May

NSW Government to fund crisis accommodation for international students through coronavirus pandemic

Study NSW: https://www.study.sydney/news-and-stories/news/covid-19-international-student-welfare-support

Study Canberra: https://www.studycbr.com.au/covid-19

Vic/Tas

City of Melbourne and Queen Victoria Market : ‘Our Shout’ food voucher program applications close Friday 22 May @ 5pm

Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) CLICK HERE for information on Financial support, emergency relief and health and wellbeing services for CALD communities

Videos which are now live:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/victoriapolice/videos/2271910573118456/?v=2271910573118456

Victoria Police Internet: https://www.police.vic.gov.au/family-violence-there-no-excuse

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL76a1Le9-C8efc6c169_tpgkrFamI4_2U

Department of Education and Training – Victoria

The Department has translated key information for parents and carers regarding the staged return to on-site schooling into 23 community languages:

Staged return to on-site teaching: advice in your language

The Department has translated information sheets to support parents and carers to talk to their children about COVID-19 into 20 community languages:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for parents, carers and guardians

Talking to your children about coronavirus (COVID-19)

Study Melbourne https://www.studymelbourne.vic.gov.au/help-and-support/support-for-students-coronavirus

SANiTy + WA

The South Australian Government has demonstrated its commitment to our international student community, by announcing a new $13.8 million International Student Support Package: https://studyadelaide.com/issp

Study Perth: https://studyperth.com.au/covid-19

Study in Australia’s NT: https://studynt.nt.gov.au/news/territory-jobs-hub

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