Friday 28th April saw a productive, fun and informative afternoon tea at The Edge at the State Library, which is the home of the Brisbane Student Hub. It is a great drop in and work space for international students to use. Students can access help in the form of information, advice and referrals on healthcare, […] Continue Reading
Welcome to the ISANA Qld branch page. ISANA Qld is comprised of a diverse group of people with the membership coming from all sectors of international education – high schools to university in both government funded and private institutions.
The Qld branch holds regular meetings with a focus on current and topical issues surrounding international education. As well as a formal agenda, the meetings provide members with professional peer support and an opportunity to discuss casework and policy changes.
Recently, the goals for professional development have been focused in two general areas. Firstly, to organise regular activities for the branch meetings and secondly to offer a full day workshop for members and prospective members.
ISANA has provided me with the opportunity to interact with many people from different sectors, develop my skills and also create lifelong friendships.
In 2006, Andrea commenced at Allianz Global Assistance, specifically in the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) business and has fostered many relationships with Universities and education providers across Australia. She has been working with students and staff to provide better services and delivery for the provision of OSHC. Andrea is now the Relationship Manager – QLD for CPA Australia where she is responsible for managing CPA’s interaction with tertiary providers and students.
Andrea has been an ISANA member for a number of years and has held a role of ISANA QLD Communication Officer for 2 consecutive periods and is now the Vice-President of the ISANA QLD branch. She has been involved in a number of forums that assist with many of the issues that affect international students with particular interest in their health and the support services.
Janet has been involved with ISANA for several years and worked within the international student services sector for 12 years. She has taken on the role of Secretary for ISANA QLD. She is passionate about her role at the Institute of Continuing & TESOL Education, University of Queensland, managing student services for the Institute. In her current role Janet manages the reception and activities area, co-ordinates workshops and orientations for students, and provides welfare and attendance support for international students. She previously also supervised the homestay area of the institute for 6 years.
QLD Branch Industry discussions and networking When: Wednesday, 14 June 2017 Time: 8am – 11am Location: CPA Australia office, Level 29, 10 Eagle Street, Brisbane CBD Cost: Members $20, non-members $40 RSVP: Friday, 2 June 2017 Opening: Rebecca Hall, Executive Director of International Education & Training Unit Trade Investment Queensland Target Audience: Staff involved […] Continue Reading
An ISANA membership underpins the work of those who work in the Australian and New Zealand international education industry. The organisation provides the information, training and networks that assist these international educators, administrators and student support staff to accomplish their daily work and advance their careers. If you would like to become a member, please […] Continue Reading
Since 2012, ISANA has invited international students from each State and Territory to the Annual National Conference through a Student Conference Bursary. This Bursary valued at $1000 plus a conference registration is awarded to one student from each State and Territory. The aims of the Student conference bursary are to: Provide opportunities for engagement with […] Continue Reading