Upcoming PD and AGM the 17th October. Guest Speaker: Mr Sam Zimmer Psychologist, International Student Services Biography Sam Zimmer is a psychologist who works within the tertiary education sector as an International Student Counsellor. Sam’s more recent professional experiences involve working as an Academic Language and Learning Adviser, a TESOL English Language Instructor overseas, a Research […] 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.
New strategy to raise international students’ awareness of workplace rights 25 September 2017 The Fair Work Ombudsman is reaching out to international students to encourage them to seek free help from the agency if they experience any issues while working in Australia. The agency has launched a new strategy aimed at raising awareness of workplace […] Continue Reading
Victorian Parliamentary Secretary Frank Mcguire opened the 18th VIC/TAS conference held at William Angliss Institute last month. The committee had designed a very comprehensive program and participants were able to walk away with a tool box of ideas to take back to their work place. Of the 121 attendees It was exciting to see that 25% […] Continue Reading
Each year ISANA provides bursaries to our national conference. Members and International students from each state are invited to apply. We would like to congratulate the following students and members who have been awarded the 2017 ISANA Conference bursary and will be joining us on the Gold Coast in December. Students: Henness Wong – University […] Continue Reading