Brisbane International Student Hub Afternoon Tea

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, employment, budget management, accommodation and legal services, as well as connecting students to local events and activities. Thank you to Multicultural Development Association for putting on this event. ISANA members from both tertiary, secondary and TAFE attended and we met many of the Brisbane student ambassadors, who are clearly doing a wonderful job.

The Hub is open between 12-5pm  on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday or by appointment from Monday and Fridaybetween 9am-5pm. The website for more information is: https://mdaltd.org.au/brisbanestudenthub/

ISANA QLD: Coming PD Events

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 in the international education sector who regularly interact,
assist or support international students.

Join us for an opportunity for members in the international education sector to discuss and exchange information and approaches on sector issues. Questions and topics, provided by participants through the event registration form, will be tabled for grouped discussions to ensure topics are relevant to the interests and focus of those in attendance.

REGISTER HERE

National Code and ESOS Workshop, including 457 Visa Changes

When:                                  Thursday, 24 August 2017
Time:                                     9am – 1pm
Location:                              CPA Australia office, Level 29, 10 Eagle Street, Brisbane CBD
Cost:                                      Members $50, non-members $80 (includes morning tea, excludes lunch)
RSVP:                                    Friday, 11 August 2017
Target Audience:
Staff involved in the international education sector who regularly interact,
assist or support international students.
Presenters:                   
Mariana Lane:   Project Manager (International Education), Independent
   Schools Queensland,
Ben Houston:      Director, Systems and Compliance Section, Australia                                        Government Department of Education and Training
Confirming:         Dept. Immigration and Border Protection

This session will focus on changes to government legislation and policies, especially in regards to the updates on the Commonwealth ESOS framework, 457 visa changes, PRISMS, the Tuition Protection Service, simplified student visa framework, student-related visa policies and streamlined visa processing. The presentation will be delivered by Mariana Lane. However, Ben Houston and a representative from immigration will attend via a conference link for question and answer sessions.

REGISTRATION OPENING SOON

QLD PD

QLD PD

Cross Cultural Competency Training

Date: Wednesday 15th March 2017

Time: 9.00am – 4.00pm ( Includes: Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea)

Venue: The Ship Inn

Cost: Members $80

Non-Members $160

Non-Member including Membership & PD $220

Being aware of cultural differences is crucial for delivering services to international students.  Multicultural Development Association’s ready-to-apply strategies for managing these differences will help you achieve better international student engagement.

This one-day workshop addresses common challenges faced by corporate and academic staff including:

  • Communication barriers (verbal and non-verbal)
  • Different cultural expectations around the roles of students and educators
  • Unintentional barriers to learning
  • Duty-of-care for international students / culture-shock

Guest Speaker: Eli Moore & Shelly Arnan

Profile Eli Moore
With experience in both Australia and internationally developing education, settlement, social justice and community development initiatives, Eli has over 10 years experience delivering professional development sessions for educators and other professionals on strategies to work effectively in cross-cultural environments. With a passion for working with culturally and linguistically diverse youth and communities, Eli has a diverse range of skills, from classroom teacher to academic coordinator, working with higher learning institutions to develop indigenous and settlement programs, and coordinating and facilitating partnership projects, with a priority focus on enabling tangible links between the community and education sectors to promote the wellbeing of youth.

Profile Shelly Arnan
Shelly has seven years of working experience in the multicultural sector in various capacities such as direct client service delivery in resettlement, project management, training, and capacity building. Shelly was born and raised overseas and moved to Australia where she completed tertiary education. Shelly draws from her personal and professional cross-cultural experiences in facilitating discussions with participants to explore strategies to better engage with clients, colleagues and students from different cultural backgrounds.    

Overview for workshop session on Wednesday 15 March, 2017

Cross Cultural Training @ MDA Ltd.

Being aware of cultural differences is crucial for delivering services to international students.  MDA prioritises active and productive engagement with students through the implementation of practical strategies during their settlement in a new environment. This workshop will strive to demystify cultural expectations and unlock the potential of working effectively with international students through unpacking unintentional barriers to learning and communication.

Overview

Time

9-10.30am

10.30-10.45am

11am – 12.30pm

12.30 – 1.15pm

1.15 – 2.30pm

2.30-2.45pm

2.45-3.30pm

3.30-4pm

Activity

Session I

Morning Tea

Session II

Lunch

Session III

Afternoon Tea

Plenary

Networking

Registration is limited to 35 people.

Please complete online survey before the event
   Link to Pre-Participation Survey:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8V6HBRT

 

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isana@isana.org.au
Hours: Monday & Wednesday 9.30 am – 2.30 pm

 

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Hobart TAS 7000
Ph: +61 3 6231 0253

 

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