The 30th ISANA Annual Conference Announced (3-6 December 2019)

The 30th ISANA Annual Conference Announced (3-6 December 2019)

In December 2019, ISANA will hold its 30th Annual Conference. This is a milestone for the Association and for the development and delivery of international student services in Australia.

Since its first modest conference in Melbourne in 1989, ISANA has built a reputation as a body that has lead student-focussed research, knowledge creation and best practice in services to international students. It has built a supportive network and has held a major conference every year in either a major city, a regional centre or at a New Zealand venue in collaboration with ISANA New Zealand.

For three decades the conference has inspired practitioners to develop ground-breaking services and programs, and has always nurtured collaborative relationships with institutions, student bodies and community groups.

Each year, the Conference raises issues, examines major themes in international education from the perspective of students, international education professionals and related stakeholders. This focus ensures that delegates and the wider membership have access to landmark and innovative research and practice. It draws on a wide range of material and provides a national and international discussion.

The 2019 Conference will showcase ISANA’s work over 30 years, reflects on past achievements, celebrates contemporary practice and embraces challenges arising in the future. We invite you to participate by submitting
papers, workshops and stories to our special conference event.

Watch for the Call for papers soon, with a due date for peer reviewed and non-refereed abstracts on 24th May 2019.

#isanaconf18 #conference photos #Sydney

#isanaconf18 #conference photos #Sydney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Male International Student Sexual Health Survey

Male International Student Sexual Health Survey

Are you a male international student and aged 18 years or over? If you are, please consider participating in our study on sexual health.

Participation involves completing a 30-minute online survey. To recognise your contribution, you will be offered the chance to win one of five MYER gift cards valued at $100.

Please click on the link below for more detailed information about this study and to access the online survey.
Link: https://bit.ly/2qm3dNQ

To recognise your contribution, you will be offered the chance to win one of five MYER gift cards valued at $100.

Please click on the link below for more detailed information about this study and to access the online survey.
Link: https://bit.ly/2qm3dNQ

This study is available in several languages and has been approved by the University of Technology Sydney Human Research Ethics Committee (UTS HREC Reference Number: ETH18-2659). Please also feel free to share this post on your wall, or with any people who may be interested in participating.

Please also feel free to share this post on your wall, or with any people who may be interested in participating.

ISANA and CISA sign memorandum of understanding.

ISANA and CISA sign memorandum of understanding.

An MOU with CISA was signed last night in Sydney at the StudyNSW 2018 International Student of the Year Award.

ISANA was pivotal in the the formative years of CISA and continues to provide support. The organisations have committed to working more closely on improved outcomes for International Students in Australia.

The ISANA president thanked Council members who contributed to bringing this signing about as it has been 2 years in the making.

#ProjectGlobal Citizen has begun!

#ProjectGlobal Citizen has begun!

Project Global Citizen has begun! 

With support from the Queensland Government, we hosted an inaugural co-creation event where international education professionals and international student representatives shared their insights into culturally-influenced student challenges.  Their input will inform Project Global Citizen’s ground-breaking approach to on-boarding international students and optimising their experience in Australia.

A big thank you to everyone who generously contributed to the success of our kick-off event.

Thanks to the Project Global Citizen team Samantha Hilbig (QLD Branch President), Livia Tramontina and Astrid Hofmann. Our consortium is lead by the QLD Branch of  ISANA: International Education Association and the project founders are Alphacrane Intercultural Specialists and CTC, Global Transition Consulting.

Thanks to Sean Somerville of Student One – Brisbane’s Premium Student Accommodation provided us with a spectacular event venue.

This project is co-funded with the support of the Queensland Government’s

International Education and Training Partnership Fund, managed by Study Queensland within Trade and Investment Queensland

#projectglobalcitizen #internationalstudents #ietpf #ISANA #internationaleducation

#studentsupport

AGMC #Conference 2018: Living and Loving in Diversity -Melbourne

AGMC #Conference 2018: Living and Loving in Diversity -Melbourne

AGMC is an organisation advocating for the greater inclusion and participation of multicultural and multifaith LGBTIQ communities. We work with various communities, including international students who identify as LGBTIQ. AGMC is hosting a national conference, Living and Loving in Diversity, from 21 – 23 September 2018 to provide an opportunity for community members, activists, advocates, educators, and professionals to discuss issues affecting our communities. Some of the themes that will be covered include:
* Youth
* Social and politcal issues
* Asylum seeker and refugee communities
* International research and movements
* Disability
* Health and well-being
* Faith and LGBTIQ identities
The conference suits professionals in international education to advance their understanding of various issues faced by LGBTIQ international students in Australia. It is also a great opportunity to network with community organisations and strengthen existing LGBTI Ally Network.
Early Bird registration closes on 30 August 2018! Register now via http://conference.agmc.org.au
Expansion of the Tuition Protection Service (TPS)

Expansion of the Tuition Protection Service (TPS)

The new tuition assurance arrangements for non-university higher education providers (NUHEPs) offering FEE-HELP and the VET Student Loans (VSL) program, which will commence on 1 January 2019 subject to the passage of legislation.

The Australian Government has made the decision to expand the Tuition Protection Service (TPS), for international students, to the NUHEP FEE-HELP and VSL programs. The current TPS arrangement will continue as a dedicated service for international students, with its own quarantined account and the same protections and support through placements and refunds. TPS levy arrangements will remain unchanged.

The new model will ensure students, providers and the higher education and training sectors are supported if a provider ceases a course or closes. Providers will be required to pay levies commensurate with their size and risk factors.

Information on the new model will be made available on the department’s website. Consistent with the TPS, the new arrangements will be managed by a statutory appointed Director, who will be supported by an independent Advisory Board. The Director will be the same person as the TPS Director.

The new arrangements do not extend to any other tuition assurance schemes in place for students who pre-pay fees, for example, the tuition assurance requirements under the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015 or the Higher Education Standards Framework 2015.

If you would like further information, the department’s website is being updated with relevant questions and answers, or you can contact the department at:

TPS (International Students): operations@tps.gov.au

FEE-HELP: FEE-HELPTuitionAssurance@education.gov.au

VET FEE-HELP and VET Student Loans: VETTuitionAssurance@education.gov.au.

Fair Work Ombudsman: Working in Australia Resources

The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has released a comprehensive package of materials designed to assist those who work with migrant and multicultural communities – including international students – about workplace laws in Australia.

The ‘Working in Australia’ package will be particularly helpful to education providers required to educate international students about workplace laws as part of their compliance obligations under the ESOS National Code 2018.

The package includes:

 

ISANA International Education Association Inc
ABN: 42 335 124 078

 

ISANA Secretariat
isana@isana.org.au

 

Office Hours:

Monday & Wednesday 9.30 am – 2.30 pm

 

Address:

228 Liverpool Street
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Ph: +61 3 6231 0253

 

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