SANiTy STATE CONFERENCE
‘Workplace issues, Careers and Employability
2018 has been a year of adapting and complying with the new National Code, making sure paperwork and programs are appropriate for our students.
SANiTy would now like to look forward and offer a broad program looking at graduate experiences, visas and skilled migration, fair work, internships and more. We will look past the lecture theatres and tutorial rooms to the bright futures and opportunities available.
We will share best practice through the eyes of graduates and employers and show how the government is supporting employment prospects through visas and the Employer
Dates: Wednesday, 24 October
Time: 9.15am for 9.30am start
Location: The University of Adelaide
Schulz Building Room 307
Cost: $50.00 members or $200 for non-members
RSVP: Wednesday, 17 October 2018
Highlights of the Conference
• Excellent networking opportunities with a variety of international education stakeholders
• Exposure to effective programs delivered first hand by experts
• Exploring best practice from a local and national perspective
It is important that delegates feel connected, supported and empowered in all areas of
This conference aims to bring participants together to explore
potential challenges in a supportive environment. By attending the conference, participants
will benefit enormously from connecting with more experienced peers, gain valuable exposure to issues they may encounter and derive important feedback for their workplace
Project Global Citizen is a ground-breaking approach to on-boarding international studentsand optimising their experience in Australia.
A pilot project has been awarded Queensland Government support through the Queensland International Education and Training Partnership Fund (IET Partnership Fund) managed by Study Queensland at Trade and Investment Queensland (TIQ). For more information about Project Global Citizen and the consortium, here is the link: http://bit.ly/ProjectGlobalCitizen
Working hand-in-hand with Study Queensland, the Project Global Citizen consortium comprises ISANA Qld, Alphacrane Intercultural Specialists and CTC, Cultural Transition Consulting.
ISANA Qld President Samantha Hilbig is the project sponsor for Project Global Citizen.
2018 Survey and Cultural Quiz for International Students and Industry Professionals
The 2018 Project Global Citizen Survey will measure the cultural challenges that international students encounter during their studies in Queensland.
This will be Queensland’s most extensive global survey to date for identifying cultural competency gaps of students in relation to academic learning, social integration, securing
internships, employment and safety.
Key survey findings will be shared with participating international education industry members to enhance their delivery of services to international students.
The survey findings will also inform the development of Project Global Citizen programs and resources that equip international students with cultural skills to survive and thrive in Australia.
International students who take the survey will receive a personalised Cultural Adjustment Risk Assessment as well as Cultural Adjustment Tips to help them achieve success in their
The survey is open until 31 October 2018 and can be accessed from
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 . 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):
VET FEE-HELP and VET Student Loans:
The Critical incident working group had their 1st meeting on 5th July 18.
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An invitation from Deakin University…
1-5pm – Mobility forum commencing with lunch – student/’expert’ panels
5-7pm – Student life, New Colombo Plan and the Indian diaspora – insights from community leaders and activists including
- Eshan Arya, host of the radio show, SOCH and regular writer for The New International Magazine and Indian Weekly
- Ravi Bhatia, Former CEO Primus Telecom Australia, and Chairman and Founder of Primus International Education Group
- Dr. Mohit R. Pandit, Chartered Marketer, Creative Industry and Social Media Researcher at RMIT University Melbourne (and with 9 music albums to his credit)
- Bina Shah, General Manager of IAEC Education/Migration
- Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa, spoken word artist, activist, educator, performer, National Poetry Slam finalist, star on Australia’s Got Talent and former Youth Commissioner, Victorian Multicultural Commission
- Followed by a fanatasic comedy routine by Abhishek Panchal, Indian student and stand-up comedian.
We want to celebrate the outstanding contributions made by international students to communities in NSW, and acknowledge the organisations that support them.
Nominate a student for the NSW International Student Awards 2018! http://www.study.sydney/english/international-student-awards/
The registration for the CISA National Conference 2018 is now opened. Please go to this website to book your space http://www.cisaconference.com.au
We do encourage that you share this information with your students and networks.