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.
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% were students due to the generous grant From Study Melbourne.
There were many opportunities for networking and it was a day of gratitude to all the professionals especially the student advisors who have worked tirelessly to enhance the student experience.
The One day conference has become an important event in the Victoria / Tasmania branch professional development calendar and has grown in strength over the years.
If you have suggestions for PD or events in your state you should contact your local branch committee or submit suggestions here: PD suggest
Congratulations to President Mano Guy and her conference committee!
Professional Development: When the Government Knocks
Tuesday, 4 July 2017
This is the PD session that the whole industry looks forward to every year. Representatives from DIBP and DET ensure that this session is relevant across many sectors, and unprecedented access to the speakers makes this a PD that is not to be missed!
On Monday April 10th, Fifty-five International Support professionals gathered in Melbourne to hear from The Commission for Children and Young People
“The day was a very thought provoking and crucial day where the Child Safe Standards were explained and we workshopped scenarios where we had to apply these new standards. Vigorous discussion took place in the workshops and the attendees came to the realisation that the standards have made changes to the way we respond to students and their issues/crises”
You can find more about the standards here:
This last weekend the ISANA National Council gathered in Bundoora Melbourne for the annual planning weekend. The council members came from all corners of the country as well as our sister organisation in New Zealand. The council rose early and worked on plans and budget for the coming year. Look out this year for our Professional Development webinars, new awards and join us on the Gold Coast for the conference in December!
ISANA is entirely member funded and the Council and Branch members are all volunteers.