Our next PD event will be around everything orientation. Come and join us to discuss and share your orientation activities, in what way do you use student leaders during orientation week, technology use, topics and topic approaches, ways you try to improve participation rates and ways to ensure information retention.
We will also have presentations from:
– Henno Kotze on “Tying an App in with Learning “ and
– Mark Gillow on “Some Useful Apps to Utilise within Orientation Activities”
We will look forward to you joining us so we can all look at and share ideas or approaches for improving the orientation process!
Members and non-members welcome.
Register here http://www.isana.org.au/events/
ISANA is excited to support the Social Media Strategies for Higher Education Conference 30th – 31 October 2018, Mercure Sydney The Social Media Strategies for Higher Education conference will focus on exploring effective strategies from social media experts in universities and other digital media heavyweights to produce quality content, promote university brand reputation and identity, measuring the impact of various social and digital strategies and drive recruitment in the domestic and growing international market.
What will you learn at this event?
* Understand what works on social media for your target audience
* Improve your recruitment programs through insights from industry leaders in international social markets
* Generate innovative & engaging social content
* Create an authentic online voice through storytelling and user generated content
* Develop new strategies in how to measure the impact of your social campaigns for better results
> Download the Brochure
Who will attend? Directors, Managers & Coordinators from Universities, TAFES & Colleges with responsibilities for:
* Social Media
* Digital Media
* Digital Marketing
ISANA members receive a $100 discount off the current rate! Check your email for the discount code.
For more information, visit the website or call 1300 856 904
Start: 30th October End: 31st October Website: http://bit.ly/2mEb5bD
Since 2007 ISANA has hosted an online tutorial covering Part D of the National Code, which assists in the understanding of the standards within the international education industry. The purpose of this online tutorial is to assist international education professionals to understand specific standards under the revised National Code. This tutorial has been especially useful as a staff training tool for those new to the international education industry.
Today Minister Birmingham announced $2.1m across 14 projects as part of the Enabling Growth and Innovation (EGI) Project.
ISANA is pleased to have been awarded $128,223 to upgrade and redesign the National Code Tutorial tool to bring it in line with recent changes to the National Code.
Speaking from the CISA conference
ISANA President Bronwyn Gilson said…
‘We are very excited to be able to make improvements and updates to such an important tool, over the last 14 years many new student services professionals have had their introduction to the National Code through the online tutorial and this will allow us to ensure that at a minimum there will be a basic level of understanding across the profession in Australia. It is essential that every person working in the sector understands and complies with the code and this will allow providers to be more confident of the level of understanding amongst their employees.”
This project is supported by the Australian International Education: Enabling Growth and Innovation project fund, Department of Education and Training. For further information, please visitwww.internationaleducation.qov.au.
Further details of the projects can be found at https://internationaleducation.gov.au/International-network/Australia/InternationalStrategy/EGIProjects/Pages/EGI-Projects.aspx
ISANA: International Education Association is an association of Australian and New Zealand international education professionals whose members are dedicated to the advancement of international education through:
- leadership, promotion and advocacy of best practice standards in the service of international education;
- the facilitation of relevant forums, training and information exchange for its membership and the community; and
- working in partnership with stakeholder organisations including international students, educational, government, business and community groups
Wednesday 11 April 5:30 – 7:00pm – networking event for members and your colleagues
Join us for a post-work get-together to catch up on news and speak to sector representatives. For this first 2018 event we will meet at the MLC Centre Sydney, right by Martin Place Station. Details to follow soon.
Tuesday 1 May – half day PD session: under 18 students
This session will focus on case study examples of best practice policies and guidelines for under 18 students. We will review in consideration of the National Code 2018. Details to follow soon.
Coming Soon! – half-day PD session: international student mental health & staff self-care
This session will cover:
- What support services does your institution have for international students
- What is your institution’s critical incident policy?
- First-hand experiences of counsellor/student advisors on issues they encounter, how it affects them, and self-care practices
- Presentation from English Australia about the 2018 research and guidelines on international student mental health
- Opportunity to share your experiences and best practice
- Guidance on self-care/workshops for professional staff
The dates are set and the locations are being finalised. Lock these dates in for Adelaide PD. Rego will open soon.
May 18 2018
Student Accommodation and Welfare
We will organise a panel of industry representatives to discuss and answer your questions and concerns on the National Code and our responsibilities when offering varying accommodation alternatives for students.
Cost: $50 for members and $80 for non-members
August 10 2018
Under 18’s – Relationships, abuse and provider responsibilities
Information and a resource package of culturally and age appropriate information for providers
Cost: $50 for members and $100 for non-members
September 21 2018
Workplace issues, Careers and Employability
A broad program looking at Graduate experiences, visas and skilled migration, fair work, internships and more.
Cost: $50 for members and $200 for non-members
Next VIC/TAS ISANA PD SESSION and AGM
AGM- BRANCH COMMITTEE NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
Warm greetings to ISANA members and Non-members alike. I would like to remind you about our next PD session: International Students Mental Health – Common issues, challenges, strengths and useful support strategies. There is evidence that 1 in 4 people aged 15-24 will experience mental ill-health in one year. More specifically, tertiary students with mental health issues are at higher risk of dropping out early, academic failure, limited social connections and poor health outcomes.
This topic is relevant to all of us as we work hard every day trying to make a difference in the lives of international students. Sometimes we feel powerless to do anything positive which is why this PD is so important. The presenters bring a wealth of knowledge and experience and will provide a way for you to think about wellbeing and importantly, how to improve your own and that of others. Please see below for more information and registration details.
The SA / NT state Conference to is planned for November 17 and the focus will include:
- Best practice to support LGBTI students.
- Industry updates and projections form Study Adelaide
- Managing expectations of international students
- Managing issues in under 18/Homestay/Accommodation,
- Developing coping strategies in our student populations.