Understand your rights in the workplace

Are you planning to gain some work experience in Australia? International students are limited to 40 hours of work per fortnight when your course is in session and unlimited hours in out of session periods. Work conditions for your visa can be found on the Department of Home Affairs website.  It’s essential to understand your rights…

Be Aware: International Student Scams

Social Media and Online Scams Online forums and social media sites are great for keeping in touch with friends and family but be careful about what information you put online and who you allow to see it. Here are a few tips to protect yourself from online Crime: Don’t accept friend requests or invitations from…

Fee Scams—never pay tuition fees to a third party

There have been reports of University students in Australia being victims of fee scams. The scam involves someone recommending a third party who provides a fee discount – presumably on the assumption that fees are negotiable and the third party can bargain hard. Students are advised to pay their fees less a discount to the…

Study Melbourne in the International Student Lounge

Kim Cleary, the Acting Manager, Student Initiatives (International Education) from Study Melbourne, and Emma Last, a Case Manager at the Study Melbourne Student Centre, joined us in the International Student Lounge this week, providing advice and referrals to the invaluable services they provide to the international students of Melbourne. Topics included: Supporting international students through…