Be aware: Work exploitation of international students

Are you aware of Australia’s minimum pay rates? The Fair Work Ombudsman help employees and employer understand and follow Australian workplace laws. They also help employees resolve workplace issues. The recent story on their News and Media releases praised the resilience of an international student, who gave evidence to the Fair Work Ombudsman and stood…

Prepare for your exams: top tips

Want to learn how to stay cool, calm and collected during exam week? Get some tips to help you with your exam studies from Achieve @ uni. Learn how to be prepared with strategies to help you do your best and reduce anxiety: 1. don’t be late – prepare an exam timetable, and make sure…

457 visa changes – what do they mean for international students?

Following the Australian Government’s recent announcement about changes to its temporary skilled work visas, Study Melbourne have prepared the following Q&A to clear up any questions you have about how the changes might affect international students. Q. Will these changes affect Australia’s Student Visa (subclass 500) or the Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485)? A: No.…

Who is a General Practitioner? I am feeling sick. What do I do?

In Australia, medical treatment may be different to your home country. Hospitals are only used for serious conditions that need immediate medical attention. Generally you will first visit a doctor, who will arrange the treatment plan for you. You can also access the Home Doctor Service out of normal business hours. Allianz Global Assistance also…

Important: change of address

As part of your Student Visa conditions, you must keep your address up to date. Please do so via StudentOnLine or contact ASK La Trobe. During the university holiday, if you plan to travel and have no fixed address, arrange for someone reliable to open your university correspondence and inform you of the contents. Remember…

What to do if you’re feeling sick

In Australia, medical treatment may be different to your home country. Hospitals are only used for serious conditions that need immediate medical attention.  Generally you will first visit a doctor, who will arrange the treatment plan for you. If you are holding OSHC cover with Allianz Global Assistance, search on their website for an extensive…

Avoid penalty – pay fees by census date 28 March

The census date for Semester 1, 2017 is Tuesday 28 March. Census is your deadline to finalise your enrolment. Non-standard teaching periods Note that the above census date is for the standard Semester 1 teaching period. If your course or subjects operate within a non-standard teaching period you will have a different census date (e.g.…

Managing money – every woman’s business

Are you a woman who would like to learn more about managing your money? Would like to increase your financial knowledge in a fun and empowering way? If so, then La Trobe University Student Union (LTSU) and Women’s Health in the North (WHIN) invite you to participate in a FREE session on financial literacy.  …