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.…

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.…

Warning – be aware of fee scam

A scam is an unjust scheme devised to separate you from your money in a dishonest or deceitful way and give little or nothing in return. Scams generally involve organisations or individuals operating under unregistered or fraudulent names. Scams often prey on people’s vulnerability and use lies and tricks to convince you they are genuine.…

Be aware of scam emails

Beware of fake emails. These are sometimes called Phishing emails. Phishing emails are designed to get sensitive information from you for malicious reasons. They may try to get your username and password, credit card details, bank account number or other information from you. The email may look as though it is ‘real’, but you need…

International students have rights too

International students have renting rights too. Avoid losing money by understanding your renting rights and responsibilities. Make sure you understand all the conditions of any contract you sign, as well as payment and bond conditions and procedures. More information and advice is available at Consumer Affairs Victoria’s website Discover the app that may save you…

Happy holidays!

This is the last edition of La Trobe Times 2016 until we return in January 2017. La Trobe International would like to wish all of you and your families a very happy and safe holiday. Whether you have now completed your studies at La Trobe or you will be returning next semester, we wish you…

What you need to know about renting in Victoria

Relocating to a new city will naturally include tracking down a place to stay – somewhere close to your place of study with convenient transport links. There are a variety of different accommodation options on offer to suit individual needs and budgets. Renting in a brand new city can have its challenges. One international student…