International students’ rental rights

Are you trying to find the right place to live while you’re studying in Victoria? Wondering if you should rent a room you’ve seen advertised online, or find a house to share with friends? Many international students face this challenge. But there are a few things you can do to ‘rent smart’ and avoid problems.…

Tips for staying safe

There are always risks when you are out and about, especially at night. You can never be too careful – here are some tips to stay safe: Avoid walking through parks, lanes or dark places, especially at night – walk with a friend or stay in populated areas. Be alert and make sure you are…

La Trobe University Medical Centre

La Trobe University Medical Centre, located on the corner of Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive, offers a broad range of medical services to students including: General Practitioner (GP) services with bulk billing for La Trobe University students no additional GP costs for international students with an (OSHC) Overseas Health Cover card physiotherapy, sports medicine, pathology,…

Changes affecting overseas drivers

Do you have an overseas driver’s licence? From 1 March 2015, holders of a Victorian driver licence or learner permit, cannot use any overseas driver licence (or an interstate driver licence) to drive in Victoria. From 1 July 2015, overseas licence holders who commit driving offences and incur demerit points above the permitted limit will…

Support services for international students

Are you new student? Not yet familiar with university acronyms (e.g. LMS) or processes? Do you need help to understand the timing of assessment tasks, what is expected of them and where you can go for assistance? You may benefit from the Peer Learning Advisers on your campus who are trained to help students with…

Change to OSHC on Melbourne Campus

Please be aware that the OSHC office on the Melbourne Campus is now open from Monday to Thursday from 10.00am to 4.00pm, on Level 3, Sylvia Walton Building. A client representative from Allianz Global Assistance will be able to help you directly if you have any questions about your OSHC. For international students at La…

Join the launch of the Multicultural Community Action Network

The Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health (CEH) is inviting you to join the launch of the Multicultural Community Action Network (M-CAN) on 20 June 2015. You will hear from the community partners, enjoy music and have a delicious lunch. M-CAN aims to support community driven sexual health interventions and also provides community members with workshops,…

Managing stress

Are you looking for ways to manage stress while studying? University is intended to challenge and extend our knowledge and experience. Prepare for these challenges and you can make the most of the new knowledge and experiences without getting overwhelmed by the stress that this can involve. Here are some basic tips for the upcoming…

Workshops to help you get the best out of Australia

The Australian Federation of International Students (AFIS) presents free Live-Livelihood Workshops, aimed at ensuring international students live comfortably and safely in Australia. Live Workshops will help you transition into the Australian lifestyle while Livelihood Workshops will provide you with the necessary skills to make the most out of Australia. For details on workshop topics, ‘Like’…

Student support services on campus

Across La Trobe, we offer a number of different services to support our international students. Students can make a one-hour, confidential appointment with International Student Services (ISS) to talk about things like: academic, financial, accommodation, cultural and personal issues visa issues help on campus community activities and volunteer work opportunities critical incidents University policies and…