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  • 📑 TAX RETURNS 📑

    Now that we’re in a new financial year, you may be looking to lodge your tax return with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). But what does this entail?

    If you’re an international student who is new to this process or would just like some handy tips to improve your understanding, this article from Insider Guides may help: https://insiderguides.com.au/what-international-students-need-to-know-a…

  • 📝 EMPLOYEE PROTECTION LAWS 📝

    Australia has a strong system of laws and regulations which protect the rights of all workers, including international students who work part-time.

    More resources are available in comments ⬇️

  • 5 months of work with 5 live sessions!!!
    Last session of Online Sexual Health Conference Series.
    It was full of laughter, entertainment and information.
    Early this year, I experienced sexual assault, actually i experienced it many times throughout different stage of my life.
    I am sick of it !!!

    Because of the pain caused by the unpleasant experience, I educated myself on sexual health and sex education, and discovered that there are so many people out there especially women have sort of similar experience.
    I decided to put together information, data and facts from different research to create a project proposal for a sexual health conference which aims to educate international students especially.
    I submitted the proposal to every organization I know and everyone in my connection asking for support. After rejection after another, finally some organizations and friends saw the values of the project I aspire to create.
    Today sexual health conference not only happened but it has reach many thousand lives on social media and I believe it will continue to grow.

    I would like to thanks to all of our organizing mainly CISA. Our supporters including Study Melbourne, VIC Women Trust and VIC Uni.
    Thanks to speakers, audiences, friends and community for your kind support and encouragement.

    Online Sexual Health Conference: Session 5

    Online Sexual Health Conference: Session 5: Respectful Relationships Date: Tuesday, 30th June 2020 Time: 6.30 PM CISA National Welfare Office and National Women’s Office in collaboration with Souphaphone (Nang), Toolsika Rawoah, Victorian Women's Trust, Study Melbourne, Victoria University and Victoria University International Student Association (VUISA) launch the Online International Harmony Sexual Health Conference. Join us:https://www.facebook.com/international.students.aus/ Ask us: https://www.live-ask.com/event/18Q0VXDT5XT9SHPYQHHBB2JAVC >>Support Services: • Each university has a program dedicated to help students report concerning, threatening behaviour: Sexual offences, Sexual harassment, Family violence, Bullying, Discrimination, Stalking. For example: University of Melbourne - Safer Community Program - https://safercommunity.unimelb.edu.au/about-us; Monash University - Safer Community Unit - https://www.monash.edu/safer-community/home • Australian Govt https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/sexual-health • Australian Institute of Health and Welfare https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/men-women/male-health/contents/how-healthy/sexual-health • Health Direct https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/sexual-health • WHO https://www.who.int/health-topics/sexual-health#tab=tab_1 • Sexual Health Quarters (ATSI, CALD friendly) https://shq.org.au/resources/useful-links/ https://shq.org.au/resources/multicultural-resources/ • True https://www.true.org.au/Education/multicultural • MCWH (multicultural centre for women’s health) http://www.mcwh.com.au/tag/sexual-health/ • Raising Children (statewide resource list) https://raisingchildren.net.au/grown-ups/services-support/services-families-of-teens/teens-sexual-health • Australian Sexual Health Alliance https://www.ashm.org.au/sexual-health/ • Multicultural Sexual Health Network https://www.ceh.org.au/multicultural-sexual-health-network/ • NSW Government Sexual Health Promotions Team https://stipu.nsw.gov.au/gp/sexual-health-for-young-people/ https://stipu.nsw.gov.au/gp/sexual-health-for-young-people/working-with-young-people-around-sexual-health/ https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/sexualhealth/Pages/sexual-health.aspx • South Australia https://www.shinesa.org.au/ • Western Australia https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/Campaign-sexual-health-STI • Victoria https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/public-health/preventive-health/sexual-health https://multicultural.vic.gov.au/news-articles/628-sexual-health-supports-for-people-from-refugee-and-migrant-backgrounds • Headspace https://headspace.org.au/young-people/what-is-sex-risks-health-and-contraception/ • QLD govt resources https://www.qld.gov.au/health/staying-healthy/sexual-health https://www.health.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0024/601935/qh-sexual-health-strategy.pdf • ACON https://www.acon.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/HOS_Sexual-Health-2017_V3_WEB.pdf • YEAH - Young and Empowered Around Health Penington Institute's national youth initiative on sexual health, alcohol and drug use https://www.yeah.org.au/all-about-yeah/ • Sex & U https://www.sexandu.ca/ https://www.sexandu.ca/resources/resource-library/ • ReachOut https://au.reachout.com/ How to get a sexual Health check? https://au.reachout.com/articles/how-to-get-a-sexual-health-check • List of Sex Health Clinics based on State https://www.familyplanningallianceaustralia.org.au/services/ • Teaching Sexual Health https://teachingsexualhealth.ca/ • Youth Law Australia https://yla.org.au • 1800 RESPECT - 24/7 national sexual assault, domestic violence counselling service.1800 737 732, www.1800respect.org.au • Reachout.com - Online mental health organisation providing information and resources. reachout.com • Lifeline - 24/7 national telephone counselling service who can also provide crisis support and suicide prevention. 13 11 14, www.lifeline.org.au. • ACT — Canberra Rape Crisis Centre 6247 2525 • New South Wales — NSW Rape Crisis Centre 1800 424 017 or NSW Health Sexual Assault Services (visit web page to find the number in your local area) • Northern Territory — Department of Health, Sexual Assault Referral Centres • Queensland — Sexual Assault Helpline 1800 010 120 • South Australia — Yarrow Place Rape and Sexual Assault Service (08) 8226 8777 or 1800 817 421 free call • Tasmania — Sexual Assault Support Service 1800 697 877 • Victoria — Sexual Assault Crisis Line 1800 806 292 • Western Australia — Sexual Assault Resource Centre (08) 6458 1828 or free call 1800 199 888 • Mensline Australia - 1300 789 978: Supports men and boys who are dealing with family and relationship difficulties • Kids Help Line - 1800 551 800: Free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling services specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25 in Australia • Relationships Australia - 1300 364 277: Support groups and counselling on relationships, and for abusive and abused partners • Safe steps - 1800 015 188: 24/7 support Services

    Posted by Council of International Students Australia (CISA) on Tuesday, 30 June 2020
  • 🖥️ WEBINAR: BOOST YOUR EMPLOYABILITY 💼

    On 1 July (11.30am AEST), join Insider Guides and industry experts in a free webinar, as they discuss employability, and uncover methods and strategies on how to get a job as an international student in Australia.

    More info 👉 https://insiderguides.com.au/event/international-student-webinar-how-to…

  • The women power session on GENDER EQUALITY, HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP AND INTERSECTIONALITY.
    on this session we have Sara Lane, Holmesglen's counselor on board as well.

    Online Sexual Health Conference: Session 4:

    Online Sexual Health Conference: Session 4: 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆, 𝗚𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝗘𝗾𝘂𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆 & 𝗦𝗲𝗹𝗳-𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗲 Date: Tuesday, 23rd June 2020 Time: 6.30 PM CISA National Welfare Office and National Women’s Office in collaboration with Souphaphone (Nang), Toolsika Rawoah, Victorian Women's Trust, Study Melbourne, Victoria University and Victoria University International Student Association (VUISA) launch the Online International Harmony Sexual Health Conference. Join us:https://www.facebook.com/international.students.aus/ Ask us: https://www.live-ask.com/event/18Q0VXDT5XT9SHPYQHHBB2JAVC >>Support Services: • Each university has a program dedicated to help students report concerning, threatening behaviour: Sexual offences, Sexual harassment, Family violence, Bullying, Discrimination, Stalking. For example: University of Melbourne - Safer Community Program - https://safercommunity.unimelb.edu.au/about-us; Monash University - Safer Community Unit - https://www.monash.edu/safer-community/home • Australian Govt https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/sexual-health • Australian Institute of Health and Welfare https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/men-women/male-health/contents/how-healthy/sexual-health • Health Direct https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/sexual-health • WHO https://www.who.int/health-topics/sexual-health#tab=tab_1 • Sexual Health Quarters (ATSI, CALD friendly) https://shq.org.au/resources/useful-links/ https://shq.org.au/resources/multicultural-resources/ • True https://www.true.org.au/Education/multicultural • MCWH (multicultural centre for women’s health) http://www.mcwh.com.au/tag/sexual-health/ • Raising Children (statewide resource list) https://raisingchildren.net.au/grown-ups/services-support/services-families-of-teens/teens-sexual-health • Australian Sexual Health Alliance https://www.ashm.org.au/sexual-health/ • Multicultural Sexual Health Network https://www.ceh.org.au/multicultural-sexual-health-network/ • NSW Government Sexual Health Promotions Team https://stipu.nsw.gov.au/gp/sexual-health-for-young-people/ https://stipu.nsw.gov.au/gp/sexual-health-for-young-people/working-with-young-people-around-sexual-health/ https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/sexualhealth/Pages/sexual-health.aspx • South Australia https://www.shinesa.org.au/ • Western Australia https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/Campaign-sexual-health-STI • Victoria https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/public-health/preventive-health/sexual-health https://multicultural.vic.gov.au/news-articles/628-sexual-health-supports-for-people-from-refugee-and-migrant-backgrounds • Headspace https://headspace.org.au/young-people/what-is-sex-risks-health-and-contraception/ • QLD govt resources https://www.qld.gov.au/health/staying-healthy/sexual-health https://www.health.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0024/601935/qh-sexual-health-strategy.pdf • ACON https://www.acon.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/HOS_Sexual-Health-2017_V3_WEB.pdf • YEAH - Young and Empowered Around Health Penington Institute's national youth initiative on sexual health, alcohol and drug use https://www.yeah.org.au/all-about-yeah/ • Sex & U https://www.sexandu.ca/ https://www.sexandu.ca/resources/resource-library/ • ReachOut https://au.reachout.com/ How to get a sexual Health check? https://au.reachout.com/articles/how-to-get-a-sexual-health-check • List of Sex Health Clinics based on State https://www.familyplanningallianceaustralia.org.au/services/ • Teaching Sexual Health https://teachingsexualhealth.ca/ • Youth Law Australia https://yla.org.au • 1800 RESPECT - 24/7 national sexual assault, domestic violence counselling service.1800 737 732, www.1800respect.org.au • Reachout.com - Online mental health organisation providing information and resources. reachout.com • Lifeline - 24/7 national telephone counselling service who can also provide crisis support and suicide prevention. 13 11 14, www.lifeline.org.au. • ACT — Canberra Rape Crisis Centre 6247 2525 • New South Wales — NSW Rape Crisis Centre 1800 424 017 or NSW Health Sexual Assault Services (visit web page to find the number in your local area) • Northern Territory — Department of Health, Sexual Assault Referral Centres • Queensland — Sexual Assault Helpline 1800 010 120 • South Australia — Yarrow Place Rape and Sexual Assault Service (08) 8226 8777 or 1800 817 421 free call • Tasmania — Sexual Assault Support Service 1800 697 877 • Victoria — Sexual Assault Crisis Line 1800 806 292 • Western Australia — Sexual Assault Resource Centre (08) 6458 1828 or free call 1800 199 888 • Mensline Australia - 1300 789 978: Supports men and boys who are dealing with family and relationship difficulties • Kids Help Line - 1800 551 800: Free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling services specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25 in Australia • Relationships Australia - 1300 364 277: Support groups and counselling on relationships, and for abusive and abused partners • Safe steps - 1800 015 188: 24/7 support Services

    Posted by Council of International Students Australia (CISA) on Tuesday, 23 June 2020
  • ❗ CHANGES TO DRIVING LICENCE RULES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ❗

    Due to coronavirus, there have been changes to driving tests in Victoria. For international students, this means there are some new rules for converting your international license to an Australian one.

    For more information visit: https://www.studymelbourne.vic.gov.au/news-updates/change-to-driving-li…

  • 💻 CISA 2020 DIGITAL SUMMIT 💻

    Next month, the Council of International Students Australia (CISA) celebrates its 10th year of advocating for international students. To mark the occasion, they are running the CISA 2020 Digital Summit!

    This conference will bring together international students, thought leaders and industry experts for a series of FREE digital events from 15 to 17 July 2020.

    Register today: https://conference.cisa2020.com/?fbclid=IwAR2QRaClQR-EtzYFX0QSRCtwUwiyC…

  • A warm welcome to the newest members of the International Student Hub and a big hello to all existing members! 👋

    It's time to start connecting! Feel free to introduce yourself in the comments of this post and let us know your name, home country and course 😊

  • Did you know that Study Melbourne offers a range of free services and events, designed specifically to support international students through their study journey? This includes legal advice, skills workshops and social/networking opportunities.

    Be sure to bookmark this page to keep up to date with their latest offerings: https://www.studymelbourne.vic.gov.au/search?collection=study-melbourne…