Support for international students:
International students may face various challenges during their stay in a foreign country. Some of the common issues they might encounter include cultural adjustment, language barriers, financial constraints, homesickness, and academic pressures. As an international student, it's important to ensure:
You're looking after your physical wellbeing: eating well, getting enough rest, and physical activity
You seek support if study or work-related commitments get overwhelming
You prioritise your mental health
You have people to reach out to if you feel alone or isolated
A support system in designed to assist international students if their education provider cannot deliver the course they have paid for. They may help students continue their studies with an alternate provider, provide refunds, or re-credit for education and training fees that were paid but not received
International Student Workplace Rights in Australia
International students in Australia have the same workplace rights and protections as any other worker. It's essential to be aware of warning signs indicating potential workplace exploitation. If you believe you are being treated unfairly at work, you can contact the Fair
This government initiative offers information and support services for international students. You can visit their website for a range of information and resources.
Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Legislation
Legislative framework ensures that courses offered to international students in Australia meet high-quality standards, protecting the rights and interests of these students. It outlines the rights and responsibilities of international students and the penalties for provider breaches.