Giving International Students A Helping Hand

Giving International Students A Helping Hand

Victoria Minister for Innovation, Services and Small Business Louise Asher

Free Information Day For International Students

Victor P Taffa

Victoria’s international students can learn more about renting a home, finding a job and keeping safe at the Victorian Coalition Government’s free International Student Information Day on Saturday 17 September 2011.

Minister for Innovation, Services and Small Business Louise Asher said the Coalition Government was committed to ensuring students that come here from around the world have the assistance they need to get the most from their experience.

Ms. Asher said students should come along to the information day to hear a range of speakers on everything from safety, finding a job and how to access services and extra support.

“The day is held in conjunction with the Australian Federation of International Students (AFIS) and will offer an interesting range of speakers, as well as showcasing music and dance.” Ms. Asher said.

“Victoria attracts students from around the world because of our leading education and research facilities and quality teachers.”

“The Coalition Government is committed to providing information to students so they can make the most of their time in Victoria, and Victoria offers a range of initiatives to support international students, including:

  • The international student website; www.studymelbourne.vic.gov.au
  • The International Student Care Service, that provides a support service for students;
  • The Student Welcome Desk at Melbourne Airport, which assists new arrivals.

The information day, Studying, Working and Chillin’, will be held at Victoria University’s conference centre on Flinders Street from 10 am on Saturday 17 September.