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International student support

International student advisers

International student advisers (ISAs) are available on all campuses to provide international students with advice, assistance and referrals on a range of issues.

These include issues relating to student visas, homesickness, family support, health insurance, fee payments and advocacy. Visit deakin.edu.au/iss to find out more about International Student Support.

ISA GENERAL CONTACT EMAIL
E:\tisadvice@deakin.edu.au

Make appointments with an ISA by calling the following contact number –

MELBOURNE BURWOOD CAMPUS
T:\t03 9244 6300

GEELONG WAURN PONDS CAMPUS
T:\t03 5227 1221

GEELONG WATERFRONT CAMPUS
T:\t03 5227 1221

WARRNAMBOOL CAMPUS
T:\t03 5563 3256

For Drop-in service location/hours, visit http://www.deakin.edu.au/students/international/isas-are-here-to-help/iss-drop-in

For international student reminders & news, join ISS twitter account – twitter.com/Deakin_ISS
International students (information for)

International students at Deakin have access to a range of programs including:

  • Support from International Student Advisers
  • advice and information on student visas, Overseas Student Health Cover, work restrictions
  • support programs
  • referrals to relevant Deakin divisions, services and facilities
  • links to community groups
  • Deakin University Student Association services such as clubs and societies and volunteering

DeakinSync will provide relevant information for International students throughout the portal.

deakin.edu.au/iss

HOW DO I …?
The How do I …? website has been set up to provide international students with answers to a range of questions from your health & wellbeing to renewing your student visa. Use this as your first point of reference for any questions you may have.

HEALTH INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE
On-campus health information and assistance is available at Student Life.
See also MEDICAL CENTRES - deakin.edu.au/medical-centre.
Find it in DeakinSync under 'Health and Wellbeing' (health and medical)

STUDENT VISAS
International students must be aware of the conditions of their student visa, including the requirement to ensure Deakin always has a record of their current address. Failure to comply with these conditions could result in their visas being cancelled. For the most up-to-date information on student visas, conditions and extensions, visit the DIBP website or speak to an ISA.
www.border.gov.au

HEALTH INSURANCE
Under student visa conditions, international students are required to maintain Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the entire length of their stay. Failure to have continuous cover could result in your visa being cancelled.

VISA RENEWAL
It is your responsibility as an international student to be aware of your visa expiry date and to renew your student visa if required. If you need information about how to extend your student visa, please see an ISA or read visa extension information online.

WORK RIGHT
There are visa restrictions regarding part-time work for international students and it’s important that you are familiar with these limits.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP)
This site provides comprehensive information about visas, living in Australia and citizenship.
www.border.gov.au

STUDY IN AUSTRALIA
This website provides information for international students about studying and living in Australia.
www.studyinaustralia.gov.au

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
This website provides links to sites containing further information for international students about studying and living in Victoria.
This site also provides information for students who have children and want them to attend primary and/or high school in Victoria.
www.education.vic.gov.au/school/students/Pages/international.aspx

DEAKIN VISA/MIGRATION SERVICE
SORT IT Deakin Student Legal service is powered by DUSA, in partnership with Eastern Community Legal Centre (ECLC) and Barwon Community Legal Service (BCLS). SORT IT provide confidential, free legal and VISA migration advice, information, referral and more. Advice can be face-to-face or by phone with qualified lawyers.
legalservices.dusa.org.au

BURWOOD STUDENTS
Eastern Community Legal Centre
T:\t03 9285 4822
E:\tdeakin@eclc.org.au
www.eclc.org.au/deakin

GEELONG STUDENTS
Barwon Community Legal Service
T:\t1300 430 599
E:\tbcls@barwoncls.org.au
www.barwoncls.org

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