Australia: two international students killed in car accidents

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Sadly, I am writing again about accidents in which international students have lost their lives. Within the space of two weeks, two international students at Charles Darwin University in Australia’s Northern Territory were killed in separate car accidents. Emmanuel Oluwaseyi Ajadi, 26, from Nigeria was studying a masters of environmental management. He died on 16 June…

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Australia: ASM registration cancelled


Federal Government authorities in Australia have cancelled the registration of the once high-flying Australian School of Management (ASM). In a statement on 16 June the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) announced it was cancelling the ASM’s registration for failing to meet acceptable threshold standards. It seems to be the final nail in the…

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Ronny Chieng stars in new international student comedy series

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Ronny Chieng: International Student is a new comedy series about international student life in Australia that is already an audience favourite. It’s about the daily life of a Malaysian student who goes to Australia to study law. Take a look at the trailer from the pilot episode. The show is the brainchild of Malaysian born comedian…

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Australia: Royal Gurkhas Institute – registration cancelled

royal gurkhas institute

The Royal Gurkhas Institute of Technology (RGIT) has had its registration cancelled by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).  The cancellation will take effect on 27 June 2017. RGIT has over 200 staff and 1400 students, who are mostly international students. It has campuses in Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart and offers vocational courses in business, management, health,…

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Careers Australia closure hurts 15,000 students

Careers Australia

Careers Australia – a large vocational training provider with 13 campuses in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and the Gold Coast – has collapsed leaving about 15,000 students looking for answers. Students were shocked to get the news in a short text message on 25 May: The message was sent after 10pm on a Thursday night.…

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Australia: complex scam rips off Chinese international students in Melbourne

Chinese international students in Melbourne

A new complicated scam is ripping off Chinese international students in Melbourne who are looking for a job or somewhere to live. The scam is catching students using the website to find accommodation.   The scam works like this… This technique makes the flow of money very hard for police to trace. I’m not in Australia…

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International Student Videos: Best of April

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We’ve pulled together the best new international student videos created in April by universities, colleges and schools around the world. If you want to do further research on any of the institutions, we have set up the headings for the videos to link directly to the international student page on the institution’s website. Hope you find…

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Australia: Vietnamese international students getting ripped off in Melbourne

Vietnamese international students

A report by one of Australia’s main public news services – SBS – has revealed that large numbers of Vietnamese international students working for Vietnamese businesses in Melbourne are being under paid by the business owners. The report focused on Vietnamese international students working in Vietnamese restaurants. Under Australian law the minimum wage for waiting…

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Australia: how will 457 visa changes affect international students?

457 visa changes

On 18 April 2017 Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Peter Dutton, announced that Australia will abolish the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457).  It’s generally just called the “457 visa”. The visa let a skilled worker travel to Australia to work for their approved sponsor for up to four…

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Too many international students in Australia are drowning

international students in australia

Sydney, Australia is famous for its beaches. It’s also a popular destination for international students who go to Australia to study. International students in Australia naturally want to experience the ‘beach lifestyle’ that is so much a part of the Sydney and Australian way of life. A day at the beach should be fun, but it…

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