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MyCQU - International support

International support

Australia is a safe and modern country with a range of cities and regional locations. One of the best things about studying at CQUniversity is our vast presence with campuses and study centres across the nation. In addition to our 'Living in Australia' web pages, the information here will be a useful guide, outlining all you need to know about studying and living in Australia.

Orientation

If you're a new student, be sure to complete Orientation Online. Read more about Orientation at CQUniversity.

ESOS Act

CQUniversity and the Australian Government want international students in Australia to have a safe, enjoyable and rewarding place to study. Read about our requirements under the Education Services for Overseas Students Act (ESOS Act).

Need to speak to a staff member? To make an appointment with a Student Adviser on your campus, click here for contact details.

Legal Advice

StateLegal Advice ServicesServices Provided
Australian Capital TerritoryTBA 
New South WalesRedfern Legal Centre
73 Pitt Street
Redfern NSW 2016
Telephone: (02) 9698 7277
Email: info@rlc.org.au
Website: rlc.org.au/our-services/international-students
International students in New South Wales can get advice about housing problems, fines, debts, car accidents, employment, discrimination, family law, domestic violence, and complaints about colleges or universities. Redfern Legal Centre can also advise how these problems affect student visas.
Northern TerritoryNT Legal Commission
6th floor
9-11 Cavenagh Street
Darwin NT 0800
Telephone: 1800 019 343
Email: info@ntlac.nt.gov.au
Website: ntlac.nt.gov.au
The NT Legal Commission provides free and confidential services to everyone and they will assist with criminal, family, civil as well as immigration matters.
Queensland

Caxton Legal Centre Inc. incorporating Seniors Legal and Support Service
1 Manning Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101
Telephone: (07) 3214 6333
Email: caxton@caxton.org.au
Website: caxton.org.au/index.html

Legal Aid QLD
Website: http://www.legalaid.qld.gov.au/Home

The Caxton Legal Centre provides legal and social welfare services to low income and disadvantaged persons in need of relief from poverty, distress, misfortune, destitution and helplessness, and to educate such people in legal, social welfare and related matters.

Legal Aid give legal help to financially disadvantaged people about criminal, family and civil law matters.

South AustraliaOffice of the Training Advocate
Ground Floor West
55 Currie Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Telephone: 1800 006 488
Email: trainingadvocate@sa.gov.au
Website: www.trainingadvocate.sa.gov.au/home/international-students
The Office of the Training Advocate provides independent advice or guidance about all aspects of living, working or studying in South Australia.
TasmaniaStudent Legal Service (SLS)
Room 1.12 – Faculty of Law
(Lower Level, near the Law Café)
Sandy Bay Campus
University of Tasmania
Telephone: (03) 6226 2847
Email: Student.LegalService@utas.edu.au
Website: www.tasstudentlegalservice.com/

The Student Legal Service is run by dedicated University of Tasmania (UTAS) students for the benefit of the entire community.  It is free and confidential, and supported by great local lawyers.

The general advice sessions are available for both students and the community and are staffed by the most capable student volunteers in their final years at University.  The specialist advice service on Migration matters are managed by practitioners for UTAS students.

VictoriaStudy Melbourne Student Centre (SMSC)
599 Little Bourke Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Telephone: 1800 053 449
Email: studymelbourne@ecodev.vic.gov.au
Website: www.studymelbourne.vic.gov.au/

The Study Melbourne Student Centre provides general information and help with accommodation, health, employment and legal problems.

They also help international students to access services in the community.

Western AustraliaInternational Education Conciliator Service
Department of Education Services
Level 9, 20 Walters drive
Osborne Park WA 6017
Telephone: (08) 9441 1900
Email: info@des.wa.gov.au
Website: hwww.des.wa.gov.au/internationaleducation/ieconciliation/Pages/default.aspx
The International Education Conciliator Service provides a free independent service to assist in resolving problems between international students and their education providers.

Term 3 International Student Cafe

Welcome to the International Student Cafe!

The International Student Cafe is a series of face-to-face sessions every week at our Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane campuses throughout Term 3 to prepare our international students for living, working and studying in Australia. 

From tips to finding accommodation, adjusting to life in Australia, finding employment and managing your studies - let us give you the best tips and tricks to set you up for success.

See below for the full 12-week schedule of sessions held across our Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane campuses throughout Term 3.

WeekTopicDateTime
1Finding AccommodationWednesday 8 November 2017
(Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane)
1.30pm - 2.00pm (local time)
2Adjusting to Life in AustraliaWednesday 15 November 2017
(Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane)
1.30pm - 2.00pm (local time)
3Key Dates You Need to KnowWednesday 22 November 2017
(Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane)
1.30pm - 2.00pm (local time)
4Making Friends and Finding Clubs and SocietiesWednesday 29 November 2017
(Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane)
1.30pm - 2.00pm (local time)
Break WeekNo Session --
5Overseas Student Health CoverWednesday 13 December 2017
(Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane)
1.30pm - 2.00pm (local time)
6Working in AustraliaWednesday 20 December 2017
(Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane)
1.30pm - 2.00pm (local time)
Christmas/New Year ClosureNo Session --
7Time ManagementWednesday 3 January 2018
(Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane)
1.30pm - 2.00pm (local time)
8Stress Management and Preparing for ExamsWednesday 10 January 2018 (Melbourne and Sydney)

Thursday 11 January 2018
(Brisbane)
1.30pm - 2.00pm (local time)

1.30pm - 2.00pm (local time)
9Planning Your Study LoadWednesday 17 January 2018
(Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane) 
1.30pm - 2.00pm (local time)
10Final Term - What Now?Wednesday 24 January 2018
(Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane) 
1.30pm - 2.00pm (local time)
11Student AdvocacyWednesday 31 January 2018
(Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane)
1.30pm - 2.00pm (local time)
12Relaxation - Time to De-stress Before Exams!Wednesday 7 February 2018
(Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane) 
1.30pm - 2.00pm (local time)
International Student Stories