An Introduction to Study NSW

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WHO ARE STUDY NSW?

The New South Wales (NSW) Government established Study NSW in 2014 to increase and support the number of international students studying in Sydney and NSW. Their goal is to improve the quality of international students’ experiences in NSW, as well as to recognise their contributions to our communities. Study NSW is here to help.

WHAT SUPPORT DOES STUDY NSW PROVIDE?

Working with other NSW organisations, Study NSW offers a wide range of support services and opportunities to international students, including a warm welcome to NSW, free legal advice (in partnership with the Redfern Legal Centre), work and learning opportunities (through hands-on programs like NSW Global Scope) and the support you need for living, working and thriving in NSW. Here are some of the services and programs that Study NSW provides.

NSW INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AIRPORT WELCOME DESK

Study NSW offers newly arrived international students a warm welcome, orientation advice, useful information on transport and accommodation, helpful maps, support and referral advice at the International Student Welcome Desk.

WHEN?
  • Morning and evening, 7 days a week, during peak times such as throughout February and July
  • Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings at all other times

The welcome desk is located beside the Airport Ambassador’s desk in Arrivals Hall A, International Terminal.

The volunteers are part of a working and learning program coordinated by Study NSW.

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Study NSW Sydney International Airport Welcome desk © Salty Dingo 2017
VOLUNTEER

Eligible domestic and international students can apply to complete a volunteer work-integrated learning program on the International Student Welcome Desk. Expressions of interest are now open

THE NSW INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AWARDS

Study NSW runs the prestigious NSW International Student Awards to recognise the outstanding contributions international students make to communities in NSW and celebrate excellence in international student community engagement.

The awards are held in October each year and celebrate high achievers in the following categories:

  • Higher Education
  • Vocational education and training (VET)
  • Schools
  • English language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS)
  • Community Engagement (Education Providers)
  • Community Engagement (Business and Community)

Read about past winners here.

FREE LEGAL ADVICE

Study NSW has partnered with Redfern Legal Centre to offer legal and support services tailored especially to international students.

At the Redfern Legal Centre, international students can get advice about:

  • Housing problems
  • Fines and debts
  • Car accidents
  • Employment
  • Discrimination
  • Family law
  • Domestic violence
  • Complaints about colleges or universities

The Centre also works on many other issues related to international students and can advise how these problems affect student visas.

WORK AND LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES AND PARTNER PROJECTS

Study NSW partners with education providers and industry partners to offer a great range of projects that focus on enhancing the international student experience.

Partner projects include:

  • Interchange offers international students a one-of-a-kind platform of theoretical and practical employability skills.
  • Global Scope Regional Program provides work integrated learning opportunities for international students to engage with local, regional businesses on real-world challenges.
  • Sixers Smash, a series of cricket events for international and domestic students across NSW.

Check out some of the other partner projects here.

In 2019, Study NSW launched #NSWGlobalConnections, a project that showcases signatories to the International Student Business Charter. Take a moment to explore stories from their partners and discover how international students are contributing to workplaces across NSW, and the mutual benefits to both employers and the international student community from their engagement.

EVENTS

Keep an eye out on the Study NSW website and Facebook page and for more information on upcoming events and information sessions for international students. Recent events include Lord Mayor’s Welcome for International Students, ‘Rules of the Game’ workshop, and Why LinkedIn is Important and ‘How to Get the Most out of it’ workshop.

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