Edition 539, 3 February 2014
- Complete this E-learning survey on BYOD practice
- ACPET Melbourne Executive Retreat 6-8 April 2014 - save the date!
- Now a webinar! Managing compliance with the ESOS and TPS framework: taking the worry out
- RTO Financial Management: Making it Easy
- Social media tools for training: Facebook and Google+
- Implementing Online Customer Service Strategies
- Digital Marketing Makeover for RTOs – using digital marketing for better business
- New staff? Get them started with Introduction to the International Education sector
- Understanding the VET Quality Framework for Administration Staff
- ACPET Tasmania PD for 2014
- WA VET FEE HELP Forum
- WAPETIA and ACPET Streamlined Visa Processing (SVP) Seminar
- Opportunity for ACPET Members to partner with Chinese Schools
- "I'm not Australian but I have an Australian Story"
- VET partners sought for Kenyan mining and resources programs
- Opportunity to advertise to Turkish Education Market
- Interpreting competencies in Australian vocational education and training: practices and issues
- RTO fee information and fee protection requirements
- ASQA January update now available
"I'm not Australian but I have an Australian Story"
Monday, February 3 2014
"I'm not Australian but I have an Australian Story" is an initiative of the Council of International Students in Australia (CISA). CISA (national peak student representative body for international students studying at the postgraduate, undergraduate, private college, TAFE, ELICOS and foundation level) raises awareness about international students’ presence and their participation in and contribution to the Australian community.
Funded by the Australian Government, this project is consistent with the Government’s commitment to addressing issues of cultural, racial and religious intolerance by promoting respect, fairness, inclusion and a sense of belonging for everyone.
The project highlights the voluntary and social development work international students are involved in, as well as providing awareness and information on how CISA is advocating for these students.
Because of the opportunities Australia provides to international students it is common place that these students often give back; offering their time and experiences to help other students on campus and volunteering to assist Australian community organisations.
To spread this important message, CISA in 2013 invited international students across the country to tell their Australian story in a competition judged by a peer panel. The winning students have now shared their stories through a series of videos, each telling a unique story that exhibits the ongoing contribution that international students are making in Australia.
The project is ongoing. Therefore, if you know of an international student at your institution that has a story to tell, part of an interesting event, a personal achievement, or challenges they have met along the way, they are encouraged to contact CISA to tell their story.