Who we are
CISA in short
The Council of International Students Australia (CISA) is the national peak student representative body independently run by international students for international students studying at the postgraduate, undergraduate, private college, TAFE, ELICOS and foundation level.
CISA was inaugurated on July 7, 2010 at the University of Tasmania, Hobart through the joint efforts of the National Union of Students (NUS), Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations (CAPA) and the Australian Federation of International Students (AFIS) to form a unified voice for all international students.More About Us
To be recognised as a holistic voice for international students in Australia by the local, national and international community.Read More
Advocate for the interests and needs of international students;Read More
Advocate for high quality education for international students;
Facilitate network building among stakeholders with an interest in supporting international students;
Host an annual national forum for international students;
Provide a means of consulting and engaging with international students;
Host future international student roundtable events in partnership with various government entities;
Promote cross-cultural awareness and interactions in Australia;
Advocate for non-racial, non-discriminatory law reform concerning international students.
The CISA Brand Proposition is a new mindset, aligned with our strategy, values, vision and brand. It revitalizes the way how CISA operates and its organisational culture, how CISA engages with current and future international students, stakeholders within and beyond the international education industry by articulating what CISA stands for and defining the promise we make to all our members.