2015 CISA National Conference Sponsor


Sponsor name: Deakin University

Profile description: Deakin University is a top-rated university with world-class graduates. Industry-focused degree programs and a strong international outlook mean that Deakin graduates are ready for the global workplace. Deakin is ranked in the Top 3% of universities worldwide and is among the world’s top 50 young universities according to QS and Times Higher Education.

Deakin offers hundreds of degree programs across four faculties and a range of research institutes. A variety of courses are offered in numerous disciplines ranging from Science and Health to Arts and Business. Whether it’s the Sciences at our innovative nanotechnology facilities or the Arts at one of the world’s largest motion capture labs, Deakin brings together the latest in technology to complement learning.

Deakin’s has four modern, fully equipped campuses and an innovative online learning environment (CloudDeakin). Our practical approach to learning puts emphasis on practical real-world experience and professional practice. As a result, Deakin graduates are fully equipped with the skills sought by employers in an increasingly competitive global workplace.

Website: www.deakin.edu.au/international


Sponsor name: University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Profile description: For 65 years, UNSW has been at the forefront of new discoveries and educating bright minds from around the world. Our international students have been a vital part of our success. We were the first university in Australia to establish an international student services unit, a campus language training centre and an on-campus foundation studies program for international students. We have dedicated people and teams on hand to help students transition to life in a new culture and to support them in their studies and career development. We are continually investing more resources in on-campus housing, career and employment services, work integrated learning projects as well as language support to make our 14,000 international students feel even more at home. Our 91.1% satisfaction rate (in the 2015 International Student Barometer survey) shows our students appreciate the effort. We are proud of this result and of our involvement with CISA to ensure our next generation of international graduates receive the support, nurturing and advice they deserve.

Website: www.unsw.edu.au


Sponsor name: The University of Melbourne

Profile description: The University of Melbourne enjoys an outstanding reputation with world rankings consistently placing us as one of the world’s top 50 universities.

Situated in the heart of the world’s most liveable city, the University is home to more than 40,000 students annually, around a third of which are international. Our main campus is located minutes from Melbourne’s CBD, offering easy access to transport, accommodation, shopping, dining and entertainment.

Few people graduating today will have the same job title forever. With our degrees, you can build the right skills to adapt and change successfully.

We offer 10 broad undergraduate degrees with nearly 100 major fields of study so you can choose a major that fits with your career aspirations and study it in depth to develop specialised knowledge.

Professional qualifications such as the Juris Doctor are offered at graduate level. At Melbourne students choose from a variety of graduate programs offering intensive, focused experiences that promote deep professional learning. They also have the opportunity to develop research skills while working alongside international leaders.

International students from first-year undergraduates to PhD researchers are supported through a suite of programs covering a wide range of study skills, academic integrity, English language proficiency and writing in the workplace. Programs include generic and targeted workshops, individual tutorials with advisors and mentors, and a vast range of print and online resources.

For more information on studying at Melbourne as an international student, visit: futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/info/international

Website: www.unimelb.edu.au


Sponsor name: Hobsons APAC & EMEA

Profile description: At Hobsons, education is more than just our business; it’s our passion. We believe education advances everyone and everything, creating a continuous cycle of opportunity. It’s this passion for education in Australia that fuels everything we do and drives us to achieve success — from product development and customer service to thought leadership and corporate philanthropy. Since we were founded in 1974, we’ve evolved from a traditional publishing house to an innovative education solutions company that assists millions of students across more than 7500 schools, colleges and universities worldwide. Today, we continue to advance our role in education by maximising student success and institutional effectiveness. Our solutions allow students to develop personalised academic and career plans based on their goals, interests, abilities and learning styles and enable institutions to reach and connect with students that are the right fit and help them stay on track to achieve their goals.

Website: www.hobsons.com/apac



Sponsor name: English Australia

Profile description: English Australia represents over 120 member colleges throughout Australia that provide quality English language programs to students and professionals from around the world. All English Australia member colleges provide:

  • the highest quality English language programs
  • a comprehensive range of support services, and
  • tuition protection for all students regardless of visa type

Website: https://www.englishaustralia.com.au/


Sponsor name: Navitas

Profile description: Navitas is an Australian global education leader providing pre-university and university programs, English language courses, migrant education and settlement services, creative media education, student recruitment, professional development, and corporate training services to more than 80,000 students across a network of over 120 colleges and campuses in 31 countries. Navitas is an S&P/ASX 100 Company.

Website: www.navitas.com


Sponsor name: Fair Work Ombudsman Australia

Profile description: “Our website fairwork.gov.au contains information and tools to assist employees and employers in meeting their workplace relations responsibilities. It aims to present the information in a way that is simple, easy to understand and easy to apply.”

Web content that FWO has given permission to feature on CISA’s website:

  • Language assistance page with information in 27 languages including Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese and videos about working in Australia (which can also be viewed on our YouTube channel): (www.fairwork.gov.au)
  • Specific information for international students and other Visa holders & migrants: (www.fairwork.gov.au)
  • Customers can also sign up for our email update service to get alerts with information that is relevant to their needs.
  • Fact sheets and guides: (https://www.fairwork.gov.au/how-we-will-help/templates-and-guides).
    • Fact Sheets and guides provide an overview of the workplace relations system as well as information on specific topics, such as minimum employment conditions and wages.
    • There is a step by step guide on ‘Starting a new job’ which would be useful for students starting work in Australia.
  • My account: (www.fairwork.gov.au/my-account/registerpage.aspx).
    • My Account allows customers to store and receive personalised workplace information. My account assists people to:
      1. make enquiries online for priority support
      2. save results from our Pay, Shift, Leave and Notice and Redundancy Calculators
      3. request appointments
      4. submit enquiries and receive FWO’s response
      5. get information tailored to their needs
    • We recommend individuals and organisations such as CISA sign up for My Account.
  • Pay and Conditions Tool (www.calculate.fairwork.gov.au)
    • The Pay and Conditions Tool (PACT) is an online pay tool to calculate wages and entitlements. PACT makes it easy to work out what you should be paid and what your leave entitlements are pay. It can be accessed from desktop computers and mobile devices.
    • PACT is integrated with our My Account service so customers can save their calculations and receive updates when conditions change.
  • Online learning (fairwork.gov.au/learning)
    • Our online learning centre provides free interactive courses including courses on having difficult conversations in the workplace and starting a new job. The online courses take the user through videos and interactive scenarios to provide hands-on skills-based training that fosters good workplace practices.
  • Workplace Basics (www.fairwork.gov.au/basicsquiz)
    • Workplace Basics is a new online, interactive quiz that assists customers to assess their knowledge of and compliance with workplace rights and obligations.
    • Workplace Basics has seven modules of multiple-choice questions on topics including pay and awards, leave, record keeping and termination. At the end of each module, a customised list of links to relevant resources and information is populated which customers can email to themselves.

Website: www.fairwork.gov.au