October 30, 2012

IEAA glad to announce that after lobbying number of years, Australian NSW Government agreed to give student travel discounts for International Students.  The NSW Government has announced public transport fare discounts for international students as part of ongoing efforts to promote the State as a world-class location for international education.


Premier Barry O’Farrell made the announcement in India, where he is currently promoting NSW’s education credentials as part of a trade mission, while Acting Premier and Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Stoner was joined at the University of Sydney by Parliamentary Secretary for Tertiary Education and Skills Gabrielle Upton and Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Stephen Garton.

“International education is the State’s second biggest industry in terms of exports – worth $6 billion,” Mr O’Farrell said. “We have world-class universities, vocational institutions and research organisations, but we need to do more to attract international students seeking high quality education, cultural and employment experience. “The travel concessions announced today will increase the attraction of NSW as an ideal location for further education and provide better access to safe and affordable public transport options for overseas students.”

Mr Stoner said the changes mean international students will soon have access to public transport travel discounts of up to 35 per cent. “Enhancing NSW’s reputation as a highly regarded location for international education and research will be critical to our efforts to position the NSW economy for growth in the next decade,” Mr Stoner said.

“The new travel concessions are a direct response to a recommendation from the NSW Government’s International Education and Research Taskforce which released its final report today.”

Mr Stoner said the Taskforce’s final report outlines 21 specific recommendations for Government and Industry to help position NSW as a global leader in international education by 2021. “We have already begun acting on a number of matters highlighted by the Taskforce, with the NSW Strategy for Business Migration & Attracting International Students released earlier this year calling for the extension of streamlined visa processing and post study work rights for a broader pool of overseas students based in NSW,” Mr Stoner said. “Our full response to the Taskforce’s final report will be released soon, but our announcement today is a first step towards making NSW a more attractive international education destination.

“International students will have access to potential discounts of up to 35 per cent on MyMulti passes offering periodic unlimited travel on buses, trains, light rail and ferries in Greater Sydney, the Hunter and the Illawarra. “The discounts allow for potential savings of more than $800 on an annual MyMulti3 pass and more than $450 on an annual MyMulti2. Overseas students can also save more than $200 on a MyMulti3 90 day pass and $133 on a MyMulti2 90 day pass. “The savings can apply to all travel, not simply travel to and from students’ place of study, so this provides a fantastic opportunity for students to get out and explore Sydney and NSW.”

Ms Upton said the Taskforce’s final report identified a range of challenges and opportunities facing the NSW international education sector. “While the market for international students is increasingly competitive, opportunities for growth are enormous with global demand for international higher education forecast to grow from 2.2 million in 2005 to 3.7 million in 2025. China, India, Malaysia and Indonesia are predicted to account for over 60 per cent of this growth,” Ms Upton said.

“The final report of the NSW Government’s International Education and Research Taskforce outlines a range of measures Government and Industry can take to position NSW as a significant global player and Australia’s leading State for international education and research. “The report calls for the NSW Government to ramp up its efforts to lobby for Federal level improvements to the quality of teaching, courses and research. “The quality of the total student experience is also identified as a key target for improvement, with Government asked to consider issues including affordable accommodation and transport, access to part time employment, industry placements while studying, and employment on completion of study.

“The Taskforce also recommends creation of a new agency to provide a one-stop-shop for information for international students and to drive implementation of a range of other recommendations on issues including quality, migration, post study work rights and levels of research funding.”

For more information, please read the attached media release.

September 10, 2012


IEA-A glad to announce that TAFE NSW offers international students an opportunity to undertake Diplomas in Hospitality and Events at the same time with “guaranteed” paid work. In addition to that students can directly start to final year of the Bachelor of Business Degree Program. In total three years, three internationally recognised qualification:

–          Diploma of Hospitality

–          Diploma of Events

–          Bachelor of Business

–          and 3 years work experience

During “guaranteed” paid employment placements (minimum “guaranteed” 10 hours per week with $23 hourly rate). Students can start the work after completing first 3 months of the Hospitality diploma program. Students legally can work 20 hours per week during school weeks and full time during the holidays.


English Entry requirements:

  • IELTS 5.5 or equivalent

–          $6325 per semester ( total 4 semester in 2 year programs).

Fee covers tuition, uniforms, texts and registration with Work Solutions for paid employment.


  • Two               Diplomas in 2 years or
  • Two diplomas + Bachelor of Business Degree in 3 years
    • Complete a Bachelor of Business with one more year of study in the Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School
    • 2 years paid work experience at Australian Turf Club (ATC), Rosehill Gardens (2008 Restaurant and Catering NSW/ACT Award for Excellence’ and finalist in the ‘Venue Caterer’ category).


TAFETR English Course Oct 2012, Feb 2013

TAFENSW SWSI Diploma February, April, June, Sep 2013

Students need to start Diploma of Hospitality course (C18115) first and then Diploma of Events course (C18075). The Hospitality course starts on Feb, Apr, Jul, Sep in 2013 and offered at Campbelltown campus. You can find both courses details at the following link



Number of hours work placement

Students              gain a minimum               of 10 hours paid work a week (after a training period of 3 months without pay) during the course. They also have the opportunity for further work at major events in Sydney such as ANZ Stadium and the Easter show. The minimum hourly wage is $23/hour.


Career Opportunities

•     Cafe/Coffee Shop Operator

•     Hotel Service Supervisor

•     Hotel/Motel Manager

•     Event managers

•     Resort management

•     Event Coordinator

•     Venue coordinator

•     Conference coordinator

•     Exhibition coordinator

•     Event manager

•     Venue manager

•     Conference manager

•     Exhibition manager


Degree pathway

Diploma  graduates can gain credit of up to two years in either the Bachelor of Business (International Hotel and Resort Management) or Bachelor of Business (International Hotel Management) with our tertiary partner Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School, ranked No: 1 InAustralasia*.


* by the Hotel and Tourism industry-conducted by Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS) PLC in the United Kingdom, the world’s largest provider of custom research and analysis.


There are very limited number of places are available, so please make required announcement to your student base now to not miss this great opportunity.


For further information about the course, college locations and how to apply visit our website

www.mystudyinaustralia.com www.tafetr.net www.tafensw.edu.au

[email protected] / [email protected]

August 29, 2012


*Please note that these dates may change without notice, please confirm on the Universities /TAFE websites.




CQUniversity Open Day 2012 Brisbane


CQUniversity Open Day 2012 Gold Coast


CQUniversity Open Day 2012 Melbourne


Southbank Institute of Technology Info Night South Brisbane, QLD


Australian Catholic University Open Day & Night Brisbane, QLD


QUT Open Day Kelvin Grove, QLD


CQUniversity Open Day 2012 Sydney


Edith Cowan University Open Day Joondalup Campus


CQUniversity Open Day 2012 Gladstone


Monash University Berwick, Gippsland, Peninsula, VIC


Monash University Caulfield, Clayton, Parkville, VIC


University of Southern Queensland Hervey Bay, QLD


CQUniversity Open Day 2012 Noosa


La Trobe University Open Day Albury-Wodonga


University of Queensland St Lucia, QLD


Curtain University Open Day Perth, WA


James Cook University Open Day Mackay, QLD


University of Queensland Ipswich, QLD


La Trobe University Open Day Shepparton, VIC


CQUniversity Open Day 2012 Bundaberg


Edith Cowan University Open Day Mount Lawley Campus


Griffith University Gold Coast, Nathan and South Bank, QLD


RMIT University Melbourne, VIC


Australian Catholic University Open Day & Night Melbourne, VIC


Deakin University Warrnambool, VIC


University of Sunshine Coast Open Day Sunshine Coast, QLD


University of Western Australia Perth, WA


La Trobe University Open Day Mildura, VIC


Flinders University Adelaide, SA


TAFENSW Hunter Institute  2012 Open Day Central Coast at  Ourimbah


University of Newcastle Open day Central Coast, NSW


University of Notre Dame Fremantle, WA


University of Southern Queensland Toowoomba, QLD


CQUniversity Open Day 2012 Mackay


La Trobe University Open Day Bendigo, VIC


Murdoch University Perth, WA


University of Queensland Gatton, QLD


Deakin University Geelong, VIC


James Cook University Open Day Cairns, QLD


Swinburne University Melbourne, VIC


University of Adelaide Adelaide, SA


University of Melbourne Melbourne, VIC


University of South Australia Open day Adelaide, SA


Holmesglen Institute of TAFE Chadstone, Moorabbin, Waverley, VIC


TAFENSW Sydney Institute  Open Day 2012 at Ultimo College


University of Notre Dame Sydney, NSW


Australia National University Open Day Canberra, ACT


Australian Catholic University Open Day & Night Canberra, ACT


Sydney Uni Open Day Sydney, NSW


University of Newcastle Open day Newcastle, NSW


UTS Open day Sydney, NSW


University of Southern Queensland Springfield, QLD


CQUniversity Open Day 2012 Rockhampton


La Trobe University Open Day Melbourne, VIC


UTAS Open Day Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast Campuses


Australian Catholic University Open Day & Night Ballarat, VIC


Charles Darwin University Open Day Darwin, NT


Deakin University Melbourne, VIC


James Cook University Open Day Townsville, QLD


University of Ballarat Ballarat, VIC


University of Western Sydney Open Day Parramatta, NSW


University of Canberra Open Day Canberra, ACT


TAFENSW South Western Sydney Institute  Employment Expo and Open Day at Miller College


TAFENSW South Western Sydney Institute  SWSi Information Evening at Liverpool College


TAFENSW Western Institute  Dubbo College


TAFENSW Western Sydney Institute  Nirimba College (Quakers Hill)


University of Newcastle Open day Port Macquarie, NSW


TAFENSW North Coast Institute  Spring into TAFE at Taree Campus


Australian Catholic University Open Day & Night North Sydney, NSW


UNSW Info Day 2012 Kensington Campus, NSW


TAFENSW North Coast Institute  Deadly Day, Deadly Night at Wauchope Campus


TAFENSW Sydney Institute  Eora College Open Evening


TAFENSW North Coast Institute  Deadly Day, Deadly Night at Ballina Campus


TAFENSW Sydney Institute  Design Centre Enmore Open Day


Australian Catholic University Open Day & Night Strathfield, NSW


Macquarie University Open Day North Ryde, NSW


TAFENSW Sydney Institute  Sutherland College, Gymea Open Evening


TAFENSW Sydney Institute  St George College Open Evening


TAFENSW Sydney Institute  Sutherland College, Loftus Open Evening


TAFENSW Sydney Institute  Petersham College Open Day


TAFENSW Western Sydney Institute  Richmond College


TAFENSW Illawarra Institute  Wollongong Campus


TAFENSW Illawarra Institute  Cooma Campus


TAFENSW Illawarra Institute  Dapto Campus


TAFENSW Illawarra Institute  Moss Vale Campus


TAFENSW Illawarra Institute  Ulladulla Campus


TAFENSW Illawarra Institute  Yallah Campus


TAFENSW Illawarra Institute  Yass Campus


TAFENSW Illawarra Institute  Moruya Campus


TAFENSW Illawarra Institute  Queanbeyan Campus


TAFENSW Illawarra Institute  Shellharbour Campus


TAFENSW Illawarra Institute  Bega Campus


TAFENSW Illawarra Institute  Goulburn Campus


TAFENSW Illawarra Institute  Nowra Campus

March 20, 2012


NSW will be offered an extra $561 million during the next five years if it agrees to an overhaul of its vocational education training sector to produce the workers necessary to keep the economy moving.

The money will be part of $1.75 billion extra the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, will put on the table for the states at the Council of Australian Governments meeting next month to encourage all states and territories to agree to the reforms.

NSW was already in line for $2.3 billion in skills funding from 2012-13 to 2016-17, which means the extra money will push that total close to $2.9 billion.

Ms Gillard has been warning that the nation needs to increase its skills base if the workforce is to adapt to the changing economy.

She has already announced that HECS-style loans – previously provided only to university students – will be made available for advanced diploma courses in fields such as information technology, childcare, aged care, engineering and telecommunications.

Other diploma students will be eligible for subsidies of up to $7800 a year.

Today, Ms Gillard is expected to expand significantly on extra inducements and reforms she wants the states to adopt when COAG meets on April 13.

These are expected to include more harmonisation of courses across Australia, more incentives to upgrade skills, and partnerships with industries seeking specific skilled workers.

A report to be released today, titled Skills for all Australians, says the government will expect “additional effort and system reform” in return for the money it is offering.

“The Commonwealth strongly believes that our training system must be aligned with industry and focused on meeting the needs of our changing economy,” it says.

“Simply funding additional training places is no longer an adequate response in an environment where international and domestic pressures are changing the way we do business.

“All governments must work to create the national training system … that more businesses can partner with to develop their workforces, where more students can get the basic qualification they need for a decent job in a higher-skills economy, where disadvantaged individuals and regions participate fully.”

Last week government modelling by Skills Australia showed a stark shortage of skilled workers in Sydney and regional NSW.

It found that by 2015 NSW would need an extra 180,000 trade or certificate workers, and 144,000 more diploma-qualified workers to meet demand. Almost 4.1 million people nationally, and 1.3 million in NSW, could be earning up to $10,000 a year more if they qualified to work in a growth sector of the economy.

The government says the extra $1.75 billion will not stop it returning the budget to surplus next financial year.

Source:  National Times  PHILLIP COOREY   19 Mar, 2012

November 19, 2011


NSW AND Victoria will come under renewed pressure to provide transport concessions to international students following an upgrade to the Study in Australia portal next year.

The federal government said all states and territories would be required to upload information on their services onto the Austrade-managed portal, “to ensure students make informed decisions about where to study”.

“International students will be able to search and compare government services on the Study in Australia portal, including comparative information on transport concessions available to international students, in 2012.”

The updates are required under last year’s International Students Strategy for Australia, the government said.

NSW and Victoria don’t currently provide concessions to the bulk of their international students, unlike the other states and territories.

The federal government said it supported last month’s agreement by state and territory community and disability services ministers to consider reciprocal recognition of student concessions.

It said it had also exerted pressure on NSW and Victoria over the issue in 2008 and again last month.

“The government will continue to make representations to NSW and Victoria on this matter,” it said, in a belated response to a Senate references committee inquiry into international student welfare.

The report by the Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee issued 16 recommendations, including two on public transport.

There were also five recommendations on information for international students, three on work rights, three on regulation and one each on agents, visa processing and medical internships.

The government said it supported three quarters of the recommendations and had already begun work to address them, implementing some in full. But it’s had plenty of time to do so, given that the report was released in November 2009.

It cited the Study in Australia portal in its response to six of the recommendations.

But the portal won’t fully meet the expectations of the committee, which said some information should be available in hard copy form and provided prior to students’ arrival in Australia.


Source: Portal pressure on concessions

BY: JOHN ROSS From: The Australian November 19, 2011

August 12, 2010

September Intake - TAFE NSW

Course Name

Certificate 3 in Children Services
CRICOS Code 069332K
National Code CHC30708

Course Number


Work placement

Workplace learning (‘on-the-job’ training) of a minimum of
100 hours is required for the achievement of competencies
to receive the Certificate 3 in Children’s Services (18206). A
teacher will secure a work placement for you and assist in
the organisation of the workplace learning and associated
workplace activities in line with TAFE NSW policy.
To be employed as a worker in child care services, you
must be aged over 18. In NSW you need a minimum of
one year’s experience, gained after the qualification, to
apply for the role of an authorised supervisor of a child care
centre. Children’s services regulations vary in each state of

Go to www.tafetr.com for further information.



Course commences Monday 13 September 2010 and
finishes 28 January 2011.

July 14, 2010

High School English Study Abroad - Sydney and TAFE NSW


Locations :

High School English Study Abroad program is offered at 6 TAFE NSW campus locations:

  • Ultimo (Downtown Sydney)
  • Crows Nest (Inner Northern Sydney)
  • Liverpool (South-western Sydney)
  • Newcastle (2 hours north of Sydney)
  • Wollongong (1 hour south of Sydney)
  • Port Macquarie (Northern NSW – 40 minutes
    by plane from Sydney)

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