The Essentials series

Are you an international student studying at La Trobe?

This series of interactive and informative workshops will give you the essential information you need to enhance your university experience in Australia.

Bring your lunch along and meet other students from around the world. You can register for one session or attend them all.

Video conferencing will be available on all regional campuses for the Department of Immigration and Citizenship session.

You can register for any of the sessions here.

Week 5

Thursday 11 April, 12.30pm-1.20pm

Room: Library Seminar Room

International Student Work Forum - Register now

  • Visa and permission to work
  • Workplace rights and responsibilities
  • Taxation
  • Tips on places to look for jobs.

Week 6

Thursday 18 April, 4pm-6.30pm

Room: Library Seminar Room

Career panel with international alumni - Register now

  • Learn from industry representatives about what employers look for in candidates
  • Be inspired by the personal experiences of past international students
  • Ask questions about the Australian way of work and life
  • Hear from international alumni who will share experiences of finding
    professional employment.

Week 7

Thursday 18 April, 4pm-6.30pm

Room: Library Seminar Room

Living off-campus: knowing your rights - Register now

  • Renting a property
  • Bond
  • Condition reports
  • Leases and giving notice
  • What to do if things go wrong.

Week 8

Tuesday 30 April, 12.30pm-1.30pm

Room: HUED Lecture Theatre

Video conferencing to all regional campuses.

Planning a future in Australia - Register now

A representative from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship will discuss
skilled migration and post study visa options.

Week 9

Thursday 9 May, 12.30pm-1.30pm

Room: Library Seminar Room

Getting by financially - Register now

Want to learn how to manage your finances and live on a budget? Learn about cheap and free things to do in Melbourne, as well as the best places to shop.

Week 10

Thursday 16 May, 1pm-2.30pm

Room: Library Seminar Room

Healthy mind and body - Register now

A fun and interactive session about managing your health and wellbeing. Learn ways to manage stress and how to navigate the Australian health care system.

Week 11

Thursday 23 May, 3.30pm-4.30pm

Room: Library Seminar Room

Getting involved in your community (repeat) - Register now

This session will help you with everything you need to know about becoming a part
of your local community. Learn about:

  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Services and programs
  • How to make your study at La Trobe even more rewarding
  • How to get Australian work experience.

Please note this is a repeat of week 4.