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International student representation

The Council of International Students Australia (CISA) plays an important role in representing the interests of the over half a million international students attending Australia's universities.

Universities Australia, the body representing Australia's universities, reminds international students that every university provides information and assistance services to support international students on a range of issues including accommodation, immigration, work rights, travel concessions and student safety.

CISA provides a voice for international students and advocates for policy settings and a university environment designed to enhance the quality of the international student experience in Australia.

Concerns have recently been raised on campuses that international students may be targeted by unauthorised groups or fall victim to scams.

Students are reminded not to give their personal information to any person or organisation unless they can be assured of the legitimacy of that organisation.

Universities Australia encourages any student unsure of the organisation requesting personal information to talk to their university.

"Australia's universities aim to provide the most effective range of services to ensure a safe and productive environment for students to complete their studies," Universities Australia's Chief Executive, Belinda Robinson said.

"If students are unsure about the assistance that can be provided or are feeling in need of support, we encourage you to speak directly to your student office on campus or to reach out to your recognised student representative body members, including CISA officials," Ms Robinson said.

Universities Australia Media Contacts

Louise Dodson
02 6285 8133
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Patrick Pantano
Ph: 02 6285 8123 

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