Language and Learning

Facilitator: Mary Ann Seow

Thank you for nominating your interest in participating in this Special Interest Forum. This forum specifically looks at Language and Learning.

Competency in the language of learning is a key factor in international student academic success. There are challenges for the students in class and after graduation. Research reveals a significant relationship between language ability and engagement in learning. Poor English language proficiency is also a major barrier to employment outcomes despite labour shortages in many occupations.  In this forum, we will explore and discuss the issues and challenges for students and strategies on how best to support student learning.

This forum will explore two areas:

  • Language competency
  • Learning support

Discussion topics

  1. Managing appropriate English Language testing
  2. What are the challenges for students in their learning?
  3. Are we adequately preparing students for the language and learning environments?
  4. Sharing of innovative strategies

To assist our discussions, it would be appreciated if delegates could come to the session having read The National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018 and consider any strategies that have been adopted in your education provider.

We will also adhere to Chatham House rules “a rule or principle according to which information disclosed during a meeting may be reported by those present, but the source of that information may not be explicitly or implicitly identified”

Agenda

  1. Welcome and introduction
  2. Appointment of Note taker
  3. Confirmation of topics to be discussed
  4. Agreement on order of topics to be discussed
  5. Discussion
  6. Recommendations for future SIF/ISANA/ANZSSA (if any)

SIF: Admissions and Marketing

Facilitator: Louise Skull

Thank you for nominating your interest in participating in this Special Interest Forum. This forum specifically looks at Marketing and Admissions.

Data from 2016 shows the enormous contribution made by international students to the economies of each State and Territory across Australia.

International education contributes $8 billion to New South Wales, $7 billion to Victoria, $3.2 billion for Queensland, $1.5 billion to Western Australia and $1.1 billion to South Australia. It also added $579 million to the ACT economy, $236 million to Tasmania and $81 million to the Northern Territory.

Our marketing and admissions procedures and processes need to show ethical behaviour, responsible decision-making, and policies and procedures written in plain English.

This forum will explore two areas:

  1. Changes to be compliant with The National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018
  2. Australian International Education and Training Agent Code of Ethics

Discussion topics

  1. Commercial interests v’s ethical practices?
  2. Managing appropriate English Language testing
  3. Changes coming into play in the revised National Code of Practise:
    • Standard 1 Marketing information and practices
    • Standard 2 Recruitment of an overseas student
    • Standard 3 Formalisation of enrolment and written agreements
  1. Australian International Education and Training Agent Code of Ethics
  2. The simplified student visa framework (SSVF) and genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirements and implications

To assist our discussions, it would be appreciated if delegates could come to the session having read The National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018 and the Australian International Education and Training Agent Code of Ethics. We will also adhere to Chatham House rules “a rule or principle according to which information disclosed during a meeting may be reported by those present, but the source of that information may not be explicitly or implicitly identified”

Agenda

  1. Welcome and introduction
  2. Appointment of Note taker
  3. Confirmation of topics to be discussed
  4. Agreement on order of topics to be discussed
  5. Discussion
  6. Recommendations for future SIF/ISANA/ANZSSA (if any)

SIF: Under 18 Students

Facilitators: Samantha Hilbig & Manorani Guy

Thank you for nominating your interest in participating in this Special Interest Forum. This forum specifically looks at Under 18 students accommodation ,welfare and duty of Care ,Institutes responsibilities and the recent changes to the National Code.

This forum will explore themes:

  1. First, elements of good practice from providing welfare arrangements for Under 18 students
  2. Best Practice in  providing these services and the complex issues associated with Under 18
  3. National Code and ESOS Act changes to Standard 5 Welfare Arrangements for Under Age Students.

This session is an opportuniey to discuss and learn from fellow colleagues and devlop strategies for undertaking the care of the Under Age students .

Questions  ( Prior to session invite attendees to provide Questions and discussion topics that they would like to explore on the afternoon)

Discussion Topics might include

  • Accommodation –Types of Accommodation on campus,homestay ,private residential
  • Visa issues
  • National Code Compliance
  • Guardianship companies
  • Curfews and Rules associated with under 18 students

Agenda

  1. Welcome and introduction
  2. Appointment of Note taker
  3. Confirmation of questions/issues to be discussed
  4. Agreement on order of issues to be discussed
  5. Discussion
  6. Recommendations for future SIF/ISANA/ANZSSA (if any)
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ANZSSA

The Australian and New Zealand Student Services Association Inc. (ANZSSA) is a professional association for people with an interest in the role of support services in post secondary education.

For more information, please visit ANZSSA website by anzssa.com.

ISANA

ISANA International Education Association is the representative body for professionals in Australia and New Zealand who work in international student services, advocacy, teaching and policy development in international education.

For more information, please visit the ISANA website at www.isana.org.au.

Conference Managers

Please contact the team at Conference Design with any questions regarding the conference.