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Know Your Rights at Work: A Guide for International Students in Australia

Did you know that as an international student in Australia, you’re permitted to work up to 20 hours per week? Work is an essential part of life for many studying in Australia, and not just because it allows you to earn some extra income. It’s also a great way to practise your English, make some new friends and become a part of society in your new home! Unfortunately, some foreign students can end up in jobs where they are being exploited because they’re not aware of Australian rules and regulations. If you’re from overseas, it’s really important that you get … Continued

A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding Jobs for International Students

Finding a job as an international student in a new country can be daunting. However, having a part-time job is often an essential part of studying abroad. Life can get expensive, so it’s good to have a bit of money coming in. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to meet new people, gain valuable experience and practise your English! In Australia, a student visa allows you to work up to 20 hours per week.       Make sure you’re realistic about the work you can take on with your level of experience, but try to pick an area that will … Continued

The Best Food For Students When You’re Missing Home

Although trying new, delicious cuisines is all part of the study abroad experience, sometimes the best food for students is the type that gives you a little taste of home.   At Murdoch Institute of Technology, we have students who come from all over the world to pursue their dreams in sunny Perth. One of the best ways to overcome moments of homesickness is to find a restaurant serving some of your favourite dishes from back home. Because Perth is such a multicultural city, you can find dishes from your country, no matter where you’re from! If you need a … Continued

5 Steps to Develop Study Goals for Success in 2019

What study goals do you want to achieve this year? And have you got a plan in place to kick them into action? “My goal for 2019 is to complete MIT successfully and be able to get into a Bachelor of Nursing at Murdoch University. No doubt there will be ups and down but, as they say, ‘each step of the stairs may get harder, but the view at the top is beautiful.’ I am looking forward to working my way up” – Francine Roberts (MIT Student, Malaysia) You’ve probably had a few thoughts yourself, such as, ‘I want to … Continued

5 Best Ways to Improve your English in Australia

Do you want to study a degree in Australia, but your English is only at a beginner’s level?   Don’t let that stop you! You can improve your English in Australia and get started on the degree of your dreams much sooner than you think.   Here’s our guide to 5 different ways you can improve your English in Australia.   1. Study an English course that’s packaged with a degree   There are lots of options when it comes to studying English in Australia. But, if your aim is to move into study as soon as possible, you should … Continued

How to Become a Vet in Australia?

Australian veterinary science courses are among some of the best and most competitive in the world. Maybe you’re considering coming here to study to be a vet, but you’re not sure if your English is good enough. Or, perhaps you feel a little overwhelmed at the prospect of going straight into an undergraduate degree in a new country. The good news is, if becoming a vet is your passion, there are lots of different pathways to your dream degree, no matter what your level of English! Hei Lam Chan (Karen) is twenty years old, and came to study veterinary science … Continued