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Part-time jobs in Australia for foreign students

There are rules for all international students studying in Australia who want to work part-time. Education might be cheaper than in the USA, but the cost of living is relatively high in Australia. For international students to study and live comfortably in Australia, they might need to work also

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Spotlight on Training and Adult Education Trends and Jobs-Skills Insights in Singapore

In 2021, our workforce training participation rate reached a high of 50% amidst the pandemic, with a record

Number of 660,000 individuals participating in upskilling and reskilling efforts funded by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG). Demand for workforce reskilling and upskilling is expected to rise in tandem with the needs of the Digital Economy, Green Economy, and Care Economy.

The aspiration is for lifelong learning to be the cutting edge of our workforce and our economy, to enable Singaporeans access to more and better jobs, and to adapt well to a shortening shelf-life of skills. To achieve this ambition, it cannot be business-as-usual for the Training and Adult Education (TAE) sector. For those involved in TAE, new skills and new capabilities need to be acquired.

This inaugural Jobs-Skills Quarterly Insights highlights three emerging trends that are driving the demand  or TAE jobs and skills:

1. Education Technologies (EdTech) and related skills are powering the TAE business. Today, our universities, private education institutions, and training organisations are amongst the top hiring companies for emerging roles such as Instructional Designers and Technologists. The top skills in demand for these roles include Learning Solution Design, Technology-Enabled Learning Delivery, and Curriculum Design *, as organisations strive for closer integration between technology, learning and performance enhancement.

2. There is increased recognition of the criticality of workplace learning, and the need for capabilities to organise the workplace for learning. Based on job posting data, demand for workplace learning roles such as learning-performance consultant has more than doubled between Q2 2021 to Q1 2022. The top skills in demand for these roles include Project Management, Learning and Development, and Learning Mode Design, as well as critical core skills such as Creative Thinking, Digital Fluency, and Learning Agility.

3. Career/learning counselling and coaching-related skills have risen in significance and demand, to translate industry trends and business transformations to tangible actions that can be taken by individuals who want to enhance their workplace performance or prepare for career pivoting. With increasing need for personalised advice and coaching, the top skills in demand for these roles include People Capability Development, Performance Management, and Workplace Performance Diagnosis. More companies are investing in these in-house capabilities, spurring demand for new roles such as Career/Workplace Coaches.

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Savings up to $9,000 AUD: the UWA College International Launch Scholarship

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on their pathway tuition fees when they join a pathway program in October 2022. 

Why choose the University of Western Australia? 

  • Top 100 in the world (QS World University Rankings 2023) 
  • Part of Australia’s elite ‘Group of 8’ universities 
  • 5 stars for teaching quality (Good Universities Guide 2021) 
  • 4,500+ global industry partnerships

This new scholarship celebrates the launch of UWA College – INTO’s newest location, which offers guaranteed progression to the University of Western Australia (UWA). 

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Griffith College: Pathways to either Nursing or Health Science degrees

Griffith College offers two very distinct Health programs to meet the specific needs of the health programs with our partner, Griffith University.
 
The Diploma of Health Care is a targeted program blending the art of caring with the science of anatomy and physiology. All the educators for the clinical courses are registered nurses with additional qualifications in teaching and health education. It is a direct pathway to the second year of the Bachelor of Nursing at Griffith University.
 
The Diploma of Health Science is a science-based program designed to prepare students for an allied health or health science pathway, including areas such as pharmacy, laboratory assistant, pathology technician or allied health worker to mention a few. The educators have science-based degrees and backgrounds.

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Congratulations on your well-deserved success

Congratulations on your well-deserved success. Begin your study abroad dream with Aspirations Education, your trusted partner in overseas education. Apply now for next intake.

For more information please call

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Manitoba, Canada minimum wage to increase to $13.50 this October

The Manitoba government has announced that the provincial minimum wage will be raised to $13.50 effective October 1, 2022, from its current rate of $11.95.  The provincial minimum wage will undergo a second special inflationary increase On April 1, 2023, when the new provincial minimum rate will be raised to $14.15.

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International students in Australia can now work over 40 hours a fortnight!

Temporary relaxation of working hours for student visa holders

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Due to workforce shortages, there is a temporary relaxation of student visa work limits to all sectors of the economy. This takes effect immediately for all ongoing students as well as new student arrivals who wish to commence a job prior to course commencement. This means that international students can work before their course commences and work more than 40 hours a fortnight in any sector of the economy. This also includes secondary applicants.

This is a temporary arrangement and will be reviewed by the Government in April 2022. Check back regularly for updates.​

In addition, if a student visa holder travels to Australia between 19 January to 19 March 2022, they will be eligible for a refund of their visa application charge. Students will be able to apply for a refund up until 31 December 2022. ​​Details of how to apply for a refund will be available shortly.

For more information see Temporary changes to visa work conditions for Students and Working H​oliday Makers​.​

Information for students

You must continue to balance your study and work commitments even though there is flexibility in the number of hours you can work.

Students must still:

  • maintain their course enrolment
  • ensure satisfactory course attendance, and
  • ensure satisfactory course progress.

Student visa holders who cancel their enrolment and stop attending classes, or fail to meet satisfactory course progress, may be in breach of their visa conditions.  

If you are working or have an offer of employment in a critical sector​, and you have finished your course, you may be eligible for a COVID-19 Pandemic (subclass 408) visa. You can only apply for this visa 90 days before your student visa is due to expire.​

Information for employers

Employers must continue to follow Australian workplace law. Overseas workers, including international students, have the same rights under Australian workplace law as all other employees.

While these measures are in place, the Department of Home Affairs and Australian Border Force will:

  • exercise their discretion under s116(1)(b) of the Migration Act 1958. This is to not cancel the visas of students who work  more than 40 hours each fortnight to support your organisation
  • not refer student visa holders for investigation of any potential offence under s235 of the Migration Act 1958. This might relate to the hours worked by a student visa holder in breach of their visa conditions
  • not refer you or relevant third-party labour hire companies, as an employer, for investigation of any potential offence under s245AC of the Migration Act 1958. This  might relate to allowing a student visa holder to work in breach of their visa conditions.​

Flexible arrangements regarding start dates due to COVID-19

The Department understands that some students may not be able to start their course of study on time due to COVID-19 restrictions. Make sure your education provider knows that you cannot start your studies due to COVID-19 restrictions. There are options that can ensure you are not in breach of your visa conditions. Your education provider can tell you what options are available to you for your situation.

If you hold a Student visa, make contact with your education provider if you cannot travel due to COVID-19 restrictions. Make sure that you are enrolled in an approved course of study at all times. 

Be aware that we may cancel your visa if you:

  • fail to start studies on time, or
  • do not hold a current or active Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).

Your education provider will be able to help you so this does not happen. 

If you are outside Australia and have not held an active or current CoE, check your visa status on (VEVO). Do this before making any travel plans to ensure your visa status has not changed.​

Source: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/student-500/temporary-relaxation-of-working-hours-for-student-visa-holders#:~:text=This%20takes%20effect%20immediately%20for,any%20sector%20of%20the%20economy.

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UNSW students Recognized as being the most employable

A record 37 UNSW Sydney students were listed in the Top100 Future Leaders Competition.

UNSW Sydney has been recognised for the employability of its students in the Top100 Future Leaders Competition 2021 for the second year in a row, with a record-breaking 37 students named as most employable students. It’s the highest number of students to be selected from one institution since the inception of the awards in 2014.

The Top100 Future Leaders Competition, jointly hosted by GradConnection and The Australian Financial Review, aims to identify the top emerging talent from Australia’s university students. Students took part in a highly competitive process, including psychometric testing, video interviews and participation in an assessment event with top employers.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic, Merlin Crossley was thrilled with the results and congratulated the UNSW students who made the list.

“It’s wonderful to see so many of our top students recognised last night. UNSW values and continues to promote industry engagement and work-integrated learning opportunities. We are proud to offer students many opportunities to undertake programs that further develop their skills and work experience.

“It’s an honour for UNSW to be recognised as the university with the most employable students for two consecutive years. This follows UNSW being recognised for having post-graduate students receiving the highest starting salaries in Australia, and our high employment rates for both post-graduate and undergraduate students in the recent graduate outcomes surveys.”

Two of the UNSW students in the Top 100 were also category winners for highly competitive employer awards, including Bachelor of Information Systems (Hons) student Jessica Lawson who won the Coles IT Top100 Future Leader Award, and Bachelor of Commerce/Law student Alexandra Zoras who won the Ashurst Law Top100 Future Leader Award.

Ms Lawson is part of the UNSW Co-op Scholarship program, which enables her to have three six-month internships with sponsors over her degree. Her first internship last year was with global pharmaceutical company Merck Sharp & Dohme. She is currently in an internship with Westpac ISG.

“The UNSW Co-op Scholarship program has provided me with wonderful opportunities. I feel really fortunate to have been given the chance to have internships and look forward to learning as much as I can in the remaining two years of my degrees,” Ms Lawson said.

Ms Zoras works as paralegal in a litigious Commercial Disputes team while completing her Bachelor of Commerce / Law. She is acting Co-President of the UNSW Law Society.

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The rise of Canada as a popular study abroad destination.

Studying abroad is a life-enriching experience that opens doors to global opportunities and successful careers. It equips students with a broader worldview, much required to excel in today’s highly competitive world. It is the very reason that even during the pandemic, students are optimistic about their goals and continue pursuing their dream by taking classes via virtual/hybrid medium or by flying to their dream destination.

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Australia welcomes fully vaccinated International students

Australia welcomes fully vaccinated International student Visa holders from 15th December in to the country. No special exceptions required.