A message to our international students
We understand that for students, talking about financial or emotional support with someone they don't know is difficult.
We know that international students have gone through a difficult time during COVID-19, and many of the international students are still struggling to settle in during this challenging time.
Here at Study Tasmania we want you to know that you are not alone in Tasmania. This is a challenging and difficult time for most people and we are all #InThisTogether.
Your health and wellbeing is important and we encourage you to maintain connections and to seek help if you are feeling uneasy or have concerns.
Seeking help will not affect your enrolment or your visa.
Here are some key websites with relevant information:
Tasmanian Government | Coronavirus Information
Australian Government | Coronavirus related updates, information and media releases
UTAS | Coronavirus
TasTAFE | Coronavirus Update
Lifeline | Mental Health and Well being
Australian Government Department of Health | Head to Health
One Door Mental Health | Emotional Support in Mandarin and English
Beyond Blue | Mental Health during the COVID-19 Outbreak
Ask Izzy | COVID-19 Support Resource
Multicultural Council of Tasmania | MCOT
Department of Home Affairs | COVID-19 and the border
International Student Assistance Network (ISSN) Homestay Program
If you are an international student in Australia experiencing financial hardship you may be eligible to participate in the International Student Support Network (ISSN) Homestay Program.
Students whose education providers identify them as being financially vulnerable as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and needing support can be referred to the ISSN to apply for a heavily discounted homestay placement.
ISSN homestays include a private room, meals, utilities, and support from one of our committed Australian Homestay Network (AHN) host families.
For more information see Homestay Program.
International Student Support Quick Response Grant
Study Tasmania, in partnership with the Hobart City Council, has launched the International Student Support Quick Response Grant. Funding of up to $2000 is available to support community organisations and groups to deliver activities, projects, programs and initiatives that assist international students with response and recovery from the impacts of COVID-19.
Seasonal Works in Tasmania
Tasmania’s agriculture sector is currently facing a significant labour shortage due to COVID-19 so now is a great time to consider farm work if you are struggling to find a work. You could try anything including:
- picking and packing produce
- plant husbandry
- tractor or forklift driving
- working with livestock
Please click the link for more information.
Information current as at 24 September 2020