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Transcript of CISA 2018-2019
Council of International Students Australia (CISA)
is the national peak student representative organization for international students studying in Australia. We are International Students and we work for the betterment of international students of Australia!
CISA was inaugurated on Wednesday July 7, 2010 at the
University of Tasmania
, Hobart to form a unified voice for all international students.
Your attention has been super appreciated!
To be recognized as a holistic voice for international students in Australia by the local, national and international community.
Our CORE Values
As Individuals: Our Work Matters
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE '18-19
National President: Bijay Sapkota
Advocate for the interests and needs of international students;
Advocate for high quality education for international students;
Advocate for non-racial, non-discriminatory law reform concerning international students.
Provide a means of consulting and engaging with international students;
As a team: We are winning as one
As a community: Endless Opportunities
For International Students, By International Students
National Vice President: Ralph Teodoro
National Secretary: Benjamin Poveda
National Treasurer: Rakhi Mukherjee
National Public Relations Officer: Maria Shumusti
Mental and Sexual Health and Wellbeing
PLUS MANY MORE!
CISA'S ANNUAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE
CISA runs an annual week long conference which is hosted in different cities across the country
The focus of the conference is to bring together international students from our member institutions as well as government and industry professionals.
During the conference, we also elect our Executive Committee and hold our Annual General Meeting.
It is a platform for international students and the sector to find solutions and best options moving forward regarding common issues international students face.
CISA engages all stakeholders and represents over 700,000 international students.
The CISA National Conference gives an opportunity to debate, learn and discuss important parts of a holistic student experience
2010 – Founded in
, New South Wales
, South Australia
, Northern Territory
, Australian Capital Territory
Transport Discount Ticket for International Students
Post Study Work Visa
Obtained Monetary Assistance for Libyan Student Financial Crisis
Elected our first Women's Officer
Nationwide Study Clusters
National Peak Bodies
International Student Organisations
Facilitate network building among stakeholders with an interest in supporting international students;
Host an annual national forum for international students;
Host future international student roundtable events in partnership with various government entities;
Promote cross-cultural awareness and interactions in Australia.
1. Administrative procedures for the reduction of study load.
2. Racism and Discrimination.
3. Value for money.
Student Bullying and Mental Well-being
4. Increase communication to the general public about the benefits of international students (eg. multiculturalism, benefits to other sectors such as tourism, more than 100,000 jobs created because of international education).
5. Bullying due to superior socio-economic status.
6. Other issues such as employability, issues around postgraduate research, etc.
National Postgraduate Officer
Ayub Alam Khan
National VET/TAFE Officer
National Welfare Officer
National Women's Officer
National Equity Officer
National Education Officer
National Undergraduate Officer