COVID19 STUDENT SUPPORT & NEWS IN AUSTRALIA

We have compiled a one stop information guide on key Covid19 news & student support in Australia.

Check out this page for information updates!

 

 

  • Funding Support - Australia Universities

  • Are you studying at a university in Australia?

  • Are you affected by Covid19 & experiencing hardships?

  • If your answers are YES to both questions, <Find out more>

 

 

  • Rental Support - Laws In Victoria

  • New laws have been introduced to protect you as a tenant in a residential property from eviction if you are suffering financial hardship <Find out more>. 

  • If you need assistance to locate affordable accommodation in Melbourne, <Contact us for more info>.

 

  • Rental Support - Victoria University

  • If you are studying at Victoria University, there is rental assistance of up to the value of AUD$500 for current students who encountered hardship as a result of the loss of paid employment. View <Victoria University Covid19 Student Support Fund

  • Victoria University ranks in the top 2% of universities worldwide and 56 in the world's top 200 universities under 50 years.

  • Victoria University campuses in Melbourne City and Melbourne's Western suburbs - Footscray, Werribee, Sunshine & St Albans.

  • <Contact us for more info> to study at Victoria University with great programs in Nursing, Early Childhood, Hospitality and Hotel Management, IT, Business & Education programs.

 

  • Rental Support - Federation University Australia

  • FedLiving accommodation assistance for current students impacted by a reduced income due to reduction in or loss of employment as a result of the impacts of COVID-19. View <FedUni Coronavirus Special Assistance Scheme>.

 

 

Technology Grants - Australia Universities 

  • In Australia, universities may have technology grants to assist students to transition to online studies during Covid19.  We have provided some examples from our university partners below.  

Technology Grant - Victoria University

  • Victoria University has a technology grant to support current students  that have transitioned to digital platforms (e.g. voucher to support the purchase of a wifi dongle up to the value of $100). View <Victoria University Covid19 Student Support Fund

 

Technology Grant - Federation University

  • Funding for computer and/or technology assistance for FedUni students in Victoria main campuses (exclude partner providers) who are unable to study remotely. View <FedUni Coronavirus Special Assistance Scheme>.

 

  • Food Relief - In Victoria

  • Offered by non for profit & charitable organisations <Find out more>

  • Food Relief - Academia International 

  • If you are a student of this college, go to your college LMS and register for lunch takeaway available 3 days a week from 1pm.

  • Academia International is an award winning college in Melbourne city specialising in Hospitality, Cookery, Patisserie, Business, Leadership & English. <Contact us for more info>.

 

 

  • Food Relief - Federation University Australia

  • If you are studying at Federation Universities main campuses in Victoria - Ballarat, Berwick and Gippsland, there is FREE food, ingredients and essential items in community pantries. View <FedUni Covid19 Student Support>

  • FedUni has affordable bachelor & master programs in Australia, popular for its IT, Business, Engineering & Education programs.

  • In latest Good Universities Guide's Ratings in Australia, Federation University has been ranked No1 in Victoria for:

    • Starting Salary for Graduates (AUD$62,600 average)

    • Graduate Full Time Employment

    • Teaching Quality & Student Support

  • <Contact us for more info> to study at Federation University.

 

  • Covid19 Health Costs Waiver - In Victoria

  • Victorian hospitals will waive costs of treatment for overseas travellers, including international students, with symptoms of coronavirus who fall ill in Australia & do not have adequate insurance coverage. <Source - Study in Melbourne Website>

  • Health Insurance - In Australia

  • If you are an International Student, ensure you have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the full duration of your study in Australia. 

  • If you are a Visitor or on Temporary Graduate Visa, we recommend adequate health insurance coverage for your Stay in Australia.

  • If you need assistance to renew or purchase health insurance in Australia, we can assist you. <Contact us for more info>.

 

Working For Victoria - Info for Jobseekers

  • Working for Victoria is part of the Victorian Government's $1.7 billion Economic Survival Package. 

  • Types of Jobs include:

    • Care Giving, Operating Machinery, Preparing Food

    • Working in Agriculture & Food Production.

    • Roles to support Covid19 Response such as contact tracing and hotel quarentine support. 

  • You are eligible to participate if you are legally able to work in Australia, including those who have recently lost their jobs or casuals who no longer have shifts.

  • <Apply for Working for Victoria>