Links to other organisations that can help VET students.
There are a number of websites that provide advice and guidance on the COVID-19 pandemic.
Department of Health
The Department of Health is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic. The information on its website provides daily updates, answering your questions about the latest news, current facts and figures, travel advice, and key contact and phone numbers.
National Coronavirus Helpline
If you are concerned about COVID-19, you can call the National Coronavirus Helpline for information and advice—1800 020 080.
If you require translating or interpreting services, phone 131 450.
Head to Health
Head to Health, an Australian Government initiative, provides trusted information and digital support to help everyone’s mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
State and Territory Governments
State and Territory Governments provide information on their websites:
|Australian Capital Territory||https://www.covid19.act.gov.au/|
|New South Wales||https://preview.nsw.gov.au/covid-19|
Study in Australia
This is the official Australian Government website for information and advice about studying in Australia. Topics include visa and travel FAQs, accommodation and housing, welfare support, working while studying in Australia, and more.
Council of International Students Australia (CISA)
CISA is the national peak student representative body for international students. It represents postgraduate, undergraduate, private college, technical and further education (TAFE), English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) and foundation level students.
Overseas Students Ombudsman
The Overseas Students Ombudsman investigates complaints from overseas students about private education and training in Australia.
Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (OMARA)
Search the register of migration agents to get help with your visa.
Are you finishing school soon and not sure whether you want to continue studying or jump straight into your first job? The Job Jumpstart website has tips and resources to help you score a job, build a career and succeed at work.
Trades Recognition Australia
Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) provides skills assessments for people with trade skills gained overseas or in Australia, or through study in Australia as an international student.
JobSearch is a free service to help people find new jobs.
Job Outlook is a careers and labour market research information site. This service helps you make decisions about study and training, your first job, or the next step in your career.
Australian apprenticeships are available to anyone of working age and offer you opportunities to learn new skills and be paid in over 500 different jobs. The Australian Apprenticeships website provides information and support for potential apprentices.
Australian Apprenticeships Pathways
Examples of potential career pathways that can begin with an Australian Apprenticeship.
Fair Work Ombudsman
The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) is Australia’s workplace regulator. It provides free education, assistance and advice about Australian workplace laws including for apprentices and trainees, at www.fairwork.gov.au/apprenticestrainees.
Study Assist provides information for students about government assistance for financing tertiary study.
If you are interested in accessing VET Student Loans, you can find more information at: https://www.dese.gov.au/vet-student-loans.
Centrelink is the Australian Government agency that provides income support and other assistance to students.