General News

Homestay – essential guide for international students visiting Australia

28th January 2019

Living with an Australian host family in Cairns is a terrific way to experience all that Australia has to offer. Many international students choose to live with a Homestay host family while studying Cairns. Here is everything you need to know about Homestay in Australia. As an international student, Homestay offers a safe, caring and […]

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1800QSTUDY – Student Hotline Number

08th January 2019

1800QSTUDY (1800 778 839) is a free 24-hour student hotline for all international students in Queensland

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Student Friendship Ceremony recognises international students

28th November 2018

Friendship Ceremony recognises international students studying in Cairns Study Cairns is holding a Student Friendship Cruise to formally thank selected international students who have chosen Cairns as their home base to study in 2018. The Student Friendship Ceremony acknowledges 60 international students, who will each be presented with a Friendship Certificate by Cairns Regional Council’s […]

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22 Free things to do in Cairns

29th September 2018

The tropical city of Cairns encourages international students and visitors to explore the city. Here’s some inspiration to get you started with 22 free things to do in Cairns – though there are plenty more! From free exercise classes, rock bouldering, volleyball, skate park and BBQ’s amongst park-lands on the Cairns Esplanade, walking and bike […]

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JCU Scholarship Cairns

$1 million JCU scholarship program unveiled

27th September 2018

James Cook University has unveiled a $1 million scholarship program targeting high achieving school leavers from northern Queensland and beyond. Over the next three years, the University will invest an additional $780,000 on scholarships for high achieving students. This is in addition to $240,000 in existing scholarships and bursaries for high achieving students. JCU Provost […]

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Fair Work Ombudsman

Fair Work Ombudsman – know your rights at work

26th July 2018

Fair Work Ombudsman – latest update The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has released new resources of interest to international students and stakeholders. Updated is important information about workplace rights, such as the new pay rates along with how the FWO can assist international students, stakeholders and employers to ensure workplace compliance. 2018 Annual Wage Review […]

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Do you want to volunteer?

The Student Hub welcomes students who want to help by volunteering their time and skills to assist other students. We’re also developing an exciting Internship Program and are happy to assist with finding an internship or volunteer position for you.


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