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If you need support while you’re living in Adelaide, there are a range of services available to help you.
StudyAdelaide offers a range of free and discounted student support services and programs.
Our events and activities are designed to help you connect with other students, enhance your employability skills and balance your studies while enjoying all that Adelaide has to offer.
The South Australian Skills Commission has a dedicated Complaint Handling, Advocacy and Dispute Resolution Service that can assist international students with free, confidential advice and support in relation to the following:
Where necessary, the Commission can employ the services of a translator to assist with providing support to an international student.
South Australian Skills Commission
The Commonwealth Ombudsman has a special role investigating private schools, colleges, institutes, and universities who teach international students. They handle complaints from overseas students for free.
They can take complaints from international students before, during and after their study in Australia. They are independent and don’t take sides, but they look at the facts and decide if the education provider correctly followed laws, policies, and procedures.
Common types of complaint issues that International Students raise to the Ombudsman include:
Overseas Students - Commonwealth Ombudsman
Call: 1300 362 072
Ombudsman SA is an independent officer who handles complaints about South Australian State and local government and can take complaints from international students about public education providers in South Australia.
Call: (08) 8226 8699
Your university, college or education institution can offer you support to help deal with problems you may be having with your:
Visit your education provider’s website or speak to your adviser to find out more.
If you need assistance with a legal matter, the Legal Services Commission of South Australia can offer you legal help if you can’t afford to pay for a lawyer.
Legal Services Commission of South Australia
Call: 1300 366 424
South Australia’s multicultural community is home to people from more than 200 diverse cultural and religious backgrounds.
There are many community and cultural groups in Adelaide where you can meet new friends and join in festivities and programs.
Find other multicultural organisations:
You can also get involved in a range of student clubs to suit your social, academic, sporting and religious interests.
Ask your education provider for information on clubs and campus activities where you can socialise and have fun with your study friends.
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