Students from over 20 countries will be welcomed to study at TAFE SA today, as part of their orientation to learning in Australia at Adelaide Campus.
TAFE SA Orientation Convenor Was Amir said the group of 90 new international students are from China, Vietnam, India, Brazil, Nepal, Japan, United Kingdom, Korea, France, USA, Malaysia, South Africa, Philippines, Estonia, Canada, Indonesia, Italy, Taiwan, Germany, Greece, Latvia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, Venezuela and Uzbekistan.
“Australian cultural presentations give students information about visa conditions, our health system, safety issues, and social events and are a great ice-breaker.”
Representatives from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship, South Australian Police, Shine SA, and the Student Counselling and Learning Support team will attend. “We’ll end the day with a free bus tour of the city and the Parade, Windy Point, Glenelg, Harbour Town and Henley Beach,” Mr Amir said.
TAFE SA’s international student ambassadors host a second day of orientation on Thursday 24 January, where new students get to experience “life in Adelaide”. This day includes a city walking tour to show students where to buy food and personal items, a trip to the metro ticket office, Central Markets and to a bank where the concept of queuing is introduced to many, for the first time.
Jezreel Ivomari from Papua New Guinea will study an Advanced Diploma of Network Security at Adelaide Campus and says he is looking forward to the opportunity this qualification will give him.
“I’ve only just arrived in Adelaide so I hope to get an understanding of life here before I start my studies next week,” Mr Ivomari said.
For further information about TAFE SA course vacancies call 1800 049 492 or visit www.tafesa.edu.au/international