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Study Geelong Christmas Party - Wednesday 16 December, 5.30pm - 7.00pm

International students join Study Geelong for some fun at our Christmas Party.
Everyone who attends will receive a gift.

There will be 2 major prizes drawn:

  • 2 tickets to swim with dolphins/seals with 'See All Dolphin Swims'
  • $100 meal voucher for "Little Creatures Brewery'.
    Register Here.

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LinkedIn Workshop, Monday 30 November, 4pm-5pm plus half hour questions

FREE LinkedIn Workshop Monday 30 November 4.00pm - 5.00pm plus half an hour of questions. Have you updated and polished your LinkedIn profile? This is a great opportunity to gain ideas for expanding your use of LinkedIn to build industry connections and grow your career. Developed in response to questions that are often asked by students and new graduates, this advanced LinkedIn workshop is being offered by The Gordon Skills and Job Centre. Register on Zoom here.


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Games Night - Thursday 10 September, 5.30pm - 6.30pm

Geelong international students, come along and have fun at our games night! You might win a $50 Coles voucher! We have 4 to give away!

Register on Zoom here.

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Aussie Communication Bootcamp - Wednesday 19 August 4pm - 5pm

Join the Study Geelong Ambassadors for a free, fun social event of communication skills activities, including Aussie lingo trivia and language tips for the workplace.
3 x $50 Coles vouchers will be given away at the event!!!
International students in Geelong, register here on Zoom to get the link to join.



Smartphone Photography Course - 25 July & 8 August

International students, want to create eye catching, memorable images on your phone? Register for the Study Geelong Smartphone Photography Course.

• get the most out of your existing phone
• learn about composition and lighting
• further enhance your photos through editing to look amazing

This is a 2 part course. Session 1 is a prerequisite to session 2. In the second session you will have the opportunity to share some of your images, receive feedback and ask questions.

Register here


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Tax Return Time - An International Student How To - 9 July 2pm - 3pm 

 International students, are you confused about preparing a tax return? In this FREE Zoom session, Shirley Keam from LBW, one of Geelong’s largest locally owned accounting practices, will demystify how to lodge a tax return. She will take you through the tax return process and you will have the opportunity to ask questions to clarify your understanding.

Register for this event HERE.


Study Geelong Career Mentoring Program 

 Applications for mentees for 2020 have closed

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Past Events

To access resources from the past events please click here.

2020 International Student Welcome - Tuesday 17 March - CANCELLED

At Study Geelong we love catching up with you, our international students and having fun.
We are sad to tell you that we have to cancel the Welcome Event on Tuesday 17 March. We need to be careful about Coronavirus (COVID-19) and your health and safety comes first.
There will be other opportunities for all of us to get together and enjoy each other's company. We look forward to seeing you at a Study Geelong activity in the near future.
The Study Geelong Team.

Work Rights Session - Tuesday 19 November , 5.30pm - 6.30pm

If your student visa allows you to work while you are in Australia, you have the right to good working conditions and at least the minimum wage. Through a presentation and workshop you will understand your work rights and be better able to ensure your entitlements are met by your employer.

Leadership Skills to Enhance your Employability Tuesday 22 October, 10.00am to 12.00pm, Deakin University Watefront Campus

Leadership skills are increasingly important in today's work environment, regardless of what position you hold in an organisation. In this workshop you will gain an understanding about what leadership means, what traits and skills good leaders have and how you can become a great leader.

Networking Made Easy- 29 August - 5.30pm, Beav's Bar

Sometimes the prospect of meeting and having a conversation with new people can be daunting. But it doesn't have to be!
Liz Grant, Creative Director at 'What Your Customers Want', ran a workshop to help students learn tips and tools to make networking a purposeful and enjoyable experience. 

Ace that Job Interview - 8 August, 5.30pm, Beav's Bar

Information and learn skills to help you nail your next job interview were covered. 

Aussie Communication Boot Camp - 25 July

On 25 July at Beav's Bar, Study Geelong hosted  the Aussie Communication Boot Camp, a free, fun social night of communication skills activities and language tips and tricks for the workplace. 

My Geelong Tour Guide Campaign Launch - 31 July

We launched a new FREE program that will make it easier for international students in Geelong to host friends and family when they visit.

Public Speaking make you Jittery? Study Geelong can help! - Tuesday 30 April, 5pm - 7pm, Study Geelong Office

Public speaking skills from planning to presenting were explored and practised.  


 Language Social Night

 Thursday 28 March, 6 to 9 PM at The Deck, Geelong (across the road from Deakin Waterfront Campus, in Gheringhap St)

The Geelong International Student Association and Study Geelong present the Language Social Night - a regular meet-up where tertiary students can exchange language and culture.

It is an opportunity to chat, meet new people and practice speaking another language. The idea is: We show what languages we speak or want to practice with flag stickers. The first flag is your native language and goes at the top of your shirt. The rest follow in order of ability.

It is open to all nationalities and languages. You don´t have to be an advanced speaker, or even speak a second language - it is for all levels!

We would love to see you there! Register on the Study Geelong Facebook Page.


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Tour the Home of the Geelong CATS AFL Team 

1 April 3.30pm - 5.00pm 

This FREE tour for international students, will take in the GMHBA Stadium including the Brownlow Stand, the Media Suites, Sports House, the Opposition Change Rooms and Coaches box, GFC Interactive Zone, Deakin Community Cats Centre, the seating bowl Players Stand, The GFC Coaches Box, Anzac Remembrance Garden and Time-keepers’ areas as well as the Gartland Heritage Centre, just to mention a few.

Registrations close 28 March. Register for FREE online here.


2019 Study Geelong Welcome Event 

14 March, 4.30pm Royal Geelong Yacht Club.

This event was a sell out!

International students from around the world, studying at secondary schools and higher education institutions in the Geelong region in 2019, enjoyed a taste of Australia as they were welcomed into the community on 14 March.

 Hosted by Study Geelong, the welcome event was held at the Royal Geelong Yacht Club and with the beautiful backdrop of the harbour, students were officially welcomed by Christine Couzens MP and City of Greater Geelong Councillor Trent Sullivan.Study Geelong consists of eleven educational institutions registered to offer courses to international students within the City of Greater Geelong, as well as support from Tourism Greater Geelong and The Bellarine. 

On hand to introduce the students to an Australian way of life were native Australian animals such as possums, lizards, pythons and a bettong, Australian Rules Football handball game, giant board games and a novelty photo booth to capture the occasion.     A welcome tree from the City of Greater Geelong was available to write messages to other fellow international students and newly arrived residents on leaves and place them on the tree.

The afternoon enabled the students to experience the Australian culture, encouraged them to make the most of their stay in Geelong by engaging in community activities, and importantly allowed them to meet other students and feel more comfortable with their new surrounds. 

The event was supported by Study Melbourne through the International Student Welfare Program.

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Free Tickets to the Cricket for International Students - Sunday 13 January

Free tickets - limit one per international student. Places are limited.
The Big Bash League is Australia’s most exciting cricket format. Study Melbourne and Cricket Victoria invite you to a great night of entertainment watching the Melbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat at GMHBA Stadium Geelong, 6.35pm on 13 January.
To register for your ticket click here.



Taste of Australia

Friday, 26 October 2018, Royal Geelong Yacht Club

The sun shone, the Aussie music played by Pete Chapman created ambience and the native animals were endearing!

What a great event this was to celebrate international education in Geelong.

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The 2018 Study Geelong Jobs Forum

This event was held on 23 August at the Geelong Library and Courthouse Youth Arts Centre.

Thank you to our presenters:

  • Taf Kamba, Associate Nurse Unit Manager at Epworth Geelong. Taf holds a Cert IV Nursing from The Gordon and a Bachelor of Nursing and Masters in Clinical Nursing from Australian Catholic University.
  • Gabrielle Marchetti, principal lawyer at JobWatch, the community legal centre that runs the International Students Work Rights Legal Service.

 Four fanstastic workshops were also held:

  • Liz, Creative Director, What Your Customers Want, shared tips and tools to make networking a purposeful and enjoyable experience.
  • Mel, Managing Director, HyperSocial, showed students how to use LinkedIn to build their profile and get noticed.
  • Jodie, Skills and Job Advisor, the Skills and Job Centre, explained how to respond to selection criteria when applying for a job.
  • Tracey, Manager Careers and Training Services, The Gordon, calmed students' interview nerves by preparing them for what they should say, do and wear.