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Upcoming Events


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.

This event is open to international students studying in Geelong.

Register here

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

More details will be published soon


To access resources from the past events please click here.

Past Events

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.


Study Geelong 2019 Visiting Friends & Relatives Survey - closing date extended to 28 April 2019.

Entry is open to respondents of the 2019 Study Geelong Visiting Friends & Relatives International Student Survey – tertiary students. To be included in the prize draw, those invited to complete the survey must complete it online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VFRGeelong

Duration of entry period

The total entry period for inclusion in the competition is from survey launch on 4 April to 11.59pm AEST on 28 April 2019. Three prize draws will occur during this period.

  • Respondents who complete their survey between 4 April and 11.59pm 11 April will be entered into 3 prize draws and be eligible to win a prize in Prize Draw #1, #2 or #3.
  • Respondents who complete their survey between 12 April and 11.59pm 17 April will be entered into 2 prize draws and be eligible to win a prize in Prize Draw  #2 or #3.
  • Respondents who complete their survey between 18 April and by 11.59pm 28 April will be entered into one prize draw and will be eligible to win a prize in Prize Draw #3 only .

For terms and conditions click here.


Study Geelong Career Mentoring Program - Applications for 2019 have closed

Are you an international student studying in Geelong and want to enhance your employability skills?

Or perhaps you are an employee looking to enhance your relationship building, communication & leadership skills?

Then join the Study Geelong Career Mentoring Program. It's FREE!

For more information read the Student flyer or Mentor flyer (for employees).

Please note that for the links to the application forms in the flyers to work you need to save the files. Otherwise, please access the application form here for students and here for mentors


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 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.