|1110||Keynote Speaker: Janelle Chapman, Executive Director of TAFE Queensland International|
|1130||Discussion Session: What is the differences
between University and TAFE institute
|1140||Discussion Session: What is the gap of student
support between University and TAFE
|1150||Discussion Session: What is the support required
from TAFE institute for International students
Australian Education Consultants Alliance
The current AECA president for the term 2016-18 is Mr. Niraj Shrestha. He is the director of Neil Consultancy which was established in 2006. He is a registered migration agent since 2007 and he is also a Licensed Conveyancer for NSW. He studied Graduate Certificate in Migration Law ( Australian National University) and He holds a Bachelor in Food Technology and also studied Information System. In addition to this, He studied in Macquarie University which led him to be the licensed Conveyancer in NSW.
He is a social worker and is involved with many social and community organizations. He held different positions in NRNA which is an association of Non Resident Nepalese living in more than 79 countries. He was one of the key members of the organizing team that hosted the regional conference of NRNA in Sydney back in 2012. He attends regularly in regional and global conference which happens every year across the globe and is one of the key members in the constitution committee. He believes in team work and he encourages everyone to participate actively to achieve the goal of the organization.
He writes frequently in community newspaper about changes in migration legislation and how it impacts the future visa applicants. He runs seminar in both overseas and Australia about Australia’s migration law and talks about different visa subclasses and skilled migration. He has helped many to come to Australia on skilled permanent visa and Australia has become home for many of his clients who had never thought they would touch down Australia one day.
Australian Education Consultants Alliance
Australian Education Consultants Alliance in short AECA is an association of education and migration agents registered in Australia. It was established in 2012 and it had more than 40 registered agents in the beginning but few of them have become the education providers. Now it has nearly 30 members working in education & migration arena and few of our members have more than 10 years of experience in this field.
AECA organizes education and migration fair in both overseas and Australia to promote Australian educational institutes. It had recently organized a successful migration fair in Sydney inviting representatives from Department of Home Affairs, Fair work ombudsman, state government, Education providers and ANMDA (Australian Nepalese Medical & Dental Association). AECA members are bound by code of conduct and they are self regulated.
Director Student and Graduate Visas
Department of Home Affairs
Alice Maclean is the Director Student and Graduate Visas section at the Department of Home Affairs. She focuses on ensuring the effective and efficient delivery of the visa programs and managing risks within them. Alice also seeks to engage constructively with the international education industry and provide clear guidance to students and education providers. Alice’s team providers decision makers with all the tools they need to do their job, including advice about how to apply legislation and assistance with complex cases. Alice has had a varied career in the Department of Immigration and Border Protection working in roles as diverse as detention management to creating legislation.
Chief Marketing Officer
Council of International Students Australia
Ralph Teodoro is an international student leader and ambassador for international students hailing from the UAE with Filipino heritage. Based in Brisbane, Queensland – Ralph has been pursuing a degree in Nursing at QUT where he also holds several student leadership positions, both paid and unpaid roles. He was a former International Student Mentor at QUT and Brisbane International Student Ambassador for Study Brisbane – which involved him in the promotion of Brisbane city as a premier international student destination. This experience has also enhanced his personal and professional growth through the various events and functions of the program correlating with international student affairs.
Ralph is currently the Chief Marketing Officer for the Council of International Students Australia and has greatly contributed to the successful lead up to the conference. A keen advocate for international students and youth, he has devoted his time, commitment and passion for the international education sector in hopes of enhancing the international student experience in Australia.
Connect with him during the conference!
Some of the main points that will be discussed in the prsentation are:
- Soft Skills for Survival
- Think Outside the Box
- Understand Money
- Talk to the Man in the Mirror
Tammy Angel is the Manager of Cairns Sharehouse, the largest provider of professionally managed student accommodation in Cairns, accommodating up to 180 students in fully furnished share apartments. Cairns Sharehouse offers a unique opportunity for international students to find a home away from home, with no hidden fees, lock in contracts and a range of support services to ensure students feel part of a community. With over 12 years industry experience, the Secretary of Study Cairns, and recent Cairns Business Women’s Club Awards ‘Manager of the Year’ Finalist for 2018, Tammy is a passionate advocate for enhancing the accommodation experience of international students in Cairns.
Inspector Simon Stevens is the Melbourne West Local Area Commander in Division 1, North West Metro Region.
Simon has been an Inspector for the past 7 years, working across the western suburbs and in the City of Melbourne.
In his role, Simon manages over 240 staff and a high number of demonstrations across the CBD with many major sporting and cultural events. Simon has the International Students Portfolio for Victoria Police managing and implementing safety engagement programs for students across a sector worth $7.1 billion.
Simon is the manager of the MY City Taskforce, the police response to late night policing every weekend in the CBD and is Chair of the Melbourne Licensee’s Forum, Victoria’s largest forum with over 15% of the state’s licensed premises in his area.
Simon has been a member of Victoria Police for 24 years working across a number of metro and country divisions including the State Crime Squads and Melbourne Highway Patrol. Simon was involved in creating the Melbourne CBD Safety Plan, Melbourne’s inaugural evacuation plan which won a National Safety award in 2012.
Tuition Protection Service
Vipan Mahajan has been the Director of the Tuition Protection Service (TPS) since the TPS commenced on 1 July 2012. Prior to taking up this appointment, Vipan was General Manager of the South and South East Asia and Scholarships Branch in the International Group of the Department of Education. Prior to this, among other things, Vipan held senior executive positions with the Department of Defence and with Medicare Australia.