All of our students have access to these support services.
Academic Support and Counsellors
Bringing your Family to Australia
Work Rights During Studying
IT and Resources
The William Light Institute staff are always happy to help with any support needs during your studies. If you need assistance, please approach the Reception desk or contact us on: 8223 2544 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All newly arriving international students need to attend an orientation program. A series of activities and programs will be conducted by TWLI personnel. This program will assist you to make an effective and efficient transition to your studies in Australia and perform at your best as quickly as possible.
At Orientation you will :
- Select and enrol in a course, assisted by academic and administrative staff from the William Light Institute
- Obtain your program information, book list and timetable for the semester
- Create your student ID card and online login details
- Obtain information about your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
- Be introduced to the services and facilities at William Light Institute
- Meet our academic and administrative staff
- Meet new friends before you commence your studies
- Purchase your textbooks
Studying in a new environment can be challenging, and sometimes life itself can be challenging. Counselling can provide an opportunity to better understand your situation and explore the possibilities for bringing about positive change.
Our counsellors are available to provide confidential assistance and psychological support in a wide range of personal or welfare matters affecting your study and life.
At The William Light Institute we understand that Tertiary level studies could be difficult for some. To assist students develop the necessary study skills, we offer a variety of study and learning support services, including:
- Counselling and advice to support individual learning requirements
- Regular workshops on study skills will be run throughout the semester to assist students with note-taking, reading and referencing skills, exam techniques etc
- English Language support
- Computer Support
TWLI recognizes that students are studying for a career, not just a qualification, and actively work to bridge the gap between study and the workforce. Our career service is outcome focused and dedicated to ensuring all students are as job ready as possible at the completion of their course.
Career Officers actively listen, coach and motivate students to maximise their chances of securing a job in their chosen field by offering an extensive array of services and activities including:
- Help with learning to self-assess job skills
- Assistance with resume preparation and effective job search strategies
- Ongoing career-life skills development to enhance employability
- Graduate career services and resources.
If applicants intend to bring family members to Australia, they need to apply for Student Dependent Visas. Visit the website – www.immi.gov.au or contact the nearest Australian Diplomatic Mission for more information. If applicants intend to bring school-aged dependent children, they are required to attend school and pay full fees in either government or non government schools.
Students have access to library, photocopying, printing and email services at The William Light Institute. Students can borrow textbooks or journals from The William Light Institute Library. Books can be borrowed for seven (7) days unless they are Reference copies, which can only be borrowed on campus.
Students will have the opportunity to experience a range of arts cultural and sporting activities facilitated by the William Light Institute. Examples include watching Australian Rules Football, golf lessons, student cricket matches, attending world music food and drama festivals and the ‘Great Australian Barbeque’.
In Australia International students are limited to 20 hours per week of paid employment whilst the student’s program is in session and unlimited hours during scheduled program breaks. Dependents have unlimited work rights after the principal student visa holder has commenced his/her program in Australia.
Student should check with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) in Australia for the latest requirements, as requirements could vary. Please visit www.immi.gov.au for further information.
The William Light Institute offers a modern study environment with fast and convenient IT access. Students have access to the School’s email, internet and student intranet and may contact the IT help desk for assistance with software training and IT guides.