CISA Delivers Over The Decade

Date —

30 Jun 2020

Industry Sector/s —
Vocational Education & Training

Summary —

Formed in 2010, the Council of International Students Australia (CISA) is recognised as the national peak student representative organisation for all international students in Australia. The organisation is celebrating its tenth year, a period in which the impact of the Covid-19 crisis has underscored the importance of CISA’s work.

Key Issues —

CISA is the national peak student representative organisation for international students studying at in the higher education, vocational education, training and ELICS providers.  The body was was inaugurated on 7 July 2010 at the University of Tasmania, Hobart through the joint efforts of the National Union of Students (NUS), Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations (CAPA) and the Australian Federation of International Students (AFIS).

In its tenth year, CISA has a strong track record or providing a unified voice for all international students. CISA seeks to connect, empower and improve the wellbeing of international students by discussing and sharing information on a range of important issues. As the Covid-19 crisis has hit the international education sector hard and imperilled the welfare of some international students, CISA’s work has never been more important.

The Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA) enjoys a solid working relationship with CISA, with both organisations working collaboratively to support international students studying in Australia.

“ITECA really enjoys our engagement with CISA and we find their advice of great value as we work with independent tertiary education providers and government to create an environment that supports international students and delivers them with high quality outcomes,” said Troy Williams, ITECA Chief Executive.

As CISA celebrates its tenth year, in is celebrating by convening the 2020 CISA Digital Summit over 15-17 July 2020. This event will focus on inclusivity and innovation during these challenging times, united by the theme “10 Years Of Advocacy, Representation and Empowerment”.

Member Engagement —

ITECA’s ability to play a lead role in matters associated with this issue rests on the advice and guidance of individuals serving on the ITECA International Education Committee.  ITECA Membership - it's a great time to get involved.

Further Information —

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