All International Students are required to attend Orientation Week, which outlines all services and programme information to students. International Students who miss orientation are given an individual orientation from the Registrar and relevant programme co-ordinator.
The office assists International Students with enquiries regarding all aspects of student life including visas, admission, progression, OSHC, course withdrawals, fees, student cards, scholarships, prizes, exchange programs, exhibitions, assessment, results and graduation. The Student Services office is currently located on the ground floor of Building 3 (entrance adjacent to the Cafeteria).
All staff in Student Services are experienced in responding to queries from International Students. For more specific welfare matters, International Students are referred to the School Counsellor. For more specific academic matters, International Students are referred to their relevant programme co-ordinator.
The Main International Student Contact (MISC) Officer is currently:
Ben Griffin, Registrar, National Art School
02 9339 8762
The Student Services Officer, Student Services Administrator and are both ‘Key Contacts’ for International Students.
The role of the Counsellor is to contribute to the development of the School’s students and their successful study, whether International or Domestic.
The counsellor can provide support and direction in the following areas:
- study skills including exam anxiety and time management
- stress management – balancing study, work and other commitments
- family and relationship concerns
- health matters – lifestyle
- vocational goals
If a referral is necessary the Counsellor has information about relevant community resources and government agencies, the service is free and confidential.
The School’s program coordinators are all senior Academics whose role is to provide academic administrative co-ordination across the varying discipline departments and to provide pastoral support to students within the program.