Student Support

Our international student support team can assist you in your transition to a new study environment at Paragon Polytechnic and help you to make the necessary cultural adjustments. Our friendly team is trained to give you all the assistance you need. The first few weeks can be the most difficult time for students in a new and unfamiliar country. We recognize this and offer you a range of student support services. Please contact the team for a confidential discussion.

Assistance with everyday practical difficulties

  • Accommodation
  • Overseas Student Health Cover
  • Visa requirements
  • Orientation and enrolment
  • Student ID cards
  • Application for Tax File Numbers
  • Resume Writing and Job skills

Advice on Course related matters

  • Policies and procedures
  • Assessments
  • Learning support
  • Computer usage
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Attendance

Referrals to other agencies

  • Immigration matters
  • Legal matters
  • Specialist counselling
  • Health and wellbeing

Cultural Adjustments

  • Understanding the stages of adjustment
  • Strategies to ease transition to a new culture
  • Dealing with homesickness

Problem Solving and Decision Making

  • Housing
  • Finances
  • Work
  • Study
  • Legal issues

Personal adjustments and relationships

  • Counselling
  • Self-help resources