Information & Resources

COVID-19 Information Resources

Important COVID-19 Information in 71 Languages Do you need to access relevant COVID-19 information in your own language? Click on the link for resources published by the Department of Health (Australian Government), Department of Home Affairs and the World Health Organisation (WHO). https://bit.ly/Ethnolink Visual and Audio Information in English Would rather listen to audio or read posters? Click on the link to access the COVID-19 campaign resources by the Department of Health (Australian Government) https://bit.ly/HealthGov COVID-19 Informative Videos

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Food Relief Resource List

VicWISE has compiled a list of organisations providing free food to aid people experiencing difficulties with acquiring or affording food. This resource list includes the name of the organisation, type, operating days, location, method of food collection and contact details.

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Face Masks

Restrictions are changing to slow the spread of coronavirus in Victoria. Stage 4 restrictions have been in place since Sunday, 2 August for metropolitan Melbourne Stage 3 restrictions have been in place since Wednesday, 5 August for Regional Victoria, including Mitchell Shire Everyone must wear a mask when they leave home, unless an exception applies. Face masks prevent the spread of COVID-19 by stopping those who have the virus from spreading it. Masks aren’t a guaranteed method of preventing the spread of the virus but act as an additional barrier, and can be effective in stopping large droplets (liquid from coughing or…

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Hiring now

If you are looking for a job and repeatedly been hearing: “We are not hiring currently” or “We have stopped hiring” then you might be feeling a bit lost right now. Here is a list of companies that are hiring. Good luck! Aus Career Coach: Practice Manager Aus Career Coach is looking for a “Practice Manager” to join their organisation. This is an exciting opportunity for someone to grow their career in counselling services. This job will initially run remotely, but post-restrictions training will take place in Seaford. Work is likely to be in the south-eastern suburbs. Please Note: You…

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Workshops

Recent events have forced businesses to move to online platforms to continue serving their customers’ needs. As we move to digital innovation, more and more job opportunities which requires knowledge in technological advancement opened. As an example – knowledge in web development, SEO, and digital marketing. If you want to take this time to leverage your skillset, General Assembly prepared a number of online workshops in coding, marketing and design. General Assembly is a pioneer in education and career transformation, specializing in today’s most in-demand skills. The leading source for training, staffing, and career transitions, we foster a flourishing community…

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Tips for Job Hunters

There is so much involved in finding a job. As if the stress of graduating isn’t enough, adding job search to the mix gets tough, we understand. So, here’s a list of resources to help you find your job whether you are just starting out or have lost your job because of COVID-19. 9-Step Survival Guide if you have LOST your JOB during COVID-19 Job Search during COVID-19 Job search is not just about your skills and expertise, your mindset matters too. Alternatively, if you are employed and are figuring out how to navigate the workplace, especially in post-COVID-19, we…

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Study Melbourne Leadership Labs 4Impact

Want to be empowered and develop your leadership skills? Study Melbourne Leadership Labs 4Impact has 12 free sessions from August to October 2020 which will enable you to learn and apply the skills and mindsets of social innovators through team projects. Additionally, you will also get to connect with international students and entrepreneurs across Victoria. Topics covered include: Entrepreneurship Civic Participation Prototyping Pitching & Advocacy. Date and Time Every Friday, from 14 August to 30 October 2020 at 3.00 p.m. – 4.30 p.m. Location All the sessions will be conducted online via Zoom. For more information: To indicate your interest,…

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Emergencies/After Hours Help Outside of University

Please contact the following for emergencies: Life Threatening or Emergency Situations24 hours, 7 days a weekPh: 000 Lifeline – Telephone counselling24 hours, 7 days a weekPh: 13 11 14 DirectLine – Alcohol and drug telephone counselling24 hours, 7 days a week.Ph: 1800 888 236 Online counselling:www.counsellingonline.org.au GriefLine – Bereavement support and referral6 a.m. noon to 3 a.m., 7 days a weekPh: 1300 845 745Online counselling: www.griefline.org.au Mensline – Counselling, information and referral for men24 hours, 7 days a weekPh: 1300 789 978 Suicide Prevention Hotline24 hours, 7 days a weekPh: 1300 651 251 Nurse on Call – guidance on health…

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Online Self-Help

Sometimes, we prefer to work on our personal wellbeing alone by reading articles or accessing technological applications. Below are some resources that may be useful. Websites Google Apps IOS Apps

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Better Access to Psychological Services

Sometimes, international students prefer to access psychological services outside of their universities. Below are the steps as well as relevant links to these services. Steps Ask the psychologist on the payment method when making an appointment (either upfront or claim the bill from the psychologist and send it to the OSHC provider). Ask the GP to refer you to a psychologist. Call the psychologist and ask how much an appointment will cost. Advise the psychologist on the mental health plan. Contact the OHSC provider and provide them with the MBS Item number, get information on the following: a)Would it be…

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