Student Workshops and Events


*Please note that in line with the current advice re. COVID-19, all upcoming G’Day Mates Workshops for SP2 2020 will be cancelled. We are hoping to resume sessions in SP5, pending further information.*


Living in a new country can be a daunting experience as you adjust to a new environment, a different culture and a different way of life. Hosted by a team of Australian and international UniSA students, these workshops and events will assist you with settling into and enjoying life in Adelaide.  

Promotional Event: Free Lunch

This event is the perfect place for you to meet new people and make connections with the wider UniSA community while enjoying a free lunch (sausage sizzle or pizza). You will find out more information about the G'Day Mates program and meet the G'Day Mates themselves. No registration required - just come along! 

Workshop 1: Take Care, Mate

This workshop focuses on taking care of your wellbeing. Guest speakers from UniSA Medical Clinic, Counselling, Access and Inclusion and BUPA Overseas Student Health Cover will explore the Australian health system and UniSA student support services. You will have a clear idea about where to go, what to do, who to ask help from and how to access health and wellbeing support services.

Workshop 2: Fair Go, Mate

This workshop focuses on work rights and responsibilities in Australia. Guest speakers will explain the basic rules for tax and working in Australia, including minimum wage, international students' work rights and responsibilities, workplace health and safety, and how to deal with unfair practices. USASA Financial Counsellor will discuss managing your money in Australia. 

Workshop 3: Get A Job, Mate

This workshop is designed for international students planning to remain in Australia after graduation. A UniSA Career Adviser will guide you to develop your career plan, writing a cover letter, resume, responding to selection criteria and how to navigate a graduate job interview. They will also provide tips on how to transition into the Australian workforce culture.