Thursday, April 30, 2020 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM AWST
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Veronika Fitzgerald
CISWA Executive Officer

0411 913 730



''Understanding Student Visas and Post Study Options'' 

This professional development workshop will provide an opportunity for professionals working with international students to better understand international student visas and the options available to international students once they have completed their studies.

The session will have a focus on Post Study Work Rights and changes to ‘regional status’ and new initiatives in Australia’s immigration strategy including the ‘Global Talent Program’.

Aside from gaining new knowledge, staff will also have a chance to build a network of like individuals from a variety of institutions which will sustain them in their professional positions.

If your institution has been adversely affected by COVID-19 crisis and you cannot get funding to attend a PD session, CISWA will support you with a 50% discounted $75 fee, or fee-free if your situation requires that level of support. Please contact Veronika on info@ciswa.com before completing the registration form.


Carol-Ann P. Lynch LLB MMIA - Principal Registered Migration Agent, EasiVisa

Carol-Ann was as a partner in a multi award-winning UK law firm before migrating to Australia with her family. She studied Australian Immigration Law at Victoria Law School, Melbourne and established a migration consulting firm back in 2003. EasiVisa provides migration advice and assistance to individuals and businesses engaged in both the public and private sectors, including education, healthcare, IT, energy and mining.

Carol-Ann has been actively involved, as an Executive Member, on various committees, including the Law Society (UK); Hospital League of Friends (UK); the Migration Institute of Australia WA and CISWA. She has huge respect for the skilful, experienced, dedicated professionals who comprise the backbone of our international education sector, particularly during these extraordinarily challenging times.  

Steve Lanyi - WA Regional Outreach Officer (ROO) for the Department of Home Affairs

  Steve Lanyi is the WA Regional Outreach Officer (ROO) for the Dept. of Home Affairs (DHA) - one of 6 x national Outreach positions that were appointed in 2019 based in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Canberra. Steve is located in the Perth office of the Dept. of Home Affairs and has over 16 years’ experience working across the Immigration and Australian Border Force (ABF) portfolio in a range of visa processing and compliance management roles, including previously working as the WA ROO from 2011-2013.

 Steve has recently been providing targeted outreach activity to both State and Local Government, as well as information to the education, industry and business sectors in Perth and across regional Western Australia. He has a specific interest in working collaboratively with industry stakeholders to support the economic and regional development of Western Australia, including provision of up to date information on changes to the skilled migration program.

The key focus of the information session will include:

  • Skilled visas and options for graduate students to pursue skilled independent or skilled employer sponsored visa pathways.
  • Temporary Graduate Visa (TGV) changes for students who have lived and studied in regional areas of Australia including Perth.
  • Overview of recently announced changes to the Global Talent (GT) Visa program, designed to attract the “best and brightest” to Australia on a Permanent Residence basis (now open to high performing post-graduate students).

Student visa Subject Matter Expert (SME) Ruth Kelly will also be joining this session.

Aside from gaining knowledge, new staff will have a chance to network with like-minded individuals from a variety of institutions.


Register Now! *if you are unsure if your institution holds a current paid CISWA Membership then please contact the CISWA Office via email info@ciswa.com