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If you need support while you’re living in Adelaide, there are a range of services available to help you.
StudyAdelaide offers a range of free and discounted student support services and programs.
The South Australian Skills Commission can help with any question you have about living, working or studying during your stay in South Australia.
The Commission offers independent advice and support to help you:
Services are free of charge for current international students.
South Australian Skills Commission
The Commonwealth Ombudsman has a special role investigating private schools, colleges, institutes, and universities who teach international students. They handle complaints from overseas students for free.
They can take complaints from international students before, during and after their study in Australia. They are independent and don’t take sides, but they look at the facts and decide if the education provider correctly followed laws, policies, and procedures.
Common types of complaint issues that International Students raise to the Ombudsman include:
Ombudsman SA is an independent officer who handles complaints about South Australian State and local government and can take complaints from international students about public education providers in South Australia.
Your university, college or education institution can offer you support to help deal with problems you may be having with your:
Visit your education provider’s website or speak to your adviser to find out more.
If you need assistance with a legal matter, the Legal Services Commission of South Australia can offer you legal help if you can’t afford to pay for a lawyer.
South Australia’s multicultural community is home to people from more than 200 diverse cultural and religious backgrounds.
There are many community and cultural groups in Adelaide where you can meet new friends and join in festivities and programs.
Find other multicultural organisations:
You can also get involved in a range of student clubs to suit your social, academic, sporting and religious interests.
Ask your education provider for information on clubs and campus activities where you can socialise and have fun with your study friends.
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