Australia is one of the world’s most popular places to work and study. It is known for its natural beauty, exciting cities, friendly locals, and outdoor lifestyle.
Arriving, living and working in Australia
Arriving at UOW - Welcome sessions
The International Student Welcome Sessions are compulsory sessions where you will find out all you need to know about starting your journey at UOW – including important student systems, enrolment assistance, support services on offer and beach safety in Australia. It will also be a great chance to meet some new friends!
Join us at our Welcome Sessions and find out how to catch-up on all of the important information you need to Get Started at UOW.
Looking for work
The Study Australia Employability Hub has a number of tools and resources to assist you to find work and understand your rights.
There's a number of services that can help make finding work a little easier including:
Understanding your rights
As an international student working in Australia, you have the same protections as any Australian in the workplace. It is important that you know your rights in the workplace. Download the fact sheet and checklist to help you get ready to work while you study.
Further information on your workplace rights:
The Student Legal Clinic also provides free confidential legal advice to UOW students, including preliminary advice in relation to employment law.
Australia is generally a very safe place to live and study, but it is still important to be aware of the risks that exist. We recommend you visit the Study Australia website and Study NSW website for a range of health and safety information including:
- Driving and transport safety
- Personal safety
- Beach and sun safety
- What to do in an emergency
- Cybersecurity and scams
If you need help on while on campus, please contact UOW Security.
General safety videos
A series of videos have been created by Wollongong Local Area Command as part of the NSW Police Force and in conjunction with UOW to help you stay safe. This project was proudly supported by the IMB Bank Community Foundation.
These videos offer important information on what to do in an emergency and how to stay safe on campus, at the beach and in the community.
Videos are also available with subtitles in a variety of languages.
Studying abroad can be extremely rewarding but also challenging. International students from UOW have created a series of short videos sharing their tips to assist you with your transition into life at UOW and Australia.