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Student Welfare

RGIT Australia's Student Welfare Committee provides assistance and support services to students on a range of matters including general welfare and coping with change in lifestyle. Our student counsellors offer a confidential support service and external referral where necessary.

RGIT Australia's Student Welfare Committee members are onsite daily to assist students with issues such as homesickness, financial difficulties and health issues, and to refer students to the appropriate services where necessary.

RGIT Australia's Student Welfare Committee members include:

Melbourne Team

  • Rabi Yonzon - Representing Operations
  • Dr Shisir Manandhar - Representing Academic
  • Siddhartha Marasini - Representing Student Services
  • Kishor Adhikari - Representing Marketing
  • Mahima Tamang - Representing Human Resources
  • Niru Tripathi - Representing CEO'S Office
  • Prativa Mishra - Counsellor
  • Zeb Pinder - Representing Communications
  • Denison Tarsitano Dias - Representing Student Alumni
  • Anil Shrestha - Representing Hobart Committee

 

Hobart Team

  • Anil Shrestha - Representing Operations
  • Brian McEwan – Representing Academic
  • Rojina and Sarita– Representing Student Services
  • Johnpaul Palissery – Representing Marketing
  • Nabaraj Adhikari – Representing Student Graduate Alumni
  • Rabi Yonzon – Representing Melbourne Committee

 

How to make an appointment

To speak with our onsite student support and welfare officers in Melbourne, make a booking through Reception on Level 2, 28-32 Elizabeth Street, VIC 3000 or call (+61) 3 8639 9000 or email studentsupport@rgit.edu.au.

If you are in Hobart, make a booking through Reception on Level 3, 162 Macquarie Street, TAS 7000 or (+61) 3 6217 9000 or email hobartsupport@rgit.edu.au.

If you require psychological services, our counsellors will refer you to an appropriate service.

 

In Case of Emergency (Weekends and After Hours)

In case of emergency call (+61) 414 346 945 or (+61) 422 315 959 on weekends and after hours.

For any serious emergency, contact CEO, Chandra Yonzon, on 0481 351 111.

What’s On?

Through our website and social media, we keep you posted on all the exciting, student-relevant activities happening in and around Melbourne. Read Evolve, your student magazine, which can also be found in the library and recreation areas on campus.

Study Melbourne Student Centre

International students can take advantage of the Study Melbourne Student Centre (SMSC), a one-stop shop for all international student queries and concerns that is run by the Victorian Government.

Located at 599 Bourke Street, Melbourne, SMSC is a point of contact and referral where international students have access to a range of information about health matters, general wellbeing, legal services, accommodation, financial management and safety. The centre offers professional support and referrals to local services and community resources, crisis intervention, case work assessment and support in emergency situations.

Visit www.studymelbourne.vic.gov.au to find out latest news about student life and events in Melbourne. You can email them: info@studymelbourne.vic.gov.au or call 1800 056 449.

Healthcare

Maintaining private health insurance is a visa requirement for international students.   RGIT can organise overseas student health cover (OSHC) for international students, the health fund we use is Allianz. We can also transfer your existing health cover to Allianz if you prefer. 

Allianz benefits:

  • 24/7 phone support (1800 814 718)
  • Interpreters available
  • health system guidance
  • iPhone app - find a nearby doctor using GPS

For more information, ask our Student Services team at Reception on Level 2 or call 8639 9000.

LOCAL DOCTORS

Doctors in Australian are called “GPs” or general medical practitioners. GP’s see patients for basic health conditions and provide referrals to specialists for more complex health issues.

 

EMERGENCY SERVICES

Service Type Reponsible Authority Contact Address
Emergency Police

Ph: 000

www.police.vic.gov.au

Ambulance

Ph: 000

www.ambulance.vic.gov.au

Fire

Ph: 000

www.mfb.vic.gov.au

Missing Persons – Australian Federal Police (Ask for police)

Ph: 000

www.missingpersons.gov.au

National Security Hotline

Ph: 1800 123 400

www.nationalsecurity.gov.au

State Emergency Services

Ph: 132 500

www.ses.vic.gov.au

Essential Services
Medical
Poison Information

Ph: 13 11 26

www.rch.org.au/poisons

Taxi Services

Ph: 131 008

www.silvertop.com.au

Alfred Hospital 

Commercial Rd
(Corner St Kilda Rd)

Ph: 9076 2000

www.alfredhealth.org.au

Box Hill Hospital

Nelson Rd, Box Hill

Ph: 1300 342 255

www.easternhealth.org.au

 

Box Hill (Emergency)

Epworth Eastern 1 Arnold St,

Ph: 8807 7100

www.epworth.org.au

Nurse-On-Call

Ph: 1300 60 60 24

www.health.vic.gov.au/nurseoncall

Royal Melbourne Hospital

Grattan Street, Parkville

Ph: 9342 7000

www.rmh.mh.org.au

The Royal Women’s Hospital

 

Flemington Rd, Parkville

Ph: 8345 2000

www.thewomens.org.au

St. Vincent’s Hospital

 

41 Victoria Pde

Ph: 9288 2211

www.svhm.org.au

Social Welfare Australian Red Cross

Ph: 9345 1800

www.redcross.org.au

The Salvation Army

Ph: 8878 4500

www.salvationarmy.org.au

The Study Melbourne Student Centre

Ph: 1800 056 449

www.studymelbourne.vic.gov.au

Crisis Accommodation Information

Ph: 1800 825 955

www.homeground.org.au

Counselling Services Lifeline

Ph: 13 11 14

www.lifeline.org.au

Mensline Australia

Ph: 1300 78 99 78

www.mensline.org.au

Kids Helpline

Ph: 1800 551 800

www.kidshelp.com.au

Griefline

Ph: 9935 7400

www.griefline.org.au

Directline

Ph: 1800 888 236

www.directline.org.au

Suicide Helpline Victoria

Ph: 1300 651 251

www.suicideline.org.au

Victorian Sexual Assault Crisis Line

Ph: 1800 806 292

www.sacl.com.au

Women’s Domestic Violence Crisis

Ph: 1800 015 188

www.dvvic.org.au

Gambling Help Line

Ph: 1800 858 858

www.gamblinghelponline.org.au

Specialist Services Crime Victims Support Association

Ph: 1800 819 817

www.victimsofcrime.vic.gov.au

Funeral Advice Line Australia

Ph: 1300 363 350

www.funeraladvice.com.au

Road Trauma Support Team

Ph: 1300 367 797

www.rtssv.org.au

Victorian Work Cover Authority

Ph: 1800 136 089

www.vwa.vic.gov.au

Brain Foundation

Ph: 9437 5967

www.brainfoundation.org.au

Paraquad Victoria

Ph: 1300 704 456

www.paraquad.asn.au

Legal Services Legal Aid Victoria

Ph: 1300 792 387

www.legalaid.vic.gov.au

The Institute of Arbitrators & Mediators Australia

Ph: 8648 6578

www.iama.org.au

Places of Worship Churches www.australianchurches.net
Mosques http://mosque-finder.com.au/directory/
Temples www.hindunet.com.au
Government Departments Department of Border Protection and Immigration

Ph: 13 1881

www.immi.gov.au

Consular Representatives in Melbourne www.consularcorps.com.au

 

Living in Melbourne

Moving to a new country is an exciting, life-changing experience. Melbourne has been named world’s most liveable city four years in a row by the Economist Intelligence Unit’s liveability survey of 140 cities, scoring a perfect rating for healthcare, education and infrastructure.  For living and studying in Australia see our Orientation section.

RGIT Australia has a Facebook page dedicated to sharing relevant information with our stakeholders.

Link to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/rgitAustralia/