Student Support

Academic Skills Support

We believe every student’s journey to a successful career starts in the classroom. That’s why at CIC, we make sure all our students have access to our various student support services. Studying can be quite challenging to international students particularly those who are new to the country and in the adjustment phase.

Students are provided with help and support in improving their academic skills. This support provides students with the skills required to successfully complete their studies in their bachelor courses.

Career Assist Support

The career assist support service is available through the Student Experience Department, and is designed to help our new and continuing students in preparing and assisting them for the Australian job market.

Be sure to check out the information/job board on Level 5 for posts about available jobs, and upcoming workshop dates.

The Student Experience Department will also conduct specially designed workshops on campus that focus on tools such as:
  • Resume Writing
  • Cover Letters
  • Networking Skills
  • Interview preparation
  • When do the workshops run?

    The workshops will be run at various times throughout the year, make sure to check your email for information. The Student Experience Department will send out information regarding upcoming workshops and advise you when registration is open.

    There will also be information posted around campus prior to each workshop.

    How do I meet with someone regarding career assistance?

    You can visit the Student Experience Department on Level 5 or additionally if you wish to make an appointment, please email: jobassist@cic.vic.edu.au

    Student Wellbeing Team

    The Student Wellbeing Team consists of professional staff who have training in counselling and psychology. The counselling staff offer privacy and confidentiality. Sometimes it is good just to talk to someone you can trust. There is a private room available and appointments can be made by dropping in or by sending an email. This is a free service. We can offer referral to outside agencies and community support e.g. country of origin welfare agencies. We have a wide network of contacts in Melbourne and are available to assist students and their family members.

    The Student Wellbeing Team is located on Level 3 and can be contacted at:

    E : counselling@cic.vic.edu.au
    P : 1300 242 433 or 03 9069 2111

    Peer Assisted Learning

    PAL sessions create a safe and supportive place to learn and can help you prepare for assignments and exams. The sessions will be run by a PAL facilitator, a student who previously achieved excellent results in their course and who has been trained to support you in your learning.

    English Language Support

    Free English support is available to all students at CIC, students can be referred to this support through course progress intervention meetings or students are welcome to book their own private sessions.
    English Language support is located on Level 4 is available between 9.30am - 12.30pm Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, even during College break periods. Bookings can be made via english@cic.vic.edu.au or level 4 reception.

    Student Experience Department

    The CIC Student Experience Department offer support to all students through different events such as cultural events, focus groups, movie nights, excursions, new student welcome events and the student ambassador program.

    The Student Experience Department is located on Level 5 and can be contacted via student.experience@cic.vic.edu.au

    General Enquiries and Assistance

    For all other general enquiries and assistance not falling within the above parameters, students are welcome to visit Level 4 reception where the administrative support staff can guide the student.
    The CIC student support contacts range from different departments and are listed below:

    General Manager: Francesca Macpherson
    francesca.macpherson@cic.vic.edu.au

    Director - Admissions: Tim Costigan
    timothy.costigan@cic.vic.edu.au

    Academic Services Manager: Baljinder Kaur
    baljinder.kaur@cic.vic.edu.au

    Emergency Contact Numbers

    Below are useful external numbers which can offer you a variety of support.

    Police, Fire, Ambulance or an Emergency situation 000

    Organisational

    Study Melbourne Student Centre 24/7 duty caseworker 1800 056 449

    Crisis Accommodation St Kilda Crisis Centre 1800 627 727

    Lifeline 13 11 14
    for counselling and support around mental health and suicide

    Victorian Suicide Helpline 1300 651 251

    National Sexual Assault Helpline 1800 800 098

    Safe Steps 1800 015 188
    crisis advice and accommodation for women

    National Sexual Assault, Family & Domestic 1800 737 732
    Violence Counselling Line

    Sexual Assault Crisis Line 1800 806 292
    Counselling & Support Line

    Relationships Australia 1300 364 277

    Beyond Blue 1300 224 636
    Support. Advice. Action
    www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support/national-help-lines-and-websites

    MindSpot 1800 614 434

    MensLine Australia 1300 789 978

    1800 RESPECT 1800 737 732

    Headspace 1800 650 890

    QLife 1800 184 527
    for LGBTI+

    Emergency Departments and Hospitals

    William Angliss Medical Centre (Bulk Billing) 03 9606 2208

    Nurse on Call 1300 60 60 24

    St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne Emergency Department
    03 9231 2211
    41 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy