CISWA has a comprehensive Professional Development (PD) Program consisting of Workshops + Seminars designed to educate, inform and provide staff who work with international students the opportunity to network with peers.

PD’s are attended by people working within the international education sector from a wide range of educational institutions including; higher education, VET, government and non-government schools.

All workshop attendees receive a Certificate of Participation which demonstrates their ongoing Professional Development in International education.

PD PROGRAM 2020 | WORKSHOPS click on title to register

COST | Members: $150 pp | Non-members: $250 pp

Where funding for PD is not available because of cost pressures due to COVID- 19, CISWA will offer discounted or free attendance at these sessions. For more information, contact Veronika at

26 MAR | Introduction to International Education Compliance and Regulation

30 APR | Understanding Student Visas and Post Study Options

28 MAY | International Students’ Well-being during the COVID-19 Crisis

25 JUNE | Supporting Students in the Employment Search post COVID-19

3 SEP | Cultural Awareness: Working Effectively with Students from Latin America

LATE OCT | Mental Health First Aid for International Students / Building Resilience within the International Cohort


Late NOV | Best Practice: International Student Recruitment

POSTPONED UNTIL 2021 | Critical Incidents

FEB 2021 | International Education Overview | Introduction Session for New Staff

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