Under 18 International Student Supervision Program

About the program

The Under 18 International Student Supervision Program is available to international students at the University of Melbourne who:

  • are under 18 years of age when they enter Australia and commence their course at the University; and
  • are not living with a parent, legal custodian or relative approved by DIBP while under 18 in Australia; and
  • require a Confirmation of Accommodation and Welfare Letter (CAAW) in order to meet the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s Student Visa requirements.

Housing options and how to apply


The University’s role

Transition to university can be exciting, however if you are moving to a new country or a new university for the first time, this experience can have unique challenges.

When you enrol in the Under 18 International Student Supervision Program the University provides support in the following ways:

  • An Induction Session during Orientation will help you settle into university and meet some of the staff who will support you.
  • Fun group sessions during semester to help you make new friends, learn more about how to be successful at university and ask questions in a supportive environment.
  • Individual appointments with a Student Development Adviser : In these you can explore how to make the most of your time in Melbourne.
  • The opportunity to speak with Program staff anytime on a range of topics related to your life at university, including:
    • living in a new country
    • making friends
    • accommodation concerns
    • welfare concerns
    • improving your English
    • developing employability skills

Semester 2, 2017 calendar of events

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    ACTIVITYTIMELOCATIONDETAILS
    WEEK -1: Monday 10 July – Friday 14 July

    Check-in

    Monday 3.30pm–4.30pm
    Wednesday 3.30pm–4.30pm
    Thursday 12pm–1pm

    Room 111, Level 1, Stop 1, 757 Swanston Street

    It is your responsibility to check-in face-to-face

    Tuesday 12.30–1.30pm

    Room 106, Level 1, Stop 1, 757 Swanston Street

    WEEK O: Monday 17 July – Friday 21 July

    Induction Session

    Friday 11am–2pm

    Rooms 123-124, Level 1, Alan Gilbert Building

    3 hour induction including: ‘Wheel within a wheel’ getting to know you activities; overview of program, Academic and student panel; breakout groups by Academic Divisions, networking lunch (each table to include an academic or student advisor with facilitated conversation topics)

    WEEK 1: Monday 24 July – Friday 28 July

    Study strategies for success

    Thursday 1pm–2pm
    Friday 1pm–2pm

    Room 111, Level 1, Stop 1, 757 Swanston Street

    An interactive workshop introducing some strategies to help study efficiently and effectively. Using peers to give their own advice - student stories from 2 successful students and some Q&A. At the end student devises a mini-action plan…

    WEEK 2: Monday 31 July – Friday 4 August

    Speed Networking and Pizza

    Thursday 12pm–1pm

    Rooms 109-111, Level 1, Stop 1, 757 Swanston Street

    Facilitated fun activities for experienced Under 18s to meet new Under 18s

    Check-in

    Monday 3.30pm–4.30pm
    Tuesday 12pm–1pm
    Wednesday 3.30pm–4.30pm

    The Gallery, Ground Floor, Stop 1, 757 Swanston Street

    It is your responsibility to check-in face-to-face

    WEEK 3: Monday 7 August – Friday 11 August

    An Introduction to Library Information and Services – get ready to study, learn and research

    Tuesday 12pm–1pm

    Thursday 11pm–12pm

    Rooms 109-111, Stop 1, 757 Swanston Street

    Find out how the library can help you with your research or assignments including basic catalogue searches, referencing, exam papers and subject research guides that pull together important resources for your assignment. Learn how and where you can find and contact the library and how you can borrow, renew, pay your fines and more.

    WEEK 4: Monday 14 August – Friday 18 August

    Student Connect appointment

    At a time of your choosing

    Level 1, Stop 1, 757 Swanston Street

    During a Student Connect appointment, your adviser will work with you to: Make sure you’re connected to the networks and people you need to succeed; Reflect on the stage you’re at in your learnings and what you want to achieve; Find experiences you can have to build your skills and knowledge for university and work; Work out any challenges you may be facing and how to overcome them; Put a plan in place to help you achieve your goals, small or large.

    Check-in

    Monday 3.30pm–4.30pm
    Tuesday 12pm–1pm
    Wednesday 3.30pm–4.30pm
    Thursday 12pm–1pm

    The Gallery, Ground Floor, Stop 1, 757 Swanston Street

    It is your responsibility to check-in face-to-face (if you haven’t made a Student Connect appointment for this week)

    WEEK 5: Monday 21 August – Friday 25 August

    Making Social Connections

    Friday 1pm–2pm

    Rooms 110–111, Level 1, Stop 1, 757 Swanston Street

    Increase your competence in social connection by practicing skills like: initiating conversation, making small talk and noticing body language

    WEEK 6: Monday 28 August – Friday 1 September

    Check-in

    Monday 3.30pm–4.30pm
    Tuesday 12pm–1pm
    Wednesday 3.30pm–4.30pm
    Thursday 12pm–1pm

    The Gallery, Ground Floor, Stop 1, 757 Swanston Street

    It is your responsibility to check-in face-to-face

    WEEK 7: Monday 4 September – Friday 8 September

    Academic Writing

    Wednesday 12–1pm

    Thursday 1pm–2pm

    Rooms 110–111, Level 1
    Stop 1, 757 Swanston Street

    Rooms 109-110, Level 1
    Stop 1, 757 Swanston Street

    An interactive and practical session to help you write effectively

    WEEK 8: Monday 11 September – Friday 15 September

    Check-in

    Monday 3.30pm–4.30pm
    Tuesday 12pm–1pm
    Wednesday 3.30pm–4.30pm
    Thursday 12pm–1pm

    The Gallery, Ground Floor, Stop 1, 757 Swanston Street

    It is your responsibility to check-in face-to-face

    WEEK 9: Monday 18 September – Friday 22 September

    Wellbeing and Resilience

    Tuesday 1pm-2pm

    Rooms 110–111, Level 1
    Stop 1, 757 Swanston Street

    Build resilience, manage stresses and live a happier more meaningful life

    NON-INSTRUCTIONAL WEEK: Monday 25 September – Friday 29 September

    Check-in

    Monday 3.30pm–4.30pm
    Tuesday 12pm–1pm
    Wednesday 3.30pm–4.30pm
    Thursday 12pm–1pm

    The Gallery, Ground Floor, Stop 1, 757 Swanston Street

    It is your responsibility to check-in face-to-face

    WEEK 10: Monday 2 October – Friday 6 October

    Preparing for exams

    Monday 12pm–1pm

    Rooms 109-110, Level 1
    Stop 1, 757 Swanston Street

    Get tips on preparing for exams and increase your effectiveness. Make study groups with other students

    WEEK 11: Monday 9 October – Friday 13 October

    Check-in

    Monday 3.30pm–4.30pm
    Tuesday 12pm–1pm
    Wednesday 3.30pm–4.30pm
    Thursday 12pm–1pm

    The Gallery, Ground Floor, Stop 1, 757 Swanston Street

    It is your responsibility to check-in face-to-face

    WEEK 12: Monday 16 October – Friday 20 October

    Walk and chat

    Tuesday 12pm–1pm
    Thursday 12pm–1pm

    Room 110,
    Level 1, Stop 1, 757 Swanston Street

    Check-in: meet in room, eat pizza, then chat and connect to other students while walking around campus

    SWOTVAC: Monday 23 October – Friday 27 Octover

    Check-in

    Monday 3.30pm–4.30pm
    Tuesday 12pm–1pm
    Wednesday 3.30pm–4.30pm
    Thursday 12pm–1pm

    The Gallery, Ground Floor, Stop 1, 757 Swanston Street

    It is your responsibility to check-in face-to-face

    EXAM WEEK 1: Monday 30 October - 4 November

    Stress relief and donuts

    Wednesday 3pm–4pm
    Friday 3pm–4pm

    Rooms 1110–111, Level 1
    Stop 1, Swanston Street

    Students come together to study and share some donuts.

    EXAM WEEK 2: Monday 6 November – Friday 10 November

    Check-in

    Monday 3.30pm–4.30pm
    Tuesday 12pm–1pm
    Wednesday 3.30pm–4.30pm
    Thursday 12pm–1pm

    The Gallery, Ground Floor, Stop 1, 757 Swanston Street

    It is your responsibility to check-in face-to-face

    EXAM WEEK 3: Monday 13 November – Friday 17 November

    Discovering Melbourne and donuts

    Wednesday 3pm–4pm
    Friday 3pm–4pm

    Rooms 110–111, Level 1
    Stop 1, Swanston Street

    Join other students and staff get ideas on places to visit in Melbourne and share some donuts.

    VACATION 1: Monday 20 November – Friday 24 November

    Check-in

    Monday 3.30pm–4.30pm
    Tuesday 12pm–1pm
    Wednesday 3.30pm–4.30pm
    Thursday 12pm–1pm

    The Gallery, Ground Floor, Stop 1, 757 Swanston Street

    It is your responsibility to check-in face-to-face

    VACATION 2: Monday 27 November – Friday 1 December

    Excursion to Healesville Sanctuary

    SUPP EXAM 1: Monday 4 December – Friday 8 December

    Check-in

    Monday 3.30pm–4.30pm
    Tuesday 12pm–1pm
    Wednesday 3.30pm–4.30pm
    Thursday 12pm–1pm

    The Gallery, Ground Floor, Stop 1, 757 Swanston Street

    It is your responsibility to check-in face-to-face

Download the calendar of events


Your role

To comply with your visa conditions, you will be expected to participate in the program by:

  • Maintaining contact with the Program staff during semester by attending scheduled sessions, keeping in email contact and attending your advising appointments;
  • Applying for permission when you want to stay somewhere other than your approved accommodation for one night or more;
  • Ensuring your travel arrangements are approved by your parents or guardian;
  • Reading and ensuring you understand the your responsibilities as outlined in the Under 18 International Student Supervision Program: Information for Students which outlines your role in the Program.

If you fail to comply with these conditions the University may report you to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection which can result in the cancellation of your Student Visa.


Once you are 18

After your 18th birthday the University will no longer be required to monitor your accommodation and welfare arrangements. However, you can continue to access the extensive range of student services available to you at any time during your studies and continue to meet with the advisers that supported you while you were in the Program.