The Department for Education International Education Services and the Consulate-General of the People's Republic of China in Adelaide are jointly hosting a Safety and Wellbeing session, specifically targeted to new and continuing Chinese students, and have extended an invitation to students in non-government schools. Over the last few months, SAPOL has seen an emerging trend involving the targeting of Chinese persons for scams. Recent reported incidents have included international students and have resulted in a large loss of money. The session details are as follows:
- Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm
- Date: Friday 18 August
- Venue: UCity Function Centre, 43 Franklin Street, Adelaide.
The Department for Education has advised that individual schools will be responsible for managing their students’ welfare and wellbeing, including their transport arrangements to and from the event, noting it concludes at 6.30pm.
A range of topics will be covered including:
- Safety tips
- Online scams
- Consulate protection and services to international students
- Passport/ID renewal services
- Student visa conditions
- Cultural differences and Australian values
SAPOL will also provide examples of current scams and tips to stay safe.
Presenters will include:
- Mrs. Ding Li, Consulate-General of the People's Republic of China in Adelaide (Mandarin)
- Dr. Zhenmin Wang, International Business Manager at International Education Services (Mandarin)
- Sergeant David Mitchell from SAPOL’s Cybercrime Training & Prevention Section (English with Mandarin translation).
Bookings for this event are essential. For more information and to register your interest in attending, please contact Steve Eden, Head of International Student Programs at Concordia College.