New Colombo Plan Mobility Program


Applications for Round 2021 NCP Projects are now Closed

Deadline 1 June 2020


The New Colombo Plan (NCP) (opens in a new window) Mobility Program provides funding to Australian universities and consortia to support Australian undergraduate students to participate in semester-based or short-term study, internships, mentorships, practicums and research in 40 host locations across the Indo-Pacific region. These guidelines have been created for Western Sydney University staff interested in developing overseas programs for students and applying for New Colombo Plan funding.

For information about existing NCP projects see:

If you require further information or assistance, contact the Western Sydney University New Colombo Plan International Liaison, Steven McDonald.


1. General Information


About the NCP Mobility Program grant opportunity

  • The NCP, launched in 2014, aims to lift knowledge in Australia of the Indo-Pacific by supporting Australian undergraduates to study and undertake Internships in the region. The NCP has two programs: scholarships (for study up to 19 months) and mobility grants (for short and longer-term study). Both programs prioritise Internships, Mentorships and Language Training. DFAT administers the NCP according to the Commonwealth Grants Rules and Guidelines (CGRGs).
  • The Strategic Objective of the NCP is to strengthen Australia’s regional standing by building a diverse cohort of Australian alumni with deeper Indo-Pacific knowledge, capability and connections. The intended outcomes of the NCP are:
    • (a) increase the number and diversity of Australian university undergraduates with Indo-Pacific capability
    • (b) deepen people-to-people and institutional relationships between Australia and the Indo-Pacific region, and
    • (c) Students and alumni connected with leaders in government, business and civil society in the Indo-Pacific
  • Information provided on this webpage is for Western staff applying for NCP Mobility Program grant opportunities:
    • The NCP Mobility Program provides funding to Australian Universities to support around 10,000 Australian undergraduates Students per annum to participate in Semester-based or short-term study, Internships, Mentorships, practicums and research in up to 40 Host Locations
    • Mobility Grants (between $1,000 and $7,000), Language Training Grants ($1,500) and Internship Grants ($1,000) are provided to universities to support Australian undergraduates to participate in Indo-Pacific mobility experiences. Universities submit Applications through annual funding rounds. Participation in approved projects is open to Australian undergraduates aged between 18 and 28 inclusive at the commencement of the Mobility Project subject to the exemptions (see x)
    • The NCP Mobility Program encourages universities to develop innovative partnerships with Private Sector Organisations and business communities in Australia and the region to enhance NCP Student experiences. For example, a Private Sector Organisation may finance an additional study period to enable Students to have a longer period in country, or they may match Government funding to enable more Students to participate.

Key changes in the 2021 round

  • For the 2021 NCP Mobility Program round a number of enhancements have been made to the 2021 Program. These are reflected in the Guidelines and aim to ensure consistency with the Australian Government’s requirements for grant administration, streamline administration and quality assurance and reflect new policies in Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and the NCP. The updates include:
    • A clearer articulation of the NCP strategic objective and outcomes
    • increasing the NCP’s Pacific engagement by incentivising Pacific mobility projects, through updated assessment criteria and budget allocations
    • change in the weighting of each assessment criteria to better reflect the NCP strategic objective and outcomes
    • a requirement for staff and students participating in a mobility project to register on the Smartraveller website if a crisis page on the website is activated during a major overseas incident at the student’s overseas location
    • a requirement for staff and students participating in a mobility project to adhere to DFAT’s Preventing Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH) policy
    • a requirement for staff and students to adhere to the University Foreign Interference Taskforce - Guidelines to Counter Foreign Interference in the University Sector 2019
    • a requirement for staff and students participating in a mobility project to adhere to the University Foreign Interference Taskforce - Guidelines to Counter Foreign Interference in the Australian University Sector 2019
    • clarification of university responsibilities, particularly in relation to student welfare, risk management, quality assurance, promotion of the NCP and maximising participation by students from a diverse range of backgrounds
    • clarification of NCP student responsibilities, including introduction of the NCP Student Code of Conduct and guidance on engaging with media through the NCP Media and Publication Guidelines
    • requirement that written evidence confirming a Mobility Partnership is provided with the Application, if a Mobility Partnership forms part of the Mobility Project

Types of Projects funded by the NCP

  • Provided below are brief examples of the types of concepts funded by the NCP:
    • A two-week experience for 10 engineering students collaborating with Khmer (Cambodian) organisations:
      • 10 x $3,000 = $30,000 student grants
      • Plus 5% for administration = $1,500 (see funding for administration below)
    • A four-week experience for law students to study at a Chinese university and gain legal experience in law firms across 3 years (multi-year funding):
      • Year 1: 40 x $3,000 = $120,000
      • Year 2: 60 x $3,000 = $180,000
      • Year 3: 80 x $3,000 = $210,000
      • Plus 5% for administration each year
    • A three-week research activity in Fiji for 4 health students:
      • 4 x $3,000 = $12,000 student grants
      • Plus 5% for administration = $600
  • To find out about Western projects that have been funded by the New Colombo Plan, see the following links:
  • Current projects being promoted - see the student facing webpage.

Host Locations

  • Mobility Projects may be conducted in the following 40 eligible Indo-Pacific Host Locations: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, New Caledonia, Niue, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Vietnam.
  • Primary locations: A primary location is the Host Location for which the Mobility Project is awarded ('Primary Location'). The majority of the duration of a Mobility Project must be completed in the Primary Location identified in the Application
  • Secondary locations: There is a strong preference for Mobility Projects to be conducted in a single eligible Host Location. However, in some cases it may be appropriate to undertake a component of a Mobility Project in a secondary Host Location ('Secondary Location'), where it cannot be delivered in the Primary Location. For example:
    • (a) in the case of a Student undertaking a three-month short-term research project in one eligible Host Location (e.g. Malaysia) which includes two weeks of fieldwork in a neighbouring eligible Host Location (e.g. Singapore); or
    • (b) Semester-based study in one eligible Host Location (e.g. China) with a one-month Internship to be undertaken in another eligible Host Location (e.g. Hong Kong).
  • Any proposal for activities to be undertaken in a Secondary Location must be included in the Application.
  • Applicants are strongly discouraged from proposing programs in a Host Location, or region within a Host Location, for which Smartraveller travel advice recommends “Do not travel” or “Reconsider your need to travel” (except where the travel advice may be short term e.g. due to an unforeseen adverse event). Travel cannot proceed to such locations if that travel advice remains in place at the time of departure (see www.smartraveller.gov.au).
  • Applicants must consider the risks of travel to all Host Locations and regions carefully before deciding whether to apply, and ensure strategies and services are in place to support Student welfare and safety.

Study Options

  • Eligible study options include:
    • Short-term study
    • Internships
    • Clinical placements
    • Practicums
    • Short-term research
    • Semester based study of one or two semesters (up to 12 months)
  • Study options must be at least two weeks (14 days) or more in duration

Project Funding and Student Grants

  • Mobility projects must attract course credit or fulfil mandatory course requirements
  • Short-term grant: $1,000 and $3,000 per Student
  • Semester grant: $3,000 and $7,000 per Student
  • Internship grant (additional to semester grant): $1,000 per Student
  • Language grant (additional to semester grant): $1,500 per Student
  • Projects must have a minimum duration of two weeks

Funding for Administration

  • Administrative funding is calculated at 10% of the total grant funding sought. 
    • 5% is retained by Western Sydney International for the employment of a central resource to ensure compliance with policies and procedures, the distribution of funds, monitoring expenditure and the collection of accurate information for Government reporting. The person also provide advice and support for staff engaged in the delivery of New Colombo Plan Mobility projects. For further information see NCP Administration - For Project Leaders (opens in a new window).
    • 5% of the Administration funding is given to project leaders for administration of the program, including but not limited to:
      • Arranging, negotiating and researching information related to the overseas activity
      • Supervising, monitoring and evaluating students' progress
      • Engaging the services of third party organisations which have relevant expertise to support students to undertake the Mobility Project
      • General administration costs including staff flights and accommodation

OS-HELP

  • When developing a short term mobility program, an NCP Mobility Grant may not cover all of the associated costs that students need to pay. To ensure a quality program and student experience, the Government advices that students should be informed about other funding options such as OS-HELP. OS-HELP is a deferred HELP debt loan available to eligible students enrolled in an Australian Government-supported place who wants to undertake some of their study overseas. OS-HELP can be used for a range of expenses such as airfares, accommodation, and other travel or study expenses. Eligible students can receive a deferred HELP debt loan up to $8,149, twice during their student career. The OS-HELP loan is a great investment for a student's future and will cover the cost of most short term mobility programs.

Student Eligibility

  • Students receiving a grant must be:
    • An Australian citizen. Students with dual citizenship or permanent residency or similar in another location/country are eligible, however they must undertake their study in a third Host Location, of which they do not have citizenship or residency rights.
    • Enrolled in an on-shore campus of an Australian university at the time of application and throughout their study.
    • Undertaking a Bachelor Degree or Bachelor Honours Degree at the commencement of the Mobility Project.
    • receive credit or have the experience count towards the course requirements for the relevant Student's Bachelor Degree
  • At least 70 per cent of students allocated an NCP Mobility Grant for any given project must be aged 18 to 28 inclusive at the commencement of their Mobility Project.
  • There is an exemption from the age requirements for Indigenous students.
  • Students cannot be awarded the same type of grant (short-term or semester) more than once during the course of their undergraduate studies.

University Partnerships and Third Party Agreements

  • Staff are advised to utilise existing partnerships and Third Party providers when developing NCP projects.
  • Western Sydney International (WSI) is responsible for the assessment and screening of all proposed international student mobility programs across the University, including study tours, placements, work experience, practicums, conferences, and student exchange - see the Student International Mobility Policy and Student International Mobility Procedures.
  • WSI is also the central point to manage the establishment and renewal of all the University's bi-lateral, multi-lateral institutional, and provider agreements.
  • Western Sydney University has established agreements with institutions and providers that have passed a due diligence process and have an agreement with Western Sydney University:
  • Staff are advised to utilise these organisations when developing overseas programs.
  • For further advice about this process, please contact Western Sydney International

Partnerships with Private Sector Organisations

  • Australian Universities are encouraged to develop Mobility Partnerships with Private Sector Organisations in Australia and the region to create new or expanded opportunities for NCP Mobility Program Students. These will be taken into account as part of the assessment of Applications against the Selection Criteria.
  • The objective of encouraging Mobility Partnerships is to support the aims of the NCP through private sector engagement enhancing Students’ experiences, and strengthening institutional connections between Australian Universities and Private Sector Organisations. To be eligible under the NCP Mobility Program, a Mobility Partnership must include either:
    • (a) financial sponsorship as a cash contribution to a Mobility Project offered by a Private Sector Organisation; and/or
    • (b) in-kind sponsorship through the provision of a good or service free of charge by a Private Sector Organisation for use in the Mobility Project that otherwise would have required payment of a fee or charge. This may include Private Sector Organisations enabling student access to resources or learning and development opportunities.
  • Applicant and Host Institution contributions are not considered for the purpose of determining the eligibility of Mobility Partnerships. The engagement of service providers (paid a fee for service) to support a Mobility Project does not constitute a Mobility Partnership.
  • Applicants may use the New Colombo Plan Internship and Mentorship Network among other sources to identify Private Sector Organisations that may be willing to enter into Mobility Partnerships.

Lessons from previous rounds to assist applicants for the 2021 round

  • The following generic feedback might assist staff in preparing project applications.
    • Applications that were unsuccessful in previous rounds, often lacked specific detail of project activities, did not indicate how links with the Indo-Pacific (institution and people-to-people) would be sustained beyond the life of the project or did not provide details of efforts to support participation by students from a diverse range of backgrounds.
    • Applications that proposed the use of third party providers were often unclear as to how the linkages between Australian and Indo-Pacific institutions would be sustained beyond NCP funding. Applications that established direct relationships with Indo-Pacific institutions often provided stronger evidence that these links would be sustained.
    • Stronger applications demonstrated the direct links that would be established between Australian institutions and those in the Indo-Pacific (rather than using third party providers) and how relationships would be sustained beyond NCP funding, e.g. though joint research/innovation, reciprocal student/staff mobility, joint delivery of academic programs and alumni engagement.
  • Project summary
    • While the project summary does not contribute to the project's weighted score, a clear project description, outlining the project’s objectives and rationale, the provision of practical examples of project activities, and whether the project is a new project or is building on a previous project - will enable assessors to understand better the project and provide a more informed assessment.
  • Project partners
    • Universities should exercise due diligence in their choice of partners, including investigating those partners’ bona fides and their systems and safeguards (for example, risk management) and capacity to comply with relevant NCP Guidelines – See ‘University Partnerships and Third Party Agreements’ above.
    • Universities should consider whether their projects consider the impact on local communities. Students paying to volunteer can lead to demand–driven activities in disadvantaged communities.
    • Applicants whose projects include volunteering overseas should read DFAT advice on smart volunteering and Smartraveller advice on responsible volunteering.

Mobility Project Applications that have Scored Well

  • Mobility project applications that have scored well in the past have:
    • been clear and concise
    • addressed all elements of each individual criterion
    • provided concrete examples to demonstrate how it meets the criteria and will achieve the NCP objectives
    • have developed partnerships with Private Sector Organisations in Australia and the region to create new or expanded opportunities
    • been ambitious and sustainable projects that inspire to continue for many years with or without NCP funding

Joint Projects

  • In previous years, joint projects have ranked high and are less likely to suffer from challenges in recruiting students. Provided below is an example of a joint multi-year project that involves 3 disciplines from across the university:
    • Location: India (utilising and developing a strong Mobility Partnership)
    • Experience: 6-week internship commencing late November (or early January)
    • Number of students Year 1: 30 (10 business students, 10 engineering, 10 communications)
    • Number of students Year 2: 45 (15 business students, 15 engineering, 15 communications)
    • Number of students Year 3: 60 (20 business students, 20 engineering, 20 communications)
    • The management of a project consists of:
      • 1 x primary project leader. The main contact and person that submits the application
      • 1 x project leader from each discipline.

2. NCP Application Selection Criteria


Project Description (500 words)

  • It is worth noting that it has been extremely helpful for assessors when applicants have provided a clear and thorough summary of the project in the ‘project description’ section in the application form. Although the summary does not contribute to the project’s weighted score, where the project description has been clear, it has enabled assessors to better understand the project and provide a more informed overall assessment.
  • When responding, consider the following points:
    • Only include information that pertains to the Mobility Project
    • If the application includes a secondary host location, use this section to describe how it will feature in the Mobility Project
    • Describe the project in a manner that a non-specialist would understand
    • Keep the description concise

Criterion 1: Increase Student mobility, diversity and knowledge of the Indo-Pacific

  • Describe how the Mobility Project will:
    • (a) increase Student mobility to the Indo-Pacific and Host Location
    • (b) increase Student knowledge of the Indo-Pacific and the Host Location, and
    • (c) recruit and support a diverse range of Students to participate in the Mobility Project
  • 30 per cent weighting; maximum 200 words
  • Applicants should describe, including practical examples, how the proposed Mobility Project will increase Student mobility to and knowledge of the Indo-Pacific and the Host Location. For example, increasing knowledge of the Indo-Pacific may take place through direct learning, cultural training, engagement with local social and cultural institutions or direct engagement with local community, business or academic networks.
  • Increasing Student mobility may occur by increasing the number of Students able to participate, expanding study program types or fields of study, or providing opportunities for Student groups that would not otherwise have the opportunity to undertake a mobility experience.
  • Responses should describe steps to encourage and support the participation of a diverse range of Students in the Mobility Project.

Criterion 2: Deepen people-to-people and institutional linkages

  • Describe how the Mobility Project will:
    • (a) establish new and/or deepen people-to-people and institutional partnerships in the Indo-Pacific, and
    • (b) build and maintain linkages over time.
  • 30 per cent weighting; maximum 200 words
  • Applicants must demonstrate (including practical examples) how the proposed Mobility Project promotes the NCP Strategic Objective and outcomes through the engagement of Students, universities, Private Sector and other stakeholders; and how these partnerships provide strategic opportunities for enhanced engagement (for example, research collaborations).
  • Responses should also outline how the partnerships will continue and be maintained in the future, including detailing any current or planned partnership agreements. Responses should also outline any other steps to ensure that the Mobility Project will continue to operate in the future (subsequent to any Funding).
  • Priority will be given to Applications that demonstrate practical measures to develop deep and enduring relationships among private sector stakeholders as well as Australian Universities and their partner organisations with the aim of fostering a greater understanding of the Indo-Pacific region in Australia.

Criterion 3: Promotion of the New Colombo Plan

  • Describe how the Mobility Project will promote the NCP in Australia and the Host Location
  • (5 per cent weighting; maximum 200 words)
  • Applicants must demonstrate a well-considered plan (including details of activities) on how the proposed Mobility Project will be promoted in Australia and in the Host Location to build awareness of the NCP, its Strategic Objective and outcomes, and the benefits of study and Internships in the Indo-Pacific. Examples may include:
    • (a) acknowledgement of the Australian Government’s Funding in promotional activities in print and online university and partner marketing channels
    • (b) proactive promotion of the Mobility Project through local media, including recognition of Australian Government Funding
    • (c) promotion of the NCP to relevant university staff and prospective participants through university internal communications and Student outreach
    • (d) promotion of the benefits of offering Internship and Mentorship experiences to Students to prospective Internship and Mentorship sectors or providers
    • (e) active promotion of the NCP to Students from diverse backgrounds, and
    • (f) encouraging NCP alumni (including NCP Alumni Ambassadors) to promote the program to prospective mobility candidates.

Criterion 4: Mobility experiences in the Pacific

  • Will the Mobility Project include study or Internship opportunities in the Pacific? Yes/No
  • (10 per cent weighting; maximum 200 words)
  • If yes, Applicants must outline the project components and activities, including host institutions and organisations.

Criterion 5: Semester-based study

  • Will the Mobility Project include Semester-based study opportunities in the Indo-Pacific region? Yes/No
  • (5 per cent weighting; criterion will be assessed as “met” or “not met”)

Criterion 6: In-country face-to-face Language Training

  • Will in-country Language Training be provided to Students in the Host Location? Yes/No
  • Note: Applicants should answer ‘Yes’ if they are seeking Funding for a Language Training Grant (Semester length Mobility Projects only).
  • (5 per cent weighting; maximum 200 words)
  • Applicants must indicate whether their Mobility Project will include face-to-face Language Training in the Host Location.
  • Applicants must describe the proposed Language Training component, including the potential Language Training host, the proposed benefits to the participants from the Language Training and the proposed duration of the Language Training including the number of hours (e.g. 3 day immersion or 4 weeks with 20 hours per week).

Criterion 7: Internships

  • Will the Mobility Project involve an Internship component? Yes/No
  • Note: Applicants should answer ‘Yes’ if:
    • (a) the Application is seeking Funding for Internships Grants, and/or
    • (b) the Mobility Project comprises or includes a Short-term or Semester-based Internship, clinical placement or residency
  • (5 per cent weighting; maximum 200 words)
  • Applicants must advise whether their Mobility Project will incorporate an Internship component in the Host Location and outline the activity involved, the name of the Private Sector Organisation/ institution involved, the proposed benefits to the participants from the Internship and the proposed duration including the total number of hours to be undertaken (e.g.30 hours per week).

Criterion 8: Mobility Partnerships

  • Is the Mobility Project supported by a Mobility Partnership? Yes/No
  • (10 per cent weighting; maximum 200 words)
  • If a Mobility Project will involve a Mobility Partnership, the Applicant must demonstrate genuine institutional linkages and how the partnership will build relationships with the Indo-Pacific. The response must include information on the Mobility Partner, the proposed benefits to Students from the Mobility Partnership, duration of the Mobility Partnership, confirmation that the Mobility Partnership/sponsorship offer has been made and other relevant information.
  • For example (from modest to substantial Mobility Partnership support):
    • a small amount of in-kind support or cost offset not specific to the aims of the Mobility Project, such as the provision of local transport or accommodation
    • larger in-kind support may include enhanced Student experiences though the provision of site-visits and/or industry guest speakers directly relevant to the Mobility Project
    • direct financial contribution of benefit to Student experiences and the Mobility Project, and
    • multi-year partnership.
  • Applicants must submit documentary evidence that the Mobility Partnership has been made (MOU or similar formal agreement). The Mobility Partnership MOU or formal agreement must set out clearly the benefits that will be provided, including how and when those benefits will be provided to the Mobility Project and any financial or in-kind contribution.
  • Note: A Mobility Partner is a Private Sector Organisation in Australia or the region. Partner universities and Third Party Providers are not classified by the Australian Government as Mobility Partners. If the project involves a Mobility Partnership, evidence in the form of an MOU, letter, email or contract from the Private Sector Organisation must be uploaded as part of Criterion 8

Criterion 9: Is the Host University an offshore campus of an Australian university? Yes/No

  • (Maximum 200 words)
  • If so, the Applicant must provide evidence that:
    • (a) there is a demonstrated benefit to the overall NCP Mobility Program, and
    • (b) there are no local Host Institutions in the proposed location that offer relevant courses that would receive academic credit from the Home University, and
    • (c) the Offshore Campus offers a genuine local experience, where Australian Students are the minority of the Student body, and Students are taught predominantly by local or international academics.
  • This Assessment Criterion will be assessed as either "eligible" or ""ineligible."

3. Additional Assessment Criteria


Criterion 10: Language Training Grant as part of a Semester-based Mobility Project

  • Note: Only to be completed if the Applicant is applying for the Language Training Grant (additional $1,500 per Student) as part of a Semester-based Mobility Project.
  • Will the Semester-based Mobility Project incorporate a Language Training component? Yes/No
  • This Assessment Criterion will be assessed as either "eligible" or "ineligible” subject to a ranking of 3 or above received for Assessment Criterion 6.

Criterion 11: Internship Grant as part of a Semester-based Mobility Project (if sought)

  • Note: Only to be completed if the Applicant is applying for the Internship Grant (additional $1,000 per Student) as part of a Semester-based Mobility Project (see Section 3.2.3).
  • Will the Semester-based Mobility Project incorporate an Internship component? Yes/No
  • This Assessment Criterion will be assessed as either "eligible" or "ineligible” subject to a ranking of 3 or above received for Assessment Criterion 7."

Criterion 12: Multi-term Funding

  • How will Multi-term Funding support the Applicant to deliver a long-term and sustainable increase in Student mobility to the region that could not be facilitated by a Single-term Mobility Project?
  • Note: Only to be completed if the Applicant is applying for a Multi-term Mobility Project (see Section 3.2.5).
  • (Maximum 200 words)
  • Applicants must describe how Multi-term Funding will support their institutional strategy to increase and sustain Student mobility to the Indo-Pacific, including how the Multi-term Funding will assist the Applicant to:
    • (a) stimulate new opportunities to scale-up and sustain ongoing Student mobility, and
    • (b) strengthen and enhance partnership(s) with the Project Partner(s).
  • This Assessment Criterion will be assessed as either “eligible” to apply or “ineligible”.

4. Applying for NCP Funding

5. NCP Compliance

Western Sydney International is responsible for the assessment and screening of all proposed international student mobility programs across the University (NCP and non-NCP), encompassing study tours, placements, work experience, conferences, competitions, short programs at overseas institutions, and student exchange. This includes compliance with:

For information about the administration of existing projects funded by the Australian Government, see NCP Mobility Program Compliance.

6. Timeline Round 2021

Date 
16 March 2020Initial Registration Form opens
16 March 2020Online applications for New Colombo Plan Mobility Program open. Note: access to system is provided up to 48 hours after initial registration
25 May 2020Initial Registration Form closes
1 June 2020

Final deadline for WSU staff to submit their online applications via the Australian Government's platform ISEO

1 June 2020NCP Project Applications are forwarded to the Schools for ranking.
10 June 2020

Schools return ranked applications to WSI by the 10 June deadline.

10 June 2020

NCP Project Applications will be forwarded to the PVC-I and DVC for consideration.

25 June 2020

Final submission to the Australian Government.

NCP Mobility Program closed

July-October 2020Applications assessed and reviewed by the Australian Government.
November 2020Funding decisions formalised and offer to Applicants made by the Australian Government.

7. Third Party Providers

Preferred Partner Organisations (PPO), also known as third-party providers, are companies that have passed a due diligence process and have an agreement with Western Sydney University to deliver a service that supports the learning abroad experience. Staff are encouraged to utilise these companies when developing overseas programs. See Preferred International Partner Organisations. For  advice about overseas providers, contact  Western Sydney International.


8. International Placements and Internships

It is very important that the students participating in overseas work experience are provided with pre-departure training and onsite support during their activity overseas (airport pickup, ground transportation, accommodation, mental health support, visa information etc.). In addition students should only participate in activities that are accommodated by organisations that have passed the University's due diligence process which includes workplace risk assessment, the management and reporting of critical incidents, and complying with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Preventing Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment Policy (PSEAH). For further advice about international placements and internships, contact  Western Sydney International.


9. Further information and support

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Further Information for Staff

To find out more about student mobility opportunities at Western Sydney University, please visit the Go Global Staff webpage. This webpage includes Frequently Asked Questions and links to relevant information including study tours, intensive units at overseas universities, overseas work experience, and session exchange.


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