Student Safety

Australia is a multicultural country. The Australian Bureau of Statistics reports there are 200 different languages spoken by immigrants which suggests close to that number of nationalities live in Australia.

This multicultural mix means that, in general, Australia is a diverse and tolerant nation, Sydney, of which Parramatta is a suburb, is ranked as the 10th ‘most liveable cities in the world by the Mercer’s Quality of Living Survey. However, because Australia is mostly an urban society, crime does occur.

Australia prides itself on the quality of education it provides to international students, who greatly contribute to it being seen as of a friendly and welcoming society.

Elite English Institute tries to create a safe environment at its campus in Parramatta for all its students and staff. We also try to provide students with relevant and useful information about personal safety.

If a student encounters a threatening situation, he/ she may also contact the NSW Police by dialling 000.

Our Student Service can assist students with non-urgent situations. If we cannot assist student directly, we will refer students to the relevant external agency.

What can I do for my own personal safety?

There a number of practical, commonsense steps that everyone including international students can take. These steps are particularly important when travelling after dark

  • Do not carry large amounts of cash. Only bring the amount that you need with you for your journey.
  • Do not travel through isolated areas particularly at night time.
  • When possible, do not travel alone.
  • Keep your valuables out of sight or if possible, leave them at home.
  • Avoid situations and places where others are behaving in a loud and unruly way.
  • Report suspicious people or activities to the police.

The Australian Government is taking steps to ensure international students remain confident that Australia will not tolerate discrimination or the victimisation of students who are guests in our country.

You can find more information on Personal safety visit Study in Australia – Personal Safety

What is discrimination?

Discrimination occurs when someone is treated unfairly because they happen to belong to a particular group of people or have a particular characteristic.

In NSW many types of discrimination are against the law. The laws dealing with discrimination help give everyone in NSW an equal chance.

For more information, go to the Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW’s website

What is victimisation?

Victimisation is against the law in Australia.
It is against the law for anyone to hassle or victimise you or treat you unfairly because:

  • you have complained to your employer or another person about discrimination or harassment;
  • you have complained to the Anti-Discrimination Board; or
  • you have supported someone with a discrimination or harassment complaint, or acted as a witness in a discrimination or harassment case.

For more information, go to the Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW’s website

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New Campus in Sydney

Elite English Institute is working on having a new campus in the heart of Sydney to compliment our facilities in Parramatta.  More news coming soon.