COVID-19 Latest Information

Find FAQs and responses regarding ICHM's plans during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Student Resources & News

This student resources page is for all ICHM students and has six sections which are updated regularly; please check back regularly:

Important Note for International Students: 
Register Student and Graduate Visas Webinar, Friday May 22, 3:30pm- 5:00pm - The Department of Home Affairs will join us to present information on student and graduate visas and answer your questions. This session will focus on skilled migration, the 485 visa, the new COVID-19 temporary visa and, how and when to apply for visa extensions.

Student Well-being Services - consists of well-being resources or tools that current, and future ICHM students may find useful during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Things To Do (TTD) & Entertainment - Presents with a number of activities designed to help you engage with others safely or simply entertain.  

Latest Updates on Hospitality & Tourism Industry - provides links relating to the hospitality and tourism industry, how it is continuing during this trying time, and how it will look to rebound after the pandemic with future projects.

Financial Assistance Services - directs you to organisations and websites that may be able to provide some financial assistance services, and suggestions on how to potentially earn some income. 

Useful News Articles - provides you with useful links to news articles, and information relating directly to students. For further detail on each of the articles, you will need to contact the news source directly.

Archive - as new information is added to each section, older material may be moved here for future reference. 

Student Well-being Services

Following are a number of tools and resources which may assist you during this time:

WELL-BEING SUPPORT HOTLINE NUMBERS - We are all feeling various emotions as we journey through this surreal environment we now face from COVID-19.

ICHM continues to offer Welfare Support via Renata Wilson by phone - 08 8228 3696 or on email - rwilson@ichm.edu.au. Renata also has an ICHM Wellness Team available for ICHM students, just click on the ICHM Wellness Team link here.

Other options for seeking assistance during this time:

New Health and Wellness Site Launched by SA Government (New 7/5/20)

Looking for COVID-19 Support in SA? Here’s Where to Turn to (New - 30/4/20) 

COVID-19 International Student Support and Welfare - Australian Government Information (New - 27/4/20)

SA COVID-19 Mental Health Support (New - 23/4/20) A new online chat function is now available as part of the SA COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line to support the mental health and well-being of the South Australian community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

People feeling distressed, isolated or needing additional mental health support, can use the new function to chat online with Uniting Communities’ mental health counsellors.

The service is available 8am to 8pm, seven days a week. Support by phone or video call is also available by calling 1800 632 753 during these hours.

Beyond Blue - 1300 22 4636 beyondblue.org.au/
Lifeline - 13 11 14 lifeline.org.au/get-help/get-help-home
eheadspace - 1800 650 890 headspace.org.au/eheadspace/
Other help - healthdirect.gov.au/mental-health-helplines 

Insider Guides - COVID-19 Student Support Directory (New - 23/4/20)

STUDY ADELAIDE - Study Adelaide is here to support international students in Adelaide during this unique time. They have created a COVID-19 update for international students page, and a virtual self-isolation pack

They also have a number of activities to engage in including; note also that many of the recreational activities can apply to all students. See these in the Things To To (TTD) & Entertainment section.

Community Food Hub, 216 Wright Street, Adelaide (New - 19/4/20) - The Baptist Care SA Community Food Hub provides free bread, fruit and vegetables as well as food and essential items at a reduced cost.  To access the hub, students just need to show their student ID card.

Things To Do (TTD) & Entertainment

STUDY ADELAIDE ACTIVITIES

Netflix Party - Join us for a Netflix party in the comfort of your own home, whilst being able to chat online to other students throughout the movie. 

Coles Gift Card - Giveaways for our gift cards are very popular among students. Sign up to our Student Newsletter to receive information about this.

INSIDER GUIDES THINGS TO DO

Explore Australia From Your Living Room: Film & TV (New - 23/04/20)

Keen to Host a Virtual Party With Your Friends? Here Are Some Fun Ideas to Get Started (New - 23/4/20)

Explore Australia From Your Living Room: Live Music (New - 23/4/20)

Explore Australia From Your Living Room: Arts & Culture (New - 19/4/20) 
 

Latest Updates on Hospitality & Tourism Industry

Financial Assistance Services

Register for Q&A on the International Student Support Package - Study Adelaide Monday 19 May, 4pm-5pm (New - 15/5/20)

Register for Community Support for Students Webinar - Thursday 21 May, 4.00pm-5.00pm (New - 15/5/20)

Where to Turn to if You Can’t Afford Groceries (New - 23/4/20)

Insider Guides - COVID-19 Student Support Directory (New - 23/4/20)

International Student Support Package - Register here for updates on the applications process (New - 21/4/20)

Australian Red Cross - Important Message for People on Temporary Visas (New - 19/4/20) - Red Cross is receiving funding from the Australian Government for the next six months to deliver emergency relief and casework support for people who are on temporary visas.

Employment Opportunities for International Students - Study Adelaide (New - 19/4/20)

Higher Education Relief Package - Department of Education, Skills and Employment (Press Release)

The Australian Government announced international students experiencing financial hardship who have been living in Australia longer than 12 months will be able to access their superannuation. 

ICHM students who have left Australia and who will not return.  You are able to claim your Superannuation that your employer paid for the time you were working in Australia. To do this please review the link.   

Australian students may also receive assistance from the Government, find out more here.  

The South Australian Government has endorsed a range of initiatives aimed at supporting tenants and landlords affected by COVID-19 including a short-term moratorium on evictions and preventing landlords from increasing rent.

5 Ways To Secure Income During the Pandemic 

Alternate Employment:

SEEK  
Search here for jobs listed in hospitality & tourism as well as other sectors. Some industries are posting here specifically looking to employ stood down hospitality workers for short term/casual work.

Indeed - indeed.com/
Jora - jora.com/
CareerOne - careerone.com.au/
Government Jobs - jobsearch.gov.au/

Social Media platforms are also increasingly popular to search for jobs:

• Facebook
• Twitter
• Linkedin

Some other companies that may have job listings available are:

Coles  - colescareers.com.au/
Woolworths - wowcareers.com.au/
IGA - iga.com.au/careers/
Aldi - aldicareers.com.au/Jobs
Costco - costco.com.au/job-vacancies

Useful News Articles

Archive

Student Well-being Services

Latest Updates on Hospitality & Tourism Industry

Financial Assistance Services

Useful News Articles