Personalised for LOCAL students.
Local student means; you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.
Personalised for INTERNATIONAL students.
International student means; you are not an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.

International Student Association (MPISA)

MPISA - Melbourne Polytechnic International Student Association

As an international student, you automatically become part of the Melbourne Polytechnic International Student Association (MPISA) family. There’s no need to apply, fill in any forms or pay anything.

At Melbourne Polytechnic, we believe that inclusivity benefits the entire student community. All of our campuses are richly multicultural and our activities foster a culture of inclusivity. The role of the MPISA is to look after the wellbeing of international students and help this dynamic environment flourish.

MPISA members posing next to each other

What does the MPISA do?

The MPISA facilitates programs, events and activities that enrich your learning experience as an international student. You’ll have the opportunity to network and create your own events and programs with our support. With the help of MPISA, we hope Melbourne Polytechnic will soon feel like a home away from home.

As an international student, how do I get involved in the MPISA?

After you enrol, you will receive an email inviting you to International Students Welcome Day. At the Welcome Day, you’ll receive useful information to help you adjust to student life in Australia, including presenters from Tenancy Victoria, Metro and Victoria Police, as well as speakers from Melbourne Polytechnic Library and MPISA.

You will receive a regular e-newsletter through your student email to keep you updated on all the events happening in Melbourne Polytechnic and around Melbourne. The MPISA also organise trips and tours, movie nights, dinner, conversation club and team-bonding activities such as rock-climbing, games and boating trips.

International Student Leaders Program

If you would like to get involved, contribute and assist in organising programs to enhance the international student experience, contact Chewy Fang now to join the International Student Leaders program.


Frequently asked questions

Follow us on Melbourne Polytechnic International Student Association Facebook page and SLAM Facebook page.

If you have any questions or would like to say hi, please email us on

MPISA Facebook page:

MPISA Eventbrite:

MPISA e-newsletter (email to subscribe)

Click here to volunteer with MPISA:

To find out more about the International Students Leadership Program email: Chewy Fang:

Melbourne Polytechnic has partnered with Readygrad to provide final-year international students with a 12-week professional work placement. 

Who can apply? 

  • Students completing the following degrees are eligible:
    • Bachelor of Information Technology
    • Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil)
    • Bachelor of Hospitality Management
    • Bachelor of Business
    • Bachelor of Accounting

The program is free for international students. 

However, you are required to commit to complete the industry placement in full.

To find out more about International Students Internship program, email Surapat:

Click here to learn more about Graduation at Melbourne Polytechnic: