WELCOME TO TERM 4!
The final term of the year, the air is slowly getting warmer, we’re seeing more sunshine, and we’ve got Halloween just around the corner! This is the final stretch before summer break, so as per usual it’s time to buckle down and get those assessments planned out and ready.
Make note of all your due dates as early as you can, so that you can organise your study time and plan for the rest of the term.
As you are aware, classes are now underway so it’s time to put together your weekly routine, including sleep schedules, study time and much needed relaxation time in between. The earlier you get your weekly/fortnightly routine sorted out, the easier it will be to maintain throughout the term and keep the healthiest mindset!
Keeping the same routine throughout the term will help to keep all learnt information in your working memory and make assignment and exam work much easier.
Firstly, welcome to ALG! We hope your first weeks here have been fun and interesting!
Please ensure that you have your USI entered on the student portal, as we require this in order to be able to issue any qualifications during your time with the Australian Learning Group.
In the orientation course on Canvas, ensure to upload a photo (jpeg format) for your student ID so that your Student Experience team will be able to print your ID’s and have them ready for you.
For our Sydney and Melbourne students, we can send you a copy via email and you will be able to come and collect it once our campuses reopen.
Please contact your Student Experience Team if you have any questions or concerns. See below campus contact information.
WHAT'S ON IN BRISBANE
GLOBAL FIESTA by Regional Flavours
Regional Flavours South Bank Parklands 2021 includes three exclusive and ticketed events to ensure full immersion with all the exhibitions:
Celebrating Australian producers and makers at Grazed and Grown (it has already taken place on 18 – 20 June 2021).
The spotlights are on Australian multicultural diversity cuisine and international food trends at Global Fiesta (16 – 17 October 2021).
South Bank’s alfresco signature lifestyle at Providore Park (taking place in 2022, dates to be advised) includes fine food, delicatessen with particular regard to wine, cheese and chocolate.
See the program here
General Admission Sessions:
Saturday 16 October
10am – 3pm
The Medibank Feel Good Program, Brisbane’s much-loved free fitness program, returns to South Bank Parklands and Queens Gardens in Brisbane City from 4 October to 4 December 2021.
There’s a variety of classes to choose from – shimmy at dance fitness classes, get zen at twice-weekly yoga, bust a move at Zumba or break a sweat in our weekly energy classes. Visit our class timetable page to find out what’s on and when and other helpful information about the program.
Pre-registration is not required for this series of the program however check-in is required via the Check-In Qld app on arrival as per Queensland Health directives.
SYDNEY COVID UPDATE
NSW will open on Monday 11 October 2021 as the state passes the 70% double vaccination target.
Restrictions will be further eased at the 80% double-dose milestone. Find out about the path forward for all NSW.
As we slowly get back to our post lockdown lives, click here for more information on what you can or cannot do with the new updates on restrictions.
WHAT’S ON IN SYDNEY?
This October the witches will descend on Luna Park to cast their wicked spells. New Mazes. New Characters. And a New terror like never before.
When: 22 – 24 OCT & 28 – 31 OCT
Where: Luna Park, Sydney
WHAT'S ON IN PERTH
Dance of the Dead is an immersive Halloween experience like no other. Get ready for hair-raising Halloween attractions, blood-curdling visuals, free green fairy floss, and grisly drink specials.
Outrageous Outfits, Ghastly Gowns, and Frightful Frocks are all encouraged.
$200 BAR TAB PRIZE FOR BEST COSTUME!
Running from early afternoon into a long night of horrors. Dance of the Dead will transform The Court into a paranormal experience, dedicated to the ghosts and ghouls that haunt our nightmares!
You wouldn’t be caught DEAD anywhere else!
18+ photo ID required. No refunds.
When: Saturday, October 30th 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: The Court, 50 Beaufort Street, Perth, WA 6000
Price: $22 – $50
MELBOURNE COVID UPDATE
It can be hard to keep up with the current restrictions in Victoria, but more information on the latest restrictions can be found on the how we live page, on the Victorian Government website. In metro Melbourne right now, there are still only 6 reasons to leave home, with the newest addition of social interaction (outdoors only) once a day for up to 4 hours. Social gatherings are permitted outdoors between two people from a maximum of two households. Up to five people can socialise outdoors (excluding dependants), from two households, if every person over 18 years is fully vaccinated, and the travel limit has increased to 15km.
Currently, we are still not able to return to face-to-face learning so classes will remain online until further notice. Although our staff are not onsite, they are all working remotely and can be contacted via phone and email during business hours (8:30am – 5:30pm, Monday to Friday).
If you have not yet booked in for your vaccination, you can find a booking on the Department of Health website.
EXPOSURE SITE LIST
With case numbers growing daily, it is important you keep up to date with the Case Alerts – public exposure sites Victorian Government website. This site also provides advice on what to do if you have been at either a Tier 1, Tier 2 or Tier 3 exposure site.
As we continue to remain in lockdown following the Victorian Government’s announcement, we understand that studying during this pandemic and lockdown can be challenging. Check out our COVID-19 Support – Victoria FAQ for links to external support you can access.
WHAT’S ON IN MELBOURNE
You can now take a virtual tour of the National Gallery of Victoria which has been closed due to the pandemic. Luckily, NGV are offering their tours virtually and for free from the comfort of your home via NGV Channel. Some of these exhibitions include French Impressionism, She-Oak and Sunlight: Australian Impressionism, Kaws, Fallen Fruit, Plastocene and more. You can also still browse NGV’s online collection which includes famous artworks worth checking out! Whether you are intrigued by architecture, history, art or design, there is something for everyone. Visiting the NGV is a must!
Being stuck at home and stressed from these lockdown blues calls for some dancing. The Melbourne-based DJ renowned as DJ YO! MAFIA now performs online for free on Friday’s and Sunday’s on Twitch. Why not join in with a friend/roommate at the same time, grab a drink and bring the club to your home this weekend for a change? But make sure to wear your funkiest outfit, dance along and share your moments on your socials!
When: Friday’s 5-7pm and Sunday’s 2.30-5pm
STUDENT LOYALTY DISCOUNT
Is Term 4, 2021 your final term of study? Want to continue your studies in a new course with ALG?
Be sure to take advantage of our amazing offer!
EXTEND YOUR STUDIES AND SAVE!
If you apply for a new ALG course in Term 1, 2022 you will be eligible for a one-time $500 discount on your first term tuition fee. Yes, you read it correctly, $500 off your first term!
We already know your next question, ‘How do I apply?’
We’ve got you covered. Use the ‘Extend Your Studies’ form on our website or click below and use the code STICKAROUND500 in the promo code field.
Midnight on Thursday 20 January 2022 (T1 2022 applicants)
Available to any students completing an ALG course in Term 4, 2021 and wish to apply for another ALG course/package in Term 1 2022.
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Ruben is one of our Sydney Fitness Trainers at ALG.
“I arrived in Sydney 9 years ago, and I started my fitness studies in the same college where I am teaching today ALG, and this for me is very exciting. Two years ago I started my own business as a Personal Trainer and I specialise in Body Transformations. I am also very passionate about helping my clients to create a strong mindset and support people to follow their dreams and passion, this passion led me to write and publish my first book ‘How to become your superhero’.
I believe that at this moment more than ever it is important to meditate or learn how to meditate. Because only when we are connected with ourselves we will be able to receive inspiration and move in the direction of what we really want.
By understanding who we really are and became the fittest version of ourselves, as there are no distractions and no excuses.”
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