We made it to the end of 2020 with Christmas only just over a week away!

Everyone at Australian Learning Group is so thankful to our students sticking by us in such uncertain times, and we’re so proud to have you all!

Now that classes are done for the year, this is your time to take a deep breath, relax and recharge over the Christmas break.

The end of the year is a time to look back with satisfaction and pride at all of your achievements, and to thank everyone for making ALG what it is today.

For now, it’s time to kick back and enjoy the warm Australian summer!!

Remember to stay sun smart, stay hydrated, and be safe!

2020 GRADUATES

We have dedicated a section of this end of year newsletter to our wonderful graduating students of 2020. Click below to see a message from our Directors.

 

GRADUATING STUDENTS IN 2020


 

This year has seen many challenges for our ALG community and has restricted us from celebrating our 2020 graduates.

Ryan, Director of Academic and Student Engagement, and Claire, Academic Manager, have put together a short congratulatory video for all of our students who graduated this year. You can watch this below.

We wish all of our graduates the very best in their future career or study journey journey.

BRISBANE

CHRISTMAS FESTIVITIES

Photo 1. How Fantastic is our Counselling’s class Christmas picnic set up? Thankyou to our fabulous Trainer Rosemary for organising!

Photo 2. Lexi and our Cheerful Childcare Students happy as happy can be after opening their Secret Santa presents!

ECEC REVERSE GARBAGE EXCURSION

Photo 3. Our lifechanging Diploma Childcare Students learning about Health and Safety at the Reverse Garbage!

TEACHER AND STUDENT OF THE TERM

Check out all of the votes for Student and Teacher of the Term for Term 4!

And the Winners are…. Drumroll…..

TEACHERS:

Childcare Trainer: April Woodworth
Fitness trainer: Carla Dimartino
Counselling: Rosemary Peeters
Massage: Kathleen McDonald
Yoga: Sarah Fahey

STUDENTS:

Cert III Fitness- Vincent and Luc Duval
Cert IV Fitness- Adam Kavan
Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management- Joao Belmonte Moreno
Diploma of Remedial Massage- Natasha Reay and Michele Mereu
Certificate IV in Yoga Teaching- Huyen Pham

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL TEACHERS AND STUDENTS ON A GREAT TERM! 😀

CHRISTMAS EVENTS IN BRISBANE

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

If you think Brisbane is boring, think again!

Have a squiz at all of these events happening during this years holiday season in Brisbane!

visitbrisbane.com.au/christmas

MELBOURNE

CHRISTMAS SQUARE

From 27th November until 25th December, Federation Square is transformed, with lights, toys, presents and a huge 16m LED Christmas tree!

CHRISTMAS PROJECTIONS

The Christmas Projections trail runs through the city along Swanston Street, where buildings are lit up with animations and runs from 26th December until 3rd January 2021, 9pm until 11pm.

BOURKE STREET MALL CHRISTMAS DISPLAY

The Myer Christmas Window is in it’s 65th year, and this year is a reflection of our collective 2020 experience during COVID-19, the wonder many had about the possibility of Christmas being cancelled, and then how it was ultimately saved. This runs from 14th November until 24th December.

ULTIMATE MARKETS

There are a number of different markets running through December, where you can find hand crafted gifts, restaurants, music and much more!

The District Makers Market – Christmas Edition
Sunday 20th December from 11am to 4pm
Located at The District Docklands, 440 Docklands Drive, Docklands 3008

Arts Centre Melbourne Weekend Markets
Every Saturday and Sunday from 12th December to 16th January (excluding Christmas and New Years weekend) from 10am to 4pm. Located between Hamer Hall and the Theatres Building, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Road 3004

PERTH

EXPLORE WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Now that classes are done for the year, get out of the city and enjoy some of Western Australia’s sights!!

Go out and meet the happiest animal in the world, Quokkas! Rottnest Island is now open to the public, so spend a whole day or plan a multiple day trip to the Island and explore what Rottnest has to offer! See more information about your travels to Rottnest here.

Or if you’re not a fan of ferries and want to stay away from the water, travel up to Cervantes for the Pinnacles Desert of Nambung National Park! Just two hours north of Perth’s northern suburbs, escape to white sandy beaches, old country towns and some of the oldest fossils known to man.

If you’re looking to head south, Albany is a sight to see. Located along Western Australia’s southern coast (quite the trek; a five-hour drive from Perth city but well worth it) Albany is a place of remarkable history and home to breath taking nature reserves and beaches.  

Explore a bit more of Western Australia while the weather is clear and enjoy your summer break!

SYDNEY

CHRISTMAS AT THE ROCKS

It’s that time of year when life becomes suddenly magic. Where all our worries give way to carols and the pop of bon bons. To feasts with family and friends. Where a twinkle on the tree becomes a twinkle of hope. It rings in possibility. Joy.

Escape to a place where everything’s suddenly magic. Join us for Christmas at The Rocks.

WHEN | Sunday, 01 Nov 2020 to Friday, 25 Dec 2020

CHRISTMAS MARKETS
The Rocks Markets, where weekends come alive with carefully curated artisanal wares, gourmet street food and harbourside views come together upon Sydney’s oldest cobblestone streets.

Saturdays and Sundays
10am – 5pm
George Street, Playfair Street and Jack Mundey Place – The Rocks, Sydney

The Rocks Christmas Markets
4 Dec to 24 Dec – 10am – 8pm, Fri to Sat and 10am – 5pm, Sun
Special Christmas Eve Market Thu 24 ​Dec, 11am – 6pm
LIGHTS OF CHRISTMAS

Sydney’s favourite free Christmas tradition, Lights of Christmas, captivates families, locals and tourists with digital storytelling projected on St Mary’s Cathedral.

As St Mary’s cathedral is bathed in spectacular visual effects revealing this year’s story of HOPE. By utilising light as a symbol of new beginnings, the storyline depicts the dawning of new day and promise of a brighter future.

WHERE | St Mary’s Cathedral Square

WHEN | Every Day, 8:30pm to 11pm, Thu 4 Dec to Fri 25 Dec

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ACADEMIC UPDATES


Academic Support Form Removal

A little reminder that we have removed the academic support form from our student area as you can now contact your trainer directly through Canvas!

You can do this by:
1. Login to your Student Learning Portal (Canvas)
2. On the left sidebar menu, click on ‘Inbox’
3. Write out your message/concern for your trainer, then select your Course and Trainer name.
4. Ensure you include ‘Academic Enquiry’ in your subject line
5. Hit send! This will be sent directly to your trainer, and they will get back to you as soon as they can.

Extend Your Studies

If Term 4 2020 was your final term with us and you wish to stay with ALG to study a different course, you can request to extend your studies with us through the extend your studies form. Continue Your Journey with ALG Here!

Classes may be finished for the year, but please remember to stay connected and check your emails just in case there’s an important update from us.

If you have any outstanding assessments that remain Not Yet Satisfactory, please await official communication regarding your next steps or contact your campus Student Experience Team and we will be happy to assist.

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STUDENT SUPPORT


SUPPORT DURING CHRISTMAS BREAK

For many people, the festive season is an exciting time to connect with others and celebrate. But for others, it can be the most stressful time of the year. ALG offices close from Friday, 18th December 2020 and reopen Monday, 4th January 2021. During this period if you feel you need support or assistance, we have put together a page of tools and resources for our students to ensure you still have a support network during the break.

Please make sure you reach out for assistance in case of need! We have selected some great support options for Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane including food and accommodation.
Community Reach Out Points

The link below provides you with a range of different support networks easily accessible to you throughout the holiday period
ALG Student Counselling Service – Tools and Resources

For any emergency please click here to see a list Emergency Contacts. 

ALG HERITAGE DAY 🌏


This term we celebrated ALG Heritage Day. This event falls in line with International Students Day and is a celebration of the multiculturalism of our international students. Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney campuses held a 2-day event encouraging everyone to come dressed in their traditional garments or colours and our wonderful Student Experience team served lunch to all our students. See below some amazing photos taken during the event…

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SHARE YOUR STORY


 

Want to see yourself on our next student newsletter?

Have an exciting career update that you would like to share with the ALG community?

Share your story!

We want to hear about your life as a student here at Australian Learning Group, if you would like to share your story please head to our Testimonial Page, click ‘Submit Your Own Student Story’ and complete the online form. It’s so easy!

You will also be able to see some of our existing student stories from current students and graudates of ALG.

Here you will be able to see some of our existing student stories and submit your own.

 

FEES AND PAYMENTS

NEXT PAYMENT DUE DATE

Pay-By-Term
4th January 2021 (Term 1 2021)

Pay-By-Month
3rd November 2020 (Term 4 2020)

To see a breakdown of all payment due dates and other important dates please click the link below.

HOW TO PAY

Step 1: Visit the Student Portal at alg.edu.au/studentportal using your computer or mobile internet browser (e.g Safari, Chrome)

Step 2: Go to the payments tab and choose the current invoice

Step 3: Select either the Miscellaneous Fees OR Tuition Fee tab to see your due fees

Step 4: Click the $ sign on the right of the invoice to proceed to the payment page

For other ways to make payment please contact your campus Student Services Team.