ALG Connect Term 2, 2023
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AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST MORNING TEA
Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is a community event that raises vital funds to make a big difference for those impacted by cancer.
Did you know that 1 in 2 Australians are diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85. We want to change that, and we need your help. Your morning tea and the important funds you raise will help bring us closer to a cancer-free future.
Join us in celebrating the 30th anniversary of Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea campaign by attending our ALG morning tea! Let’s come together for a warm cup of tea and some delightful conversation while supporting a worthy cause. Your donations will make a significant impact, so we hope to see you there!
Date: Tuesday 23rd & Thursday 25th May 2023
If you’re unable to attend and would still like to contribute to this amazing cause, click below to make a donation! Every dollar counts.
OUR SYDNEY STUDENT AMBASSADOR
“Hello everyone! My name is Millie and I am from the UK, I am currently studying my diploma in early childhood education and care with ALG, I am your student ambassador and I am based in Sydney campus. I have learnt so much about childcare but additionally, I have also made many friends and really enjoyed the social aspects of studying and feeling as though I’m part of a team.
I applied to be a student ambassador as I wanted to share the great experience I have had at ALG with others. I also want to help and guide others and offer any advice people may need during their time studying and also be a student voice to take on all feedback people may want to share. Please don’t hesitate to ask me any questions as I’m always happy to chat!”
OUR MELBOURNE STUDENT AMBASSADOR
“Hello everybody! My name is Lucia. I am one of the student Ambassadors of 2023. I’m originally from Colombia and am currently studying Diploma of Counselling since January of this year, my experience as a student has been so great.
My goal as a student ambassador is to help students overcome challenging situations as I know how hard is to be far away from home. My goal is to be a bridge between you and the institute. I can use my empathy to put myself in the student’s shoes in case they are experiencing a challenging moment. I am also happy to assist students with their feedback.
My advice to all of you is to enjoy as much as you can while also making your studies a priority and valuing this great opportunity for your future. Feel free to reach out to me with any enquiries you have, and for students in Melbourne, I hope to have a chat with you face-to-face soon.”
BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management
We are very excited to announce that we are introducing a brand new course…Diploma of Leadership and Management!
This qualification has been designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills, and experience to take on leadership and management responsibilities across a range of enterprise and industry contexts. Whether you want to expand your current role or explore a new career path, the Diploma of Leadership and Management can help you achieve your goal.
To celebrate the launch of our Diploma of Leadership and Management course, we are excited to offer a 25% Launch Scholarship to all students that commence this course in Term 3 & Term 4, 2023!
Check out our price list below for more information on the scholarship!
STUDENT COUNSELLING SERVICE
At Australian Learning Group, we truly understand that life can present challenges that can weigh heavily on your mental health and well-being. That’s why we are here to offer a helping hand through our free Counselling Service, which is run through AccessEAP.
Our program provides a safe space where you can talk to a qualified professional counsellor who will provide short-term, solution-based counselling and coaching. We understand that seeking counselling can be a daunting prospect, but we assure you that it’s okay to ask for help. Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed, uncertain or simply need someone to talk to, these counsellors are here to listen and help you navigate your way forward.
So, we strongly encourage all students to take advantage of this service, don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you need support during your studies and time in Australia. Remember, we’re here to support you.
How do I book an EAP session?
AccessEAP is contactable 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year by telephoning 1800 959 192. For all urgent enquiries, please contact this number immediately. You can also book via the website accesseap.com.au or through the AccessMyEAP app.
What will it cost me?
Your EAP counselling sessions are free!
Even though your EAP is provided by Australian Learning Group, EAP is a confidential service. You will be allocated an identification number at the time of registration and this number is used for all records relating to you rather than your name.
National Reconciliation Week
Every year Australians celebrate National Reconciliation Week from 27 May until 3 June. It is a time for all Australians to learn about their shared histories, cultures, and achievements and to explore how everyone can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey, which are the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision, respectively.The theme for National Reconciliation Week 2023, Be a Voice for Generations, which urges all Australians to use their power, their words, and their vote to create a better, more just Australia for all of us.
As an international student in Australia, you also have a role to play when it comes to building relationships and communities that value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories, cultures, and futures. Today, National Reconciliation Week is also celebrated in workplaces, schools and early learning services, community organisations and groups, and by individuals Australia-wide.How are you going to celebrate Reconciliation Week this year?
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT IN AUSTRALIA:
Signs to Look Out For and Where to Go for Help
Insider Guides – International Student Resources
Mental health is an essential aspect of overall well-being, yet it is often overlooked or stigmatised. For those living in Australia, there are many resources available to help those struggling with mental health concerns. This comprehensive guide provides an overview of the various mental health services available in Australia, including helplines, online support, counseling services, and more.
We also share some important tips and strategies for maintaining good mental health, including exercise, mindfulness, and social connection.
Finally, we highlight some of the latest developments in the field of mental health, including emerging technologies and innovative therapies.
Whether you are looking for support for yourself or a loved one, or simply interested in staying up-to-date with the latest trends and best practices in mental health, this edition is not to be missed. So grab a cup of tea, settle in, and read on!
What’s On In Your City!
WHAT'S ON IN BRISBANE
Brisbane Street Art Festival
The BSAF 2023 mural program will welcome artists from around the world and across the country to join significant local artists in revitalising some of Brisbane’s most iconic locations with public art. Save the dates and get excited for a myriad of epic events, large scale exhibitions and powerful artist panel talks alongside a massive workshop program that has something for everyone to delve into the richness and diversity of Brisbane’s public art community.
When: 6th – 21st May 2023
Where: Superordinary Northshore, 175 MacArthur Ave, Hamilton QLD 4007.Click here for more!
Botanica: Contemporary Art Outside
The City Botanic Gardens transform into an outdoor gallery by night! This year will see ten large-scale installations, ranging from sculpture and projections through to augmented reality and interactive creations that will once again transform the gardens into an outdoor gallery.
Attend an AfterDark Art walk or complete the children’s discovery trail and enjoy nightly performances, drinks at the outdoor bar, and the selection of food trucks available each evening.
When: 12th – 21st May 2023
Where: City Botanic Gardens, 147 Alice St, Brisbane City
Click here for more!
WHAT'S ON IN MELBOURNE
Mother’s Day Classic
Mother’s Day in Australia is celebrated on the second Sunday in May. This year it will be on 14 May 2023. Let’s participate in Mother’s Day Classic, where you can walk or run and join the pink and purpose-driven community to stand up against breast cancer. The plus point is that by participating in this event, you help fund life-saving research and support the 1 in 7 women who are diagnosed in their lifetime. Also, there will be entertainment, live music, and food stalls to enjoy throughout the day.
When: Sunday, 14th May 2023
Where: Alexandra Gardens, Boathouse Drive, Melbourne
Click here to find out more!
Buddha’s Day and Multicultural Festival
The three-day-long Buddha’s Day and Multicultural Festival is back at Fed Square bringing together arts, music, and multicultural performances.
Where: Federation Sqaure, Swanston and Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000
When: 19th – 21st May 2023
Cost: Free entry!Find out more!
WHAT'S ON IN PERTH
Affinity will be landing at Cathedral Square to provide the Perth public with a truly unforgettable immersive light and sound experience.
New to Perth, Affinity illuminates Cathedral Square with over 70 touch-sensitive orbs of light and sound.
When: 1st – 28th MayWhere: Cathedral Square, Cnr St Georges Terrace, and Barrack Street, Perth 6000 WA
Cost: Free!Click here to find out more!
WHAT'S ON IN SYDNEY
Vivid Sydney 2023
Vivid Sydney is an annual celebration of creativity, innovation and technology, which transforms Sydney for 23 days and nights. In 2023, for its 13th year, Vivid Sydney will fuse art, innovation and technology in collaboration with some of the most boundary-pushing artists, thinkers, musicians, and culinary experts of our time.Where: Barangaroo, Carriageworks, Central Station and The Goods Line, Circular Quay and The Rocks, Darling Harbour, Darling Quarter, Darling Square, Luna Park, Sydney CBD and Surrounds, Sydney Opera House, Taronga Zoo, University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and Walsh Bay.Date: 26th May – 17th June 2023Click here to find out more!
Writing a Resume
Resume writing is a skill that often needs constant tweaking and mastering. Especially being new to the industry, you can greatly improve your chances of obtaining an interview if you have a strong, professionally produced resume to show your skills and experience!
The following resources will help you generate ideas and inspiration to create and constantly develop your resume:
Indeed Career Advice – The new guide to job search and preparation
Writing your Resume – A comprehensive guide, starting from scratch, to develop your first resume!
10 Steps to a Successful CV – Tips and tricks to help you develop your own personal resume.
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Acknowledgement of Country
Australian Learning Group acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the traditional custodians of the land in which we meet.
We pay our respects to the Elders of the past, present and future.