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ALG Connect Term 1, 2024

Volume 25

Our Student Newsletter aims to provide you with nationwide updates, exciting events and activities around your city, student stories, news and relevant announcements!

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2024 ALG STUDENT AMBASSADORS

We are excited to announce our 2024 ALG Student Ambassadors!

Thank you for everyone who has submitted an application for the program and we look forward to working with some of you in 2024!

Austin Michael Clarke
Course
: Diploma in Yoga Teaching
Nationality: English
Location: Brisbane Campus

The reason I came to Australia was because I wanted more sun in my life and to elevate my fitness and health journey. ALG offers the courses and support I need to achieve my goals. Upon graduating I aspire to create a Gym & Yoga Studio business. I believe I would excel as an ambassador to help other students achieve their goals and navigate their academic journey effectively.

Rhoksel John Montecillo Solis
Course: Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
Nationality: Filipino
Location: Brisbane Campus

My name is Rhoksel John Montecillo Solis, I’m pursuing a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, and I am a proud Filipino. I decided to come to Australia because of its renowned education system and opportunities for personal and professional growth. I appreciate ALG for its supportive learning environment, experienced faculty, and hands-on approach to education. After graduation, my aspiration is to make a meaningful impact in early childhood education, leveraging the knowledge and experience gained during my studies. I believe I would excel as an ambassador because of my dedication to learning, cross-cultural communication skills, and passion for promoting education and cultural exchange.

Donna Grace Tomas
Course
: Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Nationality: Filipino
Location: Melbourne Campus

Aside from the amazing climate and outdoor lifestyle, another factor that made me choose Australia is that the country offers a high level of personal safety and security, particularly highlighted by its ranking as the safest country in the world for women by New World Health in 2019, influenced my decision.

This is my second year at ALG, and I am grateful for my overall experience. I was able to make new friends, build connections, and learn more about my community. I plan to return to Thailand to accept a job offer as the Head Teacher in the Kindergarten Department from my former employer. However, I am also open to the possibility of remaining in Australia, continuing my work as an educator, and striving towards becoming a qualified room leader.

I believe I will make a good ambassador for several reasons. Firstly, as an international student myself, I can relate closely to the challenges and successes that come with studying abroad. Coming from the Philippines, I understand the journey many international students undertake, navigating unfamiliar terrain while striving for academic excellence.

Dashina Chandra Rekha
Course
: Diploma of Community Service & Diploma of Mental Health
Nationality: Malaysian
Location: Melbourne Campus

I chose Australia as a country to pursue my education because it is a top choice for international students with its vibrant culture and world-class universities. ALG in Melbourne stands out for several reasons. Their supportive trainers, a very diverse and multicultural students, networking opportunities, excellent facilities, and wide range of study resources create an ideal learning environment. ALG truly fosters growth and success for its students. Upon graduating, I want to become a social worker that specialist in Family and Youth Services, my mission is to create positive change within communities whether it is here in Australia or in my home country, Malaysia.

As a passionate learner and advocate, I believe I will excel as a Student Ambassador for ALG. My enthusiasm for education, strong communication skills, and commitment to fostering a supportive learning community align perfectly with ALG’s values. I am ready to inspire and connect with fellow students, making their ALG experience exceptional!

 

Mary Rose Galang
Course
: Diploma of Mental Health
Nationality: Filipino
Location: Melbourne Campus

As someone who is passionate about learning, I find the multicultural environment in Australia particularly appealing. I value ALG for its challenging yet rewarding teaching quality, the diversity of its students and staff, and the excellent value it provides. It’s a place where I look forward to learning and where everyone is encouraged to dream and achieve their goals. After graduating with a Diploma in Mental Health, I plan to explore various opportunities such as working as a support worker or pursuing a master’s degree. In the long run, once I feel I’ve gained enough knowledge and experience, I aim to bring my skills back to my home country to contribute to its mental health care sector.

I believe I will make a good student ambassador because of my passion for learning and my desire to share that with others. I am a good listener and communicator, which allows me to understand and address the needs of fellow students.

 

Aldwin Lacsa
Course
: Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care
Nationality: Filipino
Location: Melbourne Campus

With nearly seven years of teaching experience and a deep passion for education, and I am embracing this role as Student Ambassador with enthusiasm!

I find joy in sharing knowledge and connecting with students. I believe that my leadership and communication skills make me well-suited candidate to represent the diverse voices within the campus community.

As a Student Ambassador, I aim to bridge gaps, foster unity, and empower students to create positive change. With this dedication and vision I strive to enhance the campus experience for all.

 

Hazel Marie Santiago Inacay
Course
: Certificate III Fitness
Nationality: Filipino
Location: Sydney Campus

I chose to come to Australia to be with my family, seeking a new chapter in life. What I cherish about ALG is the strong sense of community among classmates and trainers, fostering an environment of support and growth.

Upon graduating, my ambition is to become a full-time nurse, dedicating myself to helping individuals achieve healthier lifestyles. Additionally, I have an immense love for music and songwriting, which I pursue passionately alongside my role as a nurse and a part of the healthcare team.

I believe I’ll make a great ambassador as I am passionate about inspiring others to pursue their dreams and strive for personal growth. My journey of starting anew in Australia is a compelling narrative to share with the world, illustrating the power of resilience, determination, and the pursuit of multiple passions.

 

Jasper Valencia
Course
: Diploma of Community Services
Nationality: Filipino
Location: Sydney Campus

Jasper is a communications bachelor graduate in the Philippines and became a part of a Philippine Government Charitable Arm and supported local communities, partner agencies through personally assisting disaster victims with medical care, disaster relief response and government financial aid programs. Through multitude of engagements and first hand experiences in collaborating with communities despite its challenges, he has grown a genuine fondness of doing more for the community.

Through his initial experiences, Jasper has had extraordinary proficiency in media production processes. He has written articles, produced local films and advertisements. Outside of work, Jasper likes to dive into music and his passion for creativity.

Jasper is excited to join the ALG Student Ambassador team and learn about community dynamics to help bring about synergy between ALG and it’s student body. His passion for community participation and social cohesiveness allows him to leverage his unique abilities and experiences to make meaningful connections and positive change. Aspiring to transform the world with his persistent dedication and eager desire to help.

 

Shelbey Armstrong
Course
: Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Nationality: South African
Location: Sydney Campus

My name is Shelbey and I’ve lived in Sydney for a year now! I have a passion for learning and for the arts. I would call myself an introverted extrovert as I feel I have the benefits of both, especially when it comes to being of help or assistance to someone I have qualifications in psychology as well as both singing and musical theatre. I’ve studied early childhood education with ALG since I moved here and can’t wait to progress my studies further and continue to meet lovely people from around the world as an ambassador of ALG.

 

YOGA AUSTRALIA ACCREDITATION

We are thrilled to share our registration with Yoga Australia! Being an accredited Yoga Australia course demonstrates a high standard of education and practice and signals to potential employers’ high standards. This can enhance student’s attractiveness as a job candidate.

This accreditation introduces a number of benefits for our students studying our Yoga Teaching courses at ALG.

  1. Complimentary membership for students while they are studying their course. As members students will have:
    • Access to Free resources: Access resources such as research publications, online workshops, articles on best practices, toolkits.
    • Discounts on workshops, conferences, and seminars for professional development that can benefit students improve their curriculum and teaching methodologies.
    • Access to support networks, advice, and resources to help students navigate their yoga journey.
  2. Teacher Registration
    • Level 1 Teacher Registration is available to all graduates from our 10696NAT and 11149NAT Certificate IV in Yoga Teaching
    • Level 2 Teacher Registration is available to all graduates from our 10697NAT and 11150NAT Diploma of Yoga Teaching. (Provisional membership until 800hrs over a period of 5 years of teaching have been demonstrated)

    EXTEND YOUR STUDIES

    Are you graduating in Term 1 2024? Maybe considered continuing your studies to level up your skills?

    We warmly invite you to continue your educational journey at ALG next term. We offer a range of courses that you may be eligible to enrol in.

    Extending your studies at ALG provides you an opportunity to:

    • Enhance your skills further and gain new ones.
    • Broaden your scope of knowledge.
    • Expand your career opportunities

    $500 Scholarship Offer
    To get you started on your next course at ALG, we are pleased to offer you a $500 scholarship towards the tuition fees for the first term of your next course. Additionally, there will be no joining fee (normally $595) and no CoE deposit is required.

    This offer is valid until Thursday, 18th 2024 for enrolments into Term 2, 2024.

    To apply, simply click the link below, use the promo code “STICKAROUND500“, and complete the form indicating your preferred intake as Term 2, 2024.

    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!

    Confidentiality 

    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.

    Meet our Student Experience Team!


     

    Meet our wonderful student experience team; Mitchell, Hansa, Ariyanti, Demi, Zeinab, Lincoln, Ginny, and Bernadette.

    Student Experience are available between 8:30am – 5:00pm, Monday to Friday via email, phone, or on-campus!

    GRADUATION!

    In February and March of this year we celebrated our Term 3 & Term 4 2023 graduating students in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney!

    Congratulations to all those students who have completed their studies with us and are taking the next step in their careers!

     

    What’s On In Your City!

    WHAT'S ON IN BRISBANE

    Sunset Cinema

    Sunset Cinema will screen a fantastic mix of new releases, family favourites, and all-time classics, from an all new location – The Collective Event Space, Dock D, Northshore (next to Eat Street).

    When: March 21 to May 11, 2024
    Where: Northshore BrisbaneClick here to buy tickets!

    Brisbane Comedy Festival

    100+ Artists, 4 venues!

    When: 26 April – 26 May 2024
    Where: Brisbane Powerouse, The Princess Theatre, The Tivoli, the Fortitude Music Hall

    Click here for more information.

     

    WHAT'S ON IN MELBOURNE

    Hawker 88 Night Market

    The Hawker 88 Night Market returns to Queen Victoria Market, bringing the sights, sounds and tastes of Asia to Melbourne’s favourite marketplace this autumn.

    Held every Wednesday during this exclusive five-week season, on the corner of Therry and Queen Streets, watch as Queen Vic Market transforms into a vibrant hawker-style street market boasting long communal tables, a canopy of hanging lanterns, traditional Lucky Cat decorations and vivid neon lights.

    When: 10 April – 8 May 2024
    Where: Queen Victoria Market, Queen St, Melbourne 3000
    Click here to find out more!

    WICKED the Musical

    Broadway’s biggest blockbuster WICKED has flown into Melbourne.

    The Broadway sensation WICKED looks at what happened in the Land of Oz… but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin, who is smart, fiery, misunderstood and possesses an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships. Until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.”

    Where: Regent Theatre, 191 Collins St, Melbourne 3000
    When: Until 30 June 2024
    Click here to find out more!

    WHAT'S ON IN SYDNEY

    West Side Story on Sydney Harbour

    Musical masterpiece West Side Story exploded onto Broadway in 1957 in a sensational storm of exuberant dance and wistful romance. It was a phenomenon that never faded, “an incandescent piece of work” (The New York Times).

    In 2024, the iconic musical returns to Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour in an electrifying, larger-than-life staging. Experience the greatest score ever written for musical theatre, dynamic dance numbers that soar through the open air, and a love story for the ages.When: 22 March–21 April 2024Where: Fleet Steps, Mrs Macquaries Point, SydneyClick here to find out more! 

    Carriageworks Farmers Markets

    Experience the essence of Sydney’s culinary scene at the weekly Carriageworks Farmers Market, a beloved institution showcasing the freshest seasonal produce and artisanal delights from local growers and producers across NSW. From farm-fresh vegetables to freshly cut flowers, our market offers a cornucopia of delights for discerning food enthusiasts.

    When: Every Saturday, 8am – 1pm
    Where: Carriageworks, 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh Sydney 2015
    Click 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.

    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.