HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!

We hope you all had a wonderful break and enjoyed your summer holidays.

STUDENT WELLBEING

We understand those are hard times for majority of us, especially our international students. Thinking on ways we could assist you, we would like to introduce you to free meditations with Shri Mataji, a Nobel Peace Prize nominee who has been using her knowledge to assist anyone who would like to join her meditations!

Follow a guided meditation by Shri Mataji (founder of Sahaja Yoga meditation) to experience inner peace and silence. It takes only a few minutes and really works! You can sit on a chair or on the floor, with your shoes removed and you can also choose from video, audio or silent meditation.

CLICK HERE to join a free meditation!

WHAT'S HAPPENING AROUND YOUR CAMPUS

BRISBANE

Michele Mereu – Massage Student of Term 4

Michele Mereu! Thank you for being so awesome! Congratulations on winning the student of term 4 (for Massage) in 2020 and on completing your Diploma of Remedial Massage.

Welcome New Brisbane Trainers!

We would like to introduce and give a huge welcome to our new Brisbane teachers:
Rocio – Yoga Teaching
Gus – Fitness
Zane – Fitness
Susanna – Counselling
Teresa – ECEC
We know you will enjoy teaching our amazing students!

MELBOURNE

Australian Open 2021!

The Australian Open is a tennis tournament held annually in Melbourne. It is the first of the four Grand Slam tennis events held each year, followed by the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. The Australian Open will run from Monday 8th February until Sunday 21st February, and will be broadcast on ESPN and the Tennis Channel.

Melbourne Music Week

For those who are into music or need something to refresh the mind and soul, Melbourne is hosting a Melbourne Music Week Extended where local line-up of artists (330 in total!) performs live music and talks until 28 February 2021. Click here to see their website here to see the full programs (some of them are free of charge too!)

 

PERTH

Lunar New Year

Head out and celebrate the Lunar New Year on February 14th from 12 noon to 9pm in Northbridge.

Perth’s Chinese New Year celebration will be a free community event open to the public as a chance for everyone to embrace the cultural diversity Wester Australia has in our community.

There will be fire crackers, Chung Wah Lion and Dragon Dance Troupe performing and parading through James Street to the Perth Cultural Centre.

Sculpture By The Sea

Head down to Cottesloe Beach’s famous white sands from March 5th to the 22nd  to witness one of Perth’s largest free events to explore the expressive art from some of Perth’s very own.

As the title alludes to, magnificent sculptures will be on display along the shoreline. Throughout the 18-day exhibition, 70 artists from 13 countries are expected to showcase their work, including sculptors from Japan, the USA, New Zealand, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Malaysia and France, with a COVID Event Plan in place.

Thirty-five Western Australian sculptors will highlight the abundance of creative talent of the state, accompanied by interstate artists from New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and the ACT.

Enjoy the sun and good weather while observing what 2021’s artists have to offer.

However please always be safe, stay hydrated and be sun smart!

SYDNEY

What to do in Sydney this month!

inBLOOM Exhibit

Explore a world of colour and light with inBLOOM at The Calyx! This new exhibition will allow you to immerse yourself in a spectrum of visible delights surrounded by flowers of every colour and beyond — into a mysterious world.

Piecemakers’ Eastern Suburbs Quilters

Piecemakers create quilts for people in need. Meeting once a month to create patchwork quilts for children and adults in need. Skills are shared, resources are available.

 

 

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STUDENT OPERATIONS


 

Welcome to Term 1, 2021!

We are excited to announce that both of our Melbourne Campuses have officially re-opened for face-to-face learning for all of our qualifications, and we are excited to see you all back on site. As a reminder, your class timing and location can be found on your Student Portal (RTOM).

Our campuses are located at the following address:
Bourke Street Campus: 6/601 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Bouverie Street Campus: 1/183 Bouverie Street, Carlton VIC 3053

For more information about the campuses and how to get there, please visit our Melbourne Campus Page. 

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ACADEMIC UPDATES


First Aid Training: Term 1 2021

For Certificate III in Fitness, First Aid training will be delivered this term. Please keep up to date with your emails for information regarding your Theory and Practical sessions to ensure you qualify.

Please be aware of the number of submissions you are allowed to make within the term. Please see our Student Handbook for more information, Section 5 – Assessment, Submission an Academic Integrity Guidelines

Start of Term Tips!

Earlier the better! Make note of assignment due dates early, make sure you know what is due when so that you have that under control before diving headfirst into starting assessments.

Get your routine sorted and stick to it! Set out a time each week dedicated to your study. You don’t have to study every day, but studying at the same times each week will set you up for the rest of the term and not be so overwhelming when it comes to exam time.

Ask questions! Don’t feel bad about not understanding something. Starting a new course can be stressful and getting to know the language used can be difficult.  You’re not supposed to understand everything straight away – that’s why there are teachers, study guides, and your student experience team to help you.  It might take a couple of passes over the content before it sticks, and that’s fine because you have plenty of time to understand it all. Help is simply an email, call, or conversation away!

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STUDENT SUPPORT


 

ALG offers a number of support services to all of our students.
Click here to find out more about our Student Support Services.

STUDENT SERVICES
Students that face difficulties during their course, that may affect their learning, can contact one of our Student Advisors located at every ALG campus via telephone, email or in person. Every campus has full-time Student Services staff stationed at the front desk who are the first point of call for all student enquiries. Students can either come to reception to ask general questions or can book an appointment with a Student Advisor.

ACADEMIC SUPPORT
When our students have questions about their assessments, their grades, their classes or anything related to their academic studies they are able to contact the Academic Team directly using our Academic Support Enquiry form.

Our Academic Team are here to support our students during their studies just as much as our Student Services team and are always willing to help.

LANGUAGE, LITERACY & NUMERACY (LLN) SUPPORT
ALG offers LLN support classes to assist students with their communication skills during their time with us. We understand the difficulties that our students may face with English as a second language, and are here to help our students adjust during their time studying in Australia. These classes run on a weekly basis for 1.5 hours during the term.

STUDENT COUNSELLING SERVICE
ALG offers counselling clinic sessions for all students with our student counsellor. This service helps students who may require support for various situations including:

  • medical reasons, where a student’s medical condition is impacting his/her studies
  • family/personal reasons such ad death or severe medical problems within a family, or unforeseen family
  • financial difficulties that may affect academic progress
  • personal circumstances such as finding a place to live or obtaining legal advice
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SHARE YOUR STORY


Studying and engaging with people with the same passion makes my studies much easier. I found best friends from around the world and it is a pleasure to share personal experiences with everybody curious enough to get to know you on a deeper level. I also found professional teachers with a good attitude, patience and competence.

I will be starting as a personal trainer from January 2021, I am excited and nervous about it at the same time. I know that it is just by getting into the field, making mistakes and working with real clients that anybody can succeed.

My advice to current and future ALG international students is to do your own research, enjoy your classmates, ask questions and have a positive attitude.

 

Cristiano Colla
Italy

FEES AND PAYMENTS

NEXT PAYMENT DUE DATE

Pay-By-Term Term 2 2021
29th March 2021

Pay-By-Month Term 1 2021
3rd February 2021 
3rd March 2021

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.

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.