BRISBANE CAMPUS UPDATE
Post Lockdown Update
The Brisbane Student Experience team appreciates your time and patience during the lockdown period. They are working very hard to respond to all your emails and enquiries.
Just a reminder to check your emails to ensure you are aware of when week 10 classes have been rescheduled for. Education support have sent out an email in Week 10 with information relevant to each student case.
Latin Bazaar Market
This event promotes Latino culture and entrepreneurship in a public space as a free event for the entire Brisbane community. There is nothing like Latin Bazaar anywhere in Australia – a special one of a kind experience created for you to enjoy. There will be food, dance workshops and stalls selling traditional clothes and merchandise!
Where: King George Square, Brisbane CBD
When: 17 April from 11am
EVENTS IN PERTH
Brazilian Beach Carnival
On April 10th from 12 noon, Scarborough Beach celebrates all things Brazilian with the Brazilian Beach Carnival! This FREE community event is running for the third year with drinks, food and live entertainment up Scarborough Beach out into the Amphitheatre.
The festivities start at 12 noon with food trucks, interactive workshops, live performances and so much more to enjoy, no tickets needed!
Buddha’s Birthday and Multicultural Festival
On April 17th and 18th celebrate the birth of the Buddha at the Supreme Court Gardens!
With FREE entry, you will be able to take part in ceremonies and rituals, multicultural entertainment, see cultural displays, grab something to eat and take part in teachings and workshops.
Buddhism promotes harmony and emphasises peaceful co-existence among all people, this event provides a bit of insight into the philosophy of Buddhism and its’ practices.
There is something for everyone, so bring friends or family as everyone is welcome!
EVENTS IN MELBOURNE
Preston Market Easter Egg Hunt
Celebrate Easter at Preston Market Easter Egg Hunt 2021! All you need is your phone and an easter basket. Once you scan the QR code at the Management Office, you will receive a map and hints to find the next eggs!
Where: Preston Market
When: 8 April 2021, 11AM-1PM
Pixar-Themed Mini Golf
A great way to spend your term break with your friends! The Pixar-themed mini golf is back in Melbourne this April! You have the options to do nine-hole course or a full 18-hole course. Check their website to find more information and to secure your spot!
Where: River Terrace at Fed Square
When: 1 – 25 April 2021
Melbourne International Comedy Festival
What is a better way to end the term than a good laugh! Melbourne International Comedy Festival is up and running from 30 March to 18 April 2021. You have the option to enjoy the event at local venues across Melbourne or from the comfort of your home. The full program is available on their website. Do not miss it!
Where: across Melbourne and online
When: 30 March – 18 April 2021
EVENTS IN SYDNEY
Sydney Royal Easter Show
First held in 1823, the Sydney Royal Easter Show is Australia’s largest annual ticketed event, attracting over 828,000 attendees on average. The Show is a celebration of Australian culture, from our rural traditions to our modern day lifestyles, providing unique experiences for everyone. Revenue generated by it allows the RAS to invest in agricultural programs, competitions, education, youth and rural NSW.
Where: Sydney Showground
When: 1st to 12th April 2021
PRIVACY NOTICE UPDATE
Why we collect your personal information
ALG collect your personal information so we can process and manage your enrolment in the vocational education and training (VET) course with us. For international students and as a condition of the student visa, you must inform ALG of your residential address within 7 (seven) days of arriving in Australia (if you were overseas) or if you have changed your residence in Australia.
How we use your personal information
We use your personal information to enable us to deliver VET courses to you, and otherwise, as needed, to comply with our obligations as an RTO.
How we disclose your personal information
We are required by law (under the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 (Cth) (NVETR Act)) to disclose the personal information we collect about you to the National VET Data Collection kept by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research Ltd (NCVER). The NCVER is responsible for collecting, managing, analysing and communicating research and statistics about the Australian VET sector.
We are also authorised by law (under the NVETR Act) to disclose your personal information to the relevant state or territory training authority.
How the NCVER and other bodies handle your personal information
The NCVER will collect, hold, use and disclose your personal information in accordance with the law, including the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act) and the NVETR Act. Your personal information may be used and disclosed by NCVER for purposes that include populating authenticated VET transcripts; administration of VET; facilitation of statistics and research relating to education, including surveys and data linkage; and understanding the VET market.
The NCVER is authorised to disclose information to the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE), Commonwealth authorities, State and Territory authorities (other than registered training organisations) that deal with matters relating to VET and VET regulators for the purposes of those bodies, including to enable:
- administration of VET, including program administration, regulation, monitoring and evaluation
- facilitation of statistics and research relating to education, including surveys and data linkage
- understanding how the VET market operates, for policy, workforce planning and consumer information.
The NCVER may also disclose personal information to persons engaged by NCVER to conduct research on NCVER’s behalf.
The NCVER does not intend to disclose your personal information to any overseas recipients.
If you would like to seek access to or correct your information, in the first instance, please contact your RTO using the contact details listed below.
DESE is authorised by law, including the Privacy Act and the NVETR Act, to collect, use and disclose your personal information to fulfil specified functions and activities. For more information about how the DESE will handle your personal information, please refer to the DESE VET Privacy Notice at https://www.dese.gov.au/national-vet-data/vet-privacy-notice.
You may receive a student survey which may be run by a government department or an NCVER employee, agent, third-party contractor or another authorised agency. Please note you may opt-out of the survey at the time of being contacted.
At any time, you may contact ALG to:
- request access to your personal information
- correct your personal information
- make a complaint about how your personal information has been handled. ALG’s Compliance and Appeals Policy is available here.
- ask a question about this Privacy Notice
We Made it Through Term 1 2021! 🙌
It is the holiday break! Term 1 2021 is done and dusted!! Congrats for making it through a quarter of the year already.
Time for a little bit of a mind refresher before continuing with your studies in Term 2! Get out to the beach while the weather is still sunny and warm, go out for lunches, meet up with friends and just kick back and relax while you have the free time.
Before coming back to classes, here are some quick tips to get yourself ready for the new term!
1. Get New Supplies!
Even just getting a new notebook, or a new writing pen does wonders for your mental health. You are starting a new term with new supplies; will help you keep that clear new mindset for a new term of classes.
2. Set a Weekly Schedule!
Plan out your weekly routine before classes start. Your timetable is available on your Student Portal, so be sure to plan your week effectively around your classes. Schedule in your work times, your study and homework times and of course make sure to schedule in your relax time too! Ensuring that you have a balanced week every week, is of top priority.
3. Prepare Yourself for Early Wake Ups!
In most cases, classes are starting at 8:30am meaning you will need a healthy amount of sleep to be able to travel to campus and properly pay attention in class. We are not saying you can’t sleep in on the holidays, of course catch up where you can and enjoy it, but the sooner you start getting to bed at a reasonable time, the easier it will be for you to start getting up early during the term!
And always remember, if you feel you are having any issues or are feeling a bit lost, your friendly Student Experience team are always here to help. Whether it is for classes, the campus, or for any kind of extra support, our staff are always available to you, so please come down to the office for a chat and we’ll happily help where we can or point you in the right direction.
Term 1, 2021 All Wrapped Up!
Remember to check up on your results in Canvas regularly after completing all your assessments and exams so that you do not miss when your marks are out.
You would have received an email regarding your first aid results in Week 9. If you were satisfactory and have not yet received you certificate, please email your student services team who will be able to send you your certificate via email, or you can request a hard copy to be printed.
You will be notified via email once your certificate is ready for collection from the office.
First of all, congratulations!!
For our students in their final term, if all results are satisfactory, please be aware that we will aim to have all qualifications issued by week 3 of Term 2, 2021. You will be contacted via email one your qualification is ready to be collected and all information regarding printing.
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY
In March we celebrated International Women’s Day at ALG. Below are some of many photos from this event. Click here to watch our IWD 2021 Video.
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