WE’RE HALFWAY THERE!
This is your Mid-Term reminder to double-check your assessment due dates and make sure you’re fully prepared for the second half of this term. Best of luck! Here are some study tips for you to follow in preparation for your upcoming assessments.
1. Stay organised
Taking some time to organise your notes, study space and schedule will save you a lot of stress in the lead-up to exams.
2. Seek help
If you’re struggling with a particular subject or just academic study in general, it’s important to seek help. This could mean talking to lecturers, tutors or classmates, or chatting to an academic or student advisor about any issues you may have.
3. Try out different study techniques
Some people are visual learners and benefit from drawing mind maps and diagrams. Others prefer being quizzed or talking through content with their peers, while some might opt for highlighting and summarising notes.
4. Make use of available resources
There is a range of resources available to help you prepare for exams, such as lecture and tutorial notes, class handouts, set readings, and textbooks.
5. Practice answering questions under exam conditions
This will help you improve your exam skills, such as answering questions within a time limit.
6. Form a study group
Studying with friends can provide great motivation for exams. This is also a good opportunity to ask for help in areas you don’t quite understand.
7. Take breaks
You may feel overwhelmed by the amount of content covered in your subjects and feel like you need to spend every spare second trying to ‘cram’ — but just remember that you’re unlikely to absorb information if you’ve been staring at a screen or textbook for hours on end.
8. Stay healthy
It’s important to keep a healthy balance while you’re studying. This means getting a good night’s sleep, allowing time for regular exercise and making sure you’re eating well-balanced meals. While you may be tempted to reach for chocolate and lollies, you’ll find it much easier to concentrate if you’re eating proper nutritious meals. That said, if you’re craving sweet food, you may consider going for a walk to the local shops or café as a way to take a break.
STUDENT JOB GUIDE
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.
Interview and Preparation Tips
For some, the interview stage can be quite a daunting process. Be sure you are prepared and ready to impress and wow your future employer.
Below are some awesome resources to help you prepare for the big day, with advice from industry experts and business owners.
11 things you should do in the 15 minutes before a job interview – A look into the 11 things experts suggest to help prepare
Job Interview Tips – How to make a great first impression!
10 interview preparation tips you’ve not heard of before – 10 seemingly unconventional, but undoubtedly useful tips to crush your first interview.
How to nail the ‘Tell me about yourself” question in your next interview – Forbes’ guide to balancing the right amount of detail in your personal answers
A Career in Training and Assessment
Considering what might be a prerequisite for a role before even finding the right role will put you one step ahead of other candidates.
A link to further information can be found here.
Training and Assessment
Many of you will be great candidates for Training and Assessment roles once you gain just 5 years experience in industry after you graduate. For this you would need to relevant qualification plus the Certificate.
Right to Work
Consider your working rights (tied to visa type) before applying for roles as this will impact the roles you can apply for and save you time applying for the wrong roles.
May employers have moved form the tradition skill based interview to a behavioural approach. More than ever companies are looking for candidates who align with their company culture and values, but above all, have strong behaviours.
This is why we focus on ensuring you get the most hands – on experience possible however entry level jobs in the industry will also help, ie getting an admin role in a gym whilst studying.
The qualification you gain here at ALG is the key to unlock your dream job in your industry.
EVENTS IN BRISBANE
Brisbane Powerhouse’s annual showcase of queer music, cabaret, comedy, theatre, talks, panels, and art returns. Now in its sixth year, this sizzling festival is designed to celebrate LGBTIQ+ arts and culture to promote visibility and inclusivity among the queer community.
For 11 days, MELT will inject both sparkle and substance into Brisbane Powerhouse, with a mix of theatre, cabaret, music, visual arts, storytelling, forums, panels and conversations.
When: 20th May – 30th May
Where: Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington Street, New Farm
Catch classic Disney, Marvel and Pixar flicks at this pop-up outdoor cinema on the Gold Coast.
When: 9th May – 29th May
Where: Metricon Stadium, Nerang Broadbeach Road, Carrara
PERTH CAMPUS UPDATE
WA Day Celebrations Are Going Ahead!
Just a quick thank you to everyone’s cooperation while we had COVID-19 restrictions in place, as it is because of all of you that our events can go forward!
As mentioned in our previous update, with restrictions eased our WA Day Festival is going ahead!
When: Sunday, June 6th and Monday, June 7th
Where: Burswood Park
With FREE entry, there will be food trucks to suit everyone’s tastes, amusement rides, and live entertainment over both days of the event. At the end of the day, hang around for the fireworks display! So come on down and celebrate our beautiful state of Western Australia!
It’s finally getting a bit chilly out and we’re loving it! Head up to the Pavilion at Mindarie Marina for their first-ever Winter Markets.
When: June 27th
Where: Mindarie Marina
Have a look through handcrafted goods and sweet treats while listening to live music right by the ocean.
It’s also a nice excuse to travel up a little bit north and enjoy something outside of the hustle and bustle of the big city.
Please note that June 7th is a public holiday in Perth, so no classes will be held that day, thank you!
EVENTS IN MELBOURNE
Be inspired by Disney’s artist from Disney : The Magic of Animation exhibition. ACMI is exhibiting 90-years showcase of Disney Animations featuring 500 original artworks from 1920s to the present. This is first exhibition in Australia, and exclusive to Melbourne. So do not missed out!
When: now – 17 October 2021
Becoming You: An Incomplete Guide is an exhibition presenting 72 real-life stories from diverse people about their personal experiences covering the good and the bed. We are taken into a space where we can reflect, focus on our dreams and aspirations, celebrate our achievements, and be a little wiser than before.
Where: Immigration Museum
When: Sundays, now – 31 December 2021
EVENTS IN SYDNEY
Wander through the charming streets of one of Sydney’s most historic places as fairy lights dance overhead and live music soundtracks your outdoor shopping experience.
When: 7th May – 27th August
Where: Corner of Jack Mundey Place and Playfair Street, The Rocks
A two week long frosty festival featuring DJs, bands, live performances, fireworks, a winter foodie market, giant ice slide and a harbourside ice rink.
Slide off your slippers and swap your robe for pants because Darling Harbour Winter Festival is giving you a better reason than ever to go outside this June.
The entire Darling Harbour landscape will come alive with a winter festival atmosphere featuring free activities, fireworks, live performances, decorations and the precinct’s best eating and drinking. This is definitely one of the best things to do in Sydney for all ages this solstice!
When: 8th June – 20th June
Where: Darling Harbour
At the beginning of this year, Australian Learning Group’s sister college, Ikon Institute of Australia, a registered higher education provider (Provider ID: PRV14055), has introduced a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education course (CRICOS Code: 102713G).
Celebrating the launch, Ikon has generously introduced a scholarship program that covers up to 50% of the tuition fees for the entire duration of the course – the Foundation Scholarship.
Foundation Scholarships are worth up to $36,000 based on 2021 indicative course fees.
If you have already completed Diploma Early Childhood Education and Care (with ALG or any other vocational provider) you will automatically be provided with advanced standing (credit) for a 3rd of the 4-year course.
For more information about Ikon’s scholarship opportunity, please click the link below.
QR Code for Attendance
For anyone having issues signing in the with attendance QR Code, please note that QR Code reader apps are FREE on the Google play/app store if you are unable to use your phone camera. You can also ask a friend to sign in for you or ask a friend for the link to the sign-in page.
Thank you for providing your feedback regarding the new attendance implementation, as this is our first term trialing this way of recording attendance we are always looking for feedback and suggestions. So please let us know your thoughts!
As per our previous volume, Early Childhood, Individual Support and Massage courses will be holding First Aid this term.
Please refer to the official communication regarding the schedule for your theory and practical classes at your campus. At this time, it will be held within the last weeks of term but please be on the lookout for further official communication for confirmation regarding classes and times.
Your First Aid textbooks should be available from the office, so please feel free to ask and collect them before then.
Remember to complete the online quiz on Canvas before attending the practical exam!
TERM 1 2021, GRADUATION CEREMONY
ALG was finally able to host our first post-COVID graduation ceremony! Congratulations to all student who completed their course in Term 1, 2021!
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This is Marino from Japan. She has completed the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care [CHC30113] and is currently studying the Diploma of Early Childhood Education & Care [CHC50113].
Marino developed her passion for early childhood education while working with children in an English tutoring school back in Japan.
She came to Australia to improve her English in 2016 and she was so happy living here that she decided to stay. Her love of children lead her to this career path at ALG and she hopes to study a Bachelor degree afterwards.
So far Marino has learned a lot about the childcare industry from our trainers. She particularly enjoys our fun classroom activities like role play, making slime, researching together, reading stories and excursions.
She has great relationships with her classmates. She is also reigning champion of the ALG Sydney Ping Pong competition.
Acknowledgement of Country
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We pay our respects to the Elders of the past, present and future.