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Autism Resources: 9 Tips for Teachers

Teachers who support children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can benefit from undertaking autism courses and autism training to facilitate engaging and inclusive classrooms. A lack of funding for specialist autism training in mainstream schooling is a common barrier to accessing autism resources. But overcoming these obstacles is important to improve school attendance, behaviour and

5 Reasons Child Care Workers Need Professional Development

There are many occupations that require continuous professional development to ensure relevancy and safety in the workplace.  Arguably, child care is one of the most critical. After all, the responsibility of caring for babies and children is significant. Continuous professional development is a lifelong process of learning. In education and childcare, it’s important to create

6 Traits of Exceptional Counsellors

If you’re considering a career in counselling, you should think about whether you’re a good fit for this occupation. Counsellors are professionals who are trained to be objective and whom build a trusting and therapeutic relationship with clients through talk-based therapy. So, what type of person becomes a counsellor? And what are the traits that

7 Tips to Mediate Workplace Conflict

If you’re in a management or senior position, a large part of your job probably involves mediating interpersonal issues. Resolving conflict and disputes in the workplace can be a difficult and stressful process, especially if you don’t have counselling or mediation skills. When you have the skills to mediate conflict it reduces the risk of

5 Powerful Ways MS Office Helps Your Career

Over the years Microsoft Office (MS Office) has become a must-know for everybody, especially if you have an office-based job. In fact, most employers will assume that all job applicants have a working knowledge of the programs in the MS Office Suite, including: Excel for spreadsheets, Word for word processing, Access for database management, PowerPoint

10 Ways to Create a Positive, Personal “Service” Brand

When your business product is invisible, it can be difficult to become the go-to expert in your field. We’re talking about business coaches, career counsellors, wellness practitioners, personal trainers, key note speakers, consultants and anyone working in the services industry. This makes creating and maintaining a positive personal brand essential. So, what is a personal

What’s It Like to Be an Accountant?

Accountants get an unfair deal when it comes to stereotypes; there’s this notion that they’re loners who sit doing mathematical equations all day, but the reality is much brighter. Of course, accountants should have a solid grasp on mathematics, economics and business-related subjects, but they also need to be able to build rapport with a

Want to Study Smarter? Check Your Habits.

Why is it that some students breeze through exams with good grades, while others study like it’s going out of fashion only to end up with mediocre results? Is it simply, intelligence? The answer is perhaps, but smart study habits play an essential part according to teaching and productivity experts. Former Secondary School Teacher turned

10 Must-Read Books to Inspire Your Success

Whether you’re seeking comfort or a well-deserved kick in the pants, we have compiled a list of self-help books that will help you make 2018 the year of self-improvement and success. These books impart knowledge and enhance your mindset, so you can achieve goals; whether it’s to calm down, motivate or turn passions into businesses.

6 Surprising Benefits of Lifelong Learning

So, why is it important to be a lifelong learner? Jill Weeks, retirement author of 21 Ways to Retire, Where to Retire in Australia and Retire Buzzi, understands the importance of lifelong learning; she says people who embrace learning later life report: Enhanced mental stimulation and focus; Meeting new people and enjoying new experiences; Adding

10 Foods for Fast Fitness

If you want to get fit faster, include these ten foods in your diet immediately. THR1VE’S Nutritionist, Shannon Young, shares her advice on fuelling and fast-tracking your fitness. Salmon. The omega-3 fatty acids found in fatty fish like salmon have been linked to a list of benefits, more recently proving to be a potent muscle

Study Advice for Migration to Australia

If you’re an international student wanting to live and work in Australia there are some study pathways that may lead to in-demand occupations; however, it pays to study to your strengths and interests. Three Australian migration agents tell us why.   Ariel Brott, Accredited Specialist Immigration Lawyer & Registered Migration Agent at Global Mobility Immigration

7 Inspiring Ways to Fill a C.V Gap

You don’t need to worry about that two-month break you took back in 2001, but if you’re headed for a significant employment gap, whether via redundancy or to raise children, consider the following options to keep your C.V in top shape.   Education Could you up-skill with a certification or professional development course that relates

10 Ways Online Study Beats the Classroom

If you’re unsure about taking your studies online, here are ten convincing reasons to choose e-learning over traditional study environments.   Convenience The only commute you’ll have to deal with when you choose online study is the walk from your bedroom to a study. This is a huge advantage to online learning as not only

10 Best Creative Writing Careers

Creative writing is a wonderful hobby but writing every day can be a challenge. What if you could incorporate it into your career? People have probably told you to study for a “real” job, but there are legitimate career paths where creative writing skills are essential. Here are ten of the best.   Advertising Copywriter

5 Ways Creativity is Good for Your Brain

When was the last time you were creative? Whether it’s writing, baking, gardening, painting or playing music – creative pursuits are therapy for your mind. Here are five reasons you need to tap into your creative side.   Reduces Stress A study in published in Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, found

7 Ways to Land That Entry-Level Job

You’ll need a competitive edge to start your career according to a new report by Anglicare. Across Australia, there are now an average of 4.8 jobseekers for every entry-level job advertised (ABC News report). So how can graduates and new jobseekers give themselves the best chance of success? Australian Online Courses spoke to Darleen Barton,

8 Biggest Myths About Making a Will

Where there’s a will there’s a way – unless you don’t have one. If you’re unsure about making a will or wonder about the validity of your will, two solicitors specialising in estate planning and wills set the record straight. There are many misconceptions about making a will according to Solicitor Carrie Payne of Business

7 Ways to Manage Angry People at Work

The workplace is a melting pot of personalities with a full range of human emotions, making it impossible to avoid negative situations. “At some point most managers will need to address an employee with inappropriate behaviour or aggression,” says Psychologist Dan Martin of Personal Enrichment Services. Martin’s expertise in anger assessment and counselling makes his

8 Charity Careers That Make a Difference

If making a difference is important to you, you might find your calling with one of the 54,000* registered Australian charities. That rare feel-good factor charity work offers makes an excellent career choice and contrary to popular belief most professional roles pay well. The following roles are important to charity and not-for-profit organisations. Administration and

4 Critical Mistakes to Avoid on LinkedIn

Your social media footprint is critical, irrespective of the position you’re applying for, according to Sue Parker, Founder of CV Dynamix.  “LinkedIn is the go-to social media platform used by human resources, recruiters and hiring companies,” she says. If you have Facebook, set your account to private and keep in mind your profile picture and

4 Interview Formats and How To (F)Ace Them!

You may be an excellent candidate but if you get it wrong in the interview you don’t get a second chance. Bernadette Innes, Director of Proven Recruitment Results, says in addition to rehearsing answers to standard questions, understanding different interview formats is the key to success. Standard Questions to Expect Can you tell me something

10 Benefits of Professional Development

Professional development is the advancement of skills or expertise to succeed in a profession through continued education. Australian Online Courses is an education provider offering quality online,  professional development courses to provide unique learning experiences. The courses are affordable, flexible in delivery and can be tailored to meet the needs of individual students. Here are

8 Inspiring Career Break Ideas

Whether your career break is forced, in the case of redundancy, or you have the means to step away, or are “burned-out” to the point where stress or unpaid leave is necessary – make the most of your time. This could be a turning point in your professional and personal life. It’s an opportunity to

10 Compelling Careers in Procurement

Procurement is a diverse and exciting industry with positions available across many organisations from government departments to private enterprise. There’s also ample opportunity for career advancement for hard working procurement professionals. What’s the Difference Between Procurement, Purchasing and Supply Chain Management? Procurement, purchasing and supply chain management are often confused but, while roles can overlap,

Dental Study Something to Smile About

Have you considered a career as Dental Assistant? As a Dental Assistant, you provide chair-side and administrative assistance to dentists to ensure dental procedures run smoothly and efficiently. Your role involves providing a high level of patient care and comfort as well as assisting with reception duties when not involved in clinical procedures. There is

Study Smarter: 20 Expert Learning Tips!

We know getting through your course quickly and successfully is important, so we asked three learning experts to share their advice on enhancing study sessions for better outcomes. Rik Schnabel, of Life Beyond Limits, is an internationally recognised and nationally accredited Australian life coach and author with over 20,000 training and clinical coaching hours. As

Bespoke Courses Now Offered – Design Your Own Course

Australian Online Courses now gives you the opportunity to create your own course by selecting from hundreds of business, ICT, hospitality, tourism, travel, financial services and logistics units offered exclusively online. The chance to tailor your professional development course to suit your career direction and interests means your study is as unique as you are.

Do You Have What it Takes to be a Successful Counsellor?

If you’re considering a career as a counsellor there are four questions you should consider before you enrol in a training course, according to Dan Auerbach, Sydney-based psychotherapist with Associated Counsellors & Psychologists Sydney. A good counsellor requires a specific mix of skills and personality traits, says Auerbach. “First, it helps to be genuinely interested

12 Careers That Make Introverts Happy

It’s difficult to be an introvert in an extrovert’s world – a world that can’t stop talking, according to author Susan Cain who started a  Quiet Revolution with her bestselling book Quiet. The book highlighted the power of introversion. It put a positive spin on traits such as shyness, sensitivity and seriousness. Suddenly being an

New Online Psychology Course

Are you interested in what makes people tick? Pursue your interest in human behaviour and build your career in psychology with the Certificate of Psychology. Whether you wish to launch a psychology career or acquire an understanding of psychology to complement your current role, the Certificate of Psychology will give you the foundation knowledge for

Benchmark A and B – 457 186 Visa Training Requirements – Australian Online Courses

If you are an Australian business wishing to meet training requirements for Visa 457, then you may be aware of the training requirements for your Australian employees. If you are looking to meet Government training requirements, then you can use our training programs to show evidence of providing ongoing training to your staff. Australian Online

New Online Technical Writing Course

Looking to add to your repertoire of writing skills? Australian Online Courses is excited to announce its new online course Introduction to Technical Writing. So, if you’d like to learn how to break complex processes and diagrams into simpler terms for written documents then the lucrative field of technical writing might be for you. If you

New Online Speech Pathology Assistant Course

Working under the supervision of a qualified speech pathologist/therapist, speech pathology assistants carry out a range of tasks and provide valuable assistance to help clients overcome speech, understanding and swallowing difficulties caused by conditions such as stuttering, autism, cleft palate, Down syndrome and stroke. With as many as one in seven Australians experiencing a form

10 Real World Careers for Creative People

There’s never been a better time to discover a career in a creative industry. In fact, Australia’s thriving arts, culture, media, and entertainment industry has played a significant role in helping Australia enjoy uninterrupted economic growth (Austrade). Your artistic expression doesn’t need to send you broke either, as many creative careers are ranked in the

6 Careers for Best Work/Life Balance

According to Aiying Law, Director of Mum and Working Australia, most people looking for flexible work hours are parents with school-age children. However, carers and those with a spouse working shifts also seek flexibility in their career. The 2016 SEEK Learning Defining Work-Life Balance Report, found that an overwhelming 92% of Australians say work-life balance

6 Of the Best Work From Home Careers

Whether it’s a job with flexibility or a business opportunity, such as outsourcing your talent as a freelancer, there are endless benefits to working from home. For a start, you choose your working hours and manage your time to suit your lifestyle and priorities. If you’re a parent, you can be there for important milestones

8 Signs You’re Ready for a Career Change

Considering we spend a third of our life at work it’s perhaps not surprising that an unfulfilling career can lead to feelings of hopelessness, overwhelm, resentment and at its most serious debilitating depression and anxiety. Yet as creatures of habit we must summon a truckload of motivation and enthusiasm to change careers. Perhaps your career

What Makes Them Tick? 8 Reasons Managers Should Study Human Behaviour

Few managers would argue that employee behaviour and motivation play a vital role in increasing an organisation’s productivity. But how many have the skills to understand and motivate their employees in a positive way? According to Principal Organisational Psychologist Cheryl Adams, of Think Trek Consulting, there are 8 Reasons Managers Should Study Human Behaviour, plus

The top 10 courses that will get you into a job

The job market has changed dramatically in the past decade, with areas such as aged care, social media and logistics really coming to the fore. For job-seekers, this means there are new and exciting career opportunities which can be accessed without going to university. Flexible online courses are available, allowing you to acquire industry-approved skills

For the record: Why a Certificate of Legal Transcription is so popular

With thousands of law firms across Australia, they represent one of the most desirable workplaces for office personnel wanting to work in the professional services sector. Key administration roles are crucial to the smooth and efficient day-to-day running of law firms, including the all-important job of legal transcriptionist.  As the name indicates, one of the