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22 Of the Best Apps for Students

Today, most people are never without their Smartphones. They’ve become essential to daily life, so why not use yours to get the most out of your studies? But do study apps help? According to Associate Lecturer and the founder of Student Success Australia, Sarah Kuhne, they do.    “Students tell me they find apps to

Demand for IT Jobs is on the Rise 

According to a study by Deloitte Access Economics for the Australian Computer Society (ACS), digital technology is driving some of the most significant changes in our current era. This is resulting in big benefits, not only for businesses and government agencies but for those with current (and in-demand) information and communications technology (ITC) skills.   Why

Leadership Training – Learn How to Lead with Confidence

Are you a team leader, or do you hope to become one? You might wonder about the leadership training and personal attributes you’ll need to be a successful team leader. So, we asked Leadership Consultant Marie-Claire Ross to enlighten us. This is what Ms Ross had to say while reflecting on her experience leading teams,

7 Unlawful Interview Questions (And How to Respond if Asked)

Interviews are a nerve-wracking experience at the best of times. But if you’re asked one of these unlawful interview questions, it’s important to know how to respond. Principal Lawyer Trent Hancock of McDonald Murholme says you should never be asked unlawful interview questions in an interview.  If you do happen to find yourself in this uncomfortable

Mediation Training. Why Counselling is Crucial

If you’re considering a career as a mediator, one of the most important skills you need to be successful is counselling. Many careers, from nursing to teaching, benefit from counselling skills, but if you work as a mediator, your counselling skills can make or break your career.  That’s why counselling ability in combination with mediation training and

Our Online Psychology Courses Provide Valuable Career Insight

If you’re considering a career in mental health, you may be curious about what it’s like to be a psychologist. Whether you’re just starting out or are making a career change, psychology involves extensive study, which is a significant time and financial commitment. So, it’s important to be sure it’s the right choice before you

Considering a Career in Mental Health? 

If you’ve been considering a career in the mental health industry, you might be wondering what it’s like and if you’d be a good fit.  The mental health field is diverse, encompassing professions from less senior positions such as a Community Services Workers to more senior roles such as Psychiatrists.  Depending on your area of

Experts Share: Workplace Communication Hacks

Communication is a powerhouse that keeps any organisation moving forward toward business objectives. A lack of effective communication, whether between teams, leaders or employees will bring a business to a halt. Career Coach Catherine Phan says effective workplace communication is a combination of understanding yourself and that of your co-workers. “Communication starts with self-awareness and

Can Managers Learn Emotional Intelligence?

People skills can make all the difference when it comes to carving out a successful career, according to psychologists and career counsellors. In fact, emotional intelligence (EQ) may be more important than IQ when it comes to getting ahead in the workforce. So, what is emotional intelligence? How do you know if you’re emotionally intelligent

Resignation: How to Make a Smooth Exit

A graceful exit is the only way to go for professionals who want to avoid burning bridges while progressing their career. A graceful resignation also puts you in a favourable position when it comes to receiving excellent references.   How to Write a Resignation Letter When you accept a new position, it’s time to write

5 Tips on Becoming a Successful Mentor (And Why It’s Life-Changing).

If you’ve been considering becoming a mentor, you should think about what you want to get out of the relationship, because mentoring is not about managing, it’s about guiding, according to Gayle Fitzpatrick, a mentor with Raise Foundation. “It’s not about giving the answers, it’s about empowering the mentee to come to their own conclusions.

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

What’s Your Learning Style?

Learning Styles at Work We all learn in different ways and have our own learning styles and preferences. Understanding how you take things in and what style of learning you prefer can help make the whole learning experience easier for you. Understanding your learning style can help you develop skills to help you learn in

Procurement Skills Shortages

As procurement continues to become a more strategic organisational function in Australia, procurement professionals are now required to perform their roles with a much broader skill set. Both within Australia and abroad, procurement professionals are now recognised as being in short supply. There are opportunities in procurement for skilled individuals who have the right competencies. If you

Benefits of Professional Networking

Networking is an essential tool for your career development. Creating a business social network is critical for developing contacts, gathering information and advancing your career prospects. Many business people find business networking a cost-effective method of generating new business. Business networking websites have grown over recent years due to the Internet’s ability to connect business

Effective Email Management

With the increasing use of email for business it is sometimes difficult to keep your inbox under control. To prevent a build up of emails, try to handle each work related email as soon as you receive it.  This can be done by having multiple folders set up for separate tasks.  This enables you to sort

Email Etiquette

As the world’s most preferred method of communication, emails are sent and received more rapidly and in increasing numbers than ever before. We can spend as much as half of our work day answering and dealing with emails. Making sure that your email message is effective and uses proper email etiquette is essential. There are fundamental

How to Become a Paralegal

Would you like to become a paralegal or legal assistant? Do you have excellent organisational and communication skills? Would you like to develop your research and writing skills in a legal context? The Certificate of Legal Administration (Paralegal) is an online legal program that will provide you with a solid foundation in legal terminology, how

Become a Medical Receptionist

Would you like to work as a medical receptionist in a medical centre, clinic or hospital? If you are interested in pursuing a career that offers variety and the chance to advance your communication and organisational skills, you should consider completing the Certificate of Medical Reception and Office Administration. Thia online Certificate of Medical Reception

Interested in Criminal Profiling? Study Criminology and Forensic Psychology Online

If you have always wanted to work in the exciting and challenging field of criminology and forensic psychology, the Certificate of Criminology and Forensic Psychology will help you launch your new career. The Certificate of Criminology and Forensic Psychology focuses on the complex social phenomenon of crime. This multidisciplinary field of study examines how crime

Become a Payroll Officer

Do you have an aptitude for maths and strong organisational skills? If so, you might like to consider pursuing a career in Payroll. Payroll officers prepare payroll and related employee records and undertake a range of tasks. To be successful as a payroll officer you need to be accurate with an eye for detail and