ACBC Monthly Newsletter – August 2016

Sunday, 28th August 2016

Message from the CEO

Over the past 20 years, we have continuously created new programs and expanded opportunities for the communities we serve.

We are now very excited to announce that Australian Careers Business College has been approved by the NSW Department of Education to be part of the external delivery of VET in schools for 2017.

ACBC will offer six qualifications for HSC students across Business, Travel and Children’s Services for four years beginning in February 2017. We have been delivering VET programs in these subject areas since 1996, and we are enthusiastic about the opportunity to extend these offerings to secondary schools. For us it is a natural progression to deliver vocational education and training in partnership with schools to give students a head start in their careers.

We are delighted that we have been approved for the EVET program and appreciate being recognised as a quality provider. With this development, schools will be able to select ACBC as a VET provider over the next few months in preparation for delivery in 2017.

To view the rest of the August 2016 Newsletter, click here.

Baker & McKenzie Trainee Secretary Program

Baker & McKenzie Trainee Secretary Program

Take your first step into a Legal Secretary career at Baker & McKenzie with our Trainee Secretary Program. You’ll be mentored by experienced Senior Secretaries and rotate through various legal practices and Business Services departments to develop practical and administrative skills. Our tailored national learning program and exposure to market leading transactions will set you up with the skills you need to take advantage of genuine and permanent career opportunities in our global firm. Our world class facilities, technical support and modern office environment will make you feel right at home. So if you have a ‘can do’ attitude, exceptional organisational and communication skills, and you’re seeking a friendly and inclusive culture in a high profile global corporate firm, apply today to begin your Legal Secretary career.

Applications close 31st August.

For further information or queries regarding your application, contact

ACBC Monthly Newsletter – July 2016

Sunday, 31st July 2016

Message from the CEO

Australian Careers Business College students get a strong educational foundation in the classroom in addition to hands-on learning through Work Placement. Other important aspects of the business world we emphasise are contributing to the larger community and being a responsible corporate citizen who considers the legal, ethical and social aspects of their work.

More and more businesses are looking at the big picture of how their actions impact society. The term ‘corporate social responsibility’ is used to describe the way a business takes into account the financial, environmental and social impacts of its decisions and actions. One way that organisations promote social responsibility is by getting involved to assist with important issues on both local and national levels.

At ACBC we get involved as well. Each year we are proud to support Jeans for Genes Day at all our campuses. On this special day we don the denim to raise valuable funds for the Children’s Medical Research Institute’s fight against childhood genetic diseases. Last year we raised over $6,000 by working with our local communities, collecting donations, hosting morning teas and selling Jeans for Genes merchandise and food items. We look forward to seeing staff, students, trainers and local businesses working together again on Thursday 4 August to support this great cause.

To view the rest of the July 2016 Newsletter, click here.

Business Admin Graduate Opportunity

Strata Plus are looking for 2 administrative assistants. 

Both roles are full time, from 8.45am to 5pm Monday to Friday, and are based in our brand new Parramatta office. Both positions have come about due to growth in our Parramatta office, and the chosen applicant can start immediately.

There is a possibility that work will be required at night, attending strata meetings, with relevant managers. This is not common, however it may come up from time to time depending on the size of the strata scheme.

The position requires someone with a strong administrative background (who knows their way around the Microsoft office package – mainly word & excel), who has a pleasant phone manner, and whose written and spoken English is of a good to high quality. They would need to be enthusiastic to learn, to be part of a small team, and be able to work in a high pressure, deadline driven environment.

The main duties the applicant would need to perform include:

– Communication with executive committee’s, owners and agents, both in writing and by telephone

– Client relationships

– Writing and distributing notices and minutes

– Writing of general correspondence

– Key requests and procedure management

– Levy queries

– Issuing of Work orders and following up contractors for work – repairs and maintenance

– Updating our intranet system which keeps track of key dates for each strata plan

Reporting to the branch manager, they would join a newly expanded Parramatta team.

Please forward cover letter and resume to Gabrielle at . They would like to start candidates as soon as possible.

ACBC Monthly Newsletter – June 2016

Sunday, 3rd July 2016

Message from the CEO

Although hard work and persistence are the foundation of a successful career, we can overlook the importance that rest and relaxation play in our productivity and overall success.  Many businesses now realise the importance of this and emphasise a balanced approach to work. Constantly multitasking, eating lunch at your desk and running between meetings can be counterproductive. According to the Harvard Business Review, taking short breaks after working for 90-minute periods and taking a real lunch break is more productive than working straight through without a break. This is because the body and mind need time to rejuvenate throughout the day.

There is also a growing body of research that highlights the importance of getting the right amount of sleep. A lack of sleep can contribute to poor work performance, anxiety and depression, obesity and lower academic results. In fact, numerous studies have shown a strong connection between a lack of sleep and poor academic performance.

Holiday breaks are an excellent time to rejuvenate ourselves. Stepping away for a few days or weeks gives the mind and body time to relax and enables us to return to our work and studies with renewed energy and enthusiasm.

As we approach the end of the term, and the halfway point for many of you, remember the importance of taking time out to achieve balance and maximise your long-term productivity. The upcoming break is a good opportunity to rest your mind, relax and reflect on your achievements so far this year.

We look forward to seeing you back after the break.
To view the rest of the June 2016 Newsletter, click here.

IT Graduate Opportunity

Shine Lawyers Head Office is looking for interested students in IT Support!

Based in our Brisbane CBD head office and supporting a team of staff all over Australia, this role….

  • Provides the effective delivery of ICT services, including SOE, hardware, peripheral, network and telephony technologies, to branches nationally
  • Works as part of the service delivery team in providing the effective delivery of operational technology projects across our branches nationally, including whole of business desktop, network and telephony upgrades
  • Engages with branches to deliver a high quality IT service experience
  • Maintains high performance against user satisfaction and incident resolution metrics
  • Works on project and development opportunities with our highly engaged IT Support team
  • Works closely with and supporting the IT Operations Manager to deliver our hybrid on premise and cloud IT Infrastructure strategy

If you’re interested you will also need…

  • Significant experience in providing a high level of desktop support
  • Well-developed analytical and problem solving skills
  • Great communication and interpersonal skills, excelling in technical communication to non-technical users
  • Must be able to work under pressure and to a high standard with exceptional attention to detail
  • Background in providing hardware support is an advantage
  • Limited after hours work will be required as part of this role and a current driver’s license is also needed 

This opportunity begins with a 12 month fixed term contract to get you started. Please forward cover letter and resume to Gabrielle at . They would like to start candidates at the earliest, applications are due ASAP.

Legal Services Graduate Opportunity

Maurice Blackburn, one of Australia’s leading social justice law firms is looking for candidates for their Junior Legal Assistant program.

The Junior Legal Assistant program has been developed to attract motivated and driven individuals who are keen to move into the legal arena in an administrative capacity.  Our 12 month program provides a broad range of training designed to familiarise you with all aspects of plaintiff law. The program consists of 2 x 6 month rotations and provides you with the opportunity to develop a thorough understanding of two practice areas. The program encourages active participation and contribution, enabling you to be rewarded with excellent training opportunities, and to provide you with a real sense of accomplishment.

Our successful candidates clearly demonstrate the following:

  • a genuine interest in plaintiff law and knowledge of our areas of practice;
  • an understanding of our history and appreciation of our values;
  • completion of their Diploma of Legal Services (or similar course)
  • superior communication skills (both verbal and written);
  • ability to apply time management and organisational skills;
  • demonstrated initiative and adaptability; and
  • client service and team focus.

Interested applicants need to send their resume and cover letter  to Gabrielle with ‘Junior Legal Assistant’ program in the subject to . Applications close Wednesday 5 July 2016.

ACBC Monthly Newsletter – May 2016

Sunday, 29th May 2016

Message from the CEO

Thank you to all our students, staff, trainers and local communities who helped to make our Biggest Morning Tea a resounding success. A special thank you goes to the Student Representative Councils across all three campuses, who put in great effort and led the way to make the day a big success. It was really great to see everyone working together to support this important cause. In total we raised $5825.95, which included $327.05 at the Wollongong campus, $2,819.70 at the Liverpool campus and $2,679.20 at Parramatta. Keeping with our tradition, ACBC is making a matching donation, so we will contribute $11,651.90 in total.

Every year, our participation in the event is a great learning experience about getting involved and giving back to our communities. Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is a chance for people to get together and raise money for a great cause. One in two Australians are diagnosed with cancer by age 85 — but each dollar we raised will contribute to funding Cancer Council’s vital research, prevention and support service programs. We are proud of our staff and students for embracing this opportunity and showing their community spirit. We also look forward to participating in Jeans for Genes Day later in the year.

This year’s goal is to raise $13.8 million across Australia, and I am proud that we played a part in pursuing this aim.

To view the rest of the May 2016 Newsletter, click here.

ACBC Monthly Newsletter – April 2016

Sunday, 1st May 2016

Message from the CEO

Welcome back to our students who have just completed the first week of the new term.

This term, our students will be interviewing for their Work Placement positions which will begin in July. Our Work Placement program is an important part of the education at the Australian Careers Business College, as it gives our students first-hand experience of working in their fields. To any students who need help preparing for Work Placement interviews, remember that our Careers Advisors and Workplace Coordinator are here to assist you.

This is also the time when Year 12 students start seriously thinking about their study options for next year. So we invite high school Careers Advisors to contact us to schedule an information session at your school. An information session with ACBC can support you in helping your students choose a well-matched and rewarding career, provide insight into where to study and also keep students enthusiastic and motivated in taking their next step. Younger students benefit as well by getting a clearer picture of the options available before they reach Year 12.

We are also happy to send an information package about ACBC and the courses we offer.

To view the rest of the April 2016 Newsletter, click here.