ACBC Open Day – Saturday, November 17


Discover Your Options at ACBC Open Day

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Join us for an ACBC Open Day at our Liverpool campus. 
Explore your options for 2019 now that HSC is over. Get nationally recognised training with Work Placement and a fast track to university. No ATAR is required.

Call 02 9824 0000 to arrange a free expert career guidance session at Open Day.

Parents are welcome.

Time: 10.30am – 3.30pm

Location: ACBC Liverpool Campus, 28 Memorial Ave, Liverpool

ACBC Monthly Newsletter – November 2018


TERM 4 | ISSUE 8
6 November 2018

Message from the CEO

Change is in the air as we enter the final month of spring. Our students are seeing their hard work pay off by reaching their academic and career goals. Many have already been offered full-time roles after they graduate, while others have received early university offers.

This is also the time of year when many high school students are eagerly awaiting their HSC results and are not sure about their next steps. Regardless of the outcome of their HSC exams, they need to remember that there are many options available for continuing their education and starting a career.

Vocational education should not be viewed as the second-best choice, but a viable option that can open many doors. It gives students practical job skills that can make them productive from day one in their chosen career or be a stepping stone for university studies.

In addition, the hands-on Work Placement we offer enables our students to gain insights on what it’s like to work in their chosen field — plus they get the opportunity to make important industry contacts, giving them an advantage in launching their careers!

To view the rest of the November 2018 Newsletter, click here

ACBC Monthly Newsletter – October 2018


TERM 4 | ISSUE 7
8 October 2018

Message from the CEO

It’s hard to believe that we are starting Term 4 — the home stretch. When I look back at our year to date, I am reminded of all the growth I have seen as our students have gone after their career and study goals. There have been challenges along the way but seeing so many students achieve remarkable things makes it all worthwhile.

Most students who are interested in furthering their education at university have now applied for the 2019 academic year. Others have already been offered full-time or part-time jobs through their outstanding efforts during Work Placement.

With between 5 and 10 weeks left for our diploma students — depending on their course — we now will see some real achievements. All the hard work they have put into studies and Work Placement is starting to pay off in the form of new opportunities.

It was a pleasure to welcome prospective students and trainees to our Open Day on October 3rd. Our guests had the opportunity to learn about their study, training and career options. Thank you to all who attended and our staff and students who assisted on the day.

To view the rest of the October 2018 Newsletter, click here.

ACBC Monthly Newsletter – September 2018


TERM 3 | ISSUE 7
2 September 2018

Message from the CEO

Teamwork plays an important part in career development. At ACBC we promote this among our students, administration staff and trainers. One recent opportunity to work as a team was Jeans for Genes Day in early August. We worked together as well as with our local communities to raise money for this important cause. The funds raised will assist in funding vital research that helps scientists at the Children’s Medical Research Institute discover treatments and cures to give every child the opportunity to live a long and healthy life. Thank you to all who participated for making Jeans for Genes Day a resounding success.

In September, we will have another opportunity for teamwork and to get involved with our communities at our Open Day. Our alumni, staff, trainers, Work Placement hosts and other local leaders get involved to make our Open Day a community event. Open Day gives high school students the opportunity to discuss their options with Careers Advisors, gain insights from ACBC alumni who have launched careers, and hear from industry experts in a number of fields. In addition, our Open Day is another way for us to connect with local businesses and the communities we serve. We look forward to seeing you.

To view the rest of the September 2018 Newsletter, click here.

ACBC Monthly Newsletter – August 2018


TERM 3 | ISSUE 6
7 August 2018

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 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. On this special day we wear denim to raise valuable funds for the Children’s Medical Research Institute’s fight against childhood genetic diseases. We are proud to see staff, students, trainers and local businesses working together again to support this great cause.

To view the rest of the August 2018 Newsletter, click here.

ACBC Monthly Newsletter – July 2018


TERM 2 | ISSUE 5
2 July 2018

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’s 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 after the break.

To view the rest of the July 2018 Newsletter, click here.

 

ACBC Monthly Newsletter – June 2018


TERM 2 | ISSUE 4
7 June 2018

Message from the CEO

In May, we were pleased to be involved in our local community as well as travelling farther afield to support young people seeking education and training. Close to home, we were excited to attend two local careers expos. One was the Cecil Hills High School Careers Expo. Some of students attended and were happy to meet the Year 12 students visiting the expo and provide insights into life at ACBC. The other was the CareersSearch Expo held in Liverpool and attended by students from 27 schools in the region.

Further afield, we were thrilled to run a three-week Youth Jobs PaTH Employability Skills course in the beautiful Bega area. ACBC and Mission Providence (also known as Konekt Employment Services) joined forces with other Job Active providers in the area, including Campbell Page and MBC Employment Services, to offer the Employability Skills Training (EST) to unemployed young people aged 17 to 25 in the region. We look forward to keeping in touch with the participants and hearing their success stories in gaining employment.

We are also very excited to announce that we have been approved to deliver training for more traineeships. Further information follows in the newsletter.

To view the rest of the June 2018 Newsletter, click here.

ACBC Monthly Newsletter – May 2018


TERM 2 | ISSUE 3
6 May 2018

Message from the CEO

We are excited to see our students back after their well-deserved break. During 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 and training at Australia Careers Business College, as it gives our students hands-on experience of working in their fields. To any students who need help preparing for Work Placement interviews, remember that our Careers Advisors and Campus Managers are here to assist you.

This is also the time of year when many 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, rewarding career, provide insight into where to study and 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 pack about ACBC and the courses we offer.

To view the rest of the May 2018 Newsletter, click here

ACBC Monthly Newsletter – April 2018


TERM 1 | ISSUE 2
2 April 2018

Message from the CEO

As we approach the end of Term 1, it’s great to see the progress being made toward reaching your educational and career goals.

With so much focus in our society being placed on being strong, confident and independent, there are many misconceptions about asking for help. Some people believe that asking for assistance is a sign of weakness or ignorance and a burden to others. However, asking for help when you need it is essential for our academic and career success. Sometimes we might be afraid to ask for help when we need it because we have been criticised in the past for asking. But the vast majority of people are glad to assist others, even strangers, when they need help.

At ACBC, we realise the importance of having a strong support network, so your Trainers, Careers Advisors and Campus Managers are here to help you when you have a question on any issue or feel stuck. Asking for help when you need it creates benefits for you and those assisting you. It helps you reach your desired outcome faster with less worry and stress. It enables those helping you to share their talents and experiences. It builds trust between you and the people helping you.

As you advance in your studies and career, there will always be new things to learn and areas where you need support. Asking for assistance when you need it is a strength that will help you overcome new challenges.

To read the rest of the April 2018 Newsletter, click here.

ACBC Monthly Newsletter – March 2018


TERM 1 | ISSUE 1
5 March 2018

Message from the CEO

I am excited to welcome the Class of 2018 to Australian Careers Business College.  We are proud that you have chosen to join over 8,000 students who have come through our doors since 1996. We look forward to guiding you on your path to employment and higher education.

You are now beginning a transformational time in your life. Over the next 10 months you will build valuable career skills, gain hands-on industry experience, develop professional networks and make new friends. As you begin your studies, I would like to share a few keys to succeeding at ACBC. First, always ask questions when you don’t know the answer to something. There is nothing wrong with asking for help – that’s how we learn and grow. Your trainers, Campus Manager and Careers Advisors are here to assist you.

Second, apply yourselves and give it all your effort. This includes planning ahead to ensure you take the time to study and avoid getting behind with assessments.

Third, get the right balance between studying, socialising and working. We all need balance to function properly, so determine how much time you will need for each area.

Remember that classroom learning and assignments are important throughout the year, but we will also take time to make friends, serve our communities and have fun at campus events.

Our aim at ACBC is to re-create the workplace environment so you can gain the skills employers need. Your study, in-class experiences and Work Placement are a solid foundation for building your careers. Employers seek our graduates because they have earned a reputation for having positive attitudes and sound knowledge, while presenting themselves professionally.

Campus Manager Lynda Brozic will be contacting you soon to be part of your Student Representative Council (SRC). I encourage you to think about who you want to nominate and get involved in organising special events throughout the year.

To our new students who joined us recently and students who returned after the summer break, we look forward to encouraging and supporting you to get the most out of your experience and watching you succeed during your time at ACBC.

To read the rest of the March 2018 Newsletter, click here.