ACBC Work Placement Partnerships Update – April 2022


ACBC student services have been organising work placement for our EVET students to participate in this year. 

We have connected with the following organisations to assist with work placement for the 2022 EVET program and are full steam ahead for students to participate in the amazing, experience-enriching program this year.

WORK PLACEMENT PARTNERSHIPS

  • MWLP is a not-for-profit organisation focused on engaging a community of stakeholders to support youth in their personal and professional career development. Their program places HSC students into the workforce for placements each year. 
  • Integrated Work and Learning Programs (IWLP) work closely with local schools, Registered Trade Organisations and employers to coordinate work placement for students across the Illawarra, Southern Highlands, Shoalhaven and far South Coast regions. 
  • The Youth Partnership was formed to help young people make the successful transition from school to work or further education. Through our ongoing relationships with employers across Sydney, they coordinate work placements for students studying Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses as part of their HSC.

In addition, we are pleased to have Plumpton High School join the ACBC EVET Program!

If your organisation or school is interested in the ACBC EVET program, get intouch to find out more.

ACBC Trainer Spotlight: Ariba Abasi


Course: Trainer and Assessor Business Administration.

About Ariba:

Managing and training has been a focal point of Ariba’s work life for over 11 years. She has a diverse range of professional experiences in which she has trained, coached and mentored students from a variety of backgrounds and across a broad spectrum of ages. 

Ariba holds a Master of Commerce and Master of Professional Accounting and is currently pursuing her research in ‘Accounting for poverty’ at University of Wollongong where she also lectures.

She has experience in the corporate setting with a keen interest in educating. After many years working in a variety of environments (Management, Sales, University and Vocational teaching), she aims to use her skills and experience to make a tangible difference. With a dynamic and engaging training style, Ariba is an advocate of ‘career-focused’ education. 

Ariba’s advice to students: “Try your best and utilise your time effectively.”

Ariba looks forward to teaching her ACBC online students this year.

3 Tips to Balance Work and Study


 

Striking a balance between the commitments of your study and employment can be daunting and overwhelming.

While there are a great deal of benefits to managing both, a lifestyle involving work and study takes a bit of planning and organisation. We’ve compiled a few tips for you to better balance these undertakings.

1. Optimise your time

Improving your time management skills will allow you to complete tasks while leaving room for others. Commutes to your places of work and education, as well as lunch breaks, can be opportune times to watch lectures, research for assignments or read over notes.

2. Use a calendar for organisation

You need to be organised in both your work and your study if you are to balance the two lifestyles. Compiling your professional, academic and personal commitments, dates and deadlines into one calendar will help you stay on top of everything and prevent you from double booking.

3. Communicate with your network

Talk with your employer, educators, friends and family about your tight schedule to ensure they know when you are available. Your place of employment may even have some support options available, such as employer-funded training, study leave and flextime. By explaining to your employer how your study goals could enhance your current role, you may find they are more accommodating than you realise.

If you are looking for advice on managing work and study commitments, book a one-on-one appointment with one of our ACBC Careers Advisors.

Meet the ACBC Team: Introducing Tonia Maruzza


Tonia was a student with ACBC in 2021, completing the BSB51918 Diploma of Leadership and Management.

Tonia was a stand out student and was employed by ACBC once she completed her course as a member of our student services team. She is the first point of contact for our students, providing them with excellent service. She is enjoying her new role and loves the interaction with students and staff. 

Interesting fact about Tonia: “I was in the travel industry for 13 years prior to my employment with ACBC.”

Advice to students: “Always ask your trainer questions as it is the best way for you to ensure that you understand the content.”

Tonia looks forward to seeing new students on campus this year. If you see her, say hello and introduce yourself!

Do you have a question for Tonia? Get in touch

 

Caroline Chisolm College enter third year of Learn + Diploma Program


The Learn + Diploma program at Caroline Chisholm College is in its third year in 2022 and we are thrilled to be delivering this program to year 11 and 12 students.

Learn + Diploma is a multi-level pathway learning journey that enables students to leave school with valuable, work-ready credentials and seamless articulation into highly sought-after undergraduate degrees at top-rated universities or the ability to go straight into full-time work in their chosen careers. 

ACBC has the flexibility to work within an existing high school structure. We have worked closely with state, secondary, and Catholic schools to provide information on EVET pathways to students since opening our doors in 1996. Our experience in delivering EVET and SBAT has demonstrated the flexibility to ensure that EVET learning requirements are continually aligned with school delivery and curriculum.

At ACBC, our mission is to prepare students for rewarding futures, no matter where their paths lead them.

Get your students equipped with valuable, workplace-ready skills by partnering with ACBC today.

Take the first step by contacting one of our Careers Advisors today here

Welcome to the 2022 ACBC EVET Program


ACBC welcomes new and past schools who have students participating in Externally Delivered VET (EVET) courses with us this year. 

ACBC is proud to support students throughout their entire education journey no matter where it takes them. EVET courses allow students from years 9-12 to enrol in a range of VET courses endorsed by the NSW Education Standards Authority. 

We would like to welcome the following schools to the ACBC 2022 EVET Program: 

  • Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College
  • Mount Annan High School
  • Sydney Secondary College – Blackwattle Bay Campus
  • Picnic Point High School
  • Homebush Boys High School
  • Moorebank High School
  • Broughton Anglican College
  • Sir Joseph Banks High School
  • Elizabeth Macarthur High School
  • Southern Highlands Christian School
  • Lake Illawarra High School
  • Corpus Christi Catholic High School
  • Kiama High School
  • The Riverina Anglican College
  • Macquarie Fields High School

If you would like to get your school involved in ACBC’s EVET program, please reach out to one of our Careers Advisors here

What if I didn’t get the ATAR I planned for?


If you left school without achieving the results you need to enter a specific course of study or a particular career field, don’t let that hold you back.

So you didn’t get the ATAR you were aiming for – now what? 

While many Universities see this score as a key predictor of success in tertiary education, your ATAR does not take into account many other factors and skills that can take you where you want to be in life.

ACBC has a waived ATAR requirement, making vocational skills training accessible to those of all abilities. Rather than focusing on your school scores, at ACBC we focus on student performance at the qualification level. 

Whether your goal is to get to University or launch your career, ACBC breaks down the barriers that stand between you and your future. Every aspect of our college supports you in your study journey and goals. 

With a dedicated Work Placement team and Careers Advisors, ACBC will guide you every step of the way.

If your goal is to continue your studies before entering the workforce, you can gain credit transfer towards undergraduate degrees with various Australian universities. ACBC has direct affiliation with several universities. Learn more about our University Pathways here.

All our qualifications are paired with hands-on work experience. This means that when you graduate from our College, you will not only have a Nationally Recognised Qualification, but also relevant industry experience that will help to accelerate your opportunities.

Book a one-on-one meeting with our Careers Advisors to learn how ACBC can help you plan your pathway to University or achieve your future career goals. 

ACBC Careers & Campus News – December 2021


It has been a year filled with challenge and perseverance for our students. We are so proud of the dedication displayed while navigating the difficult circumstances faced throughout 2021. As we look back, we can soundly say, our students gave it everything they had, and we could not be prouder of their achievements.

While online learning at ACBC took centre stage in 2021, we are looking forward to seeing our students reverting back to in-person learning where they can enjoy the full ACBC on-campus experience and with our expert trainers. We know from speaking to current and prospective students that everyone is feeling energised about starting fresh in 2022.

There are so many opportunities at ACBC for new students and trainees for 2022. These include some new additions to our course offering with the introduction of the 10904NAT Diploma of Social Media Marketing, BSB50720 Diploma of Paralegal Services and BSB50120 Diploma of Business. All of which are available to enrol into for 2022.

ACBC offers a COVID-Safe environment for planning and completing study for next year, and our staff are trained in infection control, so students have peace of mind while completing their studies.

On behalf of all of the team at ACBC, we wish you a safe and happy holiday season and all the best in the new year.

Sincerely,

Ann Elisha, CEO, ACBC

Employment Opportunities in ACBC’s Industry Network | Mar 2022


One of the key benefits of undertaking study at ACBC, is having access to our valuable network industry connections.

These industry connections are one of the advantages of studying at ACBC as we are able to provide our students with wonderful employment opportunities within the industry they have been preparing and studying for.

We have a number of part-time and full-time employment opportunities and traineeships available for our students to apply for now to prepare for a successful 2022.

PART-TIME & FULL-TIME OPPORTUNITIES

  • Law Firms located in Sydney CBD looking for Legal Secretary
  • Accounting Firm Parramatta location looking for Accounts Administrator
  • NDIS Community ServicesSupport Services Role
  • Early Childhood Education and Care – Educator postitions available in: Engadine, Ryde and Mt Druitt 

TRAINEESHIP OPPORTUNITIES

  • Law Firm in Sydney West – hiring for office administration role
  • Various Business traineeship opportunities in the following locations:
    • Chipping Norton
    • Smeaton Grange
    • Girraween
    • Wetherill Park
    • Milperra

A number of Childcare Centres looking for Trainees in Cert III and Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care located in:

  • Berala
  • Hurstville
  • Stanhope Gardens
  • Greystanes
  • Castle Hill

If you would like to explore any of the opportunities listed above, please reach out to our Careers team at ACBC to discuss how to apply.

ACBC delivers targeted skills to Laserbond


ACBC has been working with businesses in all industries to deliver training under the NSW Government’s ‘Skilling for Recovery’ program (Skilling up from Home Program).

This is a joint initiative with the Commonwealth Government’s ‘Job Trainer Program’. One of our recent success stories was from working with the team at Laserbond in Smeaton Grange.

Several of their Managers and Supervisors have recently completed Leadership and Management training in ‘Using Emotional Intelligence’ and ‘Communicating with Influence’. The course was delivered via online training, which was a new way of learning for everyone at Laserbond. Our trainer/assessor Ariba Abasi held weekly tutorials via Zoom and also provided one to one support for all students. The students showed dedication to complete the course, with great support from Steve Horn and the management team at Laserbond.

This was the first time ACBC has provided training to Laserbond and the outcomes were great. Students received a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment, but most of all, got to sharpen their skills as managers and learn new knowledge and skills in Leadership and Management.

ACBC Chief Executive Ann Elisha said ‘we know that targeted training like this short course with Laserbond is in high demand, and we are very pleased that we can continue to offer this type of training all year round to businesses at no cost or low costs through funding available from the NSW Department of Education as an approved provider under the ‘Smart & Skilled ’program.

Congratulations to a wonderful and inspiring team.

Contact Svet Kuzmar on 02 9824 0000 for information on how ACBC can assist you with workplace skills training.