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You are probably working out how to make the most of your money come EOFY so we would like to help you out by offering a BONUS! Sign up today to get a $200 eVoucher* that you can use when you enrol and you will receive the promo code via email.
This can be used on top of the 20% off* promo.

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eVoucher Redemption Terms & Conditions:
  • Once you have redeemed the eVoucher, it will be valid for 3 days (72 hours).
  • You are only allowed to get one eVoucher code and can only use it once.
  • The eVoucher can only be used in AC courses.
  • The eVoucher cannot be transferred or converted for cash.
  • Use the eVoucher code when you enrol and your discount will be applied to the course fee upon receipt of your enrolment.
  • This offer is not retroactive i.e. cannot be applied to courses already enrolled in.
  • This offer can only be used in conjunction with the 20% offer.
  • This offer cannot be used with educational subsidies.
  • We will not replace your eVoucher if you lose it.
  • We may in our sole discretion elect to cancel the eVoucher for any reason at any time without notice.
  • Courses excluded: SOAMYOB, FNSSS00004, SITSS00059, SITSS00020, SITCRS, SITFT.
  • This offer will run until 30 June 2018 11:59pm AEDT. This means the online registration form will no longer be active after 30 June 2018.
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"Qualifications reveal much more about a person than just academic prowess. It's not just about getting a job/career. The benefits affect all parts of life: intellectual, social sporting, personal, artistic, ethical and so much more." - ANDREW MAIN

When you apply for a job, you will notice that education background is still needed and considered important. Work experience can help further down the track - it increases opportunities and professional development but also having a professional qualification uplifts your resume. Nationally recognised and accredited training is definitely highly valued and can be extremely rewarding on so many levels.

Education has a positive effect on an individual. It brings a greater depth of understanding, theoretical knowledge, and analytical skill. The desire to learn demonstrates drive and enthusiasm. These are the qualities that employers are attracted to.

If you are looking to improve your career prospects or an exciting new career opportunity, Australian College will help meet your educational and career needs. Find a course in our extensive online course catalogue.

 

Strive to reach greater heights! Enrol now and take 20% off* your course! *T&Cs Apply.

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Are you working and also considering study?

If you enrol in a course before 30th June, and the course is sufficiently related to your employment, you may be able to claim the course and certain related costs as a self-education expense next month.

With tax time just around the corner, and with 20% off* all course fees, right now is a great time to tackle your goals and enrol in a Nationally Recognised or Personal Development course.

What may be claimable?

computer consumables and equipment repairs

purchase of equipment or technical instruments costing less than $300

home office running costs

fares

stationery

textbooks

course fees

accommodation and meals (if away from home overnight)

interest

phone calls

student union fees

trade, professional, or academic journals

decline in value for depreciating assets (cost exceeds $300)

parking fees (only for work-related claims)

internet usage (excluding connection fees)

postage

student services and amenities fees

travel to-and-from place of education


How much can you save?

How much you will save depends on your taxation rate and the course cost.

Here’s a guide:

  • Our Certificate IV in Bookkeeping course is pay-in-full $2200.00

  • After 20% off promotion, this is reduced to $1760.00

  • If you are taxed at an average rate of 32.5% your course is further reduced to $1188.00

That’s a total saving of $1012.00

To get ahead of your competition in the employment stakes, you need to demonstrate that you are prepared to continue your education, as often as possible. An education course is a great way of ensuring you keep up to speed with industry developments relating to your field, and with the added bonus of making you look motivated to any potential employers.

To help encourage employers and employees alike to undertake educational programs, there are a number of self-education tax deductions available, which include courses undertaken at educational institutions (whether leading to a formal qualification or not), attendance at work-related seminars or industry-specific conferences.

The expenses for self-education can be deducted provided there is a direct and provable link between the course undertaken, and how you derive your income.

You will need to satisfy any of the following tests to be entitled to a tax deduction:

The expense has a relevant connection to your current income earning activities (i.e. the course must be relevant or incidental to how you derive your assessable income).

The self-education program being undertaken enables you to maintain or improve the skills or knowledge necessary to carry out your income earning activities.

The self-education leads to or is likely to lead to, an increase in your income from your current income-earning activities in the future.

Are you eligible for this reduction?

  • You must be a student at Australian College and paying in full for your course fees to fully claim this financial year
  • You must be employed at the time of enrolment, and the course must be sufficiently related to this employment
  • The course must be 12 months or less to fully claim this financial year

* You may have to reduce the claim by $250

June 30th is approaching quickly, so enrol now, keep a copy of your receipt and save significantly! For more information on claiming self-education expenses visit the Australian Taxation Office website here.

Please note: The information in this blog is general advice only and is not intended to be financial or legal advice. You should obtain your own independent advice in relation to tax deductions that may be available to you.

Claim your tax invoice, Enrol Now!

Source: https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Income-and-deductions/Deductions-you-can-claim/Self-education-expenses

 
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Are you confused at what nationally accredited/recognised and professional courses are?
We break it down for you right here.

According to the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA): 

"A VET accredited course has been assessed by ASQA as a compliant with the Standards for VET Accredited Courses 2012 and the Australian Qualifications Framework 9AQF)"

Accreditation is formal confirmation that the course:

  • is nationally recognised
  • meets an established industry, enterprise, educational, legislative or community need
  • provides appropriate competency outcomes and a satisfactory basis for assessment
  • meets national quality assurance requirements
  • is aligned appropriately to the AQF where it leads to a qualification.

This means that the courses that are offered and prescribed at a standard set by ASQA and must keep to that standard to be a complaint RTO. If an RTO is non-compliant, then that RTO is at risk of ASQA’s penalties

If a course is nationally recognised, look for this symbol on our website or on other websites where they offer nationally recognised courses.

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You can also check training.gov.au to check if the course a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) is the latest training package.

Australian College offers the latest training packages for the nationally accredited/recognised courses listed on our website.

What is a Professional Course?

Professional courses have been developed and designed by industry professionals specifically for Australian College. Professional courses are great for increasing your knowledge in the chosen field where you are learning from someone who is currently working, or has worked in the industry for years.

Source: https://www.asqa.gov.au/course-accreditation/accreditation-asqa

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Getting creative is a great way to distress and calm your mind. Creativity is also linked to positive mental health benefits as well as increasing your brain flexibility and also increase creative thinking. It’s great even if you don’t think you are creative. It doesn’t have to be drawing. Try out some of the activities below and feel the benefits. 

Drawing
Doodling is said to express how you feel. The great thing about doodling is that you can be free with what you doodle. Try doodling at work or while studying if you feel stuck on something or you just feel blocked.

Painting
Grab your favourite colours and start painting with acrylics, oil paints, watercolours, whatever suits your mood and expression at the time.

Writing
Need to let go of some anger or just want to tell someone and log about your day? Write your way through it. Writing is a great release of thoughts. Don’t bottle it up, write to release.

Music
Try listening to a different genre of music and see how it makes you feel. Maybe even create some music. Pick up an instrument or compose some beats on your laptop using a free program.

Cooking
Don’t know what to cook tonight? Good. Grab whatever is in your fridge already and cook something from those ingredients. It could be something amazing or something that is somewhat edible. Let’s stay positive here. You could create a breakthrough dish.

Dancing
What more can I say.  Dance the night away in your own style. Just go at it with all the energy and enthusiasm you’ve got. Dance like no one is watching. You’ll feel better for it.

Read
Reading opens up your mind to new and interesting things and also helps create your own ideas. It’s also one of the best ways to get inspired and excited about the world the writer has created. When you are exposed to different worlds and ideas, you are able to formulate your own creative opinions on different topics that you have read. How is that for your next dinner conversation?

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