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It seems like pure acts of altruism are rarely seen these days, as it’s very often perceived that when a person does something for you, eventually you will be expected to return the favour at some point in the future. But before we totally lose faith in humanity, we have to start believing that there is still a possibility for us to be truly immersed into the realm of selflessness.

We can make a difference right now where we stand. Having a strong will and desire is very important and have faith in your plans too. It doesn’t have to be so complicated. You can actually create or look for opportunities to show random acts of kindness and the best place to start is within your community.

"I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live."


George Bernard Shaw



Build and nourish a strong culture.

Culture is the cement that binds our community. Without it, there will be no value creation, no beliefs, and no identity. We must help find the key to unlock the power of culture.

Promote mutual understanding and respect.

This is one way to develop a strong sense of solidarity. Building a culture is one thing, maintaining real, sincere relationships that foster understanding and respect is another. It’s important for us to accept other people’s opinions, beliefs, values and perspective.

Initiate a cycle that keeps on giving.

Support a cause or think of starting a project that community members can benefit from. You can get involved with a community garden and help grow fresh organic produce. Put up bulletin boards and distribute newsletters that include useful information or recipes!

 

"The need for connection and community is primal,

as fundamental as the need for air, water, and food."


Dean Ornish

 

Doing this will enable us to connect to the world on a much deeper level. Instead of asking what you can benefit from something or someone, start thinking of how you can contribute and help out to make a difference in a big or small way. Whatever you do counts!

 

“One is not born into the world to do everything

but to do something.”


Henry David Thoreau

 

 

Are you working and also considering study?

 

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.

 

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. Click here to read more about Education Expenses You Can Claim.

 

Study a nationally accredited and professional online course and get 20% off*. Subscribe to our Newsletter to receive an eVoucher that can be used on top of our monthly promotion.

 

Whether you are looking to upskill or reskill to improve your career prospects or are looking for an exciting new career opportunity, you will find a course to meet your needs in our extensive online course catalogue.

 

*Terms & Conditions Apply.



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Whatever stage you are in life at the moment, it’s always best to keep in mind that what you do today will eventually shape your future. Create solid plans to ensure your viability and career sustainability. Focus on exponential growth while being realistic at the same time. The future is never certain but be excited about the possibilities!

Start by asking these questions:

  • What are my dreams, interests and goals?
  • What do I ultimately want to achieve in life?
  • What are my priorities?
  • How do I start?

Be inspired and learn from the wise words of those who have experience:

 

“You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands - your own.”

 

― Mark Victor Hansen
Inspirational and motivational speaker, trainer and author

 

 

Life is divided into three terms - that which was, which is, and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present, to live better in the future.


William Wordsworth, Poet



“Do not let the memories of your past limit the potential of your future. There are no limits to what you can achieve on your journey through life, except in your mind.”


― Roy T. Bennett



“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.”


― Malcolm X



“We cannot predict the future. But we can create it. "I desire no future that will break the ties of the past.”


― George Eliot



Happy is the person who knows what to remember of the past, what to enjoy in the present, and what to plan for in the future.


Arnold H. Glasow



The ability to remember the past helps us plan the future.


Margaret Atwood

 

 

Are you working and also considering study?

 

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.

 

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. Click here to read more about Education Expenses You Can Claim.

 

Study a nationally accredited and professional online course and get 20% off*. Subscribe to our Newsletter to receive an eVoucher that can be used on top of our monthly promotion.

 

Whether you are looking to upskill or reskill to improve your career prospects or are looking for an exciting new career opportunity, you will find a course to meet your needs in our extensive online course catalogue.

 

*Terms & Conditions Apply.


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Your resume is one of the most important parts of a job application. Whether you are looking for your first job or planning to make a career change, you need to learn how to write a resume that will help you get noticed and boost your chances of landing interviews.

Emphasize your strengths on your resume, in your cover letters, and in your interviews. It may sound obvious, but you'd be surprised how many people simply list everything they've ever done. Convey your passion and link your strengths to measurable results. Employers and interviewers love concrete data."


Marcus Buckingham

Author, Motivational Speaker, and Business Consultant

 

Here are some easy-to-follow steps on how to get the resume format and layout right and what content to include:

  •  Start by choosing a resume type:

    • Chronological format - this is the simplest type that’s why it’s the most widely used resume format. Your professional work experience comes first before your skills and educational background.


    • Functional format - this is also known as a skills-based resume format. You get to showcase your skills that you believe are most relevant to the role that you are applying for.


    • Combination format - this format features both skills and qualifications then professional work experience comes next.


    • Targeted format - you also get the option to highlight the role that you are interested in and the reason(s) why you are a good fit.



  •  A good resume layout should have


    • Maximum of 3 pages


    • Section headings that divide each part of the resume


    • Plenty of white space so that it would be easy to read and the hiring manager or employer can have some space to write on.


    • The right font and size



  • Proofread your resume! Read it a few times before sending your application. This can save you from potentially embarrassing mistakes in the future.


Click here for some tips to help you out before, during and after a job interview.

 

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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.

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 Accounting & Bookkeeping course is pay-in-full $2320.00

  • After 20% off promotion, this is reduced to $1856.00

  • If you are taxed at an average rate of 32.5% your course is further reduced to $1252.80

That’s a total saving of $1067.20

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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As cliché as it might sound, but life is certainly a series of ups and downs. There are days that are smooth sailing but sometimes we also have to deal with several demanding challenges that have different levels of difficulty. This, my friend, is where improvisation and innovation come in…

It comes down to the difference between what you were planning to do and what life throws at you and you have to end up doing. The one who knows how to improvise is the one who comes out ahead.


Jason Isbell

 

The difficult situation lets us use our creativity and imagination and allows us to develop agile skills to adapt and thrive in rapidly changing and stressful environments. In order to improvise effectively, flexibility is needed to change things up on the fly. It’s not always easy and how we embrace and respond to setbacks are entirely up to us. Getting it right is just another part of the process, and unfortunately, it’s not always the end result. What do we do when we don’t succeed?

More of me comes out when I improvise."


Edward Hopper


To try and bounce back after a failure and to continue to strive to make things better, is a natural human instinct; however, the hardest part is when we know we’ve done everything we could and yet things are still not working out the way we want them to. When this happens, perhaps it’s much better to accept defeat and take a step back and see the bigger picture. Doing this gives us a chance to clear our mind and lets us develop new strategies and approaches that are more effective than the previous steps we took. This is exactly when innovation takes place.

Innovation has many dimensions, and it never stops. Its pace is also incredibly fast. When one innovation occurs, it can immediately be replaced by something else that’s a million times better than the last one. If your goal is to achieve long-term success, then you have to learn how to use innovation as a tool for development and growth.

Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations."


Steve Jobs


 

Boost Your Career Today!

Study a nationally accredited and professional online course and get 20% off*. Subscribe to our Newsletter to receive an eVoucher that can be used on top of our monthly promotion.

Whether you are looking to upskill or reskill to improve your career prospects or are looking for an exciting new career opportunity, you will find a course to meet your needs in our extensive online course catalogue.

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