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TRADES AT ACADEMIQUE AND YOUR 400 HOURS OF VOCATIONAL PLACEMENT ‘work experience’

Academique offers three different trade courses for international students: CPC30611 Certificate III in Painting & Decorating, CPC31011 Certificate III in Solid Plastering and CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry Each course has a registered work component of 400 hours. In addition, Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) requires you to submit evidence of your work experience as part […]

Tiny Houses: Learning with a real-life project.

At Academique’s we believe learning is best when you do real things. That’s why all our (CPC30211) Certificate III Carpentry students will be building an exciting real-life project with a genuine purpose: ‘Tiny Houses’. The project has been in the development stage for a few months now but the careful preparations are starting to turn […]

Travelling on a Student Visa

https://7plus.com.au/border-security-australias-front-line?episode-id=BORD13-003 This is a fascinating episode, and shows why we are proactive in helping students to comply with their visa conditions and understand what they are doing. The student visa holder seems to have been in Thailand for a month without approved leave: She doesn’t have any documentation with her. She can’t say, “I have […]

Academique has moved into a new campus at 51 Nerang Street, Southport.

It’s an exciting, unique building: right beside the Southport tram and Chinatown, on the corner of Nerang and Davenport. It’s full of light and the sounds of the CBD. Every classroom is bigger, and there are many places for students to relax between classes. The new Remedial Massage Clinic has larger, more private rooms than […]

Defer vs Cancel

This week we had a very interesting student visa experience. A student broke his arm. After being treated at a local Hospital. They said to get pins inserted and not use the arm for 90 days, and get appropriate physiotherapy. He decided to go home because that will be much cheaper, and his agent asked […]

51 Nerang Street, Southport

We’ve rescued a fantastic historical building in the heart of the Gold Coast CBD. We are right beside the main Southport Tram Station and the Student Hub. The Ground floor will have our Remedial Massage Clinic and a simulated restaurant for our Diploma of Hospitality Management students. There will be a large open are for […]

ELICOS Genius!

All ELICOS programs use a highly developed curriculum to help students make progress as quickly as possible. But they all suffer from the same problem: Different students have varying strengths and weaknesses. This is particularly true when some students in a class speak European languages and others are from an Asian background. The features of […]

Renovation Entrepreneur

We organised a great seminar with our interior design consultant Katrina from Eyecandy for Certificate III Painting and Decorating students. This course offers great opportunities for graduates to become “Renovation Entrepreneurs”. The course includes some basic business units and some decorative finishes. Our interior designer shows our students how to add that little touch of […]