4 things to consider in choosing a qualifications trail

Some things don’t just happen overnight.  If you want to live a healthy lifestyle, you need to eat right and exercise consistently. If you want to have peace of mind when it comes to your finances, then you must carefully budget, save and invest. And your career is no difference – if you want to achieve the career that you’ve...

Patisserie vs. commercial cookery courses in Melbourne

We Australians love our cafes and restaurants – nowhere is this more obvious than in Melbourne! Just one question: what do you need to study to start a career in the highly-competitive hospitality and food service sector? A commercial cookery course is one of the most common pathways – however, that isn’t the only option open to you. Our patisserie...

5 childhood development theories childcare workers should know

Childcare is a very hands-on profession – however, that’s not all there is to it. It’s also one that involves a lot of theoretical learning. That’s because you’re more than just a babysitter – childcare workers play a vital role in shaping young lives. Just ask any parent and they’ll all tell you that even the subtlest things in childhood...

Are you a ‘people-person’? 4 rewarding careers for extroverts

Do you consider yourself a people person? Are you a natural extrovert? Are you in the market for work that gives you an excuse to meet new people, foster meaningful relationships, and learn about others? You’re in luck – there are plenty of pathways available to you. And many of them can be obtained by studying in Melbourne with Academia!...

How does Academia’s online learning system work?

So you want to study in Melbourne – and in the current climate, that’s not exactly possible quite yet. Alternatively, your own personal circumstances simply makes it harder to study on-campus. Luckily, there’s always the online option. Completing a TAFE equivalent course online might be just what you need – however, it’s also something that a lot of people feel...

How our aged care courses prepare you for managing dementia

Aged care workers are more than just caretakers – they’re trained professionals, responsible for a wide variety of different responsibilities and duties (that often require specialist knowledge alongside immeasurable patience and compassion). One of the best examples is caring for and providing support to people living with dementia. Anyone who’s ever had relatives with dementia knows that caring for them...