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...

5 crucial skills that are common to both parenting AND childcare

Parenting’s tough – and in a way, it’s something that’s almost impossible to prepare for! Unlike many other things in your life (or your career), there’s no class named “how to be a good parent”, no guidebook to tell you what to do and oh-so-many conflicting ideas about what’s “wrong” and “right”. Luckily, we’re here to help. We know what...

How COVID has changed hygiene training in hospitality courses

Proper hygiene has been drilled into us since we were kids. Wash your hands! Cover your mouth when you sneeze! Brush your teeth! What you might not know is that these aren’t just important in your day-to-day life, but in the hospitality industry as well! Hospitality courses like our commercial cookery courses in Melbourne aren’t all about learning how to...

What government-funded courses are available in your state?

Over the last couple of months, we’ve dedicated a lot of blog space towards explaining your options for remote learning, as well as what options you have when it comes to government funded TAFE/vocational courses. While we’ve been focusing primarily on Victoria, each state and territory has its own system of subsidies and government funding to allow you to complete...