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How to save money and save the environment at the same timeFriday, 21 Jul 2017

You may have heard in the news recently that Australia's major supermarkets have banned the single use plastic bag. They will be phased out over the next twelve months and although it's a while away yet, it's great to get into the habit anyway of bringing your own reusable shopping bags for the environment's sake.

Attitude or Aptitude?Tuesday, 11 Jul 2017

There is a new barista where I get my coffee every morning.  He makes a good coffee and is competent at this craft. However, he doesn’t look up or smile or acknowledge my existence nor the customers before or after me. The old barista not only made a good coffee, but knew my name and already had my coffee ready by the time I got to the cashier. This gave us time to have our usual morning banter and now I am left feeling that there is something “missing”; a hollowness from my narcissistic craving for attention.  In the last few weeks I’ve noticed that the “regulars” have been replaced with a smaller number of new faces.

Meet Vivian, APC Certificate III in Travel student Thursday, 8 Jun 2017

In today's post we feature Vivian who shares with us her thoughts on studying in Melbourne and why she chose her current course. Vivian is obviously a very outgoing, energetic person who wants to embrace all the opportunities she can and also values lifelong learning. Her passion for travel, as well as for acquiring knowledge, has led her to chose Certificate III in Travel at APC. Read on to find out what she thinks of it.

How to feel happier, healthier and more positiveTuesday, 6 Jun 2017

It's just a few days into winter and although Australia has quite a mild climate, we still tend to spend much more time indoors, less time socialising and more time getting sick. So it's a good time to reflect on ways to manage our health, stress levels and happiness.

Conversation tips that will make small talk funFriday, 19 May 2017

Starting a conversation, mingling or making small talk in your own language can be difficult enough but it's probably one of the hardest things to do when it's in a language that's not your native tongue. Some people seem to be naturally good at it but it's something that, with a bit of practice, you can become good at it.

Top Tips for Newly Arrived StudentsFriday, 12 May 2017

Arriving in a new city is never easy and it takes a while to get on your feet. Generally t

5 Recommended Places to Explore in VictoriaTuesday, 9 May 2017

As we posted recently on our blog some places to discover in NSW, today we are featuring places to explore in Victoria. This south-eastern state has many spectacular places to visit which are a popular choice for Australians all around the country as well as international visitors. It has thousands of kilometres of beautiful coastline to discover and the inland rainforest regions and national parks are breathtaking. Here are 5 amazing places you should visit in Victoria.

8 Recommended Places to Explore in NSW Friday, 5 May 2017

If you are studying in Sydney you may be planning to travel to other states in Australia or perhaps you've already travelled and seen some of our big brown land. But did you know that there are also many places to explore within NSW (apart from the Blue Mountains)? We have compiled a list of places to visit that you may not have heard of or considered visiting. They are well worth it and just as beautiful as some of the popular tourist destinations in other states.

The great outdoors in Sydney, Brisbane and MelbourneTuesday, 18 Apr 2017

After such a hot summer and a wet start to autumn, many of us are craving a bit of mild sunny weather. With the current weather forecast, it looks like Sydney and Brisbane are going to get some sun (sorry Melbourne). So for days when the sun does look like it's going to shine, we've put together a list of great nature walks in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.

7 things stopping you from making changes in your lifeWednesday, 12 Apr 2017

Making changes in your life is not easy and the bigger the change, the harder it is. Whether it is leaving a job, starting a new course or business, the decision-making process is never easy even if you know you want to make the change.

8 reasons to join LinkedIn if you haven't yetFriday, 7 Apr 2017

If you haven't yet joined LinkedIn or haven't even considered it, then perhaps you should find out the benefits. We've listed here 8 reasons to consider signing up for it.

APC's newest course starts soon: Diploma of Social Media MarketingWednesday, 5 Apr 2017

We are pleased to announce the launch of APC's newest course, the Diploma of Social Media Marketing, the only government recognised training in social media marketing.

Top Tips for Newly Arrived StudentsFriday, 31 Mar 2017

Arriving in a new city is never easy and it takes a while to get on your feet. Generally, t