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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



10 great things to do on a rainy weekendFriday, 24 Mar 2017

For those students who arrived in the last few weeks in Sydney, we promise the weather is not always like this! Australia mostly has mild sunny weather but most of us feel a bit glum when the wet weather seems endless. However, there is still plenty of fun to be had! Try to see it as a way of exploring the hidden gems of a city. Don't stay hidden behind your screens - go and discover some of the fun and cosy indoor nooks that you may not normally find.


APC celebrates Harmony Day 2017Tuesday, 21 Mar 2017

Harmony Day took place on Tuesday 21 March. It is a fun annual event celebrated by many schools and workplaces around Australia. It is a day to recognise our cultural diversity and APC students, teachers and staff celebrated with lunches, afternoon teas and other class events. Judging by the photos, everyone had a great time sharing food, recipes and stories from our cultural backgrounds.Check out some of the photos below and you can see more in our Facebook albums and on our Instagram feed @australianpacificcollegeThanks for taking part in the celebrations! Stay tuned to find out the winner of our Harmony Day photo competition. All of our class photos are now in the draw to win a pizza party for their class!


Happy St Patrick's Day 2017!Thursday, 16 Mar 2017

St Patrick's Day is an annual Irish feast day which is celebrated in Australia (and in many other countries around the world) on 17th March.


7 skills Australian employers look for in job candidatesTuesday, 14 Mar 2017

Many students come to Australia with a lot of experience and expertise but from necessity start off with unskilled jobs. As an international student you don't have to settle for a job you are not happy with for the duration of your stay. Although the competition is tough, there are plenty of students who get positions in much sought after companies, especially if you are prepared to start off in an entry level position. 


3 Steps to Capitalise on OpportunityFriday, 10 Mar 2017

Julio Roth. Photo courtesy of Mario Cortes (LinkedIn)


A tribute to APC's high achieving women on International Women's Day 2017Wednesday, 8 Mar 2017

International Women's Day 2017 takes place on Wednesday 8 March and is a global celebration as well as an awareness campaign for social, cultural and political achievements of women. It also serves as a call to action for accelerating gender equality around the world and in the workplace.


The Welcome Dinner Project: A great way to meet AustraliansFriday, 3 Mar 2017

One of the biggest complaints as an international student is how difficult it is to meet local people. Understandably, many feel that their experience in Australia is not complete without meeting and socialising with Australians but often have their established routines with work and study and their networks of friends at school and therefore very little opportunity of meeting locals.