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Get one year off your university study!

As a Trainsmart Australia student you can now fast-track your learning, thanks to an advanced standing agreement with Edith Cowan University (ECU).  You can shave off up to a year of your bachelor’s degree if you complete a diploma qualification first!  Check this page for more information about the study paths. Edith Cowan University has […]

Apply Now for our last intake of 2018!

Do you have your own personal lived experience of mental illness? Are you passionate about helping people suffering from mental health issues? With our  CHC43515 Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work, you could be on your way to a rewarding career as a recovery worker, carer support worker, peer support worker, community support worker, youth […]

Jesus Christ Superstar: My Journey and the students of TSA College of Creative Arts

Jesus Christ Superstar is a rock masterpiece written and produced by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. It’s a global sensation that exploded into theatres in 1971, and thereafter changed the face of musical theatre forever. The day had come after months of rehearsals for the cast and crew to gather at The Quarry Amphitheatre […]

Community services courses online

Demand for community and health service workers in Australia is consistently on the rise. The Australian Government predicts “very strong” job growth for Welfare Support Workers – including Community Services Workers – over the next 5 years. This reflects the ever-increasing demand for people in our society who can effectively provide a range of support […]

Pursue a successful and rewarding career as a beauty therapist

Getting the know-how and expertise you need to become a qualified and successful beauty therapist can mean you can transform your hobby into a rewarding career. It all starts with getting the right qualification. Working as a beauty therapist in Australia is an excellent career option, with the Australian Government predicting “very strong” job growth […]

What does a youth worker do?

Youth workers play an important role in helping to support, nurture and shape the future of youth within our communities. Jobs and Skills WA define a youth worker as someone who “helps young people develop the skills to make positive changes in their lives.” They do this by providing a range of services to youth […]

TrainSmart Australia’s mental health presentations help to raise awareness of mental health issues

In October, TrainSmart Australia hosted a series of mental health presentations in Perth’s CBD to educate the public on a range of mental health issues and help raise awareness of their impacts and how they can be successfully managed. The presentations, which included Responding to Suicide Risk; Identity and Self-esteem – Positive Psychology Tools; and […]

Working with people with alcohol and other drugs problems

Alcohol and other drugs are major causes of preventable diseases and illnesses in Australia. According to a recent report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), there is a strong link between problematic alcohol and other drug use and experiences of homelessness in Australia. Young people are especially vulnerable when it comes to […]

Study now, pay later with VET Student Loans-approved courses

When it comes to getting qualified for your dream job, costs can be an obstacle between you and your career aspirations – especially when you need to pay course fees upfront while juggling living expenses. VET Student Loans give you the opportunity to apply for a government loan to help fund your studies, meaning you […]

How to get into university with a diploma

Getting into university isn’t always easy. Places at well-renowned and respected universities are usually highly sought-after, and competition is high to secure a place. If you’re fresh out of high school and haven’t obtained the necessary grades, or without relevant work experience in your chosen field, it can be especially difficult to meet the entry […]

3 tips for how to get motivated to study online

It can be easy to get yourself caught in a rut when you’re juggling things like work, family and a social life with online studies. Here’s 5 tips for how to get motivated to study online:   Plan and prioritise One of the greatest pitfalls when it comes to motivation for online students is that […]

Top 5 tips for building a mentally healthy workplace

Workplace stress is a reality around the world. In a recent study, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) found that work-related stress around the world costs global society billions in direct and indirect costs annually (source: WFMH). And the ramifications go far deeper than the financial costs – the human costs of workplace stress can equate […]

Conscious parents and teachers

Profound and long-lasting impact of actions and words on children A plethora of research shows most adult behaviour problems are linked to childhood experiences. Recently I was at a seminar where the speaker a psychologist narrated a story about how a simple remark like “you are getting too big for your boots” from a teacher […]

3 steps to providing mental health first-aid

The World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) suggests at least 1 in 4 adults will experience mental health difficulties at one time or another, but many will receive “little or no help” when in an emergency. In contrast, the majority of those with physical health difficulties will be offered physical health first-aid by the public […]

TSA student support team, we are here for you!

If you have been thinking about studying online with Trainsmart Australia but still have a few questions or concerns, our dedicated full time Career and Student Support team are here to give you all the guidance you need to become a better version of yourself. The feedback we constantly hear from our students is that our […]

Bring your creative make-up skills to life on the stage and screen

Ever wondered what it’s like to be behind the scenes of a successful production and create characters that excite, intrigue, and even terrify? Play your part in the glamorous and exciting world of film, theatre, media and television as a creative make-up artist and you’ll not only find out, but you’ll also be able to […]

Are mental health patients the “poor cousins” of physical health patients?

It’s relatively straightforward for most doctors in Australia to treat someone with a physical health issue. A doctor will discuss symptoms, do a thorough check-up, make a diagnosis, and prescribe appropriate medication if necessary. But it seems many doctors struggle to effectively and respectfully treat those with mental health issues, as a recent memoir has […]

How to break the stigma around mental illness in the workplace

More than 70% of people with mental illness actively hide their mental illness from others, with many of those doing so out of fear of discrimination when looking for or keeping a job, according to a recent report by the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH). Although mental illness is experienced to some degree by […]

How to fit 15 hours of study into a week?

Fitting in your studies alongside your work and other commitments is far from being mission impossible – it’s as simple as taking some time out to plan your schedule. So, how do you fit 15 hours of study into a week? Follow these steps and you’ll find out how easy it can be, and get […]

What is World Mental Health Day?

What is World Mental Health Day? World Mental Health Day is an initiative introduced by the World Federation for Mental Health and first observed on 10 October 1992. It’s now observed around the world every year on 10 October. The World Health Organization (WHO) describes World Mental Health Day as providing “an opportunity for all […]

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