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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 […]

Upcoming events for Health and Community Organisations

Mental Health – Professional Development For Community and Health Organisations   Introducing the first three, of a brand new series of Micro Credentials – short course presentations – dealing with a number of important topics, so crucial to the mental wellbeing and overall health of our community. Presented by TrainSmart Australia’s TSA College of Health […]

What is your learning style?

To help you with your online study, it’s a good idea to identify your individual learning style. You might not even be aware you have a specific learning style, but by identifying and understanding what that learning style is, it will help to make sure you’re getting the most out of your online courses. The […]

Balancing work with study

Balancing work with study can seem like an impossible juggling act at times. But it can be a lot easier than you may think. Here are some essential tips for balancing work and study: Plan and prioritise To be able to balance your work and studies, it’s absolutely essential to take the time to plan […]

Correspondence courses still exist

Whether you call them correspondence courses, distance learning courses, or online learning courses, they’re very much alive and kicking all around the world, including Australia, as more and more people look for greater flexibility and accessibility around their studies. Correspondence courses (before and now) Although many think distance learning courses are a recent phenomenon, they’ve […]

How to get motivated to study online

One of the greatest pitfalls people find themselves in when studying online is a lack of motivation. A lack of motivation can have a serious impact on your studies, leading you to fall way short of your academic potential, or even to fail your course completely. It can be especially easy to find yourself in […]

Student Resources – Mental Health

A 2008 study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders measured the prevalence of mental health problems among college students. More than 50 percent of students had a mental health problem at the start of the survey or during a follow up interview two years later. DrugRehab.com is not only a great web resource that […]

7 benefits of distance learning programmes

There’s often debate around whether distance learning programmes are “better” or “worse” than on-campus programmes. But the reality is, there’s no right or wrong answer. How you choose to study depends on your personal circumstances – if you’re a full-time student living at home, if you’re in full-time employment, if you have personal commitments, or […]

Perth Hair and Makeup Artist Awards

Being entrusted with the task of being a judge at the PHMUAA 2018 was not one I took lightly. I have been a makeup artist for 12 years and a makeup trainer for over 5 years in the industry. Teaching Diploma of Screen and Media and seeing my students go on the do great things […]

What careers are in demand in WA?

According to 2016 census data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, community and personal service workers accounted for the fastest-growing careers in Australia, seeing the largest job growth of 19% compared to the previous census in 2011. In WA, community and personal service workers also accounted for the highest increase in jobs according to the […]

From Mamma Mia, to Grecian Goddesses – a magical transformation!

TSA College of Creative Arts have been so lucky with the work experience the students have been asked to be a part of. This work experience opportunity was definitely a first for the students. Through the connections I have in the theatre world, namely a close friend of mine Lisa Sontag who is a cast […]

How to fund a college education

Undoubtedly one of the biggest things we take into account when looking for a college course is the cost. Even though education is one of the most important contributors to our personal and career development, it can be a luxury if you’re short on funds. And in today’s competitive job market, it’s even more imperative […]

6 benefits of working in Aged Care

As more and more people in today’s society are reliant on support for their aged loved ones because of their hectic schedules, the need for aged care workers is steadily on the rise. Here are 6 benefits of working in Aged Care:   1. Choose Strong employment opportunities The Australian Government predicts “very strong” future […]

TrainSmart Australia Mental Health Industry – Seminar Workshop 26 June 2018

A very successful Mental Health Seminar Workshop took place just recently at ‘The Platform’ in the heart of Perth’s CBD on Adelaide Terrace – for students and staff of TrainSmart Australia – on 26 June 2018.  It was a Seminar Workshop organised for our students and staff to hear from and meet with prominent guest […]

Mental Health – Some Helpful Links

People who don’t face mental wellness issues have a lot of trouble talking about this topic. It is even harder for those who do – and it can be difficult to find information that can lead them towards whatever help and support they need. Below are a few valuable supporting links to several mental health […]

What is information technology networking?

Networking is a specific branch of information technology (IT), and is one of the fastest-growing areas of IT. It involves the processes of building, using and maintaining computer networks – including hardware, software and protocols – so that multiple computing devices can share data (sources: Technopedia; Lifewire). Networking can include home or business computer networks, […]

Why upskilling is important

There’s no doubt that in today’s competitive job market and corporate environment of cutbacks and redundancies, everyone in the workforce – from high school graduates to MDs – needs to upskill constantly to keep up with technological, economic and social changes. Consultancy firm McKinsey predicts about 60% of jobs could see at least a third […]

Batman and Robin Hood come together on stage, thanks to our students

Following on from their participation with the world-renowned ‘We Will Rock You’ show at his Majesty’s Theatre, our TSA College of Creative Arts students were again given more invaluable professional experience. This time, it was with the UWA Pantomime Society in their latest panto production of ‘Batman & Robin Hood’… After witnessing the murder of […]

Your interest in beauty could be more than just a hobby

Sure, it’s fun to share beauty tips with your friends and to help to transform their daytime look into a show-stopping look that’s fit for a night out on the town. But what if you could harness your creativity and interest in beauty to make it more than just a hobby for you, but an […]

How to choose the right make-up and beauty therapy courses in Perth

Finding the right beauty therapy and make-up courses in Perth can seem like a daunting task. There are a lot of training providers out there claiming to be the best – so how do you know which providers actually do offer the best beauty therapy and make-up courses in Perth? Beauty therapy courses in Perth […]

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