Learning about the environment

  • Important Questions to Ask If You're Considering Hosting a Foreign Exchange Student

    16 October 2017

    Hosting a foreign exchange student in your home through an organisation like the Global Booking Service can be a very enriching experience for your entire family; you can learn about a foreign culture from someone who knows it up-close and personal and even learn some foreign words and phrases. The student can also learn about your country from your family. If you're thinking of this type of arrangement for your home, note a few factors to consider and questions to ask so you know if it's the right choice for you.

  • Maximise Your Chances of Getting Hired as a Maths Teacher With These Tips for Teaching Gifted Mathematicians

    3 January 2017

    There are an estimated 300,000 students in Australian schools who are classed as gifted. If you haven't come across at least one already, you're likely to over the course of your career.  If you're currently looking for your first maths teaching job or you'd like to leave your current school and get a fresh start as a new one, you may find that many schools with vacancies are looking for a maths teacher with the ability to teach gifted and talented students.

  • Does Your Child Suffer from Auditory Processing Disorder? What You Need to Know

    19 December 2016

    At what stage should you worry about the development of your child? If you are like any parent, you tend to worry to a certain extent about everything. However, deep inside you may know that something is wrong, but you're not sure what it is. Somebody may have told you about auditory processing disorder, and you need to find out some more about this. What is it, and what should you be looking for in a young child?

  • Workplace Safety Training: Critical Courses on Confined Spaces

    14 December 2016

    There are numerous workplaces which are considered confined spaces, particularly in the construction and industrial sectors. A confined space generally refers to a small area in buildings and even equipment which is critical for the function or performance of the pertinent structure. This type of 'room' is not designed for occupancy by human beings, but it is large enough to allow workers to get inside and perform various tasks. The most common examples of these important workplaces include silos, ducts, manholes, equipment housing and vaults.

  • What to do when starting a new job in construction

    19 April 2016

    Starting a new job is always stressful, regardless of what line of work you're starting in. Construction work is even more stressful in that sense, as it's one of the types of jobs where you quite easily can be put in danger when you're working. In order to stay safe on your workplace directly from the start, and to make sure you do the best job possible, there are a few things you should think about as you're starting your new construction job.

  • Staying After Graduation: How To Extend Your Australian Student Visa

    27 February 2015

    The international student community is large and made of many nationalities. Australia also has a thriving economy when compared to much of the world, with employment prospects to match. It's hardly surprising that many students want to stay on in Australia after their studies, whether it's for postgraduate studies or to seek employment and build a life down under. If you or someone you know is a foreign national studying in Australia, what are the options for staying after graduation?