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Important Update: Student Visa Fund Changes for 2018

Posted in News by Fabio Mejia.

The Department of Home Affairs has made some changes to the student visa fund which would be in effect from February 2018.

As per the rules and regulations, students are supposed to show funds to support their study, travel, stay in Australia and other miscellaneous expenses throughout their duration of studies

Student visa financial capacity requirements

You need to have enough money that is genuinely available to you to pay for your course fees, travel and living costs for you and your accompanying family members while you are in Australia.

You may need to provide specified documentary evidence of your financial capacity with your visa application. You can find out if you are likely to need to provide this evidence by using the Document Checklist Tool.

Documentary evidence of financial capacity

Documentary evidence of financial capacity

Where you need to provide evidence of financial capacity, you will be able to demonstrate this by providing one of the following:

  • 12 months’ of funds option
    • Provide evidence of funds to cover travel to Australia and 12 months’ living, course and (for school aged dependants) schooling costs for the student and accompanying family members
    • If you are coming to Australia for a short course, you will only need to show evidence of funds for the intended period of stay.
  • Annual income option
    • Provide evidence that you meet the annual income requirement.
  • Secondary exchange students
    • Provide an Acceptance Advice of Secondary Exchange Students (AASES) form (secondary exchange students only).
  • Foreign Affairs or Defence students
    • Provide a letter of support from Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade or Department of Defence.

If you are using the 12 months’ fund option to demonstrate financial capacity, an accurate calculation of funds is required. Below is an outline of the funds to calculate. The type of evidence includes money deposit or loan with an approved financial institution, government loan, scholarship or sponsorship.

The annual income option requires students to provide evidence of personal annual income of at least AUD60,000. For students accompanied by family members the amount is AUD70,000. The income demonstrated must be the personal income of your spouse (who is not travelling with you) or parents. In circumstances where both of your parents are working, their combined income can be considered for this requirement. In all cases, the evidence of annual income must be provided in the form of official government documentation, such as a tax assessment.

Where our online application system indicates that documentary evidence of financial capacity is required, it is important that you attach these documents to your visa application prior to lodgement. Failure to do so may result in visa refusal.

Genuine access to funds

You and your accompanying family members must demonstrate that you will have access to the funds while you are in Australia.

Some examples of how to evidence genuine access include:

  • When another person or business is providing funds, show evidence of the relationship and any history of financial support provided to the student or any other students. It is also good practice to provide identity documents for the person providing the funds or evidence that the business is currently operating.
  • If relying on a money deposit, any recent large deposits must be explained. You may also consider explaining ongoing deposits – like wages.
  • If you have an education loan to cover tuition fees or living expenses (such as accommodation) disbursement should occur according to the agreement between the bank, provider and yourself. Evidence of any disbursement which occurs before the visa application has been finalised, should be provided. Evidence of the terms of the loan and the full amount of the loan that will be disbursed should be attached.
    • Providers should be aware of the conditions placed on the education loan. Some loans offer deferred repayment against future earnings of the student and are conditional on the student studying only the stipulated course as that provider.
  • If you are relying on another type of loan, you may consider showing evidence of collateral used to get the loan, the terms of the agreement and capacity to cover ongoing costs. The best evidence of genuine access for a loan is full disbursement.

12 month’s of funds option – calculation of funds

Living cost amounts

From 1 July 2016, the 12 month living cost is:

  • student or guardian – AUD19,830
  • partner or spouse – AUD6,940
  • child – AUD2,970.

From 1 February 2018, the 12 month living cost is:

  • student/guardian AUD20,290
  • partner/spouse AUD7,100
  • child AUD3,040.

Course fees

Calculate the first 12 months of your course fees or include the total cost of your course if it is for a duration of 12 months or less. Deduct any prepaid costs and provide evidence of these payments (this should be on your Confirmation of Enrolment or provide receipts).

If you are in Australia and your course has already commenced, calculate the course fee payable for the 12 month period commencing from the date on which you lodge your application.

Example 1: if your course fee is AUD50,000 for three years, determine the fee for one year (12 months) by dividing the total amount by the number of years. The amount will be AUD16,666. Deduct any pre-paid amounts.

Example 2: If your course fee is AUD15,000 for ten months, and you have already paid AUD5,000, deduct this prepaid amount from the total amount. The amount will be AUD10,000.

Example 3: if your course fee is AUD20,000 for 18 months, determine the fee for one year (12 months) by dividing the total amount by the number of months, then times by 12 (20,000 / 18 x 12). The amount will be AUD13,333. Deduct any pre-paid amounts.

Schooling costs

Where school aged children are included in your student visa application, schooling costs of AUD 8,000 per year for each child will need to be added to the amount of funds that is required. This amount is the minimum required for a visa application only and you are responsible for researching schooling costs, which may vary widely between states, territories and schools in Australia.

You do not have to provide evidence of schooling costs if you are:

    • a PhD student and can show you have enrolled your child in an Australian government school where the fees have been waived
    • received an Australian Commonwealth Government scholarship, including Foreign Affairs and Defence sponsored students, and you can show you have enrolled your child in a government school where the fees have been waived.

Travel costs

If applying outside Australia, include AUD2,000 (except if applying from East or Southern Africa, include AUD2,500; West Africa include AUD3,000).

If applying in Australia, include AUD1,000 (except if returning to Africa, include AUD1,500).

Family members of students

Family members of existing student visa holders will need to apply for a subclass 500 visa if they do not currently hold a student visa and wish to join you in Australia.

Generally, the same level of evidentiary requirements of financial capacity applied to primary applicants (students) would apply to your family members, including subsequent dependants.

In all circumstances, our officers have discretion to ask for further evidence of funds, if required.

Reference:  https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/stud/more/student-visa-living-costs-and-evidence-of-funds

ACBI and it’s Italian Team

Posted in News by Fabio Mejia.

Mi chiamo Giulia, vivo a Sydney dal 2015 e negli ultimi 15 anni sono stata studente internazionale in Francia , Germania e Australia. Attualmente lavoro in ACBI come Regional Recruitment Manager per l’Europa e il Sud America.


ACBI offre corsi professionali in IT, Marketing, Management e Business.

L’Australia  vanta un sistema d’insegnamento molto diverso da quello italiano e oltretutto detiene  la medaglia d’argento nell’indice di sviluppo umano elaborato dal programma di sviluppo delle Nazioni Unite. Questo studio prende in considerazione fattori quali il reddito, l’aspettativa di vita e la qualità dell’istruzione in Australia posizionando il paese al secondo posto, superato solo dalla Norvegia.

Infine, l’Organizzazione per la Cooperazione Economica e lo Sviluppo (OCSE) ha scelto l’Australia per 3 anni di fila come la nazione più felice tra i 34 paesi che compongono l’organizzazione. Questo risultato tiene conto di aspetti quali la facilità di trovare un impiego in Australia, la qualità dell’istruzione australiana e dei servizi sanitari nonché l’equilibrio tra lavoro e vita familiare.

Se avete bisogno di informazioni fatemi sapere 😉



What is Enterprise Resource Planning?

Posted in News by Kimberly ACBI.

ACBI’s Diploma of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) can transform your abilities into an asset. Learn how to pioneer a company, discover ways to maximise your revenue, and fulfil customer needs using ERP systems and processes.

Studying ERP comprehensively encompasses the strategies and operations needed to run a business. These include accounting, procurement, manufacturing, and human resources. ERP comes to play as it ties all of these features into one system. It covers the complete process from receiving a customer order, to delivering it through purchasing materials, scheduling and executing production and finally, to delivering the final product to customers.

The ERP system ultimately becomes the pillar on which the company is based on, and is often linked to an ERP software. The most famous one is SAP, and have partnered with the Australian College of Business Intelligence to develop this Diploma. The ERP software system teaches how each department interacts and cohesively works together in order to develop the best results for the business. For more information on Enterprise Resource Planning, read here.

Meet our Students!

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Over the years, the Australian College of Business Intelligence has welcomed a diverse range of personalities and talent.

In congruency with our teaching promise, our courses allow each student to realise their own potential, and to channel their inner superstar. Our 2016 Student Showcase exemplified this, and exhibited the outstanding talent that we have here at ACBI. The eclectic fusion of portraiture, landscape, and computer-rendered art and photography simply blew us away. The showcase featured student works from our Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology, and our Diploma of Digital Media Technologies.

ACBI has also been stoked to welcome other individual talents into our fold. Jessica Grisolia, a singer and rising superstar, is one of many to shine a spotlight on. Check out her covers and YouTube Channel here. Ferdinando Manzo, another ACBI student, recently published a book ‘Night Road to Life’. Journey through Ferdinando’s captivating words here.

As our college continues to grow, we believe each student enriches the learning milieu at ACBI. We are constantly surprised, amazed and stunned by the talents here at ACBI, and we cannot wait to see what 2017 will unravel.

Why Study at ACBI?

Posted in News by Kimberly ACBI.


Get the ACBI Advantage:

At the Australian College of Business Intelligence, our vision is to engage and inspire a community of socially engaged leaders and innovators. With this mentality, we deliver a series of exceptional and thoroughly-planned courses to ensure individuals graduate with professional competence.

Our courses are tailored to meet the professional standards of the industry. ACBI’s trainers are highly experienced and passionate in helping each student reach their full potential.

ACBI’s flagship program, the Diploma of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), is designed by ERP qualified trainers and specialists. The course encompasses the business processes within an ERP system, such as Procurement, Warehouse Management, Production Planning and Human Resources. Additionally, ACBI is also an official SAP Partner and offers SAP certification via standalone courses or through the online SAP Learning Hub.

Benefits of studying at ACBI:

ACBI’s campus is located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, and is easily accessible from Central Station and Haymarket. Our classrooms are newly renovated, and fully equipped with computers. ACBI also offers additional facilities, such as student common areas, and free Wi-Fi access.

Our college also reflects a diverse nationality mix, with students coming from Europe, Asia, and the Americas. We also regularly host exciting social events, such as Australia Day breakfasts, Student Showcase Exhibitions, and afternoon teas for our current students.

Top 5 Reasons! Why You Should Subscribe to the Student Edition of SAP® Learning Hub

Posted in News by Fabio Mejia.

The market for people with SAP software knowledge and skills has never been hotter. And as a serious student, you already know that learning all you can about SAP solutions and technologies puts you on the paths to a great career.  By subscribing to the student edition of SAP learning., you gain access to the most current information from SAP and learn essential, market – leading technical skills – all at a budget-friendly cost.





Benefits of studying Human Resources Management

Posted in News by Fabio Mejia.

Human Resources Manager Salary

The Diploma of Human Resources Management RTO BSB50615 offers a broad suite of knowledge to increase your skills and your job opportunities. The average salary for a Human Resources (HR) Manager is AU$83,557 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Organizational Development and Recruitment.

Current developments in HRM in Australian organisations

Recent studies show results of research indicate that although human resources (HR) has strengthened its strategic positioning  HR professionals face several challenges including: the potential narrowing of their career base; the need for improved HRM metrics; and a broader commitment to attraction and retention initiatives. Results also reveal that expectations of a more strategic business focus for HR are developing in the context of an industrial relations climate that has increased HR’s responsibility for employee relations in the workplace. In the face of these complex expectations, Australian HR professionals report positive reactions to the changes that have occurred within the HR function; they remain optimistic about their future and their capacity to manage the shifting ground that HRM occupies.

Human Resources: Job Options

Posted in News by Fabio Mejia.


Recruiting and Placement Managers: Search for promising job candidates through advertisements, employment agencies, search firms, college campuses, and even from competing firms. Recruiters tend to be more involved with the search process, while interviewers talk to job applicants and administer and interpret tests. Some make the final hiring decisions. Others are involved with internal placement, transfers, promotions and firings. Jobs include: recruiter, college recruiter, interviewer, headhunter, test administrator, employment manager.

Development and Training Specialists: Analyze, plan, develop, coordinate, and conduct training and orientation for all levels in the organization. Trainers help educate employees in necessary job skills and for advancement. They also create training manuals, procedures, and training aids for the organization. Training programs can range from sales techniques to safety issues, and from computer skills to team building. Jobs include: counselor, career planner, recruiter, junior training specialist, senior training specialist, technical recruitment specialist, orientation specialist.

Compensation specialists: Develop and administer job evaluation systems; write job descriptions; manage wage and salary systems; design and administer incentives, stock options, and deferred compensation; and conduct executive programs. Jobs include: compensation analyst, salary administrator, executive compensation manager, compensation manager, EEO administrator.

Benefit specialists: Benefit specialists provide information and counseling to employees concerning fringe benefits offered. They also analyze benefit plan costs and effectiveness. Jobs include: benefits administrator, benefits planning analyst, group insurance manager, employee assistance program manager.

Health, Safety, and Security Specialists: Develop health and safety programs; conduct safety inspections; collect accident data and report safety records; prepare government reports; maintain contacts as needed with government security agencies like local police and the federal Department of Homeland Security. Jobs include: safety specialist, security specialist, industrial nurse, employee welfare managers.

Other HR Specialists: Work for private employment agencies, governmental agencies, executive search firms, outplacement firms, HR consulting firms. Jobs include: human resource information system specialist, employee assistance counselor, employee assistance program manager, employee communications director, equal employment opportunity representative, affirmative action coordinator, outplacement consultant.

Source: http://careers-in-business.com/hroptions.htm

ACBI welcomes the new Digital Media future leaders

Posted in News by Fabio Mejia.

Great leadership can be a difficult thing to pin down and understand. You know a great leader when you’re working for one, but even they can have a hard time articulating what it is that makes their leadership so effective.

The Australian College of Business Intelligence would like to welcome the future Digital Media professional who have joined our Digital Media Courses.

Here a message from ACBI’s General Manager

Congratulations on choosing the Australian College of Business Intelligence.
This is an exciting time as you start your future with ACBI and we’re delighted you’re joining us.

Arriving on campus, you’ll be welcomed into the community by staff. We’re proud of our exceptional program – anchored in real-world best
practices that showcase our consistently high-quality educational performances.

Stand out from your future competition with our Certificate and Diploma level courses. Digital Media and Technology activities will help you
develop exceptional professional skills through internships and engagement opportunities with the world around you.

Importantly, we’re the only Australian Institute to offer real-life, fully integrated experiences at international, national and local levels with our
SAP partner organisation, preparing you for the world beyond university.

With our interdisciplinary and flexible approach to study, we offer you superb opportunities to broaden your knowledge as well as the ability to
specialise in your area of interest.

I look forward to beginning the journey with you.
Yours sincerely
Laura Mao
General Manager ACBI

CRICOS PROVIDER CODE: 03426E                                      




Why should I study Digital Media Technologies?

Posted in News by Fabio Mejia.

The ability to use social media to regularly engage people, build an audience and express your personality is becoming an essential digital skill for everyone. It can help you find a job because it shows businesses and organizations a window into your personality, interests and how savvy you are with new social technologies.

If you’re interested in improving your social media skills or building a career in social media these online courses and certifications can help you learn the ropes. The demand for people with “social media marketing” skills has risen 47% in the past year and is projected to continue growing at a fast clip as more business move marketing spending from paid advertising into content marketing and social media engagement.

Where social media really becomes valuable in a business context is when you can use these social networks to raise brand awareness and also get new customers, leads and sales for a business. This is where inbound marketing comes in. Inbound marketing is about creating and sharing valuable content designed to appeal to customers and attract qualified prospects to a business.

Did you know? Over 80% of jobs are now found in the informal job marketing (meaning they are not advertised) so having a social media presence and regularly networking (online and offline) is more important than ever.

Internships in Australia

Posted in News by Fabio Mejia.

Internships are temporary work placements in workplaces and education institutions. Internships can be paid or unpaid depending on the industry and the length of placement, and are a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the area of your study.

Benefits of undertaking an internship can include:

  • Contributing to your education through course credits.
  • Experience working in Australia can help your chances of finding similar work back home.
  • Helping to improve your English.
  • Helping you develop a network of professional contacts, which could be useful for future references.
  • Learning new work skills and practices.

The Australian College of Business Intelligence offers private recruitment and internship placement  that help international students find internships.




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Being a digital marketer means understanding the nuances of the new web paradigms and how they interact. It’s about knowing about how each of the social and digital channels operate and interact with each other and the synergies that creates.

It raises questions. How different should my Facebook post be to my Twitter or Instagram tactics? What priority should I put on email marketing? How does my content marketing help build my search engine optimisation?

So, what are the skills a digital marketing professional needs to succeed?
1. Data analysis

The term “big data” is tossed around like confetti and vodka glasses at a Russian wedding.

But it’s not about big data, but about what you DO with the data. That is the work of the analyst. The analytical scientist is invading the art of marketing, with access to technology tools and platforms.

It makes many digital marketers’ eyes glaze over. It requires a new breed of team member, a‘numbers person’ (the data analyst). The digital disruption has happened so fast that they are a rare breed and hard to find. But that is what the new marketing paradigm requires.

The days of marketing being left to the “Marketing Madmen” of Wall Street are over. The creative marketer needs a new partner.

2. Paid social media advertising

What social media promised when it started to be used as a marketing tool, was free global earned reach. Then Facebook changed the game. The Facebook ‘likes’ gold rush was over. Now it’s time to pay the Piper who has collected your data and now wants to sell it back to you.

To put some perspective on how that looks, it is predicted that by 2016 there will be $25 billion spent on social advertising in 2016, with Facebook earning the majority of that pie.

But despite early cynicism, Facebook advertising done well can be very effective. So what are some of the topics and skills you will need to start to get a grip on?

– How to use Facebook’s analytics tool “Facebook Insights”
– Using “Power Editor” well
– What can be done with “Lookalike” audiences
– The granular targeting of “Custom audiences”
– What is oCPM bidding and how to do it well
– How to experiment and test creative images

And that is just the tip of the iceberg…

3. Email marketing

Email was simple in the past, however now it is about niche targeting and analysing bounce rates, open rates and conversions. Its power as a marketing tool is often underestimated.

Even the big end of town hasn’t been doing it well. A recent report released by the New York Times, revealed that despite it having over 6 million emails in their database they didn’t even have a proper email marketing platform. The email list had to be manually pulled from their other systems.

Social is great for brand awareness but your most loyal and committed prospects, customers, and advocates will want to keep in close touch via email. Many top performing marketing campaigns and sales results happen from nurturing your customers through email.

4. Search engine marketing

There are two parts to the equation here.

1. Optimising your content, website, and blog for organic earned search.
2. Paying for clicks using Google’s AdWords.

Building earned authority to rank high on search engines takes time and it is no quick fix. But don’t neglect doing this, as it ends up driving the majority of your traffic over time. It will take years of content creation and constant tactical activity.

5. Develop skills with technology tools and platforms

The marketer’s job in the past was often about managing the advertising agency. But now they need to understand technology. What do some of these technologies look like?

Free tools

There are a vast arrange of free tools. Some of these include:

– Hootsuite
– Tweetdeck
– Canva
– Buffer
– Facebook Insights
– Twitter analytics
– Google analytics

Many of these offer premium versions that add other features and functions.


These include digital marketing, email marketing, and specialist social media marketing platforms that allow you to scale your marketing efforts.

1. Digital marketing platforms

There are many now available.

One is Teradata’s Marketing Operations product, which includes Planning & Spend Manager,Workflow & Collaboration Manager, and Marketing Asset Manager,

2. Email marketing & marketing automation platforms

There are hundreds of platforms but here are a few.

– MailChimp
– Aweber
– iContact
– Salesforce Marketing Cloud

6. Social media marketing

Social media marketing involves many moving parts. It is complex and you need to understand the various social networks and social media marketing tools that allow you to leverage your efforts.

Questions need to be asked such as which ones are you going to focus on? Then there is the range of tactics to achieve the right goals. Then you need to design the creative and the content for those.

7. Content marketing

Content is the foundation for all marketing. You need images, blog posts, infographics, free eBooks, and the list goes on.

When done well, the benefits of content marketing include increased engagement, improved SEO, and leads and sales.

8. Mobile marketing

The mobile explosion and the rise of smart phones has caught many marketers unprepared. Many brands have a website that is not mobile ready and have no apps to make it easy for customers to engage with you while out and about. This marketing skill needs to be learnt — fast!

9. Viral marketing

Getting content to move fast is something that the likes of Buzzfeed, Upworthy and ViralNova have taken to a new level. It doesn’t mean that you should focus on it but getting the occasional video, blog post, or image to go viral is worth it just from a brand awareness perspective.

You should look at how those publishers do it and weave some of those tactics into your marketing campaigns.

10. Visual marketing

Most marketers know that you can get increased engagement and sharing if you use visuals. This is well understood on Facebook and a range of studies shows that up to 100% more engagement is driven by a visual post over text.

But this is not just a tactic that works on Facebook. With Twitter allowing visual in the stream the use of images is very effective. I did a little test on my Twitter stream and these were the results when I used visuals.

Impressions: The percentage increase in “impressions” of a tweet with an image over a tweet without is a substantial 197%.

Engagement: The increased percentage for “engagement” of a tweet with an image over a tweet without one is a staggering 581%

Engagement rate: Increased percentage for “engagement rate” of a tweet with image over a tweet without one is a significant 111%.

The visual marketing skill is worth mastering.

What other skills do you think a digital marketing professional should have? Please comment in the comments section below.


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Whether you’re looking to move straight into the workforce, or to take an initial step in your tertiary education, an Australian Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification can take you where you want to go.

Australia’s VET sector is based on a partnership between governments and industry.

Study with the experts…

Nothing is more exciting than learning from someone who shares the same passions as you do – and who’s already been there and done it at the highest level. In Australia, VET teaching staff are not just industry-aware, but have actual experience in their fields of expertise – maintaining the currency of their knowledge, and modifying their courses to reflect changing industry focus and needs. And that means you learn not only the theory, but also the reality of the subjects you’re studying.

…And learn on the job.

Many of our VET courses incorporate a period of on-site learning, which means you don’t just learn in a classroom, but get priceless industry experience in a genuine work environment. It’s real-world industry experience that ensures your qualifications fully prepare you for employment in your chosen industry.

Our quality assurance

In Australia, the quality of your education is guaranteed. In fact, the wellbeing of all international students, the quality of their educational experience, and the provision of up-to-date and accurate information is protected by law – under the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000. On top of this, a national VET Regulator –Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) – ensures the quality of our education to more than 1.2 million students – including some 230,000 international students involved in vocational education and training.

Why wouldn’t you want to experience the best Australia has to offer?

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Australia is known globally as being one of the world’s most diverse and welcoming countries, and it is something for which we take great pride. In fact, of Australia’s 23 million population, almost half (47%) of all Australians were either born overseas or have one parent born overseas. We also know a thing or two about languages, with more than 260 languages spoken in Australian homes: in addition to English, the most common are Mandarin, Italian, Arabic, Cantonese and Greek.

Australia’s diversity and friendly attitude is matched by its economic stability. To date, Australia has experienced more than 20 years of continued economic growth, weathering the 2008 global financial crisis better than most advanced economies. And we are as competitive on the global economic stage as we are in the world’s sporting arenas! Not surprising, with more than 120 certified sports organisations around the country, covering popular activities such as AFL, cricket, football (soccer), rugby league, golf, tennis, netball and hockey to name just a few.

You may not know but Australia is the biggest island in the world, the sixth-biggest country in the world in land area, and the only nation to govern an entire continent. Within our expansive country, there are more than 500 national parks and more than 2,700 conservation areas, ranging from wildlife sanctuaries to Aboriginal reserves. There are also seventeen UNESCO World Heritage sites – more than any other country – including the Great Barrier Reef, Kakadu National Park, Lord Howe Island Group, Tasmanian Wilderness, Fraser Island and the Sydney Opera House.

But many people around the world know Australia for being a beautiful country. We also have world-class infrastructure, with five of the top 40 cities with the best infrastructure in the world. We also have a reputation for building ‘big’ things – over 150 in fact from the Big Banana in New South Wales, to the Big Koala in Victoria, the Big Mango in Queensland, and the Big Ram in Western Australia. It’s worth a trip to see them all!

With all these wonderful attributes around Australia, we have good reason to be happy. So much so, we were recently ranked as the fourth happiest country in the world behind only Norway, Denmark and Sweden.

Why wouldn’t you want to experience the best Australia has to offer?


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What Does the Future Hold for the Digital Media Industry?

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There are some experiences our kids may never have. Folding down the corner of a page in a book. Leafing through the classifieds section of a newspaper. Renting a movie from the video store … and taking it back again the next day. Rushing home to watch a TV show at its allotted time.

But let’s not get caught up in our nostalgia for these ghosts of media past. The next generation will have a richer media experience than any other.

They’ll have iPads in their earliest years, making touch interaction with text and media the norm. They’ll have ebooks — millions of them — available anywhere, anytime. They’ll live in a world of constant connectivity where media consumption becomes a truly social experience — an act of sharing and engaging. They’ll be their own publishers, editors and distributors; their own DJs. Their media consumption will be personalized, curated, customized to their specific tastes — and yet they’ll have access to a diversity of opinion much broader than before.

They’ll consume more media, from more sources, and in a greater range of formats than we imagined — news websites, live-streaming video, on-demand TV, podcasts, mobile apps, ebooks, news aggregators, video-sharing services, audiobooks, movie-streaming services, blogs, social networks, music subscriptions and a litany of formats yet to be invented.

Our generation stands between the two eras: Dismantling the old and imagining the new. What can we build together? How do we navigate this new media landscape?

SAP Learning Hub, Student Edition: Cloud-Based Learning Anytime, Anywhere

Posted in News by Fabio Mejia.

The student edition of SAP Learning Hub is a learning portal that provides access to a comprehensive range of learning content on SAP solutions. At a fixed subscription fee, universities can purchase access for their students.

Through SAP Learning Hub, student edition, students can prepare for future employment on their chosen career path or prepare for SAP certification exams.

With a wide range of high-quality content and optional live access to training systems from SAP, students will be set up to train when and where they choose.

Students who register to the SAP Learning Hub can also purchase SAP live Access:

The SAP Live Access environment provides on-demand access to training systems from SAP Education for hands-on learning. The environment is
available exclusively for subscribers of SAP Learning Hub. You can purchase 20, 40, or 60 hours of access to a live training system for a selection of SAP training courses, including complete exercises. They are described in our course handbooks.

Welcome to The Diploma of ERP! October intake. This is an exciting time as you will start your future with AERPI and we’re delighted you’re joining us.  

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Arriving on campus, you’ll be welcomed into the community by staff. We’re proud of our exceptional program – anchored in real-world best practices – that showcase our consistently high-quality educational performances.

Stand out from your future competition with our unique ERP program. ERP activities will help you develop exceptional professional skills through internships and engagement opportunities with the world around you. Importantly, we’re the only Australian Institute to offer real-life, fully integrated experiences at international, national and local levels with our SAP partner organisation, preparing you for the world beyond university.

With our interdisciplinary and flexible approach to study, we offer you superb opportunities to broaden your knowledge as well as the ability to specialise in your area of interest.

We look forward to having you on board.

AERPI team.

Why Australia

Posted in News by Fabio Mejia.

Australia is a dynamic, vibrant country with energetic, friendly people. Multicultural Australia is English-speaking and a safe and friendly society in which students can learn and travel freely.

Australia also offers excellent value for money and a standard of living that is among the highest in the world. Living expenses and tuition costs in Australia are considerably less expensive than the UK and USA. The other advantages for this country in the Asia Pacific Rim include paid internships while studying.

Australia now has around 38,4000 international students from over 140 countries in disciplines at every level of education, including short-term English language courses, Bachelor and Masters Degrees right through to Doctoral Degrees.

10 Reasons why overseas students choose Australia to study:

  1. Excellence
    The Australian approach to vocational and technical education is now recognised as among the best and most innovative in the world. It enjoys an international reputation for excellence in all areas of education and training. Australian universities are widely recognised for excellence in many disciplines.

Institutions deliver practical and career-orientated training so graduates can be confident they have the skills demanded by employers. It has played an important role in Australia’s economic performance, by greatly increasing the skill of workers and contributing to improved productivity.

  1. Innovation
    Australia has a reputation for adopting new technologies at a faster rate than in most other countries and enters the new millennium with one of the highest rates of internet access in the world. Facilities for teaching, training and research are world-class in terms of state-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms, outstanding libraries and modern technology.
  2. Qualification recognition
    Australian qualifications are recognised by employers and leading educational institutions in many countries around the world. Moreover, most courses and training undertaken by international students in Australia are covered by Australian Qualification Framework (AQF). It is a system of learning which is authorised by the Australian government.
  3. Quality assurances
    Australia’s national quality assurance system is unique both in its structure and its rigour. The country is committed to providing quality education to students — be it national or international.

The Australian Quality Training Framework has been set up by the government to strengthen the quality assurance processes in education. Australia provides the world’s most rigorous protection for international students through ESOS.

  1. Multicultural society
    Australia is a safe, multicultural, friendly and harmonious society. Australians value the wealth of cultural diversity and social sophistication that international students bring to the campuses and communities.

Great care is taken in looking after international students and helping them to adjust to the Australian way of life. Australia has a low crime rate and strict gun control laws providing a safe environment.

One’s study plans are also not likely to be upset by political turmoil. People from about 200 countries have migrated to Australia, making Australia one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world. The multicultural nature of Australian society means international students are readily accepted by other students, and teachers are experienced in teaching classes to students from many countries.

  1. Visa red-tapism
    Most of us are familiar with the high-handedness of the American and the British visa officials. On any given day, a genuine visa application may get turned down for reasons best known to them. This is gradually going in favour of new academic destinations.

Students are more or less frustrated about the lengthy and costly visa application procedure for the US and UK. The Guardian has recently published a report saying UK visas should address the problems encountered by one-third of students in obtaining visas — 18 per cent found it a lengthy and difficult process even though their first application was eventually successful, 8 per cent were initially refused but received a visa on a second application and 5 per cent received one after appealing their initial refusal.

  1. Cost of living
    In Australia, a student gets value for money in terms of cost of living. The conversion factor is cheaper compared to the UK or US.
  2. Job opportunities
    While the UK closes doors for doctors and the US focuses more on IT professionals, international students have started to hit upon Australia which offers more job facilities in multiple disciplines. Be it in agriculture or aeronautics, accounts or actuaries, Australia offer work permits to international students like none other.
  3. Possibility of more scholarships
    Australia being comparatively new in terms of attracting foreign students offers more scholarship opportunities compared to the United States or the UK. It, however, needs to be kept in mind that Australia is a less populated yet vast country which can fit in employment opportunities at a rate faster than any other part of the world.
  4. More research opportunities
    Australia offers research opportunities to eligible professionals willing to enhance their career. The biggest advantage is Australia offers country-based research that is spread all over the continent. Selection for these highly regarded research opportunities are based on merit and is highly competitive, and a proven track record of academic excellence is a pre-requisite.

Despite a decrease in the number and proportion of student traffic, the British and the American officials seem reluctant to take a note of it although university officials project the dip in revenue. Slowly the wheel is turning full circle. Many a change will define the future of academic destinations for international students — the pattern right now strongly directs towards the continent of Australia.

Raj Ganguly is CEO of Raj Ganguly and Associates (Management Consultants). He is an overseas education expert.


The Importance of ERP training in Organisations

Posted in News by Fabio Mejia.

In most offices and companies, ERP training of their own people is extremely important if they want to progress and move forward. It is an important skill which is valued so much because after the training, the person in charge of the enterprise resource planning system has a huge responsibility of watching over the company’s valuable information and ensuring that it is being accessed by the right people. Right now, employees coming from the different departments of any given company, such as human resources, sales and marketing, supply chain management and production planning are ready and willing to undergo enterprise resource planning training, get certified for it and create for themselves better opportunities in their line of work in their existing company or in other ones.

From a company’s perspective, the ironic thing is that they spend so much money on purchasing software from ERP companies yet they fail to invest more time and effort in the training of their employees. Which is why experts say that most disasters in ERP integration is (and apparently, there seems to be quite a lot of them) usually attributed to the person in charge’s lack of skill to handle more complex programs and problems, which is also the fault of a lack of more in depth training. Most experts say that if a company spends so much money on their enterprise resource planning software but does not allocate enough money for the training of their employees will end up with average skills that will end up failing to meet the implementations of the system, and they fall short of meeting the returns of investment that was expected in the first place. And according to research, the companies that do have the budget for better enterprise resource planning training were able to meet their goals, thanks to the seventeen percent of their total budget (which also includes the software itself and its implementation in the system) on the training. Interestingly, the companies that end up spending less than thirteen percent of their total budget for enterprise resource planning training are actually three times bigger than the companies that do invest more. So one can see how it is necessary to provide employees with training – especially those coming from varied backgrounds and departments in the organization.

For training to be successful, the employees need to be certified or trained by recognised training organisations that specialise in enterprise resource planning. This will ensure that ERP handlers will be able to do so with confidence and will be able to meet and deal with any situation effortlessly.