Career tip: Are you a Show-Off?

Just as reality shows often dramatise how people brag about their abilities to the point of borderline arrogance, individuals with a strong personality may come across as overly prideful without realising it. Ask yourself: is this the best way that you can present yourself?

There’s a fine line between confidence and arrogance. In order to not come across as a show-off, you should avoid over-selling yourself. Be honest with your colleagues and with yourself; being open about your weaknesses and showing the willingness to learn and develop will do a lot more for you than being disingenuous and feigning competence.

Think about the “Reality Stars”, many said they’re “not themselves when the cameras are rolling.” 

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Career tip: Are you preparing for an interview?

Many employers ask “What do you know about our company?” during an interview.

It’s not a difficult question to answer but it pays to do your homework. Take the time to go to the company’s website and look at the ‘About Us’ page, check out their social media platforms and read news articles and blogs that discuss the organisation in question. This should give you a good idea about the company’s various strengths and weaknesses, allowing you to prepare an argument showcasing what you could potentially offer. You should focus on discussing how you can play to a company’s strengths rather than its weaknesses; potential employers will usually favour positive potential employees rather than negative ones, especially when the subject at hand is the status of their company.

Either stress or a lack of time can lead some interviewees to skip this simple step, but an open-ended question can be the best way to show just how much you care about this opportunity! Taking the time to prepare for questions such as these can help push you ahead of the competition

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“Developing successful business networking” Seminar

GBCA is co-hosting a discussion panel around the theme of developing successful relationships between Australia and China. The keynote speakers are from Addsum, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, EMR Capital and PwC. They will present their professional experience and views about how to succeed in developing businesses across Australia, China, Europe, Hong Kong and the US.

Don’t miss out! This is a great opportunity to leverage your professional networks to venture into China’s fast growing economy and access to billions of potential customers.

GBCA looks forward to seeing you there!

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GBCA collaborate with Ability English to provide student Pathway Courses

GBCA collaborate with Ability English to provide student Pathway Courses

GBCA has entered into a recognition arrangement with our partner- Ability English (RTO No.22172 CRICOS Number: 03024A).

This recognition arrangement could help Ability English student’s gain direct entry into GBCA’s Vocational programs when they successfully complete their Ability English Course. GBCA can offer students the following courses:

Diploma of Interpreting (Mandarin – English, Spanish – English), Diploma of Business, Diploma of Information Technology and various Bachelor programs in Commerce, IT and others.

Furthermore, students who successfully complete GBCA’s Diploma of IT may gain up to one-year credit exemption for the Bachelor of IT at University of Canberra or Deakin University. Students completing GBCA’s Diploma of Business may gain up to one-year credit exemption for the Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) at University of Canberra.

This is a great opportunity for Ability English students to have various options and fulfill their dreams of studying and working in Australia.

Student Satisfaction with GBCA Remains High

Thank you to all of our students who took part in the end of unit student survey! The results were very enlightening for us at GBCA. We are so glad to see our students marked the results we were impressed with:

  • More than 99% of our students were satisfied with the training overall!
  • More than 97% of students strongly agreed and satisfied that they felt the training prepared them for work.
  • 97.5% of students satisfied our training facilities and materials.

These outstanding results are really encouraging for our future students who we hope will choose to study with us at GBCA.

GBCA has entered into an recognition arrangement with Explore English

Date: 22-June-18

GBCA has entered into an recognition arrangement with Explore English ( RTO No.22172 CRICOS Number: 03024A).

This recognition arrangement facilitates direct entry to GBCA’s Vocational programs. Students who successfully complete General English – upper intermediate or English for Academic English 1 at the NEAS accredited Explore English centre will automatically meet the English entry requirements into GBCA’s VET programs. Students completing GBCA’s Diploma of IT may gain up to one year credit exemption of the Bachelor of IT at University of Canberra and Deakin University. Students completing GBCA’s Diploma of Business may gain up to one year credit exemption of the Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) at University of Canberra.

This is a great opportunity for international students to have various options and fulfil their dreams of studying and working in Australia.

For further information, please contact megh.shetty@gbca.edu.au

International Education – Delivering Value to the China Market

International Education – Delivering Value to the China Market

This Wednesday, the Australia China Business Council (ACBC) Victoria will host their annual education forum ‘International Education – Delivering Value to the China Market’. This event is hosted by Westpac and proudly sponsored by GBCA.

GBCA would like to warmly welcome you this event, where you will have the opportunity to hear from speakers including:

  • The Hon Phil Honeywood, National Executive Director, International Education Association of Australia
  • Mr Rob Thomason, Group Executive, Member Engagement and Education, CPA Australia
  •  Ms Judith Uren, Manager International Education DEDJTR, Victorian Government
  •  Professor On Kit Tam – Professor of Finance RMIT/Vice President ACBC and Chair ACBC Education and Training Working Group
  •  Irene Yu, VIC Director, Cultural Diversity Leadership EAG, Westpac Group

The event details are as follows:
Date: Wednesday 16 May 2018
Time: 10.15am for 10.30am – 2.00pm
Venue: Westpac, Level 12, 150 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000

For more information or to make a booking: https://bit.ly/2Iz4DLZ
We look forward to seeing you there!

First outstanding teacher and student awards ceremony

On Friday 27th April, Global Business College of Australia (GBCA) and the University of Canberra-Melbourne (UC-GBCA) held their first outstanding teacher and student awards ceremony. More than 20 teachers and students participated in this event. The awards included the “Outstanding Contribution Award”, “Outstanding Student Award” and “Outstanding Academic Award” for the best performance of GBCA and UC-GBCA teachers and students in the past year.

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GBCA Academic Partnership Manager Mavis Lim with UC-GBCA “Outstanding Contribution Award” Winner

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GBCA Training Manager Amelia Guan with GBCA “Outstanding Contribution Award” Winner

Winning teacher representative Lan Cross making speech

Ian Cross, the award-winning teacher representative, shared all his experiences in teaching and educating people. He thanked UC-GBCA for comprehensive resources and support for both teachers and students. He said that this award is an encouragement for staff and students. As a qualified university teacher, he is not only good at teaching, but also at understanding students’ thinking. Based on this understanding of his students, his teaching methods become more effective as well.

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GBCA Academic Partnership Manager Mavis Lim with “Outstanding Student Award” Winner

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GBCA Training Manager Amelia Guan with “Outstanding Academic Award” Winner

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“Outstanding Student Award” Winner representative Juan Manuel Andrade making speech

Afterwards, the student representative Juan Manuel Andrade made a speech. He expressed his thanks to UC-GBCA teachers and staff. He mentioned that “studying the undergraduate course of IT at the University of Canberra in Melbourne is a perfect choice for me. UC-GBCA teachers are professional and patient. They not only give me careful guidance in my studies but also thoughts and support for everything in my life. In addition, I can use the rich learning resources of UC and GBCA, and enjoy learning and living in Melbourne, the most livable city in the world.”

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In the end. All the attendees took the opportunity to take pictures together.

Study vocational courses with government funding at GBCA

Government Subsidized Training is aimed at  developing employability skills and create job ready graduates. Under the Skills First program, GBCA is an approved provider to deliver Funded programs.

Our portfolio of courses are focused on building Foundation skills among new migrants, Certificate courses in Account Administration and Bookkeeping to foster careers in Finance and Accounting.GBCA offers opportunities for internships to its students. Australian citizens or permanent residents are welcome to apply.

For further details on subsidy please do visit our website link https://gbca.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/GBCA-course-fees-Domestic-students.pdf

The Open University of Hong Kong Visited GBCA

On the 2nd of February, GBCA received guests, Prof. Alan Au and Dr. Mandy Li from the Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration, the Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK).

Dr. Celina Yu, the Managing Director of GBCA, briefly introduced the academic success that GBCA has achieved and outlined the advantages of short-term study tours. GBCA study tours cover a wide range of fields such as business, entrepreneurship, art, English language, etc. “There are so many opportunities to offer at GBCA: classes from tutors with rich industry experience, local government visit, business research, just name a few. We pride ourselves on helping students acquire professional knowledge and practical skills, to broaden their horizons and stimulate creative thinking so as to better integrate themselves into the future international community,” concluded Celina.

GBCA and OUHK probed into collaboration models, such the Global Immersion Program, Overseas Training Centre, and bachelor degree exchanges. Both parties found common ground to further deepen their cooperation and co-develop a new chapter.

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