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Whether you’re in school or have chosen to complete year 12 after a few years in the work force, deciding to do VCAL or VCE is an important decision. Knowing which one is right for you means having some idea of what you want to get out of the qualification as each are more suited… Read more »

Healthy food for a healthy brain

Eating a balanced diet isn’t just important for your physical health, it also improves brain cognition and concentration, making it easier to take in and retain information. At Learn Local, we want you to get the most out of every class you attend. By eating healthily you’ll find learning easier than ever.

5 tips for maintaining brain function

Maybe you’ve been on holidays, taken leave, or have taken a break between Learn Local courses and are now feeling a little foggy upstairs. Maintaining brain function in a period of down time is important so that when you do decide to re-enter into learning or work, it’s easier to get back into the swing… Read more »

How to learn smarter

Back into study mode with Learn Local, but need some tips on how to learn faster and smarter Here are some ways to help your brain retain information:

Being a role model for other learners

Lifelong learning is a way of life! It means you are constantly engaged, constantly growing, and constantly learning new things from a variety of perspectives.

Podcasts: Listen and learn

Many Learn Local providers offer courses on digital technology, such as how to use smart phones, streaming platforms and social media, so today we’re going to talk about podcasts. A podcast is an audio episode, usually streamed, where people discuss different topics on absolutely anything and everything – depending on your interests.

Studying while parenting

The prospect of returning to study while being a parent of young children can seem like a lot at first. The great thing about Learn Local providers is that they’re flexible and many offer childcare on-site which is handy.

Thinking about starting a small business?

Have you always dreamed of working for yourself? Owning your own café and serving up mounds of delicious smashed avocado? Or, perhaps, selling more of that beautiful jewellery you love to wear?

4 tips to help improve your English

Studying English in a classroom is a great way to learn, but if you really want to improve your English skills you’ll need to do some practice outside of the classroom too. Here are some tips to help you on your way to improving your English skills.

How improving your English skills may help you

English is one of the three most widely spoken languages in the world. The better you are at speaking, reading and writing English the more confident you will become in your everyday activities. Being confident with your English skills can also open up many more opportunities for you both socially and in your work place.

Computer skills that may help you with your next job

Computers are everywhere! Smart phones, laptops, tablets, desktop computers and even cash registers play a big part in our lives. So when you’re looking for a new job, being able to list computer skills on your resume may enhance your chances regardless of whether you’re going for an office job or something more hands on.

What to say and not to say during a job interview

Quite often job interviews can be nerve racking and when you are nervous you are more likely to make mistakes but if you spend some time preparing for your interview it can help you feel more comfortable and confident.

Tips and tricks to help you study successfully

Getting back into study or trying to keep your motivation up to study can seem a bit daunting at times. Life is busy and it is easy to get distracted, however the following tips can help you to stay on track and make the most of your study time.

Why having good writing skills will help you succeed

We all seem to spend a lot of time writing in this high-tech age. We text, tweet, update our Facebook posts and comment on articles. However, when we do this we often abbreviate our words, shorten our sentences and use emoji. We’re writing all the time, but not always very well.

Is maths not your thing? Do numbers make your head spin?

You may have got by in the past by pretending that you’ve forgotten your glasses or that numbers are not ‘your thing’. Don’t worry, you’re not alone! Many adults don’t have the confidence or ability to attend to day-to-day tasks such as managing money and family budgets, giving appropriate medication dosages or following a recipe.

Tips on asking for help when you need it

It is important to remember that asking for help is not a sign of weakness or incompetence; on the contrary, it has often been said that asking for help is a sign of strength.

5 great questions to ask at your next job interview

Job interviews can be tricky to navigate. You might be nervous and unsure of what to expect, and it can be a stressful situation. You might think that you are there just for your prospective employer to ask you questions and find out more about you, but did you know that job interviews are also… Read more »

What adults fear most about returning to study

It’s perfectly normal to have fears about returning to study, and if you identify with any of the following, you’re certainly not alone. The most important thing is to recognise your fears, not ignore or deny them, so that you can take steps to overcome them.

10 practical tips on being more effective every day

Are you feeling under pressure? Understanding ways to become more efficient and productive goes a long way towards easing workload and time management challenges. Here are 10 practical tips on how to be more effective in your daily routine.

How to make a great first impression at your job interview

Job interviews are stressful occasions for most people, and you should want to do everything you can to put your best foot forward. Here are 4 popular (and absolutely key) tips on how to make a great first impression at your next job interview.