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Scheduled IT Maintenance

Turnitin services will have a scheduled maintenance on Saturday December 3rd 2016, 2am-6am (AEDT); total of 4 hours.

During this time, Turnitin services will be unavailable. Please ensure that assignment submissions are done outside of this time.

We apologise for the disruption caused. Please contact the Help Desk team if you would like any further information via


You Make a Difference This Christmas

Greetings Everyone

Leading into the end of the year is typically a festive and happy time for most. However, there are many people doing it tough who rely on food relief to get by.

To help make a difference to those in need this Christmas, the Brisbane Campus have organised Foodbank QLD boxes around the campus should you like to make a contribution by donating 1 or 2 ‘long shelf life’ items of food.

Donation boxes can be found in the following locations:
• Ground floor library
• Ground floor staff kitchen
• Level 2 staff kitchen

Foodbank is the largest hunger relief organisation in Queensland and across the country, which acts as a pantry to 2,500 welfare agencies nationally.

The facts on hunger in Australia:
• 1 in 6 people report having experienced food insecurity in the last year
• 2 million people seek food relief each year
• 644,000 people receive food relief from Foodbank agencies every month
• 33% of those are children (216,000)
• 43,000 people are turned away every month because of food shortages (14,600 of these are children)

Some statistics on people in need in Queensland:
• 21,000 people are currently homeless in Queensland
• 580,825 Queenslanders live below the poverty line
• 10.9% of children live in poverty
• 1 in 4 pensioners live in or close to poverty
• 25% of households located in disadvantaged areas of Brisbane are food insecure

Donations will close Friday, 9 December 2016, for collection by Foodbank on Monday 12 December, 2016 so they can be redistributed in time for Christmas to individuals needing it most.

For more information on Foodbank click here.

Thank you for your support.


School of Counselling: Student Placements for Term 1 2017 are available now and filling fast!

Don't miss out! Log into Sonia Online > Placement tab for details

School of Counselling: Student Placement Information

School of Counselling students at the appropriate stage of their course will receive an email giving access to ‘Sonia Online’ the ACAP placement management system. Undergrads should expect an email when you enrol into your 8th unit. Post-graduate students should expect an email when you enrol into your 3rd unit. Sonia Online provides access to placement information and preparation, placement opportunities, resources and a list of potential agencies for placement. Contact Student Placement if you have any questions.

Volunteering- get started now to ‘unlock’ employment opportunities

Volunteering is the NUMBER ONE way to ‘unlock opportunities’ for students to gain employment when they graduate (or a student placement opportunity first). Most employers want experience in the industry. Find an organisation where you would like to work after you qualify and start volunteering there or somewhere similar now.  It’s a ‘foot in the door’ for the future. Search for Volunteer Opportunities here.

Employment Opportunities

From time to time employers contact ACAP seeking students or graduate candidates for paid jobs. These positions are advertised on the Paid Employment web page. These pages also contain links to all major job boards that advertise positions throughout Australia in the community, government, private practice and not for profit human sectors. Research requirements now in preparation for graduation ACAP Paid Employment Page.


Copying & Printing in the Library - Pricing Information!

Black & White

A4 $0.11 per page / A3 $0.20 per page


A4 $0.80 per page / A3 $2.00 per page

Things to remember -

Cathedral Parking

Dear students,

Navitas Professional Institute (NPI) would like to remind students that it is not appropriate to park in the St John s Cathedral Carpark across the road from campus. Cathedral staff have made it clear that they actively implement their tow-away policy and that no further warning will be given.

If you wish to drive in to campus you can find parking details for the Cathedral Square Carpark here. Central train station is also just a short walk away from campus and there are many bus routes that go past our college.

Thank you,

NPI Administration - Brisbane

Term 3 Opening Hours

Reception hours:

8:30am to 5:00pm Monday, Friday

8:00am to 5:00pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Library hours:

9:00am to 6:00pm Monday to Tuesday

9:00am to 5:00pm Wednesday and Friday

Do you need academic support?

"I'm returning to study after some time doing other things and I'm a little rusty about what I need to do"

"I want help with how to study"

"I'm unsure how to structure an assignment correctly"

"I want to know more about answering assessment questions"

"I'm confused about what referencing is or how to reference properly"

We can assist students to find solutions to all of these concerns and more!

To make an academic support appointment please contact Charles Farrugia (9:00am-5:00pm Monday to Friday each week)...

Do you need counselling or personal support?

To make a counselling or personal support appointment please contact Jennifer Crowe (9:00am-5:00pm Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays each week)...