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Beyond bars: Lewis inspires positive change among inmates
The positive impact of a correctional officer can extend beyond improving the lives of offenders; it can keep families and wider communities safe. Lewis Coluccio is an ACAP criminology graduate. Lewis provided an insight into how ACAP prepared him for the real world, where he helps change the lives of inmates at one the largest remand centres in NSW.
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Empowering tomorrow’s leaders: ACAP Associate Dean, Gina Saliba shares insights
As a former Western Sydney high school teacher for almost two decades, Gina Saliba’s career is one of transformation, where she’s now the Associate Dean at ACAP. Gina gave an insight into her career and the challenges faced by leaders in the education sector today, the opportunities available to Australian workers in the evolving economy, and the legacy she wants to leave as a leader
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Update your qualifications or switch careers with ACAP
Five to seven career changes in a lifetime is the new average for Australian workers who are willing to update their qualifications and switch careers.
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3 Reasons to Attend Your ACAP Orientation
Congratulations! You’re enrolled at ACAP and ready to start on your new career pathway or you’re expanding on your current career and qualifications. The paperwork is done, and now it’s time for your orientation before classes start.
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Change of heart, no problem! Just change your preferences
Find out how and when you can change your higher education preferences with your state-based tertiary admission centre.
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Developing Leadership Skills: A Roadmap to Success
Leadership is an art that can be learned and perfected over time. In the pursuit of understanding what leadership truly means and how to nurture it, many individuals find themselves at a crossroads.
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ACAP reveals new Indigenous mural celebrating 40 years of excellence
On Friday 13 October, ACAP held a special unveiling of its new artwork, Tikilara - Spirit of Place.
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ACAP annual conference offering collaboration and inspiration
Australia, 17 October 2023 – With less than two weeks before this year’s Annual Conference, ACAP is reminding all staff, students, alumni, professionals and partners to register for “an exciting showcase and exchange of scholarship and research”.
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ACAP extends student services with 24/7 academic support
From today all ACAP students will have access to around-the-clock feedback and study support through a new partnership with Studiosity..
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Solution-Focused and Strength-Based Approaches in Social Work
In the realm of social work, two remarkable approaches have gained prominence for their ability to transform lives positively: the Solution-Focused Approach and the Strength-Based Approach. In this article, we will delve into what these approaches entail, why they are invaluable in social work case planning, and the techniques that make them effective.
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The Power of Emotional Intelligence in Leadership
In the dynamic world of leadership, where decisions carry weight and relationships are paramount, a new measure of intelligence has emerged as a pivotal force in determining success. Enter emotional intelligence (EQ), a powerful quality that transcends traditional cognitive prowess, shining a light on the vital role emotions play in effective leadership.
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The Complexity of Trauma
At its centre, trauma is a powerful force that affects us in various ways. Understanding Trauma requires looking at its physical side – how it affects the brain and body and what physiological symptoms and results it brings. At the same time, it also looks at the personal side, examining the actual lived experiences of those who go through trauma and the things that remind them of it.
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10 Tips for Career Changers
Are you feeling stuck in your current career and yearning for something more meaningful and fulfilling? Embarking on a career change can be both exhilarating and daunting. Whether you’re shifting gears due to a change in interests, personal growth, or pursuing your true passion, making a successful transition requires careful planning and dedication.
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6 Benefits of Studying as an Adult
If you’re someone who hasn’t set foot in a classroom in ages or if the idea of cracking open a textbook gives you a mix of excitement and jitters, hang on. Delving into higher education might seem daunting, especially if it’s been a while or it’s a whole new ballgame for you. But guess what? It’s high time to banish those worries!
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8 Mind-Shifting Books to Transform Your Thinking
Unleash your potential with 8 transformative books! Explore mindset shifts, happiness, stress mastery, motivation secrets, and interpersonal skills. Embark on a journey of growth and success.
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How Coaches Empower Clients to Conquer Challenges
In today’s fast-paced world, you’ve probably heard the term “coaching” tossed around quite a bit. But let’s clear the air and get to the real deal of what coaching is all about. The International Coaching Federation (ICF) lays it out for us: coaching isn’t about dishing out advice, it’s about having those deep, meaningful conversations.
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Feed Your Curiosity with These 5 Podcasts
At ACAP, our passion for human behaviour goes beyond the classroom – it’s a way of life! We’re excited to share our handpicked podcast list that will immerse you in the enthralling realms of psychology, counselling, social work, and criminology. So, fasten your seatbelt and prepare for an exhilarating intellectual journey like no other!
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ACAP celebrates 40 years of excellence in higher education
Sydney, July 05,2023 - The Australian College of Applied Professions (ACAP) is proud to mark its 40th anniversary as a leading provider of practical higher education in Australia.
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Discover Your Purpose With a Meaningful Career Change
Considering a career change? Explore self-discovery exercises, ideal workday design, and the fulfilling world of the helping professions. Learn about transferable skills, educational opportunities, and building a supportive network for a smooth transition. Start your journey today!
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Sydney Campus Tour
Come visit the Sydney ACAP Campus at 255 Elizabeth Street. You can find where your classrooms would be located, check out the library, resources, plus much more - all while looking at the spectacular views of Hyde Park. The next tour is Wednesday 17 May at 4:30pm.
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ACAP Announces new Adelaide Campus
ACAP Announces new Adelaide Campus. Located centrally at 15-19 Franklin Street, Adelaide, the new campus will open in February 2023 as part of ACAP’s 40th year celebrations and continues a strong legacy of delivering accredited courses in psychology and counselling.
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ACAP Announces new Adelaide Campus
ACAP Announces new Adelaide Campus. Located centrally at 15-19 Franklin Street, Adelaide, the new campus will open in February 2023 as part of ACAP’s 40th year celebrations and continues a strong legacy of delivering accredited courses in psychology and counselling.
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ACAP celebrates 2022 graduations
ACAP honoured a total of 334 ACAP graduates in beautiful ceremonies across the East Coast.
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ACAP Byron Bay profile: Scott
We spoke to Scott about his journey as an ACAP student. Drawn to counselling through personal experiences that proved to him the power of connection, Scott enjoys ACAP Byron’s tight-knit community of like-minded students, brought together by a collective sense of empathy and support.
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Do Australian organisations really make it OK to bring your whole self to work?
One in two Australian workers are guarding their whole selves at work and half of workers feel lip service is being paid to their mental health.
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ACAP announces new campus for Byron Bay
The Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP) is expanding its footprint to meet increased demand for training in human services, opening a new Byron Bay campus this February.
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ACAP recognises outstanding teaching with the Andrew Little teaching award
Dr Vincent Mancini was awarded ACAP’s most recent Andrew Little Teaching Excellence Award for his approach to teaching that influences, motivates, and inspires students to learn. The Andrew Little Teaching Excellence Award recognises, encourages and rewards excellence in teaching.
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ACAP announces inaugural 'Get Equipped' speaker series 2021
In the four-part series, ACAP shares insights and techniques to help individuals better understand themselves and others so they can be equipped to deal with anything 2021 might have in store.
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ACAP graduation ceremonies 2020 style
It’s proving to be a happy end to the year at ACAP. We feel so privileged to have been able to recognise the wonderful achievements of both our Adelaide and Brisbane campus graduates in graduation ceremonies that felt extra special given the events of 2020.
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Students benefit from innovative partnership during COVID-19
Through their established arrangement, ACAP student placement counsellors provide counselling and wellbeing services to the students at SAE Australia. Under the supervision of counsellors, and national manager of the program Sarah Forman, SAE students at all six campuses have access to these services, dealing with a range of issues, including...

Applied Psychology

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Riverside therapy: Mahalia redefines counselling spaces for young minds
Mahalia Scholz is a Clinical Practice Lead at Centacare and has been running a private counselling practice for her clients, away from the traditional office settings. Mahalia gave an insight into her life in the beautiful region of Albury-Wodonga, why she was inspired to study counselling and psychotherapy at ACAP and spoke about how she supports young people with their mental health.
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Against all odds: Alex’s journey as a refugee to empowering students with disabilities
ACAP is proud to have remarkable employees like Academic Skills Advisor, Alex Iosjpe, whose resilience and triumph over adversity inspires students and colleagues alike. From fleeing anti-Semitism in Russia to becoming a support and guide for students with disabilities, Alex's story epitomises the College's commitment to diversity, belonging, and academic excellence.
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Maria’s inspiring career change from retail to social work
They say it is never too late to switch careers and follow your passions. ACAP graduate, Maria Won epitomises this notion. Having worked in retail at Sydney Airport for over 25 years and overcome cancer, she graduated top of her class with a Bachelor of Social Work, and is committed to a future supporting and empowering women.
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From personal loss to professional healing: Stephanie's counselling story
Over the past year there have been reports that Australia is in the midst of a domestic violence crisis. Stephanie Huang has first-hand experience of the effects of this, as a family therapist at leading child welfare organisation, OzChild. As an ACAP graduate, Stephanie shared her experience studying the Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy, and why she enjoys her life as a family therapist and its challenges.
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Journalist turned counsellor offers lifeline with debut book 'Paperback Therapy'
ACAP alumna Tammi Miller is set to release her debut book, Paperback Therapy in Newtown on 7 March. The book offers readers a beginner's guide to therapy before seeking out professional help. With the Australian Bureau of Statistics announcing that over one in five Australians suffer from a long-term mental health condition, Tammi’s book aims to debunk therapy while providing expert advice and support for people grappling with mental health challenges.
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Charlotte takes special education teaching to new levels
The teaching profession is witnessing an unprecedented surge in educators leaving their roles. Charlotte was among those teachers who pondered a career shift, who, after a period of reflection, discovered her true calling as a special education teacher. Inspired by her newfound passion for aiding students with diverse needs, Charlotte is furthering her expertise by studying the Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
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Allegra's journey from dreamer to healer
Allegra Faery is an inspiring counselling student who has triumphed over life’s challenges to live her dream in the Northern Rivers. Allegra shared her journey studying the Bachelor of Counselling and making life-long friends at ACAP Byron Bay.
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Study at ACAP Byron Bay with a $15k scholarship
ACAP Byron Bay have secured a limited number of $15,000 scholarships from the Australian Government for students to study counselling.
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Aimee's Life After ACAP: Alumni Success Story
Aimee completed her Post Graduate Diploma of Psychological Sciences at ACAP and has since gone on to become a psychologist and co-director in a private practice, health company. We interviewed Aimee to learn more about her career since graduating, her experience studying at ACAP and her advice to incoming students.
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Tammy's Life After ACAP: Alumni Success Story
Tammy completed a Bachelor of Psychological Science at ACAP and has since gone on to become a provisional psychologist and mental health clinician. We interviewed Tammy to learn more about her career since graduating, her experience studying at ACAP and her advice to incoming students.
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Lisa's Life After ACAP: Alumni Success Story
"Studying at ACAP helped me pivot my career from being an executive assistant in construction to my current position, owning my own private counselling practice"
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Psychology clinic recognised for outstanding achievements in LGBTQ+ inclusion
The ACAP Psychology Clinic was awarded a Bronze Service Provider at the Australian Pride in Health + Wellbeing Awards held last week
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World Social Work Day - Haidee Hicks
Read our interview with Social Work Discipline Lead, Haidee Hicks.
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World Social Work Day - Christine Borg
Read our interview with Social Work lecturer, Christine, Borg.
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World Social Work Day - Cath Millen
Read our interview with Social Work lecturer, Cath Millen.
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Visa fee refund for international students
ACAP welcomes announcement from the Australian Government
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ACAP rebrands to ‘Australian College of Applied Professions’
Driven by evolving industry and student needs, ACAP extends its unique brand of human-centred education into new fields of professional training and accreditation.
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Are mental health practitioners embracing Telehealth?
A new study conducted by Associate Professor Vikki Knott from the Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP) reveals the attitudes of Australian psychologists towards the delivery of therapy via video conferencing technology (VCT).
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The tapestry of mental health in higher education webinar series
Taking place across 2021-2022, the Australasian Mental Health and Higher Education Collaboration will explore ‘the tapestry of mental health in higher education across four webinars.
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Exploring Mental Health in Higher Education
The Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP) together with James Cook University, will host a series of webinars discussing mental health in higher education.
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ACAP offers increased spaces to affordable public psychology clinic
ACAP offers increased spaces to affordable public psychology clinic
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ACAP student raises awareness for rare auto-immune condition
ACAP Psychological Science student, Tory Gill, is bringing awareness to a rare auto-immune condition in support of Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month and her late father, Jeff Gill.
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The Tapestry of Mental Health in Higher Education webinar series – students
The Australian College of Applied Professions (ACAP) together with James Cook University recently hosted the second in its webinar series ‘The Tapestry of Mental Health in Higher Education'.

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From homelessness to high-performance
‘Wonder Woman of Leadership’, former ELMO Software HR Group Chief, and high-performance coach Monica Watt shared how being homeless at 12 inspired her life journey and why she's studying coaching at ACAP.
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Dr Mark Setch shares insights into global boom in coaching profession
Dr Mark Setch is ACAP's Coordinator for Undergraduate Coaching and one of only 40 master certified coaches in Australia. Dr Setch was recently presented with the Andrew Little Teaching Excellence Award for his passion for teaching and dedication to his students. Dr Setch explained his role as a coach, how he supports students, and why the coaching profession is “one of the world’s fastest growing industries”.
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ACAP launches Master of Information Technology
The Australian College of Applied Professions (ACAP) launches an industry-connected Master of Information Technology (MIT) to equip graduates with skills in emerging and evolving technologies.
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Up to 3.4 million Australian workers say they dislike their manager
As millions prepare to return to the office next year, a new nationally representative survey of Australian workers has found that two in three managers and bosses are perceived to be lacking people skills, while three in ten (29%) - the equivalent of 3.4 million workers - dislike their manager.
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ACAP Graduate Coaching Program awarded Gold Standard ICF accreditation
The Australian College of Applied Professions (ACAP) has been awarded the International Coaching Federation (ICF) accreditation for its excellence in coaching education.
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ACAP launches human-centred MBA program
The Australian College of Applied Professions (ACAP) is launching an innovative online MBA program with one-to-one coaching and leadership profiling tools to help students from diverse backgrounds transform into leaders.

Law & Justice

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ACAP & the Law Institute of Victoria support First Nations law graduates
ACAP and the Law Institute of Victoria are proud to announce a new First Nations scholarship aimed at empowering and creating opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander law graduates.
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Lights, camera, legal practice!
Adam May seamlessly blends his wealth of experience in law, education, and entertainment to support students. Adam shared how ACAP’s practical legal training course, in partnership with the Law Institute of Victoria, is preparing more agile and skilled lawyers across the State. 
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Will AI Replace Lawyers? 
The legal profession stands on the precipice of transformation, with artificial intelligence (AI) making significant inroads. In this age of technological progress, a prominent question arises: will AI eventually replace lawyers?In this article, we explore the ongoing debate surrounding the potential displacement of lawyers by AI and delve into the skills and qualities that lawyers must cultivate to remain indispensable in this evolving landscape.
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LIV and ACAP launch the PLT that opens doors to the legal profession
The Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) and the Australian College of Applied Professions (ACAP) have combined their expertise in the legal and education sectors to launch a new industry-led Practical Legal Training (PLT) course in Victoria.

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