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Murillo de Paula: Surfing through the waves of international education recruitment

Murillo de Paula, Strathfield College’s Regional Recruitment Manager for Europe and Latin America, shares that a major part of his professional life was steeped in his education – from English school to Uni Prep – which prepared him for the challenges of the global job market and landing his current job. Thus, he couldn’t have said it better when he … Read More

Monica Gasparotto: Finding common ground with students from European backgrounds

For Monica Gasparotto, Strathfield College’s Regional Recruitment Manager for Europe, finding common ground with students from Europe is her forte. “I have never been a student in Australia, but I can relate with our international students especially in the challenges that they face, living in a new country with a different culture and coming from the same European background where … Read More

Students can complete a Travel and Tourism Management program in 42 weeks

International students can obtain a nationally-recognised Travel and Tourism Management diploma from Strathfield College in 42 weeks excluding school holidays. Students with an IELTS score of 5.5 can enrol and attend 146 hours of classroom sessions and 6 hours of online study every week for a year and when they successfully complete the program, have the opportunity to pursue further … Read More

Learning English in 10-12 weeks

Strathfield College’s English language programs are gaining popularity among international students because they are designed to make the most of the students’ stay in Australia. According to Acting Assistant Director of Studies Julija Stepanova, English courses run every 12 weeks with rolling intakes and students from Brazil, China, Colombia, Indonesia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and Vietnam are able to immediately … Read More

Goodbyes are “pathways” to new beginnings

Every now and then, Strathfield College students hold farewell parties for their fellow students who are graduating, returning home or transitioning to higher studies. They could be a simple gathering over some delicious snacks inside the campus or full-blown dining in one of the city’s swankiest restaurants. Either way, the goal of the farewell party is to express appreciation and … Read More

Student leaders wanted

Strathfield College is offering students yet another opportunity for a meaningful educational experience—the Student Representative Council (SRC). It is currently inviting students to join the SRC to help the college community in new ways. So, what will the duties of the SRC be? Here are a few responsibilities expected of the council: Plan and organise social events or projects, on … Read More

“Mindful March” matters

There’s a lot of literature on “mindfulness” out there. From books on meditation, to “The best ways to be mindful” web articles, to scholarly works on Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), one can drown in a sea of content promoting waves and waves of its benefits. Have people really become so stressed in life? Is everyone too glued to their devices … Read More

Nominations open for SC 2018 Community Service Award

Good news for student-leaders and student-servants out there! Strathfield College is officially accepting nominations for its 2018 Community Service Award, an annual recognition of the school’s most-accomplished international student who has contributed to a worthy cause as a member of a local community organization in New South Wales. To qualify, the student must have made a significant difference in the … Read More

Make time for a workshop or two

Strathfield College students who attended workshops in Term 4 received their certificates of participation recently. Will, a Diploma of Marketing and Communications student who attended a total of ten different workshops, won a prize for attending the most number of workshops throughout the term. With everything he’s learned, he may as well be facilitating his own workshop soon! Strathfield College … Read More

Walk-in consultations with Learning Advisor, available

Seek and you shall find. Ask and you shall receive. That’s pretty much how consultations go with Jeanine Groves, Learning Advisor at Strathfield College, with whom walk-ins are absolutely welcome! Academic support at Strathfield is available to students who may have concerns about their studies, work, and future career goals. Some of the topics that Strathfield’s Learning Advisor can help … Read More

Happy Melbourne Cup VET Hat Day!

The Strathfield College Melbourne and Strathfield College Sydney campuses welcomed the 2017 Melbourne Cup with their very own “Melbourne Cup VET Hat Day”. Vocational Education & Training (VET) students and faculty put on a creative fashion parade as they proudly brandished their self-made hats throughout their campuses. Just like the chic attendees at the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, each class—made … Read More

We now have a second Sydney campus

Strathfield College Sydney recently opened a second location in the bustling district of Surry Hills in addition to its site along Mary Street. This new campus located at Level 2, 136 Chalmers Street, Surry Hills, New South Wales gives Strathfield students easy access to a host of Chalmers Street’s fun and functional spots. The 7.5-hectare Prince Alfred Park is one … Read More

An Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management, anyone?

The country saw a whopping 8.5 million international visits this year ending June 2017, a marked increase from 7.8 million visits in the same period last year1. This pumped in a jaw-dropping 40.6 billion dollars into the economy in the given period, compared to 38.1 billion dollars in that period in 2016. That’s a lot of people served and a … Read More

Update: Strathfield College student named NSW International Student of the Year!

Update: We are pleased to inform you the Yam has been awarded the NSW International Student of the Year in the VET category! Please join us in congratulating Yam.   Yam Dhital, a Strathfield College student studying his Diploma of Business, has been shortlisted for the NSW International Student Awards in the Vocational Education and Training category.  The awards celebrate … Read More

New initiative: End of Week Party!

Strathfield College has introduced a new initiative, where each Friday, a nominated class is responsible for organising an end-of-week party for all students. The students are responsible for preparing and setting up the newly refurbished break out area on level 2 of the Sydney campus. The initiative kicked off with the Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management students, who used … Read More

Strathfield College gets spooky!

It’s becoming increasingly popular in Australia to celebrate Halloween and that’s what we did at Strathfield College! We had a great party where our students dressed as scary clowns, witches and vampires. Together, they all played spooky games, danced to Michael Jackon’s classic ‘Thriller’ and enjoyed some tasty snacks. There was a competition for best dressed and the winners walked … Read More

Orientation Day: helping students find out more about their studies

Our first VET Orientation Day for term 4 was held at our Sydney campus on 30 September. Our new students were able to find out more about what they can expect during their studies and heard from Rika, who is currently studying for her Diploma of Business Administration, about life at Strathfield College.

Melbourne campus launch event

We would like to thank all the agents who were able to attend our Melbourne campus’s opening event. Your attendance helped make the event a success and we were excited to be able to show you the newly renovated, purpose-built classrooms that Strathfield College Melbourne’s students are using.


By Jeff Zerbst Strathfield College student, Yoko Taira, has just returned from Las Vegas where she had a “fantastic, unbelievable experience”. It was there, in the world’s favourite playground, that Yoko and the Endeavour Harmony Chorus competed in the Sweet Adelines International Competition and – incredibly – they were judged the 10th best choir in the world! Singing in a … Read More