Lexis Noosa’s Working Stars

Here in Noosa we have many amazing students who find a way to balance studying English, working and enjoying the beautiful beaches. Mireia is one of these students and she has been generous enough to share her experience with us. 

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Mireia has been in Noosa since December 2016 and she works at the Boathouse, a popular riverside restaurant on the shores of Noosa River. She has been working there as a dish-washer since January and she likes it because she has the opportunity to meet locals and because they sometimes give her food.

She works about 20 hours a week and feels that the job has helped to improve her English because she has to speak English in the kitchen with the other staff. If you’re looking for a job in Noosa she recommends writing a really good description of your skills. She also believes that local employers are looking for hardworking and flexible employees.

She sent out many resumes and after a month of looking got the job through a friend who was working there. She feels that working as a dishwasher was much more difficult than what she expected beforehand.

Job Workshop In Action

FullSizeRenderToday we only had one student sign up for the Job workshop but fortunately seven happy job seekers came in to prepare their English resumes so they can enter the job market here in Noosa. Jace Park who has studied Hotel Management back in Korea has completed his resume (which looks and sounds fabulous) and is now ready to start handing it out to as many companies around Noosa as possible – we hope he finds the best job possible!

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IMG_3265Two students applied for their Tax File Numbers and the rest started the process of getting their information together.

Claudio was also spotted at The Cooking Company working hard. Many students here are such inspirations, they study hard in the mornings and then rush off to work in the afternoons of evenings and they still get their homework done.

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Lexis Sunshine Coast and Seoul campuses are approved OET Test Centres!

We are delighted to announce Lexis Sunshine Coast and Lexis Korea are now approved OET test centres.

The Occupational English Test (OET) is an international English language test that assesses the language and communication skills of healthcare professionals who seek to register and practise in an English-speaking environment.

OET Test materials are designed to reflect real medical workplace scenarios, meaning that candidates can be confident that they will know exactly what to expect, and feel more confident on test day.

The OET provides a valid and reliable assessment of all four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking – with an emphasis on communication in medical and health professional settings.

OET tests international health practitioners in the following 12 professions:

  • Dentistry
  • Dietetics
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Radiography
  • Speech Pathology
  • Veterinary Science

Why the OET?

The OET is recognised and trusted by more than 30 regulatory healthcare bodies and councils in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. Many organisations, including hospitals, universities and colleges, are using OET as proof of a candidate’s ability to communicate effectively in a demanding healthcare environment. In addition, OET is recognised by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection for a number of visa categories, including work and student visas.

Many candidates currently employed in, or considering working in a healthcare related field choose the OET as it employs the English language that they are most familiar with – the same language that they use every day at work.

Where can I take the OET?

Lexis Sunshine Coast is a registered OET Examination Centre. Our next  2016 examination date will be:

Saturday 9 April 2016

Applications open: 18 Feb to 16 Mar

Results published: 3 May 16

I’m not sure I’m ready for the exam!

If you are concerned that you may not yet have the required level of English for your OET target score, please contact us here to arrange a language assessment. We will be pleased to assist you in arranging an appropriate course of study prior to your examination date.

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Lexis is pleased to announce our new Business and TESOL courses!

From February 22nd, students will be able to study Business and TESOL programs at Lexis. These courses will run from 2pm to 7.30pm on Monday, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, with optional Supervised Consolidation of Learning class available each Thursday.

Our Business and TESOL programs are fully accredited for student visas, and are ideal for students finishing their English program at Lexis and looking for a further challenge while they extend their stay in Noosa, Byron Bay or the Sunshine Coast.

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To enter the Certificate III in Business, you will need to have an Intermediate level of English at Lexis, or an equivalent IELTS score of 5. For the Certificate IV in TESOL, you will need to be in Upper Intermediate, or at a 6-6.5 IELTS equivalent.

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To launch our new courses, we are offering our current students an opening special for the 30 week Certificate III in Business – $3000, including all registration and materials fees. The usual price for this course will be $4500.

For more details, speak to your Academic Manager!

Certificate III in Business (BSB30115)

Certificate IV in TESOL (10429NAT)

RTO: 41178

CRICOS: 03459G

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Lexis WorkShop with Mya – Job Ready ASAP

It is the start of High Season for Noosa Tourism and there are plenty of Jobs around town.

Mya has been busy running our Lexis Workshops to get students (even elementary students) into the workforce as soon as possible. She organizes Tax File Numbers and Australian Business Numbers for students, as well as proof reading resumes and printing out copies.

Students are matched to potential jobs and given the English needed to apply and cope with an interview. When meeting a frantic chef in a busy restaurant, he is not interested in your engineering qualification but wants to know that you are available, that you can work hard under pressure, will be able to understand instructions and do a good job cleaning dishes.

Sign up for Lexis Workshop today.

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WWOOF and extend your Working Holiday Visa

Sakura Hirokawa came back to say hi and proudly show her 1 year extension Working Holiday Visa.

Sakura proudly shows her immigration papers for her extra year in Australia.

Sakura proudly shows her immigration papers for her extra year in Australia.

Like many of our students, Sakura combined a mixture of paid work and voluntary work and all in the Noosa area. WWOOF stands for Willing Workers on Organic Farms and these can be quite small farmsteads and garden centres. You need only do 88 days to qualify for the extra year on your visa and it is a wonderful way to become part of a small local community.

Sakura did her voluntary work at Inner Glow Health products at Tewantin whilst working at a local Japanese restaurant in the evenings. She met other young international people at the farm and the work was enjoyable and not hard.

She was happy that she had gained enough English first ,(thank you teachers Lize and Nicola) to feel confident in the work place.

If you are interested in the WWOOF program check out    http://www.wwoof.com.au

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