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Sarina Russo Institute – A Gap Year in Australia

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Quick facts:

  • Study alongside Australian students
  • Obtain an international qualification
  • A bargain for a Gap Year
  • https://www.sri.edu.au/

Sarina Russo Institute (SRI) is part of the Sarina Russo Group (SRG). SRG was established in 1979 and since then has developed and maintained a reputation for excellence in education, training, recruitment and job creation. SRI is not just about providing exceptional quality in the learning experience, but facilitating a community among students through access to many “campus life” services.

As a student at SRI, you will have access to learning advisers, employment consultants, computer services, library facilities and the student lounge.

The Gap year Programme

Study Experience and Sarina Russo Institute are offering you two unique Gap Year programmes. They are available to all international students and allow young people to travel and work abroad to gain openness and maturity as well as a recognized qualification.

The concept is a little different to the normal Gap Year. Instead of having English courses, your courses will all be focused on the field of study. In fact, you will also have the opportunity to combine your university studies with an internship. This way you will gain professional and international experience to add to your CV. Even if this Gap Year does not offer English classes, you will still be exposed to the English language. In reality, all international students learn English on campus as well as in the specific courses you choose to follow. This immersion allows you to meet active students with whom you will interact daily.

One of the main highlights of this Gap Year is the value for money. For a Gap Year, the opportunities offered by Sarina Russo Institute are very advantageous. Both programmes cost AU$ 6515, or about € 4055 for a full academic year. To put that into perspective, a Gap Year programme in the United States would generally cost you twice that amount.

What programmes are offered?

A diploma in Practice Management

With this programme you will gain a qualification in practice management. Which means that you will then be equipped to handle the administrative functions of a health care center or a general practice. You will develop management skills and knowledge in billing, budgets, operational planning and legal compliance, you will have a comprehensive understanding of how to effectively manage people and businesses in one of Australia’s most sought-after sectors.

Here’s what to expect from the programme:

  • 220 hours of professional experience in the senior care / community service sector.
  • Optional internship of 20 hours per week for 12 weeks.
  • Dedicated trainers to facilitate any training and evaluation.
  • Access to iLearn (24/7): A Learning Management System.
  • Access (24/7) to online learning and assessment materials that includes recorded lectures, interactive digital resources eBooks, PowerPoint presentations and video links.
  • Opportunities to collaborate online with Trainers, industry experts and peers.
  • Free state of the art Language Literacy and Numeracy tools.
  • Mentoring and job placement assistance.

Diploma in Leadership and Management

The diploma of Leadership and Management is appropriate for those who wish to pursue a career in leadership and management in various areas of the business. It will be best suited to those that demonstrate initiative and judgment in planning, organizing, implementing and monitoring workload. Using their communication skills to help individuals and teams meet the demands of the organization or the business. Throughout the course they will plan, design, apply and evaluate solutions to unpredictable problems, and identify, analyze and synthesize information from various sources.

Here’s what to expect from the programme:

  • Optional internship of 20 hours per week for 12 weeks.
  • Dedicated trainers to facilitate all training and evaluations.
  • Access to iLearn (24/7) – A learning management system.
  • Access (24/7) to online learning and assessment materials that includes recorded lectures, interactive digital resources eBooks, PowerPoint presentations and video links.
  • Opportunities to collaborate online with Trainers, industry experts and peers.
  • Free state of the art Language Literacy and Numeracy tools.
  • Mentoring and job placement assistance.

Entry requirements

To apply, you must have at least completed high school. You will also need to have a good level of English. SRI requires their students to have a minimum of 5.5 on the IELTS or 70 on the TOEFL. They accept other equivalent skills in English, but you are required to attain a higher intermediate level of English.

Live and study in Brisbane

Sarina Russo Institute is conveniently located on Queen Street and shares the same campus as Russo Business School and James Cook University Brisbane. This co-location provides students with the occasion to gain insight to accessible educational pathways and experience the ultimate student lifestyle using the various services available on campus.

Queen Street itself is heavily built with arcades, shops, hotels, offices and apartments MacArthur Central, Brisbane Square, Central Plaza, Aurora Tower, Wintergarden, Broadway on the Mall, Myer Center and QueensPlaza.

Traveling to Brisbane could not be easier, in fact, going between downtown Brisbane and Brisbane Airport, take the Airtrain from Central Station. The travel time between the city and the airport is about 20 minutes, with services flowing every 15-30 minutes.

For more information regarding the application process or the university in general, contact a member of the Study experience team.

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