At Think Education, we believe in the transformative power of connecting education and industry. We understand industry expectations of job-ready and well-rounded graduates. All our courses feature ongoing industry immersive focus and built-in collaboration with leaders in their fields, ensuring our curriculum is agile and continuously evolving to reflect industry needs.
Strong industry heritage
Our offering is unique, not only because we have strong industry partnerships and relationships, but because of our rich history of industry immersion. Our heritage is based on a suite of well-respected institutions:
- Australian College of Natural Therapies
- Jansen Newman Institute
- Southern School of Natural Therapies
- Australian National College of Beauty
When we say we are a university co-designed with relevant organisations and promise that every student will be industry connected, we mean it.
Work-Integrated LearningWork-Integrated Learning (WIL) is an essential part of our course offerings – with industry placement forming an important part of our clinical programs. WIL provides the critical bridge for your studies, connecting theory in the classroom with hands-on work in your future field.
This practical industry experience lets you develop skills that will enhance your prospects of gaining meaningful employment and building your career for the future by allowing you to see first-hand how your studies translate into practice. In the dynamic and uncertain world we live in, WIL is vital as it develops work-ready skills, builds connections, enhances confidence and boosts your employability while you study.
You can learn more about our Work-Integrated Learning environments and initiatives here.Learn More
Our academics are industry connectedEducation has greater value when lecturers apply relevant experience to their teaching, bringing real examples and anecdotes from their own industry experience and providing deeper perspectives on subject matter.
Program Director Physical Health
Tim has a background in sports, focusing on acute injury management, rehabilitation and sports injury prevention. Tim’s also an experienced educator and has worked in tertiary organisations here and in the UK, perfectly positioning him to share his wealth of knowledge at Think Education.
Tash has practiced in paediatric and emergency nursing before moving into surgical nursing. Her passion is educating novice nurses to provide best-practice patient care. She brings this background and passion to her current role.
Alicia is currently working in a High-care facility. As well as working as a Head Nurse (Operating Theatre, UNHCR funded) at a Refugee Processing Centre; she has been Dean of College of Nursing at Asia Pacific College of Advanced Studies and Chief Nurse of an Acute Care Hospital and she brings that blended experience to her role at Think Education.
Our curriculum is co-designed by industryTo ensure our courses are relevant and the skills our students take to their workplace are highly valued, we engage industry in the design of our courses from the very first stages of development when decisions are made to launch courses. Industry experts then help our academic teams create the courses. Before a course is constructed, Think Education convenes a course advisory committee (CAC), which comprises of industry professionals and external academics. Each CAC scrutinises the course proposals to ensure it contains and fosters up-to-date industry skills and knowledge.
This is critical because the registered training organisation (RTO) has the ethical mandate to provide quality and valuable education so that our students can put their skills to immediate use in their chosen industry and pursue careers they love.
Importantly, it ensures our graduates achieve our employability and industry-connected objectives.
Industry associations and bodiesAt Think Education, we have strong connections with affiliates, associations and accrediting bodies. We collaborate with and work alongside some of the best industry-leading organisations to deliver extraordinary programs and initiatives for our students.
Explore some of our affiliates, associations and accrediting bodies:
- MA (Myotherapy Association Australia)
- MMA (Massage and Myotherapy Australia)
- Australian College of Nursing (ACN)
- Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC)