Student Benefits

  • Exclusive Careers Hub access
  • One-on-one calls with our expert Career Coach
  • Discounts on Grammarly Premium and more

Enhance Your Learning Experience

Studying with CAL comes with a huge range of benefits, including access to our Flying Start sessions and our exclusive Careers Hub. Take your study to the next level with these amazing tools.

Flying Start Group Sessions

At CAL, we are constantly innovating to provide support options that work for all students.

Flying Start group sessions, give you the opportunity to join us and your fellow students over video call and gain the skills required to complete you course with confidence.

They teach you helpful techniques and strategies to overcome common challenges faced when studying online and will include time for all of your questions.

You will discover effective strategies for online studying, kickstarting your unit Learner Assessment Pack (LAP), and navigating the Spark Learning Hub. These also provide a great opportunity to meet other students and share in your learning journey.

Unit Group Coaching Sessions

Unit Group Coaching Sessions take place over Zoom and get into the nitty-gritty of understanding your unit. Over an hour, a learning coach will walk through key concepts and core materials of your unit, open Q&As where you can ask questions, navigating the unit effectively, and tips to help you study smarter.

Whether you are a brand-new student or have been enrolled for a little longer, these sessions are tailored to benefit everyone. For new students, it’s an excellent way to get started and navigate the unit content effectively. For those who have been with us for a while, it’s a chance to refresh your knowledge and help you continue to progress through your unit.

If you’re a student, you can register now in Spark.

Available sessions

Your Flying Start mentor will discuss the optimal approach for tackling your Learner Assessment Pack (LAP). This session will cover:

  • RPL self-assessment: What is it, and is it mandatory?
  • Simulations: Understanding what they are and how to prepare for them.
  • Assessment criteria: Comparing case study vs. workplace assessments and their respective requirements.

For students new to the Spark Learning Hub, this session will provide guidance on navigation and an overview of key areas. This session will cover:

  • Homepage: Exploring ePortfolio, key highlights, and orientation.
  • Resources: Understanding default options and how to use them.
  • Support: Accessing assistance when needed.
  • Units: Navigating unit homepages, accessing content, submitting work, and participating in discussion boards.
  • Coursework: Tips on unit completion, checkpoints, quizzes, and assessment packs.

Your Flying Start mentor will address study planning, goal setting, and conquering online study obstacles. This session will cover:

  • SMART Goals: Writing goals and using the provided template.
  • Planning: Balancing studies with life and using the provided template.
  • Overcoming Barriers: Identifying common online study challenges and strategies to overcome them.
  • Overthinking: How to avoid it.

The Careers Hub

At CAL, we strive to improve your career, not just your resume. Every member of our team is here to support you beyond achieving your qualifications. We want to help you be as prepared as possible for taking the next step in your career. As a student at CAL, you’ll gain exclusive access to our Careers Hub. Filled with tools and resources plus personalised advice, you’ll be ready to take the next steps in your career with our support.

 Complimentary Career Resources

As part of our commitment to real outcomes, CAL offers complimentary career services throughout your study. You can use our templates to improve your cover letter and resume, build confidence in your job search, and book a coaching call for tailored career advice as we support you through your learning journey and beyond. 

Access these four modules filled with tips, templates, and resources to support your career development. In the Careers Hub you can upload your resume and cover letter for a free review with expert feedback. Additionally, you can also book a 30-minute complimentary career coaching call with CAL’s Career Coach, Jenni, to discuss career planning, resume writing, job search strategies, interview tips, networking, and more.

Available modules

This section encourages students to reflect on who they are, what their values are, their current skills and what their interests are to help make informed decisions about career goals and things to strive for. It also encourages them to reflect on what their career achievements have been so far as well, which they might like to focus on in later phases of your job search strategy. Many of our students are looking to change careers, so we’ve included a separate sub-topic for this.

This module focuses on personal branding tools, with lots of tips, templates and resources on resume writing, cover letter writing, social media and LinkedIn profiles, perfecting elevator pitches and more. There’s a section on highlighting CAL achievements, too – as students develop certain competencies through the course and throughout your studies, we encourage them to add them to their resumes and showcase their achievements.

This module contains a suite of resources on how to pursue job search in different ways, including the use of job boards and submitting applications, but also very importantly, how to access the hidden job market through networking. 75-80% of all jobs are found through the hidden job market, so you need to be doing more than just applying on online job boards if you’re seeking a new role, and this module will help you find the best ways of doing that.

This module is all about preparation and practice. It gives our students tips and strategies to go in armed with confidence so that they’re ready to deliver all the information necessary to showcase their skills and experience in an interview and win the job.

Our Career Coach

Our Career Coach takes an active role in supporting you individually to achieve your learning and career goals. Jenni offers complimentary one-on-one career coaching calls and provides you with the tips, templates, and tools you need to get to where you want to be.

During your call, our coach will take some time to get to know you and where you’re at now in your career, discuss your goals for the future, and provide guidance on how to achieve them.

Meet Jenni

Jenni has worked in the learning and development consulting and coaching space for over 25 years, working across corporate government and small business environments in that time, supporting all levels of the workforce, from frontline staff all the way up to senior managers.

Jenni has been part of the CAL team since 2017 and is thrilled to have the opportunity to work so closely with students to help them achieve their career goals.

Something was missing for me in the learning and development space, and I just felt like I wanted to get to know people more, understand what it was that they were seeking, and take a more active role in really supporting them with that goal attainment…it’s been wonderful to meet so many of our fabulous students.

Jenni S. / Career Coach at CAL

Student reviews

I was very impressed with my experience today with my career coach. Jenni gave me an informative consultation on how to further my career. I felt that I have invested well with CAL. Thank you so much.

- Kylieruth B.

I spoke to Jenni the Career Coach and she was amazing. I found her to be very easy to talk to and I could open up more to her. She gave me great advice which I will try to pursue.

- Chipo C.


Our Coaches

Here to help

Our Learning Coaches take great care in delivering real support for our students. They are experts in their industries with a wealth of knowledge and real-world experience, and are committed to helping you achieve your goals.

One of the reasons why we hand-select our Learning Coaches is so we can ensure they have the experience and mindset to provide valuable mentoring for our students. This goes beyond working through an assessment, it’s an opportunity for students to talk to someone that’s been there and done that.

Meet our coaches

My coaches and assessors over the course were Meagan and Marissa and they were both wonderful facilitators, being friendly, encouraging and supportive. It was always a pleasure to talk with them and also made me feel comfortable completing role play assessments. If I needed any clarification of requirements it was easy just to book a call and then gain insight to get the tasks completed.

Thank you Meagan and Marissa, you gave me wonderful inspiration to complete the course.

- Jenni P.


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Real Outcomes Guarantee

We’re committed to helping you reach your career goals as a result of studying with us. Our Real Outcomes Guarantee is our commitment to you and your career goals, ensuring that your studies will give you real-world benefits.

How it works

CAL LinkedIn Networking Group

To create career opportunities and build professional relationships, we have set up a LinkedIn Group to connect with other students and alumni. Join the conversation!

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Demonstrate industry commitment

As an AIPM Member, you'll enjoy:

  • Access to largest most exclusive online community of project managers
  • Certification and Industry recognition at a Certified Practising Project Practitioner (CPPP) level
  • Online access to project management resources and templates
  • Access to career opportunities through personalised and curated online jobs marketplace
  • Invitation to exclusive member-only events
  • Events and webinars at discounted rates

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Discounted services while you study*


Microsoft Office 365

We offer a discounted price on the Microsoft Office Suite exclusively for our students.

Microsoft 365 is a subscription that includes the most collaborative, up-to-date features with access to new releases as they come available. So you’re not paying for a one-time purchase that goes out of date. Microsoft 365 includes the Office desktop apps that you’re familiar with, like Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. But you also get extra online storage and cloud-connected features that let you collaborate on files in real time. With a subscription, you’ll always have the latest features, fixes, and security updates along with ongoing tech support at no extra cost.

Get discounts on tech with your CAL student email address*

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Get up to 20% off selected products in the Samsung Education Store. When you register with your CAL email address and Samsung Account you can unlock extra savings on some of Samsung’s latest and greatest products, including phones, wearables, audio products and more. Learn more.

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Your CAL student email address gives you access to the HP Australia Student Store. Here you can save up to 53% across the HP range. It’s a great option for students who want to upgrade their computer to support their online studies. Learn more.

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Lenovo offer student PCs to take the stress out of the process of getting ready for online study. Sleek laptops, powerful desktops and towers, lightweight Chromebooks and tablets are available to CAL students looking for a new study tool. Learn more.

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CAL Students are able to shop a range of products across the Microsoft Education Store. You can even combine your free Office 365 with a 5% discount on the Surface Laptop Go. Learn more.

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Strive for study success with discounts on Dell laptops for all CAL students. Our students can save 20% on listed price XPS, Inspiron, Alienware, Monitors & Accessories. Or 7% on discounted bundle offers. Learn more.

Take advantage of student discount programs*



Student discounts on many fashion, beauty, fitness, technology and lifestyle retailers. Learn more.

Student Edge Card

The Student Edge Card provides discounts on food, entertainment, and clothes to all students. Learn more.


Gain access to International Student Identity Card benefits through their international partners. Learn more.

Discounted access to professional software*

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*Provider terms may change, please check with the service provider for current availability.