Short Courses in Perth to Feed Your Mind


Perth is a great city for an education; some even refer to it as the “Education City” in Australia. With five well regarded universities to choose from partnered with the fabulous weather and natural environment, it’s no wonder people choose to study in Perth. But what if you want to further your education and just want do a short course, but university is just not for you? Don’t worry. There are lots of opportunities to study in Perth and do a short course without having to attend one of the universities in Perth.  

Here are some short courses to consider if you are studying in Perth:

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Claremont Quarter – A Village in a Town in a City


The suburb of Claremont is located about 9 km west of the centre of Perth and at its heart lies “the Quarter” – an area where people can shop, eat, work, socialise and live without having to get into a car and go anywhere. It’s like a village within a town within a city!

Its official address is 9 Bayview Terrace but the large block is bordered by the Terrace, St Quentin Avenue, Gugeri Street and Bovell Lane.

The idea behind the Claremont Quarter began 15 years ago but it was only in February last year that the final stage was officially opened.

If you can shop till you drop or just love to browse through the windows, with over 450 Australian and international brands on show, there is definitely something for you to look at!

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An Urban Adventure: Supermarket Shopping in Perth


Supermarkets reflect the culture of a country, and even neighbourhood, which is why it isn’t terribly uncommon in large cities to see travellers wandering up and down every aisle marvelling at what is on offer. In Perth there are a multitude of local and/or open-air markets, but when it comes to supermarkets the main players are Coles, IGA and Woolworths.

People tend to want to know which of the three brands is better. You’ll hear all sorts of positive and negative opinions about each one, but this all depends on the neighbourhood and who you ask. The news often has stories, especially around the holidays, about which store is cheaper for a variety of items.

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Free Wifi Perth CBD


Perth CBD Beckons with Free Wifi in the Resources Quarter


What a great initiative of the Resources Sector to launch a free wifi service for everyone. It’s a great service that a lot of people will find very useful, whether you are a local, traveller, student or shopper visiting the Perth CBD.

ResourcesNet was launched in June 2007 by the Resources Sector by key sponsors BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto and Woodside.

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