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Human Reason: A Theoretical and Practical Guide

This course gives an introduction to Reason. Firstly we will assess what it is; how we use it; and its value to human life. We will study its role in both theoretical and practical matters, and we will consider the principles of good reasoning and how to assess our beliefs with reason. Other issues will be: conflict resolution through reason; the connection of reason to our emotional and ethical lives; Decision Theory; reason and rhetoric; consistency and coherence theories and the ... [More]

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Heidegger Course

For Heidegger “we ourselves are the entities to be analyzed” and this is both a rational, objective task and a subjective introspection on ourselves. His phenomenology of ‘lived experience’ is a corrective to the enlightenment idea of reason: “Thinking begins only when we have come to know that reason, glorified for centuries, is the stiff-necked adversary of thought”. We will approach Heidegger’s profound and challenging philosophy thematically, drawing from all of his works on iss... [More]
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Australian Family Law Course: Divorce, Custody and Finances

This Australian Family Law training course is designed to give participants an understanding of the implications of a failed marriage or relationship. It has been developed to provide you with basic knowledge of the implications of divorce, the divorce settlement process, its possible implications on your finances, and the factors which the Family Court deem critical. A period of divorce, family break-up or separation can be a very difficult time for all concerned. Some divorce matt... [More]

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Nixon and Watergate Course - 40 Years Later: What Did the President Know and When Did He Know It (Part 2)

Forty years ago, the American people learned that Richard Nixon knew about the Watergate break-in and took steps to conceal or cover-up almost from the date of the burglary. Once the ‘smoking gun’ tape was revealed, Nixon was forced to resign – the only President to have done so. Today, Richard Nixon has been the beneficiary of much revisionism. While he indeed had accomplishments, the moral vacuum and corruption that he fostered has begun to be forgotten. This course, offered in tw... [More]

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Financial Planning Course: Achieve Your Life Goals

We are taught to read and write, but very few of us are taught how to be financially literate. This course will help you develop meaningful life goals and the knowledge and confidence to develop the necessary financial strategies to help you achieve what is important to you. Course content This financial planning course covers the following topics: Effective financial planning Understanding how to set meaningful and important goals for you Understanding the Australian taxation syste... [More]
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Understanding Investing for Long-Term Gain Course

Most of us know how to spend money, but very few of us know how to make it! Put simply, your choices in the short term will have the greatest impact on your long-term dreams and ambitions. In this informative day we’ll discuss how the Australian share market works, the importance of a long-term view, how to ensure you generate an income from your assets, dividends and yields, investing versus speculating, what really happens when we sell, and the effects of tax and inflation. We’ll ... [More]
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Turkey Today: Politics, Society, Culture Course

This course addresses Turkey’s debated identity: East or West? secular or Islamic? Moreover, it looks at such diverse matters as the economy, Turkey’s relations with the West and the region, Kurdish question and its role as a Middle Eastern democratic model during the Arab Spring, 2011 – 2012. Course Outline Turkey under the AKP and the leadership of Erdogan. Cultural, political, social and legal role of Islam. Turkey as a rising power in the Middle Eastern-North African region. Tur... [More]
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Harness the Power of Self-Managed Superannuation Course

This training course is designed to give participants an understanding of the various strategies that can be employed to ensure that their superannuation benefits are maximised. Self-managed superannuation funds are growing quickly, currently in excess of 300,000. People are deciding to take a more active role in the management of their superannuation monies to successfully plan for retirement. Do you understand how to manage your own superannuation fund? This training course will e... [More]
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Structuring Your Assets for Retirement Course

This course is designed to demystify the complex world of retirement income streams. Its express aim is to provide participants with independent advice and an understanding of the various ways in which they can structure their retirement assets in order to deliver the maximum level of income while at the same time minimising their tax. The course will cover topics such as the Australian tax system, various tax structures, superannuation, allocated pensions, Centrelink regulations an... [More]
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Anthropology Course: An Introduction

The focus of anthropology is on understanding you in relation to others and social life generally e.g., context, religion, schooling, economy, biology, politics, family structure, gender, ethnicity. It is a discipline of discovery, questioning, and imagination; a way of exploring the vast range of human possibility across cultures leading us to critical thinking about why we think, feel and act in certain ways and why others may do so differently to us. Anthropology today is also ab... [More]

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