Australis College Suit Up For Change

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Australis College Suit up for men in need

Supporting the community by providing access to expert training and teaching is in the DNA of Australis College and the recent support of the Suit of Change campaign is an example of how education can change lives.

Now in its second year, Suit of Change take pre-loved men’s suits and tailor them to fit men looking to build their confidence and put their best foot forward but who cannot afford a tailored suit or access to other grooming services.

Australis College has built on this generosity by augmenting the Suit of Change campaign with two Scholarship opportunities.

Australis College Managing Director Andrew Hetherington said, “The scholarship opportunities from Australis College provide Suit of Change candidates with the opportunity to further their skills and confidence to help them with employment prospects.”

This year Australis College has donated two fully funded scholarships in areas of Business, Community Services, and Financial Services as a part of our Community Involvement Initiative.

Andrew Hetherington pictured Centre

Pictured from right to left: Queensland Parliamentarian John-Paul Langbroek MP with Australis Managing Director Andrew Hetherington and Brisbane Lions hardman Daniel Merrett.

“We are passionate about the education industry, and we believe education is part of the journey in changing your life circumstances- a vision that aligns with the work that Suit of Change perform,” said Mr Hetherington.

“Education can be a life changing moment in time for the recipient,” Mr Hetherington added. “Education can open doors that may have been shut previously and provides people with a positive direction which in turn builds self-confidence.”

Men fighting depression, new immigrants, and refugees are among the many beneficiaries of the Suit of Change Campaign, helping them take a big step towards a fresh beginning.

The staff of Australis College also supported the campaign with staff donating over 20 suits, 50 ties, six pairs of shoes as well as numerous belts and over 30 shirts.

A number of Australis College staff also attended the Suit of Change Cocktail which added over $700 to the campaign total.

The Suit of Change campaign culminated in a Cocktail Function on 19 May featuring guest master of ceremonies Ian Healy with all money raised from the event going to offset the costs associated with tailoring the pre-loved suits.

Australis College will announce the winners of the successful applicants of the Suit of Change Scholarships in the coming weeks.

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