The Sejumi team brings a new style of learning to Cairns to reflect the rapidly changing world we live in. Classrooms are not the traditional format at Sejumi. Teachers do not stand at the front of the classroom with rows of students, or u-shape style. The Sejumi Learning Studio is a 'do-it-yourself', project-based learning environment. Students can be seen studying individually, collaborating with other students, relaxing on lounges, sitting on bean bags or working together at a table.
Our teaching team comprises facilitators who are passionate about education and have a wealth of experience in various fields of business. The facilitators act as a coaches, consultants and mentors to the students.
The environment is designed to encourage students to become self-directed, and to take responsibility for their own learning.
I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide conditions in which they can learn
- Albert Einstein
Montessori Schools have described the benefits of mixed age classrooms for years. To reflect life in the real world, the Sejumi Learning Studio classes have students ranging from fifteen to nineteen years of age in the same class.
Students have various abilities and skills and are able to work at their own pace. Those who need more assistance work with facilitators, while others may continue with their own work at their own speed. Additionally, peer learning is encouraged, and students can be seen sharing skills and knowledge with each other.
You cannot imagine how well a young child learns from an older child, how patient the older child is with the difficulties of the younger
- Maria Montessori
Students attending the Sejumi Learning Studio enjoy flexible hours. This allows students to be employed, while continuing with their education. A monthly calendar is provided to each student; this highlights compulsory workshops for various topics including finance, marketing, communication and other skills where group work is important in terms of developing practical skills. Evening classes are also scheduled where required, as well as weekend workshops, where students from the Sejumi Learning Studio may be invited to join students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership program for workshops or seminars.
A learning contract is discussed and signed, and time-frames are established to ensure that students have deadlines, once again reflecting the work environment. The expectations are high and benchmarks are set early in the program. Students are encouraged to be self directed. This prepares them for employment, or for university should they choose to continue to higher education.
You cannot teach a person anything; you can only help him find it within himself.
The Sejumi Learning Studio Pathway
Certificate III in Tourism
Students develop their communication skills, learn about Australia, career options, time management, and increase their ability to use technology. The Certificate III level qualification is recognised as equivalent to Year 12 English and can be used as a pathway to many university programs.
Certificate IV in Travel & Tourism
At the Certificate IV level, students further develop their communication skills, learn about leadership and finance, as well as conflict management. This is a supervisory level qualification and students can also use this qualification to gain entry to university, in some instances with credit of up to six months towards a university undergraduate degree.
A selection of diplomas are available to students including:
Diploma of Event Management (SIT50316)
Diploma of Marketing and Communication (BSB54215)
Diploma of Travel and Tourism Management (SIT50116)