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Good afternoon everyone!

It’s Job Search Tuesday again, and I’ve found plenty more jobs for you to have a look at! Wanting some extra cash over the holidays, then look no further! :)

There is one job available in the housekeeping/cleaning services:

Drake International have an opportunity available for a housekeeper with previous experience in a similar role and sound knowledge of correct cleaning products and procedures. This job is currently under temporary employment, but can proceed into more permanent work for the right person! Click here to read more and to apply.


There is a big demand for bar/waiter services:

Sidekicker are a recruiting agency and they are looking for experienced (at least 1 year) wait staff who are confident with carrying 3 plates at a time. You can read more about the job description here, but you must apply directly through their website here.

Front of house staff (food & beverage attendants) are needed at The Wooden Horse Restaurant here in the city. Must have at least 2+ years experience, consistent high standard of presentation and have a passion for the food and wine industry. For more information, click here.

Pinnacle People are also a big recruitment agency, and they are desperately searching for new food and beverage attendants! You do need experience but if you can bring the right attitude to the job, you might just have a chance! Don’t miss out on this opportunity, as there are plenty of positions available to fill. To read up more about the job requirements, click here. To apply to the job, please forward on your resume to

After something a little more casual? The Woolloongabba German Club are searching for new staff to cover their busy Friday and Saturday night shifts. The right candidate should have at least 1 year experience, and a current RSA* is a must have! To apply, send your resume on to, or to read about the job ad, follow this link.

*RSA (Responsible Service of Alcohol): This certificate is a legal requirement in Australia to work with and around alcohol. You can complete the short course online! Visit the Club Training Australia website here to find out more!

Il Centro Restaurant located near the Story Bridge in Kangaroo Point are also hiring new restaurant floor staff to join their busy venue. This is perfect for those of you who are living at Student House or around the Kangaroo Point area! :) Reasonable hours, and no late night/early morning finishes!! (woohoo!) You do however need at least 2 years experience! Please send your resume on to,or to find out more about the job click here.

Working in retail more your thing? Check out some of the available jobs below!

A Brisbane based events marketing company are looking for passionate representatives to help out with their face to face sales and customer service teams. If you consider yourself a good salesperson, then this might be the job for you! Due to the high demand over Christmas, an immediate start is available! To apply, click here.

The Vintage Cellars are Australia’s Wine specialist store, and their store in Brisbane CBD are searching for their newest sales assistants to provide excellent customer service to it’s customers. Of course, a passion wine is a must, and you are also expected to have a current RSA. Experience is desired, but if you’ve got a personality that shines then you’re the one! :) What’re you waiting for? Apply now!

Want to help spread the joys of natural beauty to customers over Christmas? Jurlique stores in both  Carindale and the Winter Garden are hiring new sales assistants for over the Christmas holiday. Experience in the beauty industry is recommended, and the job description mentions that the ability to speak Mandarin/Cantonese is highly advantageous but not necessary. You should also write a cover letter stating which store you would prefer to work at. If this sounds like you, apply here!

That’s it for this week! If you want to see more job listings click here, or you can search for something more specific at the Seek website! :)

Tuesdays are also Job Workshop day! So head on over to Room 3 at 2:00pm (after Option class). This week’s topics are CV’s and Cover Letters!

Good luck with finding the perfect job for you, and if you need any extra help, just ask :)

Have a good day!



9 New Students!

Hello everyone and welcome to another week! I hope you kept very cool over the weekend. Be sure to prepare yourself for the coming week too – it’s going to get pretty hot!! (noooooo!!)

This morning we welcomed 9 new students to Lexis Brisbane, who were very keen to start the day! Pictured below from left to right, please give a big cheer for….:

Geumbee, Soyoung and Gwangbok from South Korea, Melisandre from Switzerland, Myeongjun also from South Korea, Ferenc from Germany, Tomoko from Japan and Mayara & Tiago from Brazil!

Week 18

We hope you enjoy your first week and the rest of your time here in Australia! :)

$ Job Search Tuesday $

Good morning gang!

Today is Jobs Day, so if you’re looking for work, then look no further! There are plenty of new listings this week, so I’ve made it a little easier by sharing a few that might be perfect for you! So keep on reading! :)

Looking for a job as a waitstaff/bartender? There are a few positions available below:

  • The Grove Establishment in Ashgrove are looking for new restaurant/cocktail bar staff, who are available to start immediately. The right person for the job should have some experience working in an A La Carte environment, be well presented and reliable to work within a team and of course be enthusiastic about working in the hospitality industry. Follow this link to read more about the job description and to apply.
  • Situated right behind Lexis Brisbane in Burnett Lane is the small venue The Survey Co, and they are looking for bar and wait staff to join their team. There isn’t much information on the job ad, but it’s in the perfect location for Lexis students!! :) *hint hint* Click here to apply.
  • The Queensland Performing Arts Center (QPAC) in South Brisbane are also looking for food and beverage attendants. Successful candidates must be available for a minimum of three shifts per week with at least 1 shift on a Saturday and 1 shift on a Wednesday as well as 2 Saturday evenings per month. You must also have a current RSA* to be eligible. To read more, click here.
  • The Story Bridge Hotel over in Kangaroo Point (also perfect for Lexis Students living in Student House ;) ) have a variety of roles available for the right people. They are looking for new  Cocktail Mixologists, Bar Attendants, Wait Staff and Baristas to join their popular location! Experience with working behind a bar is essential, and of course you need an RSA! To see more click here.

*RSA (Responsible Service of Alcohol): This certificate is a legal requirement to work with and around alcohol in Australia. You can do a short course online to obtain one! Check out the Club Training Australia website for more information.

There are a couple of retail jobs available if that’s what you prefer :)

  • Windsor Smith is a specialty shoe retailer, and they’re on the lookout for some Christmas Casuals to join their store in the Queen Street Mall. This would be perfect for someone who is looking for some extra money over the holiday season. To apply, send your resume to:, or click here to read more about the job.
  • Popular international retail supermarket ALDI are also hiring new assistants to join their Brisbane City teams. They have a highly competitive pay and excellent staff benefits. You should be available to work a variety of shifts over at least 5 days a week, and while previous experience working in retail is desired, it is not necessary. What’re you waiting for – apply here today!

Housekeeping and cleaning jobs are also a popular choice this week. See below.

  • The Hilton Hotel in Brisbane are in need of a laundry assistants and room attendants. Previous experience in similar roles is a great advantage, but again if you bring the right attitude, you might just be the person they’re looking for! Don’t miss your chance – apply now for the laundry assistant position, and for room attendants click here.
  • YHA Brisbane Backpackers are also looking for part-time general housekeeper to cover a range of shifts over the weekends (Saturday and Sundays) and some public holidays. If you don’t mind dedicating your weekends to earning some money then this is the perfect job for you! Please include a cover letter with your application stating why you are suitable for this role. Only applicants that provide a cover letter will be considered. To see more, click here.
  • The Mantra in South Bank are still looking for room attendants too! Great staff benefits and flexible working hours! Read up more about the job here.

These are just a few jobs I thought you might be interested in. As always, you can search for something a little more specific by going to, or check out more available jobs within the hospitality industry here.

Today is also Jobs Workshop day – so head on over to Room 3 after Option class this afternoon to get some extra help regarding to working in Brisbane. Today’s topics are: Fine tuning your CV / Where to look for a job.

That’s it for today. Best of luck, and if you need documents such as your resume or RSA printed, just ask Tara or Robyn at Student Support. :)

15 Fantastic New Faces!

Hey everyone!

What a busy start to the week here at Lexis Brisbane! I hope everyone had a nice relaxing weekend and transitioned into the new week smoothly! :)

Today we proudly welcomed our newest members to the Lexis Brisbane family – 15 bright new faces from all around the world! So please make them feel welcome and say hello when you get a chance! :)

Pictured below from left to right we have…:
Nathan from Switzerland, Sergi, Javier and Marc from Spain, Suguru from Japan, Arnau and Adria also from Spain, Volkan from Turkey, Stefania from Italy, Miluse from the Czech Republic, Michelle from Brazil, Noelia from Spain, Dora from Hungary and lastly we have Kyo from Japan. GO TEAM!! :)Week 17 photo

Also, we can’t forget about the lovely Eduardo from Brazil who missed the group photo, but was more than happy to take a second photo! :)
Week 17.2 photo

We hope you enjoy your time here at Lexis Brisbane! :) Have a fantastic week everyone!

Lexis Success! – IELTS and Cambridge

Today we celebrated the success of three awesome Lexis Brisbane students. Firstly, the lovely Marisol from Colombia, who studied with us for 6 months, received an amazing 6.0 on her official IELTS exam!  Considering that she started out at the beginning of Pre-Intermediate, she has come a long way!  Well done Marisol!  Here she is with her first teacher Paola!

Marisol and Paola

Marisol and her proud teacher Paola.

Next we have a very special couple from Spain – Maria and Alvaro. The pair started their studies in Pre-Intermediate level, and progressed up to Upper-Intermediate before starting their Cambridge First preparation course.  They both worked very hard and passed their FCE exam!  Here they are with their certificates.  After Cambridge they continued to improve their skills in our IELTS class.  Congratulations and we wish you all the best guys!!

Maria and Alvaro

Maria and Alvaro with their Cambridge First certificates. Yay!

Festivals and Markets this weekend in Brisbane!

Hey gang! :)

The weekend is almost upon us again! There is a fair bit to see and do this weekend in Brisbane – with markets and festivals being a popular choice. If this sounds like you, then keep on reading!

This week is National Recycling Week and Brisbane will host many special activities and events this weekend. One of which is the Twilight Market in King George Square, which will run this Friday night from 4-9pm. During this time, the event will feature a fashion parade showcasing designs created from recyclable materials, as well as other local talents displaying their creations within their unique market stalls. Entry to the venue is free, but be sure to take some spending money with you, so you can grab yourself a bargain (while helping the environment) – hooray! :) For more information visit the Brisbane City Council website.

This Saturday afternoon, Torrington and Boundary Streets in Spring Hill will come to life with the ever-so-popular Spring Hill Alive festival. This festival focuses on the importance of local community bonding, cultural awareness and celebrating the Spring time in Brisbane! There will be a variety of arts and crafts stalls showcasing the best of the best in local talent and delights. There will also be live music, beautiful flower displays, street dining and fun activities for all ages to enjoy. So come on down to the Spring Hill Alive festival this Saturday from 10am until 5pm – entry is free. For more information visit the official website.

Have plans during the day but you’re struggling to find something to do at night? Then maybe this will interest you. The Diwali Festival (or Festival of Lights) is back again, this time in the Chinatown Mall. Festivities begin at 5pm and run into the night. There will be live music and Bollywood dancers, Henna tattoo artists, arts and foods markets and firecracker display around 7pm. Head on over to the Chinatown Mall in Fortitude Valley this Saturday night to be apart of one of the most colourful and interactive Indian celebrations in Brisbane! Entry is free! :) To see the complete timetable of what’s happening at the Diwali Festival, visit the website here.

For those of you who weren’t out partying all Saturday night, and prefer to start their Sunday with some fresh air, then be sure to head on over to the Valley Markets. The Valley Markets are open every weekend – 9am-4pm, and is a great way to support the Brisbane locals. With Christmas just around the corner, you can get all your Christmas present shopping done in one go (and for cheap), so everybody wins! :D To read more about the history of the Valley Markets or other general information visit their website.

The weather forecast for this weekend in Brisbane is shaping up to be pretty miserable again, with scattered storms predicted for Saturday and rain on Sunday. But don’t let these predictions get in the way of your fun! (besides, they are never right)! Keep track of any storm/rain activities through the BOM website. But as always, be safe, plan ahead, but most of all have FUN! :)

$ Job Search Tuesday $

Good morning everyone!

There are a lot of jobs available for the busy student this week! A lot of workplaces are now looking for their Christmas casuals to begin, so this is the perfect time to score yourself something! :) I’ve selected a few options for you to look at that may be of interest, but as usual you can do a more defined search on the Seek website! :)

What a rarity! Starbucks have another position available for one lucky barista! If you want the chance to gain some experience working for the largest coffee business in the world, then please do not miss this opportunity. If you are a positive and enthusiastic person who is willing to work hard, then apply directly through Seek by following this link. Full job description is available there too.

AHS Hospitality are still on the hunt for new Housekeeping Room Attendants to join their CBD location. All housekeeping training will be provided, and even an opportunity is available to obtain a Certificate 3 in Hospitality! To apply, click here.

The Mantra in South Bank also have a Cleaning/Room Attendant position available. NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED, but you must bring along a bright and bubbly personality to the team! :) You’ll also receive some awesome staff benefits which includes discounted rates on all Mantra Hotels, Resorts and Apartments within Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia. (be sure to take me on holidays with you!!) To read more and to apply, click here.

Rendezvous Hotel on George Street here in the city are looking for Casual Food & Beverage Attendants who have experience working within a hotel environment. The successful applicant should have a current RSA*, should be available over a 7 day roster, including nights/weekends and public holidays, and you should also have previous barista and a la carte experience. Follow this link to read the full job description and to apply.

*RSA (Responsible Service of Alcohol) is required by Australian Law to work with and around alcohol. You can complete a short course online! Visit the Club Training Australia website to get yours today!

Do you have experience as a waiter? There is an opportunity available for an immediate start! you’ll be required to work up to 30 hours a week, which will keep you nice and busy over the holidays! :) Click here for more information.

To see more current job listings within the hospitality industry, visit the following link.

Also just a reminder that this afternoon from 2-3pm in Room 3 is our weekly Job Workshop! Starting from this week, there will be different topics that will be covered. Check the student activities board each week to see what the topic will be. This week will be focused on writing your CV/Resume & Interview Skills. So if you need help with either of these, be sure to head on over to the Job Workshop! :)

Good luck!! :)