Our History & Values

Since our first student intake in 1998, API has recognised the vital importance of language to bring, bridge and build people across nations. Our graduates include people from all walks of life, especially those from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds.

API has been acknowledged as being the very first college in Australia to provide unique multicultural courses, including language training, small business programs and community & health care courses. Since then, API has welcomed students from at least 30 nationalities over the last 21 years. If you walk around our campuses, you’ll see that it resembles a mini “United Nations”!

Graduation Ceremony 2018


At API we apply a uniquely holistic and multicultural approach by:

  1. giving you a warm welcome and providing you the assurance of a friendly and caring environment,
  2. making available broader opportunities for you to experience all facets of Australian living and
  3. ensuring that multiculturalism is reflected in all our educational materials.

We have courses specially designed for CALD students. We offer theoretical and hands-on practical lessons, including work experience in job locations, that have resulted in many of our students being employed. We also help you with job preparation, including resume writing and interview training, that have will improve your chances of employment.

For people seeking to learn English as their second language, our certificates provide pathways for further tertiary study and employment opportunities in Australia.

API also partners with the Multicultural Community Centre to serve the community by providing practical training courses that meet the needs of new migrants. In 2018, the MCC, in partnership with API, was awarded and recognised as the the top training organisation in the state of Queensland.

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