Business and Leadership

Is your small business accessing the training it’s entitled too?

small business training

Is your small business accessing the training it’s entitled too? Training for Sole Traders Going out on your own can be a scary but rewarding experience. The world of flexible work is here and many are starting their own one man businesses to take advantage of everything that self-employment has…


$6.1 Billion Spent on VET in 2017

VET

$6.1 Billion Spent on VET in 2017 The Australian Government and state and territory governments spent $6.1bn on vocational education and training (VET) in 2017, according to data from the new National VET Funding Collection published by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER). In addition, the Australian Government…


Scott Morrison announces review of VET sector to be led by New Zealander

review of VET sector

Scott Morrison announces review of VET sector to be led by New Zealander The Morrison government will launch an independent review of the vocational education and training (VET) sector to ensure people are graduating with skills that match the needs of business in the modern economy. Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the…


Increase Christmas Sales For Your Small Business

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Increase Christmas Sales For Your Small Business Christmas is undoubtedly the biggest time of the year for the sales figures for small business right across Australia. During this time customers are looking to spend their hard-earned cash on gifts to show others just how much they appreciate them – and…


When Companies Should Invest in Training Their Employees — and When They Shouldn’t

skills for work and vocational pathways

When Companies Should Invest in Training Their Employees — and When They Shouldn’t According to one industry report, U.S. companies spent over $90 billion dollars on training and development activities in 2017, a year-over-year increase of 32.5 %. While many experts emphasize the importance and benefits of employee development — a more competitive…


Engaging Your Customers For Small Businesses

engaging your customers

Engaging Your Customers For Small Businesses So, you’re running your small business and it’s going well BUT – you’re ready to take it to the next level. Customers no longer just want great customer service, they want engaging experiences and to be WOWed by the contact they have with your…


5 Books Every Small Business Owner Should Read

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5 Books Every Small Business Owner Should Read The 4 Hour Work Week – Timothy Ferriss Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, high-end world travel, monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, this book is the blueprint. Tim also has a great…


Invest In Your Team – Tips On Staff Retention

staff retention

Invest In Your Team – Tips On Staff Retention What do great companies do to keep great people? They invest in their team and ensure they are constantly reviewing their recruitment and retention processes and procedures, with the wellbeing and happiness of their employees always top of mind. Retain the…


Are you restructuring your business?

restructuring your business

Are you restructuring your business? Have you restructured your business recently or are you looking at restructuring in the near future? Normally, when you sell a business, you would have to pay income tax because your business has sold or transferred its assets. When you change the structure of your…


ASSET COLLEGE RENEWAL OF RTO REGISTRATION

ASSET COLLEGE RENEWAL OF RTO REGISTRATION 2 July 2018 The ASSET Team are proud to announce that our application to renew Asset College’s registration as an RTO has been approved by the National VET Regulator. The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) have granted our registration renewal for a period of…


Building Your Professional Image and Reputation

building your professional image

Do you want to be a thought leader in your industry? You might say yes but to be honest, not many people reach the true peaks of thought leadership and the term is used far too lightly in the world of online reputations. Instead of becoming a thought leader, how…


ASQA NEWS: Bogus qualifications lead to $75,000 penalty

ASQA News

Notification From The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) 1 May 2018 A Gold Coast man who fabricated four bogus vocational education and training (VET) qualifications for himself and used them in an attempt to gain employment has been ordered to pay a pecuniary penalty of $75,705. On 27 April 2018…


Self-Education Expenses: Top courses to enrol in now to claim on this years’ tax return

self-education expenses

Have you been thinking about taking part in some professional development or self-education to boost your skills & experience for your job? There has never a better time to review your career goals and lock in some training, that you may be able to claim on this years’ tax return!…


3 Tips For Leading A Small Business To Success

leading a small business to success

Is your small business beginning to grow? When you begin adding more and more people to your business operations, it becomes essential that you are able to effectively lead and manage those staff. Because after all, if you look after your staff, your staff will look after your customers and…


Marketing Your Small Business Online – The Set Up Checklist

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When starting your own small business, the immediate thought is likely to be where you will get your first or even your next client from! However, it is important to start from the beginning when it comes to marketing your small business – so calm down and take your time…


Small Business Focus Month @ Asset College

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May is Small Business 'Focus' Month @ Asset College To coincide with Queensland Small Business Week - 28 May - 1 June, Asset College has launched Small Business Month @ Asset. "Queensland is home to more than 426,000 small businesses (those employing less than 20 people) that are at the…


Steve Jobs Was An Awesome Project Manager

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This month at Asset College, we’re focusing on our project management skills. Both for our staff and our students as well! Which got us to thinking of some of the people we could look up to as great role models in project management. In reality, some of the most famous…


Top 4 Project Management Software Applications For Teams

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Being a Project Manager is a tough job. You require exceptional organisational and people management skills in order to achieve successful outcomes for your organisation. Successful Project Managers don’t do it all on their own – they usually have a suite of technology behind them that allows them to create…


Need a hand? Subsidies for Small Business available!

subsidies for small business

Currently, both the Queensland and Federal Governments have subsidies for small business owners to employ a young jobseeker to lend a hand in their business. Training new staff members can be a costly exercise and if your business is growing and you desperately need a hand, why not try employing…


South East Queensland, Subsidies Available For Employers!

subsidies available for employers

The job market in Australia is tough, and it’s even tougher when you are a young person with little to no experience. That’s why our country needs you! Both the Queensland and Federal Governments currently have subsidies available for employers who engage young people in their company through 4-12 week…


Asset shortlisted for QLD Training Awards second year in a row!

Asset shortlisted for QLD Training Awards second year in a row

Asset shortlisted for QLD Training Awards second year in a row! We’ve done it again! ASSET has been contacted to participate in the second round of the QLD Training Awards. ASSET joins five other providers for the phone interview stage of the awards for Large Training Provider of the Year.…


Asset Continues to Evolve

Asset College and Asset Training Australia

Asset continues to evolve Operating for over 11 years, ASSET continues to evolve and has expanded dramatically both in geographical spread and the diversity of education and training solutions offered. We now offer over 70 nationally recognised qualifications ranging from skills sets and Certificate II qualifications right up to Graduate…


What people WON’T mention about becoming your own boss

becoming your own boss

What people WON’T mention about becoming your own boss It’s a statement made by many and an advertising slogan used to increase purchases of franchises or small businesses…..‘Be your own boss today!’.... While it may sound enticing to those of us who are slogging through 10 hour days with no…


VET Student Loans Ombudsman finally here

vet student loans ombudsmen

VET Student Loans Ombudsman finally here ACPET CEO Rod Camm has welcomed the passage of legislation through the Federal Parliament that will establish a VET Student Loans Ombudsman. Mr Camm said that ACPET has been calling for an independent umpire to be set up since 2015, and welcomed the announcement…

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