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October 2020 Update from the Justice of the Peace Branch

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October 2020 Update from the Justice of the Peace Branch Dear colleagues, Welcome to our October 2020 update! Since our update last month, several new JPs in the Community signing sites have commenced witnessing services to the community and I thank those new volunteers who expressed their interest in joining the volunteer…


The Skills and Qualifications You Will Need for Armed Security

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The Skills and Qualifications You Will Need for Armed Security The security industry has vast opportunities for those who want to work towards them. When starting your training with Asset College, you don’t just have to stop once you have received your Security Providers Licence! Armed security is an area…


Security Refresher Training Post-COVID

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Security Refresher Training Post-COVID Back in March, 2020 when the country was under the grips of the coronavirus, the Office of Fair Trading issued a statement regards to security refresher training for licensed security officers. You can view the original statement here. This mean that anyone whose refresher training fell…


Do Justices of the Peace Get Paid?

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Do Justices of the Peace Get Paid? The question about whether a Justice of the Peace gets paid is a very common one! At Asset College, our Course Advisor team will be asked this question all the time. However, in Australia Justices of the Peace are not to accept payments…


Rhys Won’t Be Delivering Your Pizzas Anymore!

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Rhys Won’t Be Delivering Your Pizzas Anymore! That’s because he decided to complete his Certificate II in Security Operations course with Asset College where our Employer Connections program helped him gain his first role in the industry! Rhys Andrews knows all about customer service. Being a pizza delivery driver for…


Preparing for your Crowd Control Shift

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Preparing for your Crowd Control Shift “Preparation time is never wasted time” – Anonymous How to be a professional You’ve landed yourself a Crowd Control job, maybe you are working in a nightclub, maybe at the local RSL, no matter where you are working you need to be arriving prepared…


SpringUp with belong

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SpringUp with belong Turn your skill or idea into a micro business and become self-employed! Delivered in partnership with Asset College. You bring the idea We bring the know-how Starting October 2020 for 12 weeks! So what is it? 12 week training program to develop your business idea Meet business…


Security Training Course Unpacked

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Security Training Course Unpacked If you’re considering undertaking security training to become a Security Officer in QLD, we’ve unpacked everything you will learn. While it may seem pretty straight forward at the outset, there is a lot involved with the security industry and security training requirements. We have the best…


The Benefits of Not Completing Your RSA Online

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The Benefits of NOT Completing Your RSA Online It is mandatory for certain people involved in Queensland's liquor industry to have a current responsible service of alcohol (RSA) certificate. There are many different types of people this applies to and it is imperative that you have the correct training on…


Courses in Cyber Security For 21st Century Careers

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Courses in Cyber Security For 21st Century Careers It’s coming towards the end of the year where we begin to assess our career paths. Students who are graduating from high school are also considering the pathway they will take into 2021. In this day and age, there’s no doubt that…


Changes to White Card Online QLD

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Changes to White Card Online QLD Asset College continue to get a number of enquiries in relation to delivering White Card courses online. Since February 2019, White Card online courses were no longer allowed in QLD. From this time the only states that were allowed to deliver White Card online…


ASIO working to prevent foreign spies from stealing Australian coronavirus vaccine research

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ASIO working to prevent foreign spies from stealing Australian coronavirus vaccine research Scientists searching for a COVID-19 vaccine have received assistance from an unlikely source — Australia's top spies. The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) has been working with medical institutions and scientific organisations to ensure their highly sought-after research…


‘One click’: How your Alexa could be silently hacked

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‘One click’: How your Alexa could be silently hacked Australians who own Alexa devices have been warned against a vulnerability that allowed for hackers to control the device with a single click. Although the vulnerability has now been fixed, cyber threat intelligence research firm Check Point said it was critical…


Completing your RSA Queensland

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Completing your RSA Queensland An RSA Queensland certificate is needed for a lot of different occupations. While the RSA qualification has been around for quite some time there is still confusion over certain aspects of the training or the certification itself! Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about…


Security Licence Application Explained

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Security Licence Application Explained So, you have completed your security training and now need to apply for your security licence! Like many other government licensing or application processes it’s not always simple to understand. The first thing to consider when applying for a security licence is the eligibility criteria. Realistically,…


What jobs can I get with Brisbane Security Courses?

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What jobs can I get with Brisbane Security Courses? The security industry is diverse and offers a lot of opportunities for people who are more than happy to gain experience in all areas as they work towards their ultimate goal. Brisbane security courses will help you to gain a Security…


First Aid Course on the Gold Coast

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First Aid Course on the Gold Coast So, you’ve realised that you need to complete first aid course on the Gold Coast. First Aid is important as it enables you to assist persons who become injured in the event of an accident or emergency situation until help arrives.  There are…


Courses for Security in 2020

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Courses for Security in 2020 2020 has seen a lot of changes for the security industry, especially for the education and training requirements of Security Officers. Particularly, courses for security have changed with the emergence of new training packages. What does this mean for new entrants to the security industry?…


Technical Bulletin 02/20 – Completion of identification forms for financial institutions and other entities

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Technical Bulletin 02/20 - Completion of identification forms for financial institutions and other entities Justices of the Peace and Commissioners for Declarations are sometimes requested to assist with completing a witness certificate or identification form to identify the clients of lenders and other entities. This bulletin provides the latest information…


7 habits of effective jobseekers bouncing back from job loss

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7 habits of effective jobseekers bouncing back from job loss Losing your job can be difficult at the best of times, but in the current climate it can hit harder – especially while the future feels uncertain. So, what are the things we can do to stay positive and productive in…


Insider tips you need to master your online study

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Insider tips you need to master your online study Flexibility is the number one reason students choose to study online. With access to an online student portal, you can study on your commute, at home, in a café and fit in study time around your other commitments. The learning materials…


RPL in Australia

RPL in Australia

RPL in Australia RPL in Australia is relatively cost effective and quite easy to obtain, if you have the documented evidence. Recognition of prior learning is an assessment process that involves assessment of an individual's relevant prior learning (including formal, informal and non-formal learning) to determine the credit outcomes of…


RPL Assessment

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RPL Assessment An RPL assessment can be a quick and easy way to be awarded a nationally recognised qualification. In vocational education and training, recognition of prior learning is common practice but that doesn’t necessarily mean that the RPL assessment process is commonly known or understood. The process doesn’t involve…


5 Essential Tips for Writing Job Applications

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5 Essential Tips for Writing Job Applications Writing job applications can be tough! It is hard to talk about yourself, describing your knowledge and experience, how it aligns to the role and thinking of all the ways you could answer THAT question, ‘Why should we hire you?’ You essentially need…

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