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Strong Partnerships and Links Contribute to Asset College QTA2020 Win

Strong Partnerships and Links Contribute to Asset College QTA2020 Win Over the next couple of months we will be sharing with you just some of the reasons why Asset College was awarded Large Training Provider of the Year in the 2020 Queensland Training Awards! The award submission process required us…


Public forum hosted by South Australian Tourism Commission ‘Zoombombed’ with pornography

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Public forum hosted by South Australian Tourism Commission 'Zoombombed' with pornography A public forum hosted online by Events South Australia yesterday had to be cut short after it was inundated with pornography in the latest round of so-called Zoombombing. Key points: Passwords and links to the Zoom forum shared on…


Snapdragon chip flaws put >1 billion Android phones at risk of data theft

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Snapdragon chip flaws put >1 billion Android phones at risk of data theft There’s no word on when Google and phone makers will incorporate fix from Qualcomm. A billion or more Android devices are vulnerable to hacks that can turn them into spying tools by exploiting more than 400 vulnerabilities…


Brisbane Airport’s home carrier to be the first jet to depart from new runway

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Brisbane Airport’s home carrier to be the first jet to depart from new runway Saturday 4 July 2020: Virgin Australia will be the first airline to depart on Brisbane’s new runway when it officially opens on Sunday, 12 July 2020. After eight years of construction and five decades of planning, the…


The Commission has announced a 1.75% increase to minimum wages

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The Commission has announced a 1.75% increase to minimum wages Published 19 June 2020 The Fair Work Commission has announced a 1.75% increase to minimum wages. This will apply to all award wages. Increases to awards will start on 3 different dates for different groups of awards. See When will my…


Cyber shock: PM says Australia under attack by ‘foreign entity’

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Cyber shock: PM says Australia under attack by 'foreign entity' Prime Minister Scott Morrison says Australian private and public sector organisations are being targeted in a sophisticated cyber attack by a foreign entity. “We know it is a sophisticated, state-based cyber actor because of the scale and nature of the…


Cyber attack hits Lion

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Cyber attack hits Lion Lion has suffered a cyber attack which forced it to shut down its IT systems, causing disruption to suppliers and customers. Lion explained it was working hard to “minimise disruption to customers and suppliers” although it is not yet clear what form that disruption will take.…


Asset College’s Management System Has Been Certified To ISO 9001

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Asset College's Management System Has Been Certified To ISO 9001 It is with immense pride that Asset College are able to announce that we have achieved ISO 9001 certification. The college operates a quality management system which complies with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 for the provision of vocational education…


ASIC Return and Retention during COVID-19

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ASIC Return and Retention during COVID-19 The Aviation and Maritime Security Division (AMS) published a document on Monday 20th April 2020 with updated ASIC returned card guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic. The notification advised airports, airlines and issuing bodies of the requirement for ASIC holders to immediately return their card in…


Temporary Suspension of the JPs in the Community Program

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Temporary Suspension of the JPs in the Community Program Dear Colleagues, After considerable deliberation, Justices of the Peace Branch (JP Branch) has made the decision to temporarily suspend the JPs in the Community program from Saturday, 21 March 2020. The JPs in the Community Program’s greatest resource is it’s volunteers,…


Response from Asset College on Coronavirus

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Response from Asset College on Coronavirus During this time, we’re doing our best to keep everyone healthy and safe in our classrooms while also minimising disruptions to day-to-day operations for staff and students. We are aware that many of our students require face to face training to keep licences current…


ASSET Partner Chosen for Prestigious Firearms Conference in Houston, Texas

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ASSET Partner Chosen for Prestigious Firearms Conference in Houston, Texas Cameron Lloyd is no stranger to a challenge. From serving Queensland Police Officer to Academy Firearms Instructor to Specialist Technical Trainer with Australian Border Force to now building his firearms training business, Foresight Tactical (FORTAC) partnered with Asset College, Cameron…


Security personnel within Queensland airports

Security personnel within Queensland airports

Security Buzz October 2019 Security personnel within Queensland airports A number of Queensland airports are classified by the federal government as ‘security controlled airports’ under the Aviation Transport Security Act 2004 (ATSA). Security personnel within Queensland airports The Act requires the operators of these airports to have ATSA-licensed airport security…


Changes to Titles Registry witnessing practices

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Changes to Titles Registry witnessing practices Information from the Justice of the Peace Branch Dear Colleagues, Important changes to the Land Title Act 1994 and the Land Act 1994 (the Acts) come into effect on 30 September 2019 which affect all Justices of the Peace and Commissioners for Declarations. It…


5 signs that can tell you when to hire your first employee

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5 signs that can tell you when to hire your first employee If your business is growing, sooner or later, the tasks needed to keep it heading in the right direction are going to mount up and it might be a struggle to stay on top of things – if…


“Alarming”: 70% of micro-businesses haven’t heard of single touch payroll as deadline looms

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Two-and-a-half months out from the soft deadline on single touch payroll (STP) reporting for micro businesses a “concerning” number haven’t even heard of the scheme, new data shows. A YouGov Galaxy survey of 517 business owners required to comply with the new regulation has found 70% have no idea what’s ahead of…


Security Buzz April

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Security Buzz April Welcome to the April 2019 edition of the Office of Fair Trading’s (OFT) Security Buzz, an e-newsletter for Queensland security providers.  Changes to Queensland licence cards and the Adult Proof of Age Card The Queensland Government has made changes to Queensland licence and adult proof-of-age cards so,…


Wage Gap: Closing The Gender Pay Gap

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PAY ATTENTION: CLOSING THE WAGE GAP An Interesting Read From The Good Education Group On Friday 8 March all of us here at Good Education Group joined in International Women’s Day, celebrating not only the achievements of our female colleagues, but also those that we work alongside within the industry…


Small business to benefit from more skilled job applicants under digital overhaul of Jobactive system

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Small business to benefit from more skilled job applicants under digital overhaul of Jobactive system Small businesses are set to be better placed to field applicants from the government’s Jobactive service after changes announced today by Minister for Jobs and Industrial Relations Kelly O’Dwyer. The sweeping changes to the service, which…


The top 5 reasons people leave their jobs

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The top 5 reasons people leave their jobs Seek.com asked the Australian public what the number one driver was in their decision to quit their last job and the results are in. Here are the top five reasons people handed in their resignation. Are you thinking of starting a new career…


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

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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

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$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…


The high-paying jobs that don’t need a degree

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The high-paying jobs that don't need a degree Kelsey Segar oversees the movement of millions of people every day. She is a train controller, and she directs trains that pass through Flinders Street Station, the busiest suburban railway hub in Australia. From her cubicle at Metro's train control centre, she…


Full-time employment rate for university graduates plummets

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Full-time employment rate for university graduates plummets The proportion of graduates in full-time employment four months after finishing their degrees has plummeted over the past decade to 72.9 per cent last year from as high as 85.2 per cent in 2008. However, employment prospects for those with undergraduate degrees have…

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