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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…


Changes to Security licence exemption for ID scanning guideline

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Changes to Security licence exemption for ID scanning guideline The Security licence exemption for ID scanning guideline was approved by the Office of Fair Trading in July 2017 to provide liquor licensees with greater flexibility when managing the ID scanning requirements, brought in under amendments to the Liquor Act 1992. …


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

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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…


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

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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…


Working Schoolies? Make sure your information is up to date

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Working Schoolies? Make sure your information is up to date With Schoolies Week just around the corner security providers, particularly crowd controllers, will be closely monitored for compliance by the OFT, Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR) and the Queensland Police Service. Over the years, one of the most…


Security Industry Association Forum 3 September 2018

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Security Industry Association Forum 3 September 2018 On 3 September, approved Security Industry Associations were invited to attend a meeting with the OFT. The OFT appreciates the commitment and involvement by Associations in this annual meeting as it is a great opportunity for industry to raise issues and concerns their…


JP Bulletin – October

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100 years for the Queensland Justices Association Thank you to Damien Mealey (Registrar and Manager of the Justices of the Peace Branch, Department of Justice and Attorney-General) for the opportunity to publish this article, commemorating 100 years of operation for the Queensland Justices Association (QJA). What is the QJA?  QJA…


Australian employers say they can’t get the right people with the skills they need

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Australian employers say they can't get the right people with the skills they need Employers are finding it harder to hire the right people now than it was a year ago. Australia’s talent mismatch between the skills job seekers have and those employers want has increased for a fifth year,…


ASSET Sponsors Scholarships To Help People Attend The Airports Conference

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Australian Airports Association and Asset College The Australian Airports Association (AAA) has launched seven exclusive scholarships to help people attend this year’s AAA National Conference. The conference, taking place in Brisbane from 13-16 November, is the largest airport event in the Asia Pacific Region and is expected to attract more…


National gender pay gap lowest in 20 years

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National gender pay gap lowest in 20 years 17th Aug 18 The national gender pay gap has reached its lowest level in 20 years at 14.6%. So, this year, Equal Pay Day will be on Friday 31 August, marking the 62 additional days from the end of the previous financial…


ASSET COLLEGE RENEWAL OF RTO REGISTRATION

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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…


Shooting range fined $77k over staff lead poisoning from ammunition

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Media Release – 19 July 2018 Shooting range fined $77k over staff lead poisoning from ammunition The ABC News reported yesterday that the Indoor Shooting Range in Rothwell had been fined following a staff member sustaining lead poisoning. Click here to see the report. Asset College has a commercial agreement…


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

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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…


Are You A Hero And We Don’t Know It? Westfield Local Heroes Program

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Westfield Shopping Centres have launched a new community recognition and grants program and they want you! Westfield Local Heroes is a program which aims to connect and enrich local communities, providing recognition to those who have gone above and beyond to support those in their community. The program discovers and…


National Come & Try May – Shooting Australia’s Big Initiative To Get YOU Involved

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Shooting Australia is just about to launch their biggest initiative yet to get Australian’s involved in the community and culture that is recreational shooting. The new endeavour, delivered for the first time in Australia currently has 88 clubs from every Member Body, in every state and territory around Australia registered…