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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…


From the ASIAL Blog: Fair Work Commission approves MEEBA

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From the ASIAL Blog: Fair Work Commission approves MEEBA Commissioner Lee of the Fair Work Commission has this afternoon approved the Multi-Employer Enterprise Bargaining (Greenfields) Agreement (MEEBA) to cover 4,200 security officers working at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. The MEEBA is the first of its kind…


FROM THE VELG BLOG: Job Outcomes Higher with VET Qualifications than Degrees

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Is VET the Key to Future Proofing Australia’s Economy? Job Outcomes Higher with VET Qualifications than Degrees The Skilling Australia Foundation (SAF) has published ‘Perceptions are not reality: myths, realities and the critical role of Vocational Education and Training in Australia’ that challenges common misconceptions about the VET sector in…


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.…


From the VELG Blog: Budget Delivers on Mature Age Employment Opportunities

Budget Delivers on Mature Age Employment Opportunities

Budget Delivers on Mature Age Employment Opportunities The 2017-18 Budget introduced a range of employment initiatives that will go into effect from Sunday 1 July 2018 to support those aged 50 years and over through training, work experience and better links to employers. A new Career Transition Program to provide opportunities for mature…


Asset Continues to Evolve

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…


NEWS FROM THE OFT: Security in Shopping Centres

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Security in shopping centres Recently, the OFT has become aware of a number of instances of security personnel working in shopping centres not being licensed. In Queensland, a current crowd controller licence is required to work at a shopping centre doing any of the following: keeping order screening entry of…


Employer Connections @ Asset

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Employer Connection Events @ Asset College  Asset Training Australia are proud to continue our strong tradition of providing real employment opportunities for our graduates and licensed persons referred through our pre-screening sessions. ASSET continue to facilitate unique opportunities for Pre-Screened Job Seekers to meet and present themselves direct to the…


VET Student Loans Ombudsman finally here

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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…


Media Release: Get Qualified Australia Pty Ltd in Liquidation

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Media Release Get Qualified Australia Pty Ltd (in Liquidation) Asset Training Australia was notified today (21 March 2017) that Get Qualified Australia Pty Ltd had gone into voluntary administration, and that the administrator has decided to place the company into liquidation. Get Qualified Australia had a formal partnership arrangement with…


GOOD NEWS FOR AVIATION GRADUATES: Brisbane Airport voted Best Airport in Australia/Pacific in Skytrax global awards

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Good news for aviation graduates of Asset College who are being recruited to work in Australia's best airport! Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) is celebrating after Brisbane Airport (BNE) was named Best Airport (Australia/Pacific) in the prestigious global Skytrax World Airport Awards 2016 at a gala industry event held in Cologne,…

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