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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

Completion of identification forms

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

master your online study

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

RPL assessment

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…


Top 10 RPL Qualifications

RPL qualifications

Top 10 RPL Qualifications Ever wondered what people are ‘RPLing?’ Here are the top 10 RPL qualifications in the 2020 financial year. Recognition of Prior Learning is generally a quick and easy way for experienced people to gain formal qualifications, recognising the skills and knowledge that they already have. We…


‘Customer Service Skills Helped Me Move Into Security!’

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'Customer Service Skills Helped Me Move Into Security!' Theresa Langley had worked in customer service for over 20 years before deciding that it was time for a career change. She worked in administrative or call-centre based roles but when a friend suggested security, she made the great decision to explore…


A DIDO Security Officer Position Was Secured!

DIDO Security Officer

A DIDO Security Officer Position Was Secured! Student Success Story: Terri-Ann Bowden Terri-Ann Bowden found Asset College on Google. It's amazing what a simple google search can do to change someones life forever! She was looking for a security training provider who could offer her something a little more than…


Upskill for your job before EOFY

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Upskill for your job before EOFY The last couple of months have been an interesting ride for a number of us having to take a deeper look at our skill set for new opportunities either within our current organisations or outside of them. More specifically, some of us identified pretty…


Stocktake Your Skills Before EOFY

skills for EOFY

Stocktake Your Skills Before EOFY End of financial year has arrived very quickly. A lot has happened in the previous months and all of us have gone through periods of great change. Some of us have been stood down, our hours reduced or some of us have seen our workloads…


Signing and Witnessing Electronically for JP’s

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An Update from the Justices of the Peace Branch Dear colleagues, In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Queensland Parliament passed the COVID-19 Emergency Response Act 2020 (the Act) and is the overarching legislation for the Justice Legislation (COVID-19 Emergency Response—Documents and Oaths) Regulation 2020. The regulation allows for certain documents to be…


‘I Got a Job Offer Within 48 Hours!’

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Student Success Story: Malin Wijesooriya Before entering the world of security, Malin worked in administration for about 14 years. He didn't enjoy how he was stuck in an office all day and wanted to find a job that would get him out and about. He needed a career change! When exploring…


A Customer Service Role In Security – No Sales Involved!

customer service role in security

A Customer Service Role In Security - No Sales Involved! Jamie Watt was looking for a new career. He found that in Asset College when he was referred to us through his job network provider, Sarina Russo.  Before moving into security Jamie had working both in IT and personal training…


Asset College Helps Security Officers Transition To QLD

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Asset College Helps Security Officers Transition To QLD Emmalene Gottani was not new to security when she found Asset College. She had worked in a day supervisory security position from 2012 to 2015 in Canberra, ACT. After moving to QLD Emmalene decided that she should get back into security as…


We Didn’t Want The Security Course To End!

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We Didn't Want The Security Course To End! Mary Larrescy, like many other students who have come through our Certificate II in Security Operations course at Logan was surprised and delighted by what she experienced! "I have just completed a course in Certificate II in Security Operations at Logan. I'm…


Online Study Options during the Downturn

Online Study Options during the Downturn – We’ll help get you ready for the Upturn Right now, is the time to think about developing and/or recognising the skills you want, need and have ready for the upturn and it will happen. Asset College has been a leader in Online and…


Coronavirus update for bodyguards and crowd controllers licensees

coronavirus update for bodyguards

Coronavirus update for bodyguards and crowd controllers licensees The coronavirus pandemic is a rapidly evolving situation, which we know is creating a huge amount of uncertainty for Queenslanders. The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is committed to assisting the security industry and licensees where we can during these uncertain times.…


THANK YOU – WE ARE HERE TO HELP CONNECT THE DOTS

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THANK YOU – WE ARE HERE TO HELP CONNECT THE DOTS TO ASSIST YOU TO MAINTAIN YOUR EMPLOYMENT Asset College want send a big thank you to all the Security Officers out there. I know you all get overlooked but we see you. You are out there on the frontline…


Leaving the Farm Behind for a More Flexible Career in the Security Industry

Leaving the Farm Behind for a More Flexible Career in the Security Industry Student Success Story: Pam Comello Security Officers come from many differing backgrounds! It is an industry that welcomes people no matter your gender, age or experience and there is a role within the security industry that is…


Bad Workplace Health and Safety is Expensive

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Bad Workplace Health and Safety is Expensive Introduction Whether you work with heavy equipment or in an office setting, effective workplace health and safety (WHS) measures are vital for your business. Everyone has the right to return home safely and securely after a long day of work. But did you…


Cyber attack on wool sales a wake-up call for agriculture

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Cyber attack on wool sales a wake-up call for agriculture The cyber attack on the computer software underpinning the Australian wool trade shows how vulnerable agriculture is to malicious hackers, according to a Charles Sturt University academic. Associate Professor Lihong Zheng from the university's School of Computing and Mathematics and…


‘I Couldn’t Get Any Security Jobs Until I Trained With ASSET’

'I Couldn't Get Any Security Jobs Until I Trained With ASSET' Student Success Story: Bashir-Ahmed Ahmed Bashir-Ahmed Ahmed's security journey hasn't been a smooth one. Originally completing his training with another security RTO in 2016, he soon found out that he wasn't going to get any help with employment from…

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