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Just a Trainer?

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Just a Trainer? Written by Craig Tyson My name’s Craig. I’m a Security and Firearms Instructor with Asset College. This is the standard introduction for many of us at functions or when asked what we do, right? Well that’s what it says in the ‘Position Description’ on my Employment Agreement,…


Tips for staying healthy this winter (and avoiding the common cold!)

Tips for staying healthy this winter

Tips for staying healthy this winter (and avoiding the common cold!) Brrrr… it’s cold in here! Winter has certainly arrived and with it comes a whole bunch of sick days, runny noses and sore throats. There are a few simple things that everyone can do to reduce the amount of…


Keeping up with Craig Tyson

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Keeping up with Craig Tyson In the last 12 months, Craig has worked in the security industry as an Unarmed Security Officer, a Crowd Controller AND a Bodyguard. He did all this while working full time at Asset College, raising 4 kids, keeping up with his Aikido and his own…


Employer Connection Day at ASSET – 26 May 2017

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Employer Connection Day at ASSET – 26 May 2017 Once again Asset continue to push the boundaries beyond training and employment outcomes. Our regular monthly employer connection events provide an exciting opportunity for job seekers to engage direct with real employers and real jobs. Employment is the key goal at…


Logan Free Security Careers Information Event

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Asset College are excited to have moved into Logan! With over 10 years of experience in delivering quality employment focused qualification and training outcomes, the new Logan Campus further cements ASSET as a leader in the training sector. ASSET are already the leading provider of security training across Queensland now…


Oliver Laurence Investigations Lecture

Oliver Laurence Investigations Lecture https://youtu.be/JLkVVfhonM4


Post-Graduate RPL Gives Pathway to MBA

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Post-graduate RPL gives pathway to MBA ASSET has recently partnered with Southern Cross University to offer students from post-graduate qualifications an opportunity to gain credit towards a Master of Business Administration. Experienced Leaders and Managers who choose to complete our Graduate Diploma of Management (Learning) through RPL will receive a…


ASSET Interviews Oliver Laurence from OJT Investigations Group

Private Investigator Oliver Laurence

ASSET Interviews Private Investigator Oliver Laurence from OJT Investigations Group Oliver Laurence is the Head Private Investigator for OJT Investigations Group. In this interview we talk to Ollie about what's it really like being a PI, if there is actually work in the industry and what are the hardest and…


Getting a job in the mines – New Entrants

Getting a job in the mines – New Entrants

Getting a job in the mines – New Entrants Are you thinking about making the move to a job in the mines? The mining industry may not be the easiest to get into but there are some awesome opportunities for entrants with little previous experience in the mining industry. Earning…


Standard courses required for new and existing workers in the mining industry

Standard courses required for new and existing workers in the mining industry

Standard courses required for new and existing workers in the mining industry The mining sector is still without a doubt one of the biggest money making industries. In mining, workers sometimes have the option of moving close to the mine, doing fly in fly out (FIFO) work or if you’re…


Working as an Armed Guard or Cash-in-Transit Officer

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Working as an Armed Guard or Cash-in-Transit Officer As an organisation that delivers quality security training to over 50 trainees a month, we frequently get asked what it’s really like to work as an Armed Guard. I once heard from a student that they were interested in getting into armed…


ASIAL Blog: Security Guards and the law of self-defence

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Security Guards and the law of self-defence Security officers play a significant role in maintaining law and order within the community. Similar to police, your responsibilities can include: investigating and apprehending a person suspected of committing an offence ejecting a violent or disruptive person from private or public premises safeguarding…


Private Investigations Isn’t Actually What You Think It Is…

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Private Investigations Isn't Actually What You Think It Is.. When you think of investigators, what comes to mind? Taking pictures of cheating spouses, hiding in bushes, conjugating with crims to get the insider scoop of what’s going on in the underbelly… That is a pretty common and misconceived stereotype of…


What ASSET staff really think we offer to prospective students

We asked ASSET staff one Friday afternoon what they think we really offer to prospective students. Here's what they thought! "The opportunity to gain further knowledge to either help gain employment or further a career." Charlene Stockton   "A premium service level that provides individuals with the opportunity to change…


Professional Gear for the Professional Guard

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Professional Gear for the Professional Guard James Hickey It’s a question that I always try and answer in the security courses “what do you recommend I get!”. People are looking for experience and knowledge on products, they want brand names, heavy duty gear and they want it to work for…


Why Kiwis should come and study in Australia

why kiwis should come and study in australia

Why Kiwis should come and study in Australia Australia and New Zealand have always had a good relationship, except for when it comes to rivalry in sport. But in terms of governments, the relationship between Kiwis and Aussies is better than with any other country. This relationship means that Kiwis…


What people WON’T mention about becoming your own boss

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What people WON’T mention about becoming your own boss It’s a statement made by many and an advertising slogan used to increase purchases of franchises or small businesses…..‘Be your own boss today!’.... While it may sound enticing to those of us who are slogging through 10 hour days with no…


Anxiety – Making sure your workmates are mentally well

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Anxiety - Making Sure Your Work Mates Are Mentally Well How often do you wake up in the morning and dread the thought of walking into the office or shake with uncertainty at your decisions and having to attend meetings? Perhaps you’re perfectly happy with going to work each day and…


University or Vocational Education?

university or vocational education?

University or Vocational Education? The first thing to determine when you’re battling with the question as to whether or not to go to university, ask yourself, what is my ultimate goal? Does your career goal or ultimate occupation require that you hold at least a Bachelor degree? If so, the…


Why we’re holding a Morning Tea for Muscular Dystrophy

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Why we’re holding a Morning Tea for Muscular Dystrophy On Monday March 6th Asset College will be holding a Morning Tea for Muscular Dystrophy at our North Lakes office. Muyscular Dystrophy is a group of genetic diseases that cause progressive weakness and loss of muscle mass in the body. Muscular…


So you think you’re a better leader than your manager?

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So you think you're a better leader than your manager? It’s the debate that continues throughout offices and workplaces across the globe. Whether you’ve got a great manager or one that makes you cringe the minute they arrive in the mornings, most people think they can do a better job…


Asset & ASIS

We sit down with Bill Harding, Chairman of ASIS International to discuss not only the Queensland Chapter of the organisation but his role as Operations Manager of Jupiters Casino. Bill gives some thrilling insight into the security industry with over 25 years experience, he definitely has some stories to tell…


What you won’t get from a shonky 2 day security course

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In the wake of revelations regarding 1,947 security qualifications and consequently security licences being cancelled, we thought we’d remind you why it’s so important to do your research when it comes to picking a quality training provider. Sure, you might be in and out real quick, speeding up the time…


Security ‘Straight from the Horses Mouth’ – Volume #2

'Straight from the Horses Mouth' is a new video interview series produced by Asset Training Australia where you can meet our staff, and we ask them training and industry questions, so you get the information 'straight from the horses mouth'. This episode is all about employment in the security industry! It…

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