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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

cash in transit

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

security and self-defence

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

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

what they dont mention about being your own boss

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

mental illness

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

morning tea for muscular dystrophy

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?

leaders

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 International

Our Security & Investigations Trainer sits down with long time colleague and friend 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…


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

security course

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…


Is ASSET the same as TAFE?

Is ASSET the same as TAFE? Well, same same, but different. We get asked this question all of the time from prospective students and clients looking to find the right training provider to suit their needs. We thought we’d explain how Asset is different, but still the same as TAFE…


Investigations ‘Straight from the Horses Mouth’ – Volume #1

The Investigations Questions You've Been Wanting Answers Too! 'Straight from the Horses Mouth' is a new video interview series produced by Asset College where you can meet our staff, and listen in as we ask them training and industry questions - so you get the information 'straight from the horses mouth'.…


Asset Training Australia – The strategy behind the name

values, mission, vision

Directors Post Choosing a business name may seem like the easy part of starting a new business when in fact it can be one of the most difficult and most important decisions that any entrepreneur can face. Choosing the right business name will make your business stand out to customers…


Employability Skills Unpacked

employability skills

What skills do employers want you to have and how do you work on improving them? Below is a list of skills that employers in 2016, look for in potential employers and tips on improving yours! Written and oral communication Write short articles about your interests to improve your writing…


How do I get experience, when employers only want the ‘experienced’?

work experience

It’s the age old saying, ‘How am I supposed to get work experience, if they don’t give me any experience?!’. The job market these days is tough, and it seems like almost every job advertisement mentions those few ghastly little words, ‘must have experience’. So, how do you get experience…


Why should I study a Certificate III?

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Are you looking for a steady job? Perhaps a change of career? Ever thought about how a Certificate III qualification could help you improve your chances of gaining employment or changing your life? Studying isn’t for everyone, but there are so many reasons why in 2016, you should grab the…


RPL in a Nutshell

RPL

RPL in a Nutshell RPL has become a buzzword among those who are seeking to gain a qualification. Over the last few decades, it has also evolved as various VET systems develop. Given its increasing popularity, more and more people today are considering taking the RPL route to achieve a…


So What Do Investigators Do?

Private Investigator

Have you thought about becoming a Private Investigator? While we’ve all seen Sherlock Holmes, private investigations isn’t really about the interesting hat and the magnifying glass, to be honest, it’s not about that at all. The investigation process involves searching for facts that seek to prove or disprove an assertion.…

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