$1.5 billion digital training boost could save small retailers from going under

The National Retail Association (NRA) has welcomed a plan to provide small businesses with the digital training tools that...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has welcomed a plan to provide small businesses with the digital training tools that could help them from going under. Under draft Federal legislation, small Australian businesses will qualify for tax incentives to train employees in technology skills until June 30, 2024. “It’s good to see...

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Why an infection control course should be your top priority

Written by Rebecca Goulter While the global pandemic has obviously placed infection prevention and control training top of mind for...

Written by Rebecca Goulter While the global pandemic has obviously placed infection prevention and control training top of mind for many Australian businesses, a hygienic workplace is an issue that employers should consider at all times. In 2019, Australia had the worst flu season on record with 310,000 cases nationwide....

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5 tips to ease leadership burnout

As a leader and/or manager, you are oftentimes conflicted between the best interests of the business, and your employees....

As a leader and/or manager, you are oftentimes conflicted between the best interests of the business, and your employees. You might be responsible for making tough decisions such as the business no longer affording to retain your full team, but you being well aware that all employees are solely...

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Queensland Government announces $5,000 grants for digital upgrades

The Queensland Government will open the next round of its Business Basics grants on Wednesday 4 May, with guidelines...

The Queensland Government will open the next round of its Business Basics grants on Wednesday 4 May, with guidelines now open so that businesses can start preparing their applications. Minister for Employment and Small Business Di Farmer said this would be the third round for Business Basics, which is one...

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$7,000 per quarter subsidy opportunities extended

The Federal Government announced an extension to the Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements and Completing Apprenticeship Commencements wage subsidies program with a $365.3 million...

The Federal Government announced an extension to the Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements and Completing Apprenticeship Commencements wage subsidies program with a $365.3 million investment that will support an extra 35,000 apprentices and trainees get into a job. Enrolments for the Boosting Apprenticeship Commencement wage subsidy, which provides employers with 12 months of wage subsidy...

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Young unemployed Australians offered short “cut” to a career in hairdressing

Young unemployed Australians are being offered a short “cut” to a rewarding career under a fully-funded pathway being rolled...

Young unemployed Australians are being offered a short “cut” to a rewarding career under a fully-funded pathway being rolled out across multiple states in coming months. Employers who host a young person will receive $1,000 to help with the costs of the trial under the pathway, and may be eligible...

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BAC Wage Subsidy Program helping businesses with employee wages

DID YOU KNOW…  That businesses that enrol their staff in traineeships before March 2022 are eligible to receive a government...

DID YOU KNOW…  That businesses that enrol their staff in traineeships before March 2022 are eligible to receive a government wage subsidy of up $28,000 a year per employee? The incentive is a part of the BAC Wage Subsidy Program, which aims to assist in the recovery from the economic impact...

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Welcome to Garry Terrill, Director of Special Projects (Skills & Employment)

We are delighted to announce that Garry Terrill, a veteran industry leader and retail industry expert, has joined our...

We are delighted to announce that Garry Terrill, a veteran industry leader and retail industry expert, has joined our expanding team as the Director of Special Projects. Garry brings over fifteen years of experience in the VET sector, and specializes in developing retail skills and employment opportunities. Garry recognizes that...

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5 tips to ease leadership burnout

As a leader and/or manager, you are oftentimes conflicted between the best interests of the business, and your employees....

As a leader and/or manager, you are oftentimes conflicted between the best interests of the business, and your employees. You might be responsible for making tough decisions such as the business no longer affording to retain your full team, but you being well aware that all employees are solely...

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Business Basics Grants Program opening soon for small businesses

*Please note this grant was closed on 31 May upon reaching the maximum number of applications.   Original article as below:  The...

*Please note this grant was closed on 31 May upon reaching the maximum number of applications.   Original article as below:  The Queensland Department of Employment, Small Business and Training have announced some new one-off grants for small businesses.  The Business Basics Grant will offer grant funding of up to $5,000 each to...

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Employment Plus strengthens Australia’s workforce through training and upskilling

The National Retail Association (NRA) has been delivering ‘SIR30216 Certificate III in Retail’ programs for a diverse group of...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has been delivering ‘SIR30216 Certificate III in Retail’ programs for a diverse group of Employment Plus clients for the past 4 years - many of whom were long term unemployed and disengaged with training and employment. Employment Plus are an organisation focused on connecting...

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Support your employees with free training through Foundation Skills

In an exceedingly social and data-driven world, language, literacy, numeracy and digital literacy (LLND) skills are imperative to individuals...

In an exceedingly social and data-driven world, language, literacy, numeracy and digital literacy (LLND) skills are imperative to individuals entering and furthering themselves in the workforce. These skills set the basic foundation to maximise effectiveness of additional training, and upskilling is a significant factor in 'hireability'. An absence of,...

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Accredited versus non-accredited training

It can be very difficult knowing which courses and qualifications are the most beneficial for you to reach your...

It can be very difficult knowing which courses and qualifications are the most beneficial for you to reach your career goals. It can be even more difficult, and often frustrating, trying to figure out what all the training jargon means, and what value each course actually brings you. The most...

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$7,000 per quarter subsidy opportunities extended

In October 2020, it was announced that the Morrison Government would invest an additional $1.2 billion to support Australian...

In October 2020, it was announced that the Morrison Government would invest an additional $1.2 billion to support Australian businesses to employ 100,000 new apprentices or trainees, as part of their COVID-19 economic recovery plan. These 100,000 new apprenticeship positions have been successfully filled by businesses across Australia in less...

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Call for Queensland businesses to help shape future of retail

In July 2019, the Queensland Government launched the Skills for Queensland – Great training for quality jobs strategy. The...

In July 2019, the Queensland Government launched the Skills for Queensland – Great training for quality jobs strategy. The goal of that strategy is to create a workforce that has the skills to ‘meet the current and future needs of the labour market right across the state’. This is an enormously...

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Regional Roadshow to provide support for small businesses in QLD & WA

Business owners will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge, sustainability, and accelerate success with the launch of a...

Business owners will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge, sustainability, and accelerate success with the launch of a series of Regional Roadshows being rolled out across regional WA and QLD next week. This new and exciting initiative steered by Business Station under the ASBAS program funded by the Federal...

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