How employing staff with disabilities reaps big benefits.

Having the Conversation: the benefits of employing staff with a disability, shows through case studies how Tasmanian businesses have...

Having the Conversation: the benefits of employing staff with a disability, shows through case studies how Tasmanian businesses have taken the lead, and never looked back. This video was developed in partnership with the not-for-profit MEGT (Australia) Ltd, the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and industry, with funding from the...

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Boost for women in business

Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development The Honourable Shannon Fentiman Tuesday, October 02, 2018 Boost...

Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development The Honourable Shannon Fentiman Tuesday, October 02, 2018 Boost for women in business Australia’s largest food and drink incubator is one of 15 small businesses run by women that will benefit from more than $550,000 in Queensland Government grants. Minister for...

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How do I find and keep great staff?

How do I find and keep great staff is a question as old as time, but the times are...

How do I find and keep great staff is a question as old as time, but the times are changing. As more and more millennials move into the workforce, we are increasingly seeing retailers invest in dedicated leadership training to inspire and retain their staff. Earlier this month, we brought together...

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Improving opportunities for people with a disability

As a member of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the National Retail Association has been working on...

As a member of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the National Retail Association has been working on policies that improve the workforce participation of a diverse range of groups that often struggle to secure work.  People with disability is one such group.  We are helping the Government...

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Does your business qualify for financial employment subsidies?

What are wage subsidies? Wage subsidies are financial incentives available to businesses to help you hire, train and keep eligible...

What are wage subsidies? Wage subsidies are financial incentives available to businesses to help you hire, train and keep eligible job seekers in ongoing and sustainable positions. It was introduced by the government to create more jobs and boost the economy. Wage subsidies also benefit your business as it helps...

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People Leadership Program for Retail Leaders

Many organisations are investing in education to ensure their  managers and leaders  have the skills to lead their teams...

Many organisations are investing in education to ensure their  managers and leaders  have the skills to lead their teams and future workforce effectively. Join us for the first workshop - Effective Communication - on May 9th at NRA Head Office, suitable for store managers or any retailer leading and working with teams. ...

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Training incentives available for employers

There are a range of financial incentives available for employers to consider when hiring new staff, and it’s a...

There are a range of financial incentives available for employers to consider when hiring new staff, and it’s a bit of a maze, as they often differ from State to State.  To help out, NRA Training has developed our National Employment Incentives brochure, that details the incentives that are available to retailers...

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Congratulating South Australian SALVOS Leaders

Congratulations to our the three South Australian Salvos Stores Area Managers who have successfully completed their Diploma of Retail...

Congratulations to our the three South Australian Salvos Stores Area Managers who have successfully completed their Diploma of Retail Leadership last week.   SALVOS Stores Area Managers each have years of management experience within the retail industry. By completing the NRA SALVOS LEAD Program, these are the first of a...

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Wholesale, Retail and Personal Services IRC Industry Skills Forecast

The AISC National Industry Insights Report is a collection of information, data and insights for individual industry sectors. It...

The AISC National Industry Insights Report is a collection of information, data and insights for individual industry sectors. It captures industry information about skills, training and employment and the labour market. The resource supports Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) to ensure the design and development of training packages meet the...

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PwC’s Skills for Australia – Aligning Training and the Business Services Sector

PwC’s Skills for Australia will look to improve the alignment of training products to meet the needs of the...

PwC’s Skills for Australia will look to improve the alignment of training products to meet the needs of the Business Services sector.  Request for consultation PwC’s Skills for Australia would like to invite you to attend a consultation session in relation to the review of training products within the Business Services...

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NRA delighted to support new apprentices program

The NRA is delighted to announce that it is partnering with employment organisation BUSY At Work to deliver a...

The NRA is delighted to announce that it is partnering with employment organisation BUSY At Work to deliver a new apprentice program called Industry Specialist Mentoring for Australian Apprentices (ISMAA) that will support over 40,000 apprentices nationwide. This will include intensive support to retail apprentices and trainees in the first...

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New employment incentives

The Queensland Government has announced additional employer incentives for employers.  1 January, the Government is offering payments of up to...

The Queensland Government has announced additional employer incentives for employers.  1 January, the Government is offering payments of up to $20,000 for businesses to take on Mature Age Workers, through its Back to Work program Qld Government will be bringing around two of Youth Boost forward. The Honourable Shannon Fentiman said more...

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Opportunity to be involved: Business Services Training Package review

PwC’s Skills for Australia is seeking input from interested employers from the business industry, industry representatives, employees, teachers, trainers,...

PwC’s Skills for Australia is seeking input from interested employers from the business industry, industry representatives, employees, teachers, trainers, recruiters, students, and others who are passionate about improving Vocational Education Training (VET), and/or would like to provide feedback around industry trends, skills needs and training priorities in the projects...

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Youth Boost Payment initiative extended!

The Queensland Government have just announced they are extending their Youth Boost Payment initiative for a further six months,...

The Queensland Government have just announced they are extending their Youth Boost Payment initiative for a further six months, with applications now closing 30 June 2018. What is the Youth Boost Payment? Part of the QLD Government’s Back to Work scheme, the Youth Boost Payment provides financial support for eligible employers...

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Have your say on industry skills needs

SkillsIQ is conducting a national survey to look at workforce and skills issues and gain your feedback. All stakeholders are...

SkillsIQ is conducting a national survey to look at workforce and skills issues and gain your feedback. All stakeholders are encouraged to complete the survey and have your say. The data collected will be collated and provided to the relevant Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) and used to inform the development...

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Inclusion of people with disability in VET

There are 2.1 million people with a disability, of working age, in Australia. The reality is that education and employment...

There are 2.1 million people with a disability, of working age, in Australia. The reality is that education and employment outcomes for people with disability are well below the general population. In fact, barely half of this group is participating in the workforce. And of those who aren’t in the workforce,...

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