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Recognition of Prior Learning

By |2019-09-27T13:04:12+10:00November 10th, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Training|

Before starting online training, it’s important to recognise what skills already exist amongst your employees. If they have acquired particular skills through self-tuition, study or life experience, they may not have to actually participate in the course to achieve a qualification. Skills recognition acknowledges that an employee has gained the skills required to complete the online training, without actually having to do the course. Registered Training Organisations apply skills recognition in two ways: Recognition of Prior Learning Credit Transfer Recognition of Prior Learning Recognition of Prior Learning is a formal acknowledgment of skills and knowledge acquired through: Life experience or hobbies including musical, mechanical or linguistic skill Work experience or volunteer work Formal training through other courses, college of training programs at work RPL looks at the existing skills and matches it to the course the student is planning to study. The student may then be able to skip over [...]

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Continuing Your Education and Career

By |2019-09-27T13:04:18+10:00October 17th, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Soft Skills, Training|

Do you ever feel like your career has stalled out? Do you see other people getting promoted while you're always passed by?  Maybe continuing education can help you jump-start your career. By taking additional courses and investing time and energy in your skills, you can show your employer how serious you are about your future. One of the wonderful things about continuing education is that everyone can profit from it. Learning additional skills and mastering new knowledge helps everyone. Employees who feel left behind in their careers can especially profit from learning skills that will make them infinitely more "promotable." Upper management often looks at continuing education classes as a sign that the employee is interested in his or her future. So if you want to get your career moving, consider your continuing education options. First, analyze the state of your career. What goals do you have for yourself? What [...]

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Saying No to the Fear of Failure!

By |2019-09-27T13:04:28+10:00August 27th, 2014|Leadership, Online Short Courses, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Shortcourses, Soft Skills, Training|

"The worst possible outcome of trying a work task and then failing is probably transient embarrassment. You might be embarrassed for a while, but that will fade. The residue hopefully will be a valuable learning experience. Trial-and-error learning is a time-honoured process and one familiar to most successful people." Fred Orr, How to Succeed at Work, Unwin, Sydney, 1987, p.30. It's a fact When the famous inventor Thomas Alva Edison wanted to make a nickel iron alkaline battery, we are told he performed 50,000 experiments, and failed 50,000 times. Someone who knew about this asked if all these failures had disappointed him. ‘Not at all,’ replied Edison, ‘for I have learned 50,000 ways it cannot be done, and therefore I am 50,000 times nearer the final experiment!’ And, of course, he eventually did succeed. His failures were simply stepping stones to success.   "You measure the size of an accomplishment by [...]

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How to Improve your Chances of getting Promoted

By |2020-01-07T14:19:04+10:00July 21st, 2014|Leadership, Online Short Courses, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Shortcourses, Soft Skills, Training, Uncategorized|

To get promoted, you must build what management consultant Daniel Johnson has called 'career equity', in that way establishing your 'professional net worth'. Career equity is achieved by developing, improving, and strengthening each of eight specific assets that will enhance your professional value in the management marketplace...1. Improve your knowledge and skills. To progress in your career, you need to assess your knowledge and skills to uncover any deficiencies. Work purposefully to remedy these weaknesses. Continue to learn. Participate in training and updating programs. Attend seminars and conferences to increas le your knowledge, to inform yourself of new trends, and to meet influential people in your field. Read regularly the books and journals of your profession. Creative ideas can be nurtured only by broad, up-to-date knowledge. 2. Strengthen your credentials. Most employers still value highly credentials earned through formal post-school education. This asset can also be strengthened through active [...]

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Staying Competitive Through Training

By |2019-09-27T13:05:05+10:00April 4th, 2014|Online Short Courses, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Shortcourses, Soft Skills, Training|

Do you ever feel like everything has changed from one day to the next? All of as sudden, Google has changed their SEO techniques...all of a sudden, new legislation has been passed within your industry and systems need changing. Change is constantly occurring and if we don't make a conscious effort to keep up with it, it is easy to be left behind.  Industries are constantly changing with technology, system updates, legislation etc. To ensure you stay on top of these changes and even lead the way, training is essential. By encouraging your employees to partake in recognised training that is constantly updated and renewed, your business will be kept up-to-date with the latest developments. Some benefits include: Business Opportunities If your staff are acquiring new skills within the industry, they will be more prepared to offer ideas, suggestions and develop new innovative systems or structures. This gives businesses a [...]

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Developing Staff through Delegation

By |2019-09-27T13:05:21+10:00February 7th, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Business, School of Leadership, School of Management, Soft Skills, Training, Uncategorized|

In our last blog post we discussed some simple steps towards effective delegation. We've compiled a few extra tips, stories and suggestions to equip you even more in this area of management.  "Delegation is difficult. It is perhaps the hardest thing that managers have to do. The problem is getting the balance right between delegating too much or too little and between over- or under-supervision. When you give someone something to do you have to make sure that it gets done. And you have to do that without breathing down his (or her) neck, wasting your time and his, and getting in the way. There has to be trust as well as guidance and supervision." Michael Armstrong, How to be an Even Better Manager, Kogan Page, London, 1988, p. 118. Here's an idea Leadership skills are becoming more important in the workplace - and not just for managers. As organisational structures [...]

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How to use Delegation to Develop Your Staff

By |2019-09-27T13:05:22+10:00February 5th, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Business, School of Leadership, School of Management, Soft Skills, Training, Uncategorized|

In a nutshell, managers need to delegate to get things done. But, if used wisely, delegation has additional advantages. It can enrich the work of your staff, develop their management skills, instil in them a sense of commitment to the organisation’s goals, reveal to you their previously undisclosed talents, and prepare them for advancement. Delegation can indeed be a rewarding tool for staff development - provided you adhere to a number of important principles... Do you sometimes feel like this? 1. Try not to delegate only to the most capable people. Resist the temptation to delegate only to the most capable staff members. Certainly the strong will get stronger - but the weak will only get weaker. By distributing assignments widely, you will be building a team of versatile performers and a handy group to have when emergencies arise. When delegating to someone who has less than ideal experience, [...]

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Building Other People’s Confidence in You

By |2019-09-27T13:05:23+10:00February 3rd, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Shortcourses, Soft Skills, Training|

Understanding the meaning of trust allows you to work toward being a trusted and trusting person… But trust can’t be won overnight. Trust must be carefully constructed, vigor-ously nurtured, and constantly reinforced. Trust is established over time, gradually, through a long chain of successful experiences. In the early stages of relationships, whether personal or business, we extend ourselves in small ways and observe the responses to our actions. Then we take appropriate action, withdrawing, maintaining our behaviour, or extending ourselves a bit further each time until trust is established. And remember that, although trust takes a long time to develop, it can be destroyed by a single action. Moreover, once lost it is very difficult to re-establish. Frank Sonnenberg in Managing with a Conscience. It's great to have people put their confidence in you! In our last blog post we discussed some ideas of how to build other people's [...]

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How to Build Other People’s Confidence in You!

By |2019-09-27T13:05:27+10:00January 31st, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Shortcourses, Soft Skills, Training|

Confidence has long been recognised as a desirable - if not essential - life quality. A recent study in the United States, for example, identified ‘confidence’ as the one quality women found most attractive in men. A great deal of research and writing, therefore, has been devoted to identifying ways of building self-confidence. But attention also needs to be devoted to how to build others’ confidence in you - your effectiveness and success rely on it. Here’s how to help others to become confident in you... We need to have confidence in ourselves to begin the process of gaining other people's confidence! 1. Focus on building relationships. Tom Peters is attributed with saying ‘Business is a series of relationships between people’. In fact, relationship building has become a key value-adding activity - the better the relationships, the better the business. To build and maintain the desired relationships, four behaviours [...]

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Assessing Training Needs

By |2019-09-27T13:05:28+10:00January 29th, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Shortcourses, Soft Skills, Training|

Are you a supervisor or manager than can see gaps in employee skill sets? Do you feel that the direction of the business requires further training or more specific training? It's important to Assess Training Needs when thinking about what type of training to implement within your organisation. Are you in the Civil Construction Industry? We have many qualifications that will help advance your career! If you are looking for appropriate training for your organisation there are a couple of things you need to consider, including: -          Identifying what the business needs -          Identifying what the employees need -          Identifying and Recognising what skills already exist If you can recognise that training will greatly benefit your business, then it’s time to find out what training is needed to fill the gaps. To do this, an assessment of the skill and knowledge gaps within your business will give you [...]

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New Job Tips and Hints

By |2019-09-27T13:05:28+10:00January 27th, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Shortcourses, Soft Skills, Training|

"Concentrate and focus all your attention on getting the basics done promptly. The important thing is to come to grips with your new job quickly and be effective in your output." G. Morgan & A. Banks, Going Up: How to get, keep and advance your career, Collins Australia, Melbourne, 1988, p. 182. Our last blog post explored a lot of simple ways to get yourself familiarised with your new job, role and organisation. We hope you found it informative and helpful. Below are some more ideas, stories and quotes that we think might help you settle in! Remember...the purpose behind every moment where you feel overwhelmed is career development. Who knows what door will open or who you will meet on the job! Don't forget Make these adjustments… When moving from the workface to a management position, you’ll need to make these important adjustments: Expand and raise your own sights and [...]

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How to Position Yourself in Your New Job!

By |2019-09-27T13:05:29+10:00January 24th, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Leadership, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Shortcourses, Soft Skills, Training|

Starting a new job is never easy. There are lots of new systems to learn, responsibilities to understand and skills to acquire! Maybe you started a new job last year and are still trying to get your head around all the details....or maybe you have just started in the last week or so and wondering how the year is going to turn out! We're sure you will be fine...and very capable. However, if you think you're in the deep end...why not take a look at some of these tips! If you aren't feeling this way about your NEW JOB...keep reading!   1. Avoid becoming too visible too soon. In the early days, many people will be eager to see what your approach will be, particularly in terms of changes to 'the way things are done around here'. Let there be a touch of mystery about your presence in these [...]

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Tips for a Successful Career

By |2019-09-27T13:05:29+10:00January 22nd, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Leadership, School of Management, School of Project Managment, Schools, Shortcourses, Soft Skills, Training|

In our last blog post we listed a few handy ideas to help inspire you in your quest to advance your career. Here are a few more tips on developing a successful career this year. Remember, if you need help...contact us! We have FREE Career Planning Kits for people in Supervisory roles, Management, Civil Construction, Leadership and more. We'd love to share them with you. Would you like access to free templates, tutorials, articles and more to help you plan the next stages of your career? Tips for a successful career: 1 Do things with colleagues you respect. They will be supportive of you and you will learn from interacting with them. Keep a daily journal, recording your thoughts, ideas, feelings and personal growth progress. Ask for and accept lateral moves in your organisation. In this way you will learn more about the entire operation. You can learn [...]

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Career Advancement 101!

By |2019-09-27T13:05:30+10:00January 20th, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Leadership, School of Management, School of Project Managment, Schools, Shortcourses, Soft Skills, Workshops|

Last Friday we posted a blog about what to do to advance your career. We have a few more tips for you on this topic and hope that it inspires you to look at your career objectively and challenge yourself to make this year count! If you are feeling unsure about the next steps or worried you are not equipped for the promotions/roles you are interested in, contact us! We may have an online course that will suit you perfectly. "People used to have a career master plan: get a degree, get a job, get a gold watch when you retire… To survive today, you have to learn to manage your career and your life in a changing workplace." W. N. Yoemans, Seven Survival Skills for an Organised World, Dutton Signet, 1996. Here's an idea According to management consultant Brian Tracy, everyone works eight hours a day for survival. The time [...]

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How to Prepare Yourself for a Brilliant Career

By |2019-09-27T13:05:31+10:00January 17th, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Leadership, School of Management, School of Project Managment, Shortcourses, Training|

As you look into 2014 with renewed eyes, inspiration to make this year count, and the passion to do what you love...maybe you need to consider what you can do to advance your career so you can be satisfied at the other end! As you read through these steps to setting yourself on the path to career success, be aware that we can help you along the way! Climbing the management ladder to success is not something to be left to chance. Unfortunately, there is no magic formula. In fact, no two management consultants would agree completely on any certain recipe for reaching the top job. They would agree, however, that, if you are ambitious to reach the top, then the best person to help you get there is yourself. So here are a few guidelines to help you on your way... 1. Be prepared. There are no better candidates for [...]

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Become a Workplace that Values Training in 2014

By |2019-09-27T13:05:32+10:00January 15th, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Shortcourses, Soft Skills, Training|

Are you a management, supervisor or employer? Are you looking to push new boundaries within your organisation this year? Are you wanting to take your business to the next level? We may have just the right advice for you as you plan the year ahead! Organisations that place a high value on training their employees are often the most successful and thriving companies. The organisation reaps the rewards of better skilled/trained workers who are more versatile and innovative, while employees enjoy the opportunity, and privilege, of up-skilling, networking, being challenged with new ideas, and more. Employees appreciate the opportunity to do something out of their normal routine that stimulates their thinking in a new way and formalises the skills they are developing in their everyday jobs. Training only increases employee motivation and inspires them to take on more responsibility and challenges. Here are some tips for employees wanting to support [...]

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Effective Work Teams Make a Difference

By |2019-09-27T13:05:32+10:00January 13th, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Diploma, School of Business, School of Leadership, School of Management, Schools, Shortcourses, Soft Skills|

"The psychologist B.W. Tuckman identified the four stages of a team’s developmental process: Forming - learning to deal with one another. Storming - conflicts are brought to the surface and must be resolved. Norming - team members settle into their roles and a team feeling begins to develop. Performing - the team is united and working on the task at hand." Quoted in Why Teams Don't Work, Harvey Robbins & Michael Finley, Petersons Books, 1995. Smile & ponder This is the story about four individuals named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody. There was an important job to be done, and Everybody was asked to do it. Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did. Somebody got angry about that, because it was Everybody’s job. Everybody thought that Anybody could do it, and Nobody realised that Everybody wouldn’t do it. Anyhow, it ended [...]

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Forming Work Teams for the New Year

By |2019-09-27T13:05:33+10:00January 10th, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Diploma, School of Business, School of Leadership, School of Management, Schools, Shortcourses, Soft Skills|

As we get stuck back into work and business for the new year, it's time to take a look at the current set up and whether things need to be shifted around. There is no 'I' in 'T-E-A-M'. Teams are made up of people with complementary skills, committed to a common purpose and performance goals, and an approach for which they hold themselves mutually accountable. They may be established ad hoc as project teams or as more permanent work groups. Although most teams can outperform individual people, it's the ‘people issues’ that cause most of the problems. So when you believe a team is required in your workplace, consider these points... 1. Establish clear, achievable goals. One of the main reasons for the failure of teams is that they don't know where they’re going or why they’ve been formed. A team works best when members clearly understand its purpose and [...]

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How to Pitch to New Clients

By |2019-09-27T13:05:33+10:00January 8th, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Diploma, School of Business, School of Leadership, School of Management, Schools, Shortcourses, Soft Skills|

In our last blog post we identified the process of pitching our goods or services to new clients. Here are a few more ideas that may be beneficial to you! You need a key phrase, a ‘single-minded proposition' or 'unique selling point' when you are designing your communications, selling, or public relations program. For example, 'Minolta - we understand your office. Printers, faxes, photocopiers'. To do this, first ask your current clients or customers what it is they get from you. When you hear a common theme, you create from it a tag line that is directly linked with your company name. Test that tag line with clients and non-clients. If it makes sense to them, you then use it in all types of communication. Wendy Evans, How to Get New Business in 90 Days and Keep it Forever, Millennium Books, Sydney, 1997, pp. 84-88. Don't forget Bell’s truths on [...]

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Pitching Services to New Clients this Year

By |2019-09-27T13:05:34+10:00January 6th, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Diploma, School of Business, School of Leadership, School of Management, Schools, Shortcourses, Soft Skills|

Well it's here....2014! There are some things you must be beginning to consider. We start to think of resolutions for ourselves, and our businesses wanting the New Year to be bigger, better and more productive. We wanted to inspire you with some information about pitching your services to new clients. Whether you are starting a new business or looking to expand, this year it's time to start finding new clients! If your business is to achieve its potential in a competitive marketplace, you must first find possible clients or customers and then pitch your services to the most likely prospects. Your success in doing so will depend on how well you can identify prospective clients and how well you can present your services to them. To expand your client base, consider the following advice... 1. Build up a prospect file. Compiling a prime prospect file is an essential task for [...]

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