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Matching Skills for the Job

By |December 12th, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, Schools, Training|

Skills refer to the things you do well. The key to finding the most appropriate jobs in the industry is recognizing your own skills and communicating the significance written and verbally to a probable employer. Majority of the most viable skills are those that are used in a variety of work settings. What are these skills? Would matching your skills to find the right job be successful? Determine your skills. This would help you in becoming the lead candidate of landing the job. A skill does not necessarily mean it was adapted in a work environment. If this would be your first job hunt and you have no job experience to date, you still have a chance in the industry. Majority of skills, including knowledge-based and transferable, could be absorbed and developed as a volunteer, a student, a homemaker, or in your other personal activities. The skills you have used [...]

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Streamlining Objectives for Success

By |November 24th, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Business, School of Leadership, School of Management, School of Project Managment, Schools, Training|

To achieve a goal, there is a process that you should implement. This process is to streamline and analyze your objectives. Begin at the very beginning at the smallest, specific part. These are the most important steps to take to meet the guidelines. An objective is a way of knowing what action or plan is to be taken and identifying the expected results. This plan provides a set of directions so that making the decision will not be as complicated as when the goal is just being considered. Peter Ducker documented a book published in 1954 entitled Practiced Management wherein MBO which stands for Management by Objectives, was introduced. This is a program that consists of simple but very useful processes in order to meet commitments in an organization. Never worry, as this is also applicable to personal plans. MBO consists of 5 steps: 1. It should be SPECIFIC. It [...]

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Recognition of Prior Learning

By |November 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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Facing a Job Interview with Confidence

By |August 11th, 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|

In applying for a new job, you may indeed be experienced and well qualified, and you may have submitted a wonderful letter of application and a perfect résumé. But today, more than ever, it's that face-to-face interview that really counts. To gain the advantage, you'll need to project a confident image, as the following strategies suggest... 1. Do your homework. If you’ve done your research and preparation thoroughly, it will come across confidently and naturally during an interview. So… Know your résumé thoroughly. Be able to elaborate on each item and to discuss strengths and weaknesses confidently, positively, and honestly. Assemble your résumé, other documentation, and examples of previous work as support material for use when appropriate during the interview. Familiarise yourself with the company and the position you have applied for. You needn't be an expert, but take note of a few important facts. Try to make some global observations based on the [...]

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Saying No

By |July 23rd, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Business, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Soft Skills, Training|

In our last blog post we discussed the importance and value of learning to say no! As managers, employees and humans functioning in our every day lives, saying no can be difficult. If you need further inspiration and excitement about the possibility of saying no...here are a few more anecdotes and facts. Liberate yourself! Here's an idea Actor Paul Newman was once having a late lunch in a nearly empty restaurant with his actress wife, Joanne Woodward. They dined uninterrupted but, finishing their meal, they were approached by a man who asked Newman for an autograph. ‘Sorry, but that’s not something I do,’ was the actor’s polite but firm reply. Some people find it difficult to say ‘no’. But it’s something you have the right to do. With all the demands placed on a leader’s time and energy, it’s important to be able to say ‘no’ in a pleasant but [...]

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How to Improve your Chances of getting Promoted

By |July 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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Building Other People’s Confidence in You

By |February 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 |January 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 |January 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 |January 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 |January 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 |January 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 |January 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 |January 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 |January 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 |January 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 |January 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 |January 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 |January 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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Healthy Managers are Better Managers

By |December 20th, 2013|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Diploma, School of Business, School of Leadership, School of Management, Schools, Shortcourses, Soft Skills|

We aren't just focusing on living a healthy lifestyle because it's coming up to Christmas. We also recognise the value of being healthy to improve your job effectiveness. Managers are often under a lot of stress and responsibility, and it's important to give your body the right fuel and exercise to be able to handle it well. Energy-boost check list Feeling energetic and ready-to-go will be helped if you stick to these. Exercise. Diet - eat light but don't skip meals. Go easy on caffeine. Drink plenty of water. Cut down on alcohol. Take forty winks, often - 15 minutes at a time is plenty. Sit and stand comfortably - keep your pelvis square. Think positive. 10. Choose the company of positive people.   The piece of paper The experts tell us that, when you have a problem that simply refuses to go away, just sitting worrying about it won't [...]

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