Victorian Group Training Co News

COVID Safe App

May 7, 2020 COVID Safe App We are encouraging all our Apprentices, Trainees and Host Employers to download the COVID Safe app. The COVIDSafe app speeds up contacting people exposed to coronavirus (COVID-19). This helps us support and protect you, your friends and family. The app is available for download on both Andriod and Ios devices. The link...
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Worksafe Victoria COVID-19 Construction site guidance

April 22, 2020 Worksafe Victoria have released guidance regarding COVID-19 and managing this risk while working in the construction industry.  This guidance is focused at both Employers and Employees in a joint effort to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  The other link below is the Department of Health and Human Services guidance on cleaning and disinfecting...
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Good news story alert

April 21, 2020 Apprentice Trainee Wage Subsidy Payments We are currently contacting our Host Employers as the Supporting Apprentice and Trainee Wage Subsidy payments are starting to come through.  Your direct consultant will be in touch with you to let you know the total amount and when this will be paid into your bank account.  These payments are...
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Victorian Group Training – Open for business

April 17, 2020 Victorian Group Training is still open.  If you have found yourself out of work or a school student wanting help with a career, during these times it is a great idea for you to contact us to talk about your future, our current vacancies or a career path that you want to make yours.  Our...
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Supporting Apprentices and Trainees wage subsidy

April 17, 2020 The Supporting Apprentice and Trainee Wage Subsidy claims have been lodged from Victorian Group Training for all eligible SME Host Employers of 20 or fewer employees. This wage subsidy is for the first quarter of this year and will be a payment for 50% of an apprentice/trainees wage.  Once Victorian Group Training have received these...
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JobKeeper package

April 17, 2020 The JobKeeper package has been passed by Parliament and we are now waiting on the guidelines for the package.  The guidelines are the rules that explain how we claim and process the funds in this package.  The government are now writing these guidelines at the moment and we will pass this information on as soon...
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Ultra Violet Radiation (UVR) affects everyone

February 28, 2019 Ultra Violet Radiation (UVR) affects everyone What is Ultra Violet Radiation (UVR)? UVR effects everyone, it comes from the sun as well as artificial lighting such as welding or specialised lights used in hospitals and laboratories.    It’s not just related to how hot it is, you can still get burnt on cool or cloudy...
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The new way to get a good job is avoiding university

December 3, 2018 An alternative option to university is giving jobseekers the qualifications and skills for a white collar career – and they’re being paid to learn on the job. AUSTRALIA’S intake of higher level apprenticeships will more than double next year, providing an alternative pathway to jobs that previously were only for university graduates. The qualifications available...
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Company fined $300,000 after apprentice fatally electrocuted

October 26, 2018 A Melbourne electrical company has been convicted and fined $300,000 after an unsupervised, third-year apprentice electrician died from electrocution while laying cables at a Camberwell property. 3 Point Electrics Pty Ltd pleaded guilty in the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court to two charges under section 21 of the OHS Act for failing to ensure, as far as...
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