Victorian Group Training Co News

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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July 20, 2018           CHEAPER CAR REGO FOR THOUSANDS MORE VICTORIAN TRADIES Thousands of trade apprentices who rely on their car to travel to work every day will be hundreds of dollars better off, with the Andrews Labor Government extending its registration discount program. Under the scheme, eligible apprentice tradies can apply for a...
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Common sense the key to farm safety

July 16, 2018 Farmers are being warned that a simple choice can have tragic consequences and that they must plan ahead and prioritise safety in each and every task. The warning from WorkSafe follows twelve workplace deaths from incidents on Victorian farms since July 2017, an average of one a month. Six people have died as a result...
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BUNNINGS PowerPass Apprentice

July 9, 2018           Bunnings Trade has launched a new PowerPass program designed specifically for you. It gives apprentices access to all the great benefits of Bunnings Trade PowerPass and more. The PowerPass Apprentice card can only be used at Bunnings Stores and Trade Centres. It gives you access to a fantastic range of...
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Winner of Apprentice of the Year (Geelong) – Master Builders Victoria

April 3, 2018 And the winner is… Kieran Cope! Victorian Group Training would like to congratulate Kieran on his fantastic achievement of winning the Master Builders Victoria, Apprentice of the Year (Geelong) award. Kieran was also a finalist in the Gordon TAFE Apprentice of the Year award. Kieran is now a finalist in the Master Builders Victoria Regional...
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SS Painting donates to the 200th Dulux Surf Club Project

February 26, 2018 Our Host Employer, Shane Sturzaker from SS Painting and his apprentice Ben Wallis, have generously donated their time as part of the Dulux Surf Club Project.  The Lorne Surf Life Saving Club is the 200th Surf Club that has been repainted across Australia.  A great community initiative that SS Painting has loved to be involved...
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Apprentice of the Year – Dermott O’Connor

February 22, 2018 Congratulations to our apprentice Dermott O’Connor on winning Apprentice of the Year a the Gordon Awards for Excellence 2018. Lochlan Veale, Dermott O’Connor and Andrew McCarthy Dermott is studying Certificate III in Sports Turf Management and is Hosted to Thirteenth Beach Golf Links. Dermott is extremely passionate about his trade and is always striving to...
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Colac Aboriginal Gathering Place

November 6, 2017 On Friday the 3rd of November, Victorian Group Training and some of 2017 Certificate III Education Support trainees and their trainer, Liz Collins attended the official opening of the Colac Aboriginal Gathering Place at 4 Miller Street. It was a great experience to be involved in this important community  event, as this facility will provide...
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A warm welcome to new staff members

October 31, 2017 Victorian Group Training would like to introduce the new additions to our payroll team Kayelene Robertson and Vanessa Blunden. Kayelene and Vanessa bring a wealth of knowledge and are here to help you with all your payroll needs. Kayelene and Vanessa