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All Worked Up: Latest Trends In Vocational Education

Good day. My name is Alana. I have five children and eleven grandchildren! I feel young and spry, but I am reminded of my age now that my grandchildren are graduating high school and thinking about careers! As I was a university lecturer, they often ask my advice about their studies and future plans. Some of my grandchildren will go to university, but others are looking at trades since this is a growth area. I have quite a selection of information from various vocational providers and I love nothing more than poring through the options with my grandkids. I am on all the mailing lists and I get information about new courses all the time! It occurred to me that there would many people out there who wish to keep up to date about choices in vocational education. I hope this blog helps in that regard. Happy browsing!

What Is Confined Space Entry Training, and Why Is it Useful?

30 October 2023
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Working in confined spaces can be challenging and dangerous, so it's essential to have proper training to ensure the safety of personnel. Confined space entry training provides workers with the necessary skills and understanding to work in confined spaces safely. This blog post will take a closer look at what confined space entry training entails, why it is necessary, and how it can benefit your company. What Is Confined Space Entry Training? Read More …

Passing Your Heavy Rigid Licence Driving Test: 5 Tips

16 September 2022
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If you want to acquire a Heavy Rigid (HR) driving licence, you will need to pass a driving test. This article gives you five tips to help you prepare for your HR licence driving test. Read on to find out more. 1. Understand the requirements of the test  You should first work on understanding exactly what is required of you in the test. For example, the driving test for an HR licence differs from the one for a Light Rigid (LR) or Medium Rigid (MR) licence, so make sure you know what will be expected of you. Read More …

Top Benefits of Enrolling in a Multi-Combination Training Course

13 August 2021
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Operating heavy trucks can be a fulfilling career, especially if you love travelling and being on the road. In most cases, truck jobs are in the logistics industry, where experienced and qualified drivers are in high demand. However, if you operate smaller trucks and want to upgrade and get a multi-combination licence, you must enrol in an MC course. Notably, the program equips you with skills to operate heavy equipment, such as B-doubles, prime movers, low loader dollies and low loader trailer combinations. Read More …

What Happens on an HR Driving Course?

16 July 2020
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If you are considering taking one of the many HR driving courses on offer in Australia, then it is likely you will already know that doing so will allow you to drive larger vehicles than a standard licence. To be clear, when HR driving courses are passed, it becomes possible to drive eight-tonne GVM trucks or buses with three or more axles. This means that a huge number of commercial vehicles can be driven, such as prime movers, many types of mobile crane and road rangers. Read More …

3 Reasons to Use a Recruitment Agency For Your Next Hire

24 April 2019
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If you've been used to recruiting your own staff in the past, you may not be sure whether to pass your next hire on to a recruitment agency. However, using an agency can have a lot of advantages, especially if you need to hire someone to fill a newly created position. What are the benefits of getting help from an agency?  1. Market Salary Expertise If you're hiring someone to take over an existing job, then you probably have a pretty good idea about the job's market level wages. Read More …