Victorian Group Training Co News

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

Inspectors target structural collapse after spate of incidents

August 22, 2017 WorkSafe inspectors will hone in on the risks of structural collapse during construction work as part of their latest safety blitz following a spate of incidents in recent months. A timber-frame wall which struck a 17-year-old worker in Donvale, temporary hoarding falling down near pedestrians in a shopping area at Campbellfield and a scaffold collapsing...
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Trades National Health Month – Get involved!

July 11, 2017 Tradies National Health Month (TNHM) See link for further info: Tradies National Health Month aims to raise awareness of the risks posed to those who work in trade occupations—among individuals, their families, employers and the wider community. While we’ve seen improvements, Australia’s trade industry continues to have among the highest health and safety issues...
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2017 Fair Work Wage Increase

June 6, 2017         Fair Work Australia has increased modern award minimum weekly rates by 3.3%.  These are statutory rates that are in line with Government policy. The increase will flow through to junior employees and employees such as trainees and apprentices to whom training arrangements apply and as such apprentice and trainee rates will...
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Vocational education is a better pathway to a job than university

May 23, 2017 A new report urges parents to seriously consider urging their school leaving children to study a vocational course rather than a university degree because, in many cases, it is a pathway to better jobs. The report, Perceptions are not reality, from the Skilling Australia Foundation, says there are myths about vocational education and training (VET)...
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