Victorian Group Training Co News

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:  http://www.tradieshealth.com.au/getinvolved/ 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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VACC Outstanding Achievement Award – Jake Wallace

March 27, 2017 Lochlan Veale (right) accepting Jake’s award Last Monday night the 20th of March, VGTC apprentice Jake Wallace was awarded the VACC Outstanding Achievement for his work as a 1st Year apprentice in Auto and Marine Trimming Technology at Holmesglen TAFE.  Unfortunately Jake couldn’t make it as he works and lives in Warrnambool for Mark Unwin...
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ANZ Colac – Luke Hillman Completion

March 10, 2017 Victorian Group Training Company would like to congratulate Luke Hillman on successfully completing his Cert III Financial Services Traineeships with ANZ Colac   This 18 month Traineeship has been a fruitful one for Luke as he scooped up the traineeships awards at the ANZ awards dinner late last year. Branch Manager Louise Morrissy was really...
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The Gordon Awards for Excellence

February 27, 2017 On Wednesday 22nd February, the Gordon Tafe held there annual Awards for Excellence at The Pier in Geelong. Victorian Group Training had 3 apprentices up for awards on the night.  In the Constructing Futures Enterprises category for Best 1st Year Apprentice was Benjamin Wallis, Best 2nd Year Apprentice Taylor Henry and in the Smart Technologies...
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6 Things To Do Before Starting Your New Job

December 21, 2016 Starting a new job can be daunting, it takes us back to a childlike state just like our first day of school.  Will my work colleagues like me, do I need to get a bus then a train to get there on time, what am I going to wear!? The truth is some of these...
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Runner up at South West TAFE Trades Awards

October 27, 2016 Congratulations to Chelsea Pope who won Runner Up Best 2nd Year Apprentice at the South West TAFE Trades Awards (26/10). Chelsea is studying Certificate III in Engineering (Mechanical) and is Hosted to Fonterra Cobden. This is the second award in 2 years at these awards that Chelsea has received.  Congratulations Chelsea – very well deserved!...
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