Victorian Group Training Co News

New partnerships aim to stop bullies in their tracks

July 19, 2016 Two organisations devoted to educating young people and employers about the trauma caused by bullying have been given a significant boost, thanks to a new partnership with WorkSafe Victoria. Bully Zero Australia Foundation and Brodie’s Law Foundation will each deliver a range of education and training sessions to young workers aged 16 to 24 and...
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Safety blitz aims to prevent falls on construction sites

July 19, 2016 WorkSafe inspectors will target construction sites across Victoria as part of a month-long campaign to prevent deaths and injuries caused by falls. Inspectors will make almost 1000 visits to construction sites in July with a key focus of assessing safety measures in place to prevent falls and provide information to builders and sub-contractors on their...
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Kelly Binyon is moving on

March 16, 2016 VGTC would like to bid a fond farewell to Geelong Apprentice/Trainee Consultant Kelly Binyon. Kelly has finished up with VGTC effective Friday 11th March 2016. We wish Kelly the absolute best in her new endeavours. Here is Kelly’s final sign off to all her Host Employers and Employees: Dear Valued Host Employers, Apprentices and Trainees...
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Most Outstanding School-Based Apprentice – Bonnie Darlow

February 25, 2016 Most Outstanding School-Based ApprenticeThe Gordon Awards for Excellence Bonnie at the Awards night Congratulations to our Apprentice Bonnie Darlow on winning the Most Outstanding School-Based Apprentice for 2015 in the Gordon Award for Excellence on 24th February 2016. This award is presented to a student who has undertaken a school-based apprenticeship and demonstrated  outstanding achievement...
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Interview Tip #1 – How to answer about your weaknesses

January 28, 2016 Interview’s can be nerve wracking to say the least.  And there are generally always some questions that pop up no matter the job you’re applying for. The dreaded question ‘Can you tell us about your weaknesses?’ is a hard one to respond to. Check out the below link to view a short video on the...
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Half Price Car Registration Scheme for Apprentices – Now underway!

January 25, 2016 More than 260 eligible Victorian apprentices have taken up the scheme since it launched on 1 January, receiving a 50 per cent discount on their vehicle’s registration fee and Transport Accident Charge. This means that an apprentice paying standard registration on a light vehicle in metropolitan Melbourne can now save $385.70 per year and apprentices...
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5 Steps to an Incredible Cover Letter

December 22, 2015 5 Steps to an Incredible Cover Letter Check out this very helpful YouTube video.  Cover these points in your cover letter and you’re well on your way to standing out above your competition.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

December 16, 2015 The team at Victorian Group Training would like to wish all our Host Employers, Apprentices and Trainees a very happy Christmas and a safe New Year. Thank you for your continued support throughout 2015. We hope everyone enjoys themselves over the festive season and we will see you again in the New Year.  

50% off Car Registration for Apprentices

November 16, 2015           50% OFF CAR REGISTRATION FOR ELIGIBLE TRADE APPRENTICES Effective 1 January 2016Are you or somebody you know a trade apprentice? You could be eligible for a 50% discount on your 12-month car registration from the 1st of January 2016, a saving of up to $385.70. EligibilityTo claim a trade apprentice...
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Winner of 1st Year Apprentice Award – Engineering Mechanical

November 12, 2015 VGTC’s Gemma Middleton and Chelsea Pope Congratulations to Chelsea Pope (Hosted to Fonterra Cobden) for winning the 1st Year Apprentice Award in the Engineering Mechanical Trade category at the 2015 South West TAFE Trade Awards night (11/11/2015). Chelsea has proven to be a highly diligent and hardworking mature age apprentice who has an undeniable passion...
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