Victorian Group Training Co News

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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School-Based Community Services Trainees Complete!

November 5, 2015 Congratulations to the first group of VGTC’s Community Services trainees in Colac who completed their certificates today.  The trainees studied Certificate III in Community Services as school-based trainees over the last 9 months. VGTC would like to give a big thank you to Colac Otway Shire Council and Colac Area Health for their involvement in...
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Trainee & Apprentice January 1 2016 wage increases

November 2, 2015 This blog post is to give all employers, whether using Victorian Group Training services or not, a heads up about the upcoming January 1 increases that relate to trainees and some apprentices. As of the first full pay run on or after 1st January 2016, all trainees paid under the National Training Wage Schedule (unless...
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Colac Show Public Holiday – Early Pay Run Processing

October 29, 2015 NOTICE TO ALL VGTC APPRENTICES/TRAINEES PAID ON A THURSDAY Friday 6th November is a public holiday in Colac for the Colac Show.Due to this holiday we are processing the pay run for the week on Wednesday 4th November.We will require your timesheets by close of business Tuesday 3rd November to ensure payment for the week.As...
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