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Australian Glazing Licence: A Guide On How To Get Registered

December 6, 2016

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Australian Carpentry Licence: A Guide On How To Get Registered

December 6, 2016

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Australian Bricklaying Licence: A Guide On How To Get Registered

December 5, 2016

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Australian Builders Licence: A Guide On How To Get Registered

October 13, 2016

Australian Builders License: A Guide On How To Get Registered

All you need to know about getting a builders licence in New South Wales (NSW), Victoria (VIC), Queensland (QLD), Western Australia (WA), South Australia (SA), and Tasmania (TA).

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8 Motivational Quotes to Get you Through the Day

August 1, 2016

Sometimes all we need a little pick-me-up to help us get through the day. From Jimmy Dean to Steve Jobs and Michael Phelps, we’ve curated a list of some of our favourite motivational quotes, designed to give you a visual and inspirational boost no matter what situation you find yourself in. “I can’t change the direction […]

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How Australians Spend Their Tax Refund 2016 [Infographic]

June 30, 2016

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  It’s the end of financial year and tax time is here. Get Qualified Australia conducted a study to see what Australians will be spending their tax refund on this year.  From holidays and recreation, to clothing and education, this is what Australia had to say about their spending habits. See the complete user spending profiles […]

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MBA in Australia 2016 [Infographic]

June 7, 2016

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How do Australians feel about MBAs and how many are likely to complete one? The stats revealed in this eye-opening infographic, based on national survey data.

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5 factors to help you choose the right MBA

June 2, 2016

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Thinking of completing an MBA but not sure which program is the right one for you? These 5 factors are a must when considering MBA study.

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How virtual reality is set to reshape education

May 20, 2016

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In this increasingly technological world, no industry is immune to disruption. Find out how virtual reality is set to shake up the adult education system, beginning with universities.

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Craziest Job Interview Questions

April 8, 2016

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Ever been asked an odd question during your interview that has sent your brows raising, your eyes twitching and your mind boggling? Here is a collection of some the craziest job interview questions to be asked in the history of ever! How would you have answered?

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It Takes a Village: Community Service and RPL

April 6, 2016

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Have community service experience? Get it recognised with a nationally recognised qualification at the Certificate or Diploma level. Learn how.

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Go to the Head of the Class: RPL Early Education Diploma

March 21, 2016

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Find out how to improve your employments prospects and meet industry regulation by turning your skills and experience into a Diploma of Early Education and Care.

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Career Development and Study Intentions of Employed Australians

February 29, 2016

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The results of a study that aimed to identify the career development and study intentions of employed Australians in 2016, including the identification of a strategy to combat career dissatisfaction.

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How to Improve Visa and Migration Prospects Through RPL

February 25, 2016

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Looking to work in Australia? Learn how to improve your chances of getting a working visa through RPL.

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[VIDEO] How one qualification changed my life (and 10,000 others)

February 17, 2016

How one qualification changed my life and 10,000 others

Find out how achieving one qualification through RPL helped CEO Adam Wadi start a reputable company that has helped over 10,000 people.

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Hidden regulations could cut years off university degrees [VIDEO]

February 15, 2016

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Australian Universities are hiding RPL policies which could cut the price and duration of university degrees in half. Find out how to bypass the system.

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Improving Employability with a Qualification [INFOGRAPHIC]

February 12, 2016

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Does having a qualification improve your employability? Data show a clear relationship between higher levels of employment and qualifications.

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New Year, New Career? Know When to Stay and When to Go

February 10, 2016

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In you’re unhappy with your job, then it’s important to know when to stay and when to go. Should you stay put, or is it time to embrace a new career?

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From bellboy to CEO: How Adam Wadi found one of Australia’s fastest growing startups [VIDEO]

February 5, 2016

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From Hotel Manager to CEO, find out how Adam Wadi found the idea for one of Australia’s largest startups through a simple career change.

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Employment and Qualifications in 2016 [INFOGRAPHIC]

January 12, 2016

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The 2016 Employment and Qualifications Poll shows that career change aspirations are on the rise, as Australians weigh in on their career and study intentions.

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How to Get a Qualification Without Putting Your Life on Hold

January 4, 2016

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Find out how to complete your qualification at half the time, effort and cost, in your own time and from the comfort of your home.

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Winning the Day: Top 10 Interview Tips

December 21, 2015

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Being well-prepped for an interview is important, especially if you want to stand out from the crowd. Get the job you’re after by applying these 10 useful interview tips.

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Fast Current Towards a Certificate III in Electrotechnology

December 16, 2015

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If you’ve got experience in electrotechnology, getting your Certificate III in Electrotechnology can easily be achieved through skills recognition & RPL.

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Building a Future in Construction: The RPL Foundation

December 8, 2015

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Earning your credientials in the building and construction industry using your skills and experience has never been easier. Learn how to use RPL to build a future in construction.

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Using What You Know: The Fast-Track MBA

December 1, 2015

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Learn how to use your existing skills, knowledge and experience to fast-track your MBA, at half the time and cost.

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Australian Employment Outlook 2015-2019 [INFOGRAPHIC]

November 11, 2015

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Examine the top employment growth opportunities in 2015-2019 and find out how to improve your job prospects.

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University Pathways: How to Move From the VET Sector to University

November 5, 2015

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Want to access university degrees through VET qualifications? Your go-to university pathways guide using the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), skills recognition & RPL.

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The Melbourne Cup: She’s Got Skills

November 4, 2015

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The first female to win the Melbourne Cup, Michelle Payne is proof that you can achieve anything you set your mind to using your skills. Find out how.

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Top Ten Strategies to Win That Pay Rise

October 29, 2015

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Looking for a pay rise? Here are ten proven strategies to use when requesting a pay rise.

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Can you achieve trade recognition through RPL?

October 22, 2015

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Apprenticeships aren’t the only way Australian tradies can attain trade recognition. It’s very possible to achieve recognition using RPL.

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(Infographic) ChAFTA: How to Improve your Employment Prospects

October 13, 2015

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Does the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement pose a threat? Learn the facts and how to limit the negatives by improving your job prospects in this infographic.

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ChAFTA: Facts and How to Improve your Employment Prospects

October 13, 2015

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Does the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement pose a threat? Learn the facts of ChAFTA and how to limit the negatives by improving your job prospects.

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How to change your career during middle age

October 6, 2015

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Discover the best ways to successfully change careers when you’re middle aged, using your existing skills.

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5 Reasons to Work in the Fitness Industry

September 28, 2015

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If you live an active lifestyle, then you could be making a career out of your fitness. Here are the top 5 reasons to work in the fitness industry.

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Top 5 Things You Learn While Working in Retail

September 24, 2015

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Retail work has many transferable skills that can be formally recognised through experience. Find out which retail qualifications you’re eligible for today.

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9 Ways to Land a Promotion

September 10, 2015

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Scoring a job promotion isn’t easy. Use these handy tips to kick-start your career progression and land that job promotion you’ve been waiting for.

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How to save time and money fast-tracking your MBA

August 21, 2015

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If you’ve always wanted to do your MBA but kept putting it off due to family commitments, expenses, and workload, then committing to an MBA couldn’t be simpler at half the time and cost.

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Top Earning Trades in 2015!

August 3, 2015

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Discover the top earning trades in Australia in 2015, and how to increase your earning potential this year through Skills Recognition and RPL.

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What’s your leadership style?

July 10, 2015

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Discover your leadership style. Take this quiz to find out what kind of Manager you are and which Management qualifications you may be eligible for.

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Can’t work anymore? The trick to staying employed.

July 2, 2015

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Find out how a Certificate IV in Training & Assessment can help you stay employed in your industry, even if you can no longer work in it.

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Australian Health Sector: The Good, The Bad, and The Healthy

June 19, 2015

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Discover the implications of the Australian Wellness Index on health sector practitioners, employment opportunities within the sector, and job projections.

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The Mining Drilldown: Is it still worth getting qualified to work in the Australian mines?

June 15, 2015

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Is the mining industry still worth investing your efforts in? Learn all about the current state of mining in Australia, the opportunities that exist, and how to increase your chances of securing employment within this industry.

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Minimising training costs: The one thing every Manager should be offering their employees

June 4, 2015

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Developing an effective Training & Development Strategy can greatly impact employee retention. Learn how to minimise your training costs by training smarter, not larger.

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Where to construct your efforts in 2015: Employment outlook for the Building and Construction industry

May 22, 2015

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“You cannot build a dream on a foundation of sand.” ― T.F. Hodge The future of Australia’s construction industry may seem doom and gloom amid mining fall-backs, declining investment levels, and rising pressures on resource-related project activity, however calamity is not upon us. Knowing where to invest your employment efforts, and in which sector more […]

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Still fit for work? How to stay in employable shape with age!

May 15, 2015

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Walk, run or jog all you want, sometimes it seems as though the “youngsters” are getting the upper hand in most things these days. Not only have their faces not yet experienced the harsh realities of wrinkledom, but it’s starting to seem like they are better equipped than most to land the majority of jobs […]

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The Job-Winning Formula: The Do’s and Don’ts on Effective Resume Writing

May 8, 2015

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Social media might be an alternative to the more traditional resume form, however knowing how to apply the correct principles to the non-social counterpart, can go a long way in making your job application stand out, and help you score that interview you’ve been waiting for. THE JOB SCORING FORMULA: KNOW WHAT TO DO As […]

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Why Do Beauty Therapists Need Career Treatment?

April 29, 2015

Why do beauty therapists need career treatment?

The beauty industry is really hot right now. Almost every week there is a new anti-ageing potion, pore-cleansing peel, acne-fighting formula, skin rejuvenator, body tonic, magic skin serum, hair removal treatment or revolutionary cosmetic being launched that promises to help eradicate those tell-tale wrinkles, stimulate collagen and generally make you look and feel younger. From […]

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Are You an Older Worker? Make Your Experience Count!

April 28, 2015

Are you an older worker? Make your experience count!

“The only source of knowledge is experience.” (Albert Einstein) It’s time for a change in this country, and it’s going to happen with or without the people’s consent. In a technologically superior mindset, it’s easy to forget the primitive traditions of the past, until there is no choice but to accept that they weren’t all […]

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How to Use RPL for a Lifetime of Adventure

April 27, 2015

How to Use RPL for a Lifetime of Adventure

Are you an adrenaline junky looking for your next fix? Are you a nature enthusiast skilled in the art of bushcraft and survival techniques? Do you love participating in adventure sports like surfing, abseiling, mountain climbing, trail riding, white water rafting, snowboarding or skiing? Let me guess, are you an outdoor instructor? If not, then […]

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Is Your Career Dead? Reincarnate With RPL

April 20, 2015

Is Your Career Dead? Reincarnate with RPL

Are you filled with dread at the mere thought of work? Do you repeatedly hit the snooze button when you wake up and leave it until the last possible minute before you drag yourself out of bed? Have you reached your peak of job fitness and feel unable to contribute anything more to the role? […]

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7 Strategies to Succeed at Project Management

April 17, 2015

7 Strategies to Succeed at Project Management

Project management is a lot like warfare. It’s up to the army general to devise an effective strategy that will ultimately win the battle, by setting strategic goals, managing troops, and acting in the political interests of the higher ups, all within strict time and budget constraints. The process requires a clear vision, unwavering determination […]

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Using RPL to Engineer Your Career

April 15, 2015

Using RPL to Engineer Your Career

Despite a forecast decline in Australian manufacturing over the next 5 years, the industry will continue to rely on qualified engineering tradespeople, such as sheet metal workers, fabricators, welders and machinists. For apprentices in the mechanical and fabrication trades, or anyone who has been suitably trained up with substantial on-the-job experience, RPL (Recognition of Prior […]

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Are You Being Served? Rewarding Careers in Hospitality

April 9, 2015

Are You Being Served? Rewarding Careers in Hospitality

Hospitality workers, rejoice! The travel and tourism sector is thriving in Australia and the days of the Global Financial Crisis look like they are finally behind us. 2014 recorded strong growth yet again in both domestic travel and the numbers of international visitors to the continent. In fact, TripAdvisor’s recent TripBarometer study indicates that Australia […]

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Unsafe Food Threatens a Globalised Economy But Australia’s Future is Healthy

April 7, 2015

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“What is in your meal? Where did the ingredients come from? Were they properly – and safely – handled from every stage, from farm to plate? WHO is advocating for action in these areas on this World Health Day, 7 April 2015, as it calls on producers, policy-makers and the public to promote food safety.”  […]

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Why You Should Advocate On Behalf of Your Community

April 2, 2015

Why You Should Advocate On Behalf of Your Community

Have you ever wondered what your purpose in life is? It’s a common philosophical question that most of us struggle with, yet many don’t even come close to reaching the right answer. But why do humans exist in the first place? Who or what put us here? Is it to accumulate wealth and material objects? […]

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7 Ways to Land a Job After You’ve Been Fired

March 31, 2015

7 Ways to Land a Job After Being Fired

It doesn’t matter how you dress it up or strip it down, whether you’ve been ‘let go’, ‘laid off’, ‘made redundant’ or, worst of all, ‘fired’, the packaging is irrelevant. The can of worms has been opened and you feel utterly sick to your stomach because you know there’s no way back. The decision is […]

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How to Get More Bang for Your Buck in 2015

March 27, 2015

How to Get More Bang for Your Buck in 2015

Do you want to earn some extra cash, boost your savings and get some real bang for your buck? Sick and tired of counting the cents like an obsessive compulsive maniac? Many Australians like you feel stuck in a financial rut and are confused as to how they can increase their earning potential. Here are […]

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Supercharge Your Electrical Career Through RPL

March 25, 2015

Supercharge Your Electrical Career Through RPL

Electricity has come a long way since the so-called ‘war of the currents’ in the 1880s, when Thomas Alva Edison invented the incandescent light bulb and implemented the first example of a commercial Direct Current (DC) power system in New York. This was to be largely intercepted by the revolutionary Nikola Tesla, who pioneered the […]

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Scoring a Job After You’ve Been Out of The Game: Match Tips for Stay-At-Home Dads

March 23, 2015

Scoring a Job After You've Been Out of The Game

Being a stay-at-home dad who wants to return to work is a lot like playing for a losing team, except that the players are few and far between, the coach is non-existent and the playing field is anything but level. Although the rise of full-time paternal carers has substantially increased over the last decade, fathers […]

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An Old-Age Crisis Looms: The Growing Need for Aged Care Workers

March 19, 2015

The Growing Need for Aged Care Workers

The crisis in the aged care sector is escalating at an alarming rate. Back in 2013, Peter Cosgrove, the chairman of LASA (Leading Age Services Australia), estimated that the existing aged care workforce of 350,000 would need to treble by 2050 to satisfy increasing service demands. This is further exasperated by an ageing workforce within […]

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The Pros and Cons of Workplace Training

March 17, 2015

The Pros and Cons of Workplace Training

Workplace training is used to some degree in every organisation. At the induction stage, new employees are usually brought up to speed about company policies, common work practices, the types of technology being used and work health and safety. There may be a designated trainer within a company, someone who is responsible for training up […]

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How to Fast-Track Your Management Career The Really Fast Way

March 12, 2015

How to Fast-Track Your Management Career The Really Fast Way

Are you currently working in a managerial role? Have you got to where you are today through years of diligence, dedication and hard labour? Did you develop your skills and expertise on-the-job, rather than through formal training or academic study? Ready to take the next step in your career and significantly improve your prospects in […]

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5 Ways to Get a Promotion in 2015

March 11, 2015

5 Ways to Get a Promotion

The road to success is always under construction, said famous American comedian and actress Lily Tomlin, and the sentiment couldn’t be more accurate. If you want to succeed in this life, you’ve got to work hard for it, plain and simple. This means not settling into complacency as soon as you land a decent job, […]

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Secrets of Successful Female Entrepreneurs

March 8, 2015

Secrets of Successful Female Entrepreneurs

It’s International Working Women’s Day, a time to celebrate the successes and achievements of women all over the world. Australia is one of the most exciting places to be today, especially if you are a female entrepreneur. The continent ranks second overall globally, according to the Gender-Global Entrepreneur and Development Index, fostering an encouraging entrepreneurial […]

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If Your Head Isn’t in the Cloud, It Ought to Be

March 5, 2015

If Your Head Isn't in the Cloud, It Ought to Be

The verdict is out. There can’t be any dispute. Cloud computing has taken the world by storm and it won’t be long until it will be the new global norm. It’s already a billion dollar industry and Australia is miles ahead in the race. From research conducted by Forrester for Infosys, which surveyed 300 technological […]

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The Residential Housing Boom in 2015 and Trade Skills Shortages

March 3, 2015

The Residential Housing Boom in 2015

The residential housing boom is set to continue at a record-breaking rate in 2015. BIS Shrapnel have announced that there will be nearly 200,000 new residences due to start construction this year, which spells trouble for sourcing suitable tradies, such as bricklayers, carpenters, electricians, plumbers, plasterers, tilers, glaziers and others who are in short supply. […]

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Why Our Children Need Your Help

February 26, 2015

Why Our Children Need Your Help

There is a critical demand for qualified Early Childhood Teachers (ECTs) and child care workers across Australia, a situation that has worsened since the government introduced higher staff to child ratios in day care from January 2012 onwards. Changes in the minimum qualification requirements also came into effect in January 2014, which means that all […]

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The Big Secret About Earning Credit Exemptions on Accredited Courses That Nobody Will Tell You

February 25, 2015

The Big Secret About Earning Credit Exemptions on Accredited Courses

In the midst of confusing terminology surrounding the whole idea of credit exemption in higher education, there is a big secret that few know about, and even fewer are talking about. Let’s demystify the various processes through which it is possible to get an exemption from certain university course modules and clear up the confusion […]

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Get Back to Work: Essential Advice for Mums

February 24, 2015

Get Back to Work: Essential Advice for Mums

Returning to work after a period of absence is difficult no matter who you are, but especially for stay-at-home mums with young children. There are a number of physical, mental, social and psychological obstacles that stand in the way and all of them must first take into consideration the essential needs of the child to […]

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Why Interview Preparation is a Liberating Exercise in Skills Recognition

February 19, 2015

Why interview preparation is a liberating exercise in skills recognition

Congratulations, you’ve got a job interview! All that work fine-tuning your resume must have finally paid off. Now you need to sit down and repeat the process all over again, only this time it will be a much deeper self-investigation. Feeling excited? Don’t fret, it’s easy to get deflated when preparing for an interview. There […]

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5 Things You Need To Know When Starting Your Own Business

February 17, 2015

5 Things You Need To Know When Starting Your Own Business

“The value of an idea lies in the using of it.” (Thomas Edison, Co-Founder of General Electric) Are you thinking about starting up your own business? Remember, it is one thing being able to come up with a good business idea. It’s another kettle of fish entirely knowing how to put it into action. Without […]

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Find Your Perfect Career Match

February 13, 2015

Find Your Perfect Career Match

Are you in love with your career? Take our career quiz and discover your perfect career match. Your dream job could be waiting just around the corner. The key to success lies in following the right career path for your skills, passion and personality. Get qualified the quick and easy way with RPL!

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Hot Diplomas In-Demand in 2015

February 12, 2015

Top Diplomas in Australia in 2015

What industries are heating up in 2015? Learn about the future of educated employment and why getting a diploma will help you stand out from the crowd and significantly improve your career prospects this year.  

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The Social Media Resume in 2015: LinkedIn and The Future of Mobile Recruitment

February 5, 2015

The Social Media Resume in 2015

Social media statistics are booming worldwide. In Australia, over half of the population used Facebook and YouTube in January alone, with approximately 3 million active LinkedIn and Twitter users. These figures don’t go unnoticed by big and small businesses as social media continues to revolutionise the commercial sphere in a multitude of ways. For one […]

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How To Get The Right Qualification Without Any Classroom Study

February 3, 2015

How to get the right qualifications without any classroom study

Choosing the right qualification for your skill set can often seem like a complex mystery that nobody has the capacity to solve. In this day and age, there are thousands of degrees, diplomas and certificates on offer for men and women of all disciplines and distinctions. The choices seem endless. As if finding the best […]

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What Do Tennis Players Have in Common with Business Sharks?

January 30, 2015

What do tennis players have in common with business sharks

It is widely accepted that in order to become a successful tennis player, you must not only develop a strong athletic physique, outstanding technical proficiency and a sound theoretical knowledge of the game. There are a number of cognitive skills that are crucial when it comes to winning tournaments like the Australian Open. Formerly ranked […]

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Honorary Awards with Due Cause: Recognising Achievements Around the World

January 28, 2015

Awards With Due Cause

All over the world, there are countless examples of honorary awards and accolades of the highest order being dished out to celebrities, distinguished individuals and some of the most talented men and women that have ever graced the planet with their presence. They haven’t had to study in a university. Instead they have been rewarded […]

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When to Quit: Sometimes It’s Best

November 11, 2014

When to Quit - Sometimes Its Best

You’ve gotta do what you’ve gotta do, and sometimes that includes turning in your resignation from a job. How do you know if you’ve reached the end of your rope, unable to make your current position bearable, or workable? After all, good jobs are hard to find. They’re even harder to find if you’re unemployed. […]

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Manners Matter: Saying Please and Thank You like a CEO

September 15, 2014

Manners Matter

Life is busy and we’re in a hurry. That, however, does not make inconsiderate behaviour acceptable. The immediacy of a globally connected, always-on society has entered as an invited guest with no apparent plans for departure. We’d all best learn how to regain a bit of social grace while keeping current in our affairs. The […]

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Top Five Jobs for the Next Decade: Where to Focus

September 5, 2014

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It’s 2024 and you’re looking for a job. What will you find? Disruptive technological changes will soon eliminate many of today’s routine jobs, replacing them with positions that drive the new robots, computer programs, and global economy. Where, then, are the best sectors to focus education on or gain experience in over the next decade? […]

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Pleased to Meet You. Do You Have a Card?

September 2, 2014

Pleased to meet you. Do you have a card

Handing out business cards has become a common, if not expected, practice that follows closely on the heels of introductions. Clarifying names, affiliations, titles, and contact information, this undisputed king of business tools has been the workhorse of many a successful connection. With the advent of mobile devices and electronic communication, there has been a […]

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Video: RTO Partnerships with Get Qualified Australia RPL Specialists

August 28, 2014

Are you an RTO looking to increase your RPL revenue streams? RTO Partnerships with Get Qualified Australia, a Skills Recognition and RPL Specialist, might be a great idea to grow your RPL business! Visit http://www.gqaustralia.com.au for more info! Transcript: What kind of RTO are you? Do you focus on face-to-face studies? E-learning Online studies? Distant […]

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Video: Utilise RPL to Get Qualified Australia!

August 28, 2014

Don’t get stuck without the qualification you deserve. By utilising Skills Recognition and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), you can get qualified in weeks! Visit http://www.gqaustralia.com.au or call 133 RPL (775) to learn how!

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Power: Use It or Lose It

August 26, 2014

Power

You’ve got potential. Not only in the sense of accomplishment, but in terms of the power you hold. What’s that? You don’t believe you hold the reins to any significant power in your workplace? Even if you’re on the bottom rung of the ladder, you could not be more wrong. Power comes in three basic […]

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Rebranding Yourself: Changing Horses Midstream

August 15, 2014

Rebranding Yourself

If you’ve been working in your current field for five years or so, perhaps longer, it’s likely that you’ve branded yourself. If you’ve worked for a company, you’ve had lots of help. If you work for yourself, you’ve done a lot of the work on your own. Regardless, people know who you are. More importantly, […]

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The Passionate Career: Do What You Love

August 8, 2014

The Passionate Career - Do What You Love

What do you truly love to do? How far removed is that vision from your reality? Most people believe that there’s a large gap between the tasks they perform during their daily nine-to-five, and their dream job. It doesn’t have to be that way. All that sits between an uninspiring cubicle and the pursuit of […]

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Bit by Bit: New Technology Remodels an Old Career

August 6, 2014

Bit by Bit

“I Used to.” That’s a phrase heard all too often lately. Technology waits for no one. Many intelligent people with valuable skills are left by the side of the road as innovations in technology race ahead. Even with decades of experience, if you haven’t got the digital tools of the trade, it could be hard […]

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A Matter of Degree: Careers That Reward Without a Sheepskin

July 29, 2014

A Matter of Degrees - Careers That Reward Without a Sheepskin

Higher education is expensive. In the traditional sense, it captures time and money in a concentrated, four-year, intellectual marathon. For some, that isn’t a problem. For an increasing number of high school graduates, it is becoming a disappointing fact of life: they simply cannot afford it. Others are weighing their options and deciding in favour of […]

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Earning and Learning: You’re Smarter than You Think

July 25, 2014

Earning and Learning - You're Smarter Than You Think

It’s a wonderful thing to attend a graduation, watching happy faces queue up to receive that hard-earned degree. Not everyone, however, takes that traditional path to the academic sheepskin. Circumstances sometimes demand that one earns an immediate pay check rather than shipping off to ivy-covered buildings filled with classrooms and professors. Degree qualified individuals may […]

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Show Me the Money: Careers Ten Years Out

July 21, 2014

Show Me The Money - Careers Ten Years Out

What will you be doing ten years from today? Will you have the same job or will you switch fields? Will you be with the same company or working for one that has not even been thought of yet? Will you live in the same town or will your career call you to a new […]

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Drinking From The Cup: What The World Learned From Football

July 17, 2014

Drinking From The Cup - What The World Learned From Football

We watched. We cheered. We held our breath. And we celebrated. All 27 million of us, worldwide, as we watched teams compete in The World Cup in Brazil. There were tweeting Brazucas and snazzy boots. There were spying drones and stylish haircuts. There was a final with just ten red cards, the least since 1986, […]

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Five Tips To Be Respectfully Assertive In The Workplace

May 29, 2014

5 Tips To Be Respectfully Assertive In The Workplace

Bossy? Assertive? Argumentative? Are these traits that keep you quiet in workplace debates? If so, you’re not alone. There are a countless number of employees that simply agree with ideas, plans, or concepts to make things easier and to avoid being labelled as bossy, assertive or argumentative. It takes a certain level of confidence and […]

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Perfecting Your Elevator Pitch

May 12, 2014

Perfecting Your Elevator Pitch

In a society where everyone is constantly on the run, time is valued more than ever. As a brand you only have a few seconds to gain the attention of your potential customers, and as a business owner or employee you’re granted the privilege of having roughly 20 seconds to ‘wow’ your audience. It is […]

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Seven Tips To Ensure You Have A Successful Performance Review

May 9, 2014

7 Tips To Ensure A Successful Performance Review

The majority of employees in Australia’s job market today will face a performance review this year. With some companies conducting the reviews every few months, and others only once a year, they are an important time in your career. This is a time when you can hear where you need improvement, and where you are […]

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28 New Qualifications

May 9, 2014

28 New RPL Qualifications

We’ve partnered with 4 new Registered Training Organisations in April which means there are more qualifications that are ready for you. Our new partners include: Improvement Tools, D P Training & Consultancy, Lifetimes and Milestones, and Australian Education & Training Solutions. Read more to see what these great RTOs offer! IMPROVEMENT TOOLS PTY LTD This […]

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The Benefits of Workplace Training

May 5, 2014

Benefits of Workplace Training

Building and maintaining a highly skilled workforce can be challenging. Employees need to feel valued and appreciated while employers need to ensure all elements of their business are taken care of. Employees coming from different backgrounds and roles all bring something different to the table and keeping them happy and motivated can be a difficult […]

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Five Things To Ask Your New Boss

April 29, 2014

5 Things To Ask Your New Boss

Whether you’re entering a new role or have a new manager taking over your department, there are several important questions you need to discuss with them in order to ensure you both have a strong working relationship. 1) What is your management style? If your manager is hands on, then make sure you provide regular […]

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Five Tips That Entrepreneurs and Management Must Remember

April 24, 2014

5 Tips That Entrepreneurs and Management Must Remember

The always changing business world can be hard to keep up with, and over the last few years there have been many significant changes to the way successful businesses run. Some important components to consider for your business in 2014 are: 1. People expect free. There was a time when people used to pay for […]

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10 Traits Of The Highly Successful

April 23, 2014

10 Traits of the Highly Successfull Square

If you’re looking to step up in your career, and become more successful there are several things you can do to follow in the footsteps of some of the world’s most affluent and successful business leaders. Start the day early – Getting up before it’s necessary gives you time to get settled and do what […]

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9 Incredible Career Changes That Will Inspire You

April 17, 2014

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It’s never too late to do what you want to do. If you find yourself dreaming of bigger things, you’re in good company. Some of the most successful people in the world were on completely different paths than the one they’re on now. From being stuck in an unhappy life as a sales associate or […]

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