eNewsletter – February 2015
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Industry Apprentice Retention and Stakeholder
VACC has completed the initial
industry wide consultation phase of the project, which was based on the
information obtained from the face-to-face interviews and survey results.
We wish to thank all of those who
took time out of their busy schedules to participate.
VACC SDC Courses
Air Conditioning Short Course
Monday, 2nd March – Wednesday, 4th
March 2015 (3 days)
Diploma of Automotive Management
Register now to start with Workshop 2 on Monday,
16th March 2015
OHS 1 Day Health and Safety Representatives Refresher
Initial (5 Day) OHS Course for Health and Safety
Representatives, Managers and Supervisors
5 Mondays –
13th, 20th, 17th April and 4th
& 11th May 2015
New Training Complaints Hotline – 13 38 73
Although the large majority of
training providers are doing the right thing, there are still a small
number who are taking people for a ride.
If you have had first-hand experience
with such a training provider, or been aggressively approached by people
selling courses, get their business card, write down names, business
details, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, collect any flyers and contact
the Training Complaints Hotline. Better still, before making a complaint
why don’t you give the Skills Development Centre a call so that we
can assist you in registering your complaint to ensure a satisfactory
Click here for the Media
Release about the new Hotline.
Industry Skills Fund – Growth Stream – 13 28 46
The Federal Government has released
the first stage of the Industry Skills Fund – Growth Stream. The Fund
aims to provide up to 200,000 training places and support services over
four years, the fund is for SME’s and microbusinesses. Businesses and
consortiums can apply. You can benefit from funding for skills advice and
training grants and you will be required to co-contribute, the extent of
which depends on the size of your business.
For more information about the fund
and the application process, click
If you would like any assistance
with unpacking this information, or in making an application, please
Assigning a value to customised training
Customisation can be the smart way
to go in cases where you need to learn how to handle something which is
fundamental to your business processes.
Are You Encouraging the Women in Your Business to Apply for a WinA Scholarship?
Other businesses are, and
- Professional development can be a
costly exercise, usually in the region of $2-4,000 for a Certificate IV and
frequently up to $10,000 for a Diploma. Imagine the benefits to your
business when a key staff member is awarded a scholarship and learns new
- Your business will also receive
free promotion at a major automotive event, the Australian Motoring
Festival, when your candidate is successful.
- The women working in your business
will see that you are serious about their automotive professional
All solid reasons – making
very good business sense. That’s why.
See what Marie Pangbourne from
Greensborough Panels had to say about the value of the Certificate IV Trade
“Why a woman would not jump at the chance to
get the Certificate IV Trade Scholarship beats me, if I was in the earlier
part of my career I certainly would.”
Pangbourne, Director Greensborough Panels.
Automotive Environmental Compliance
Over the past year, VACC has been conducting
an EPA funded Environmental Compliance program called the ACE (Audit
Compliance Education) Program.
In the first phase of the program
VACC provided over 100 free Environmental Audits to businesses. In the
current education phase of the program VACC are facilitating seminars
As part of the education phase VACC
has developed a presentation, guide, fact sheets and solution videos.
Automotive businesses can download
these resources from the VACC website, here.
AROUND THE WEB
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Increase profitability and staff
retention with an innovative culture
Innovation is often associated with
the introduction of new products or services for your business; it can also
be about changing the way you do business.
Keep your customers, staff and
As a business owner it is your
responsibility to make sure you, your staff and clients are safe in the
event of a fire.
would like any information on our training offerings, please contact VACC
SDC on 03 9829 1140 to speak to one of our team members or alternatively
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