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  1. Morning everyone, I've got my 187 on the 5 April this year, in the NT, my company gave me the opportunity to work from Adelaide from October. Do you think it might be an issue to work from an other regional area and not stay in the NT ? Thanks.
  2. We are in discussions presently with TAFEs in Australia about workplace assessments being carried out in Australia for certain occupations. In turn this should facilitate an AQF Certificate III qualification (recognised by employers in Australia => increased employment prospects) and a positive skills assessment from Trades Recognition Australia under Skill Pathway E. We anticipate that the process will involve individuals with trades skills carrying out an initial assessment of their existing competencies while outside Australia. Assuming all (or substantially all) of these competency requirements can be met individuals would then travel to Australia when a practical assessment would be carried out. Recognising that Australian qualifications are often not the same as UK qualifications any gaps in competencies that are not major would also be dealt with at that time, perhaps requiring an additional 2 or 3 days of tuition prior to the granting of the AQF III. Costs of this exercise are not yet finalised, but are likely to be significantly less than those being quoted by workplace assessors visiting the UK. I would be pleased to hear from individuals with one of the following occupations, who would like to receive more information as we progress discussions with the TAFEs: - Painters and decorators - Plasterers - Hairdressers - Chefs - Welders I can be reached by email via alan - at - gomatilda - dot - com Best regards.
  3. Me and hubbie have ran our own business for 13 years and whilst we have had various employees over the years, we never quite found the right person for the company. Therefore for a very long period of time he hasn't been able to socialise due to working ridiculous hours and being a project manager and therefore not always making friends when out on site and behind the scenes, as is the nature of the job, he has had quite a lonely existence. Outside of work he is a pretty good laugh actually, but I really do think that it's time he got out with people socially, preferrably people from the workplace. Here's the questions. He will probably be in a similar, quite senior role in Oz as it's what he knows and is trained for, but how welcomed into the fold of the rest of a workforce would he be? By that I mean is it very often the case that "rank" is left at work when socialising in Oz or is there always an us and them situation? Just wondering what peoples' experience is. Thanks
  4. I have worked for the same company for nearly 4 years, and I am being bullied by one person. It all came to a head this week and I want to go off work with stress. If I do and I get a sick note will it affect me when I go for my medicals? I’m not depressed just stressed out, I have never had a day off sick since I worked there and I don’t want to go off now but I feel I can’t carry on either. It doesn’t help that the person doing this is the union rep, and the popular one, plus I work in a male environment and have no one to talk to or turn too. I feel stupid I have never had this before. It’s not sexual harassment just a constant pick, pick, pick. Don’t get me wrong we both can have a laugh and banter but it doesn’t end there.:sad: God I’m waffling My question is will it affect my medicals if i go off sick and go to my doctors?:no: (not sure if this post is in the right place so feel free to move)
  5. Hi, does anyone have any info about workplace assessment(hairdressing) to get Cert 3? How would I go about getting information on workplace assessor? Thanks,
  6. My husband has been working as a Height safety training Instructor for 10 years in the UK and is a qualified teacher. He's had his teaching qualifications assessed with Vetassess ok. We have a 457 visa and are coming over on 24.1.11 to Canberra. He apparently has to have this Cert IV before he can start working as a trainer in Oz. It has to be completed in Oz so he is booked in for a 3 day course within a couple of days of arriving, thinking he would be able to start work as a trainer the following week. He should be able to get recognition of prior learning but was advised it was so complex to go throught the process that it was easier to just do the whole course. He's just found out that the 3 day course has work books to complete that you are given up to 12 months to complete. This is not what we want to hear 3 weeks before we go! Does anyone have experience of this situation and have any advice about the best way to tackle it? It seems so frustrating to have to do the course at all when he's been training already for so long and has a positive skills assessment from Vetassess for his teaching degree. We'd be very grateful for any advice.
  7. Ms Gillard has scrapped the title of education minister and appointed Peter Garrett as the Minister for Schools, Early Childhood and Youth, while Chris Evans becomes Minister for Jobs, Skills and Workplace Relations. Ms Gillard says Senator Evans will share some of the responsibility for higher education policies. "He will have the undergraduate end of higher education as I did and (Innovation, Industry and Science Minister) Kim Carr will have the research and post graduate end, which he has looked after for the last three years," she said. Senator Evans says education has been bolstered by the appointment of two ministers to the portfolio. "What she's actually done is lifted the priority by putting two Cabinet ministers in the portfolio," he said. "Peter Garrett's going to focus on schools because we have a very ambitious agenda there and if you look at it, the investment in schools has almost doubled under this Government in a short time." But the body representing Australia's universities says it is disappointed that the Government scrapped the education minister title. Universities Australia chairman Professor Peter Coaldrake says the omission of a reference to education may signal an inadequate understanding of the role higher education plays. He says higher education is a significant contributor to skills and jobs and deserves formal recognition. Meanwhile, Senator Evans says he will make employment training a priority under his appointment to meet the growing demand for skilled workers in Western Australia. He says the portfolio is best suited to a Western Australian or Queensland MP because those states are most at risk of future job shortages. "It's important that we provide those skills to grow those economies," he said. "I was an immigration minister and was always under pressure to provide new migrants to fill those skills needs. "That can only be a part of the solution; the solution's got to be up-skilling our own people, training our people, making sure that young Australians get opportunities for high-skilled, high-paid jobs." He also believes that having three Western Australian ministers in the Federal Government will boost Labor's presence in the traditionally conservative state. Gary Gray has been elevated from a parliamentary secretary role to the Special Minister of State portfolio, taking the number of WA ministers in Federal Parliament to three. Senator Evans is also from the state, along with Stephen Smith who will leave foreign affairs to become Defence Minister. He says the three portfolios are particularly important to the interests of WA. "We are the growth economy of Australia and it's important that we have strong representation from WA," he said. "Stephen Smith in the Defence portfolio, my portfolio and Gary Gray I think gives us a good mix and I think we'll have a strong representation for the West Australian voice in what are key portfolios for Western Australia."