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Death of three in water tank tragedy a reminder of the risks of confined space work

Three farmers from the New South Wales town of Gunning have tragically died this Thursday evening after entry into an empty water tank on their property. It is believed that the first man was undertaking cleaning activities in the tank when he was overcome by carbon monoxide fumes generated by a pump, and an additional […]

Inadequate training costing Australia billions annually

With changes to national regulations placing training compliance in the hands of organisations and PCBU, can your business afford NOT to invest in training? January 2012 saw the introduction of new harmonisation laws, with the emphasis placed on employers and PCBU to ensure their workers are competent and qualified, or risk costly ramifications should an […]

Alarming statistics show need for serious culture shift for workplace health and safety

Workplace health and safety is about preventing injury and keeping workers safe – and it needs to become a core business unit for all industries. As at October 2015, Safe Work Australia reported 126 workplace fatalities, with the transport, postal and warehousing sector recording the highest number with 42 deaths this year. The concerning data […]

Your Licence Director Jim Borle recognised with Tranznet life membership

Director and Co-Founder of Your Licence, Jim Borle, was recognised at the 2015 TRANZnet Conference for his significant contribution to the organisation. Confirmed as a Life Member, Jim was thanked for his “immense ongoing contribution and support to TRANZnet and its members” at the Queensland gathering of Australia’s largest industry association of training and assessment […]

Your Licence partners with Cribhut to provide more value for workers

Melbourne-based industrial training provider Your Licence this week announced its latest partnership with Australia’s leading online recruitment and lifestyle resource for blue-collar workers, Cribhut. Allan Fowler, Director of Your Licence, says the partnership will help the company achieve its mission of delivering convenient, accessible and up-to-date nationally recognised training to Australian workers. “Cribhut is an […]

USI – Unique Student Identifier for vocational training and education

From January 2015, Australians undertaking vocational education and training will be able to build and access a complete online record of their results using a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Read our ‘How To’ Guide on how to get your USI or GET YOUR UNIQUE STUDENT IDENTIFIER HERE!. The USI initiative gives students easy access to […]

Blended Learning in Action – Adidas Case Study

Increasingly organisations are acknowledging that the classroom format of learning might not be the most effective way of providing education and training in the workplace. German based sportswear manufacturer, Adidas is a good example of this changing attitude and how blended learning is being implemented in the workplace. The New Way of Learning Adidas recently […]

Gap Training for V.O.C’s

Most current VOC practices aim to verify the competency of operators to an entry level Licensing or superseded NOHSC standard, and primarily exist to ensure that employers are legally compliant. While this process may provide some legal benefit to employers (untested), it represents a substantial loss of opportunity to adequately train workers and enhance safety […]

Supporting mental health in the community

We are proud to support Black Dog Institute, an Australian not-for-profit organisation aiming to educate and empower individuals by partnering with community groups and health services to help create a world where the onset of depression and suicide can be prevented and treated. Our online shop gives customers the option to add a tax-deductible donation […]

5 things you need to know about online training

There has been a lot of discussion around the growing use of online training for workplace skills and competencies, but is it the right approach for your organisation or employees? Here are some key points to consider when deciding whether to utilise online training to help deliver or obtain your industry skills training. E-learning contributes […]

Blended Learning: The Future for V.O.C. Assessment

In the 21st century, technology is changing rapidly and its use in education is increasing. Technology based blended learning models are becoming more widespread as a solution to meeting education and training needs in the workplace. What is blended learning? Blended learning is a flexible, technology-based approach to teaching and learning that uses a combination […]

Consequence of not retraining is always far reaching

Each company has a different set of hazards and measures in place to control workplace risks and incidents.  However, all companies are expected to carry out their own internal review, to ensure employees are in safe environments, are conducting their jobs safely and have been trained to understand and identify risks and hazards. Yet, incidents do […]

Using nationally recognised training to battle the skills shortage

The skills shortage is a major issue confronting the Australian workforce. It occurs when there is a mismatch between the availability of skilled people and the current and emerging needs of industry.   Due to demographic and technological changes, our workforce is not growing fast enough to meet the demand for labour or skills needed […]

Literacy and Numeracy Challenges in Training

Language, literacy and numeracy are core skills that enable people to be productive in their work and continue to learn and develop. Studies show that around half of working age Australians experience language, literacy and numeracy problems (LLN). (1  Source: Industry Skills Council, 2013.  View here. ) LLN issues have arisen for a number of reasons including […]

Forklift operator training can help reduce workplace incidents

Forklifts offer department stores, warehouses, factories, freight terminals and other workplaces a practical materials handling solution for lifting, stacking and transferring loads. While they contribute to the day-to-day business activities, they also contribute to workplace deaths and injuries across Australia, resulting in both human and financial costs. In Tasmania last year, a man was left […]

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