Latest Newshttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news.aspxFind out the latest on what is happening at Upskilled, keep up to date on Government Funding / incentives and what's happening in the training sector.USI – Unique Student Identifier – Coming Soon!http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2014/september/unique-student-identifier-coming-soon!.aspxTue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMTThe commencement of the USI program is set for 1st January 2015. From this date all current and new students participating in VET courses will require a USI before any statement of attainment or certificate can be issued. http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2014/september/unique-student-identifier-coming-soon!.aspxUpskilled Partners With Lynda.comhttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2014/august/upskilled-partners-with-lyndacom.aspxTue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMTUpskilled students now have unlimited access to over 2000 online video training courses via lynda.com.  Each course trains the viewer in the use of discrete elements in a wide range of software. The courses have been designed and deliverd by industry experts and provide a great way to learn. http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2014/august/upskilled-partners-with-lyndacom.aspxFederal Budget: Higher Education & Skills Reformhttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2014/may/federal-budget-higher-education-skills-reform.aspxMon, 26 May 2014 00:00:00 GMTThe recent Federal Budget announcement saw some major reforms in the Higher Education Sector. Below we’ve provided a breakdown of the major changes in the areas of Skills, Higher Education, Schools and Researchhttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2014/may/federal-budget-higher-education-skills-reform.aspxMaximise Your Training Budget Whitepaperhttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2014/march/maximise-your-training-budget-whitepaper.aspxThu, 06 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMTDownload your free guide to learn how to maximise your training budget.http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2014/march/maximise-your-training-budget-whitepaper.aspxHoliday Operating Hourshttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2013/december/holiday-operating-hours.aspxThu, 19 Dec 2013 00:00:00 GMTUpskilled's offices will be closed from 23rd December - 3rd January. The team at Upskilled wishes you a very safe and happy holiday season! We look forward to helping you achieve your study goals in 2014.http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2013/december/holiday-operating-hours.aspxVET FEE-HELP Courses Now Availablehttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2013/december/vet-fee-help-courses-now-available.aspxThu, 19 Dec 2013 00:00:00 GMTFor students who want to begin study without the up-front financial burden, Upskilled now offers a range of VET FEE-HELP approved qualifications including business and IT courseshttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2013/december/vet-fee-help-courses-now-available.aspxUpskilled - A Success Story for Salesforcehttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2013/october/upskilled-salesforce-success-story.aspxTue, 15 Oct 2013 00:00:00 GMTIn this video Upskilled co-founder Varant Bomoushakian and Jon Lang (CEO) talk about how he managed the incredible growth of his small business on a single Salesforce platform to ensure its success.http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2013/october/upskilled-salesforce-success-story.aspxNew Upskilled Students To Be Rewardedhttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2013/september/new-upskilled-students-to-be-rewarded.aspxMon, 23 Sep 2013 00:00:00 GMTStudents undertaking a qualification with Upskilled now gain access to The Upskilled Student Rewards Program, which offers a large range of attractive lifestyle benefits, incorporating access to two great programs: Presidential Card and Presidential Card Online Shop.http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2013/september/new-upskilled-students-to-be-rewarded.aspxSkills for All Update http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2013/september/skills-for-all-update.aspxMon, 23 Sep 2013 00:00:00 GMTThe South Australian Department of Education recently made further updates to the list of courses available via the Skills for All Government Funding program. http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2013/september/skills-for-all-update.aspxUpskilled Serves Up 11 New Qualificationshttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2013/september/upskilled-serves-up-11-new-qualifications.aspxThu, 12 Sep 2013 00:00:00 GMTUpskilled is pleased to announce the launch of 11 new Qualifications in the 3 areas of high demand: Hospitality, Community Services and Retail. Upskilled continues to expand its product offering, now with 46 Qualifications and over 250 short courses available.http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2013/september/upskilled-serves-up-11-new-qualifications.aspxCongratulations to Training Award Finalist Brooke Scobiehttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2013/june/congratulations-to-training-award-finalist-brooke-scobie.aspxMon, 24 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMTThe team at Upskilled wishes to congratulate Brooke Scobie who was recently a finalist for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year in the Southern Sydney Region Training Awards. http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2013/june/congratulations-to-training-award-finalist-brooke-scobie.aspxLooking to Hire Someone On A 457 Visa? - Important Changes Introduced on July 1http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2013/june/looking-to-hire-someone-on-a-457-visa-important-changes-introduced-on-july-1.aspxFri, 21 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMTOn 23 February 2013, the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship announced a number of reforms to the subclass 457 program. These reforms are aimed at strengthening the Department of Immigration and Citizenship’s capacity to identify and prevent employer practices that are not in keeping with the criteria of the subclass 457 program.http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2013/june/looking-to-hire-someone-on-a-457-visa-important-changes-introduced-on-july-1.aspxUpskilled Signs Agreement with Migration Alliance http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2013/may/upskilled-signs-agreement-with-migration-alliance.aspxTue, 21 May 2013 00:00:00 GMTUpskilled recently signed an agreement with Migration Alliance, providing their member agents with Training Services for their clients to meet the 457 Visa Training Benchmark requirements. http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2013/may/upskilled-signs-agreement-with-migration-alliance.aspxUpskilled Launches Resume Writing Servicehttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2013/may/upskilled-launches-resume-writing-service.aspxTue, 21 May 2013 00:00:00 GMTUpskilled recently launched a resume writing service which will provide existing and new customers the ability purchase professionally written resumes, cover letters and even Linkedin Profiles.http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2013/may/upskilled-launches-resume-writing-service.aspxMyUpskilled Survey Results Are Inhttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2013/may/myupskilled-survey-results-are-in.aspxTue, 21 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT380 of Upskilled’s most recent students were surveyed about our newly updated MyUpskilled online learning portal, with some positive feedback and some great ideas for further enhancements. http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2013/may/myupskilled-survey-results-are-in.aspxUpskilled Appoints New Operations Managerhttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2013/april/upskilled-appoints-new-operations-manager.aspxMon, 22 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMTLeanne Courtney recently joined the team at Upskilled as our new Operations Manager and will be responsible for ensuring our customer service standards are being met, along with managing the business faculty in terms of quality and compliance.http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2013/april/upskilled-appoints-new-operations-manager.aspxSkills for All funding changes for South Australianshttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2013/april/skills-for-all-funding-changes-for-south-australians.aspxMon, 22 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMTThe South Australian Government recently made some changes to the Skills for All funding levels of various qualifications. These changes have impacted on Upskilled’s business qualification pricing for South Australians wanting to access Skills for All funding. http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2013/april/skills-for-all-funding-changes-for-south-australians.aspxUpskilled Launches Online Short Courses Program, over 170 course options to Choose fromhttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2013/march/upskilled-launches-online-short-courses-program,-over-170-course-options-to-choose-from.aspxThu, 21 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMTIn keeping with our commitment to online learning and the provision of a wide variety of training solutions, it is with great pleasure that Upskilled announces the launch of a large suite of online short courses, totalling over 170! http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2013/march/upskilled-launches-online-short-courses-program,-over-170-course-options-to-choose-from.aspxSkills for All Subsidy Changehttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2013/march/skills-for-all-subsidy-change.aspxThu, 21 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMTThe South Australian Skills for All program has been providing an unprecendented number of subsidised training opportunities of recent, but in a recent decision, there will unfortunately be a reduction in the subsidy available for a range of courses by up to 50%. http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2013/march/skills-for-all-subsidy-change.aspxDaily Telegraph - Hit the Books Any Timehttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/december/daily-telegraph-hit-the-books-any-time.aspxSat, 08 Dec 2012 00:00:00 GMTPeople who want to increase their skills do not have to wait until the new year to begin. Upskilled chief executive Jon Lang says RTOs are not bound by schedule start and stop dates for semesters.http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/december/daily-telegraph-hit-the-books-any-time.aspxThe Sun-Herald - Log on to solve work-study problemshttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/november/the-sun-herald-log-on-to-solve-work-study-problems.aspxSat, 17 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMTOnline Education earns top marks for time poor workers. Adult learning can conjure images of grown people sitting at night in a classroom, hunched at tiny desks surrounded by the work of classroom's daytime inhabitants. http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/november/the-sun-herald-log-on-to-solve-work-study-problems.aspxThe Courier Mail - Gaining Skills to Cost Morehttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/november/the-courier-mail-gaining-skills-to-cost-more.aspxSat, 17 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMTWorkers who want to upskill may have to pay more for their qualification because of Federal Government budget cuts to the vocational education and training sectorhttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/november/the-courier-mail-gaining-skills-to-cost-more.aspxAdelaide Advertiser - Gaining Skills to Cost morehttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/november/adelaide-advertiser-gaining-skills-to-cost-more.aspxSat, 17 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMTThere was a $470 million cut over a four-year period, $280 million for part-time employees and $90 million incentive cuts for diploma level and above. This meant a removal of certain incentives for business and companies (to put staff through training)http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/november/adelaide-advertiser-gaining-skills-to-cost-more.aspxStudy finds differences between males and females aged over 25 in their motivations for traininghttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/november/study-finds-differences-between-males-and-females-aged-over-25-in-their-motivations-for-training.aspxMon, 12 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMTA study has found that males over the age of 25 years who undertake further education and training do so for reasons related to their current employment (for example changing jobs or a promotion). Contrastingly, a key motivator for females over 25 was simply getting a job. http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/november/study-finds-differences-between-males-and-females-aged-over-25-in-their-motivations-for-training.aspxUpskilled to offer mining courses in response to industry boomhttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/november/upskilled-to-offer-mining-courses-in-response-to-industry-boom.aspxMon, 12 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMTWith the mining industry booming in Australia, Upskilled has customised its Frontline Management course specifically to meet the demands of the field. The Certificate IV in Frontline Management (Mining) course has been developed in consultation with the mining industry to ensure maximum relevancy.http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/november/upskilled-to-offer-mining-courses-in-response-to-industry-boom.aspxGreat News For South Australian's With Skills For All Expansionhttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/november/great-news-for-south-australians-with-skills-for-all-expansion.aspxMon, 12 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMTSouth Australian residents have just received a healthy boost to the Qualifications available through Upskilled, as part of the Skills For All program, with an additional 21 Nationally Recognised Qualifications available at subsidised rates. http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/november/great-news-for-south-australians-with-skills-for-all-expansion.aspxThe Australian - Upskilled CommSec Entrepreneur Serieshttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/november/the-australian-commsec-entreprenuer-series.aspxWed, 07 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMTJoel Gage and Varant Bomoushakian are interviewed by brrmedia for the commsec entrepreneur series. Talking about how they brought Upskilled from a small bedroom apartment to now a leading national education company.http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/november/the-australian-commsec-entreprenuer-series.aspxFederal Government Slashes Funding For Employee Traininghttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/november/federal-government-slashes-funding-for-employee-training.aspxWed, 31 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMTSenator Chris Evans has announced significant reforms to the Australian Apprenticeships scheme that provides Government incentives for employee training. Changes include significant cuts in funding for part-time worker training incentives and diplomas no longer eligible to attract funding. http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/november/federal-government-slashes-funding-for-employee-training.aspxUpskilled Survey finds Aussies enjoy their jobs http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/october/aussies-loving-their-jobs-press-release.aspxFri, 19 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMTDespite recent reports of unhappy workplaces and job misery, a new report¹ has found that 77 per cent of Australians actually enjoy their jobs, with those in regional areas more likely to love their jobs than their city counterparts.http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/october/aussies-loving-their-jobs-press-release.aspxNSW State Government announces education budget cutshttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/october/nsw-state-government-announces-education-budget-cuts.aspxWed, 10 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMTState Education Minister Adrian Piccoli announced in September that $1.7 billion would be cut from the NSW state and private education funding over the next four years. With growing concern over the nation’s skills shortage there has been major opposition to the cuts with some believing education standards are slipping.http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/october/nsw-state-government-announces-education-budget-cuts.aspxWorkforce Development Funding – Breaking it downhttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/october/workforce-development-funding-–-breaking-it-down.aspxWed, 10 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMTThe National Workforce Development initiative is a great way to address your organisations future workforce development needs, and with $700 million of Government Funding made available there are some great opportunities for your business to take advantage. Get a high level overview of what’s involved to access this funding. http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/october/workforce-development-funding-–-breaking-it-down.aspxDebate on migrants working in the mining industry continueshttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/october/debate-on-migrants-working-in-the-mining-industry-continues.aspxTue, 09 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMTWhilst Prime Minister Julia Gillard is urging the industry to recruit local workers rather than import migrant workers, many industry officials argue that temporary migrants play an essential role in the industry by filling highly-skilled vacancies that cannot be met domestically in the short term.http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/october/debate-on-migrants-working-in-the-mining-industry-continues.aspxNorthern Territory News - Target training and hit a bullseyehttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/september/northern-territory-news-target-training-and-hit-a-bullseye.aspxSat, 22 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMTTraining organisations Upskilled says trainees and their employers often are not focused enough on the outcomes that are required for when someone has completed their training.http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/september/northern-territory-news-target-training-and-hit-a-bullseye.aspxCentral Coast Express Advocate - Learn new skillshttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/september/central-coast-express-advocate-learn-new-skills.aspxWed, 19 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMTRegistered training organisation Upskilled is offering a training course in management. Upskilled offers training delivered by qualified professionals in disciplines including administration, HR and management.http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/september/central-coast-express-advocate-learn-new-skills.aspxPenrith Press - Upskill your businesshttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/september/penrith-press-upskill-your-business.aspxTue, 18 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMTUpskilled, one of Australia's leading registered training organisations is now offering training courses to Penrith residents. The Government may pay for the full cost of the course for eligible residents.http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/september/penrith-press-upskill-your-business.aspxAdelaide Advertiser - Hit a bullseye with traininghttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/september/adelaide-advertiser-hit-a-bullseye-with-training.aspxSat, 15 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMTEmployers and workers should avoid training "for training's sake" and concentrate more on investing in skills that will bring a return. Training organisation Upskilled says trainees and their employers were not focused enough on the required outcomes for when someone had completed their training.http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/september/adelaide-advertiser-hit-a-bullseye-with-training.aspxThe Courier Mail - Hit a bullseye with traininghttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/september/the-courier-mail-hit-a-bullseye-with-training.aspxSat, 15 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMTEmployers and workers should avoid training "for training's sake" and concentrate more on investing in skills that will bring a return. Training organisation Upskilled says trainees and their employers were not focused enough on the required outcomes for when someone had completed their training.http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/september/the-courier-mail-hit-a-bullseye-with-training.aspxUpskilled exhibits at Careers Exposhttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/september/upskilled-exhibits-at-careers-expos.aspxTue, 11 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMTUpskilled exhibited at two career and employment expos in Sydney; the National Careers and Employment Expo and the Reinvent Your Careers Expo. The expos gave career changers, job seekers and professionals looking to up-skill, a chance to learn more about education and training opportunities.http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/september/upskilled-exhibits-at-careers-expos.aspxSA Government Provides Funding for Training of Employershttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/september/sa-government-provides-funding-for-training-of-employers.aspxMon, 10 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMTThe South Australia Government is providing funding through the Skills in the Workplace scheme aimed at improving skills of employers in priority industry sectorshttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/september/sa-government-provides-funding-for-training-of-employers.aspxUpskilled discusses the impact of the Federal Government’s workforce training schemehttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/september/upskilled-discusses-the-impact-of-the-federal-government’s-workforce-training-scheme.aspxSun, 09 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMTUpskilled has released a new white paper on the Federal Government’s “Building Australia’s Future Workforce” package, aimed at providing greater opportunities for Australians to develop their skills, train and get into the workforce.http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/september/upskilled-discusses-the-impact-of-the-federal-government’s-workforce-training-scheme.aspxVocational training celebrated during National Skills Weekhttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/september/vocational-training-celebrated-during-national-skills-week.aspxSun, 02 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMTNational Skills Week took place across the country from August 27th to September 2nd. The week focused on raising the status of practical and vocational learning as well as educating Australians on the opportunities available, their potential and how they can contribute to a successful, modern economy.http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/september/vocational-training-celebrated-during-national-skills-week.aspxMore people than ever are being qualifiedhttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/september/more-people-than-ever-are-being-qualified.aspxSat, 01 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMTHigh salaries, better employment opportunities and a thirst for skills are driving an upswing in workers taking up vocational education and training. About 1.9 million people studied a vocational qualification in 2011, a 4.6 per cent increase on the previous year and the fourth consecutive year the number of people in vocational education and training (VET) has increased.http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/september/more-people-than-ever-are-being-qualified.aspxAdditional Upskilled courses eligible for State government funding/incentiveshttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/september/additional-upskilled-courses-eligible-for-state-government-fundingincentives.aspxSat, 01 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMTAdditional Upskilled certificate and diploma qualifications are now available through various State and Federal Government funding/incentives schemes. For the latest list of courses that attract government funding/incentives in your State or Territory click to see the article.http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/september/additional-upskilled-courses-eligible-for-state-government-fundingincentives.aspxCanning Times - Increase in training seenhttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/august/canning-times-increase-in-training-seen.aspxTue, 28 Aug 2012 00:00:00 GMTA CANNING Vale training organisation is reporting an increase in enrolments. Upskilled, a trade-based training company, reported a 700 per cent increase in enrolments since November 2011.http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/august/canning-times-increase-in-training-seen.aspxHerald Sun - Rapid Rotationhttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/august/herald-sun-rapid-rotation.aspxSat, 18 Aug 2012 00:00:00 GMTThe ageing population and booming growth in casual jobs in the economy are resulting in more people changing jobs more often. Australians already are more mobile than other nations, with Aussies in the same job for an average of seven years, four years less than the European Union average of 11 years.http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/august/herald-sun-rapid-rotation.aspxKalamunda Reporter - Training group sees rise in enrolmnentshttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/august/kalamunda-reporter-training-group-sees-rise-in-enrolmnents.aspxTue, 14 Aug 2012 00:00:00 GMTA training organisation has reported a huge increase in enrolments this year. Upskilled has put the jump in WA course enrolments down to local employers looking to strengthen the skill set of their workforce through tailored, vocational training.http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/august/kalamunda-reporter-training-group-sees-rise-in-enrolmnents.aspxUpskilled Launches IT Technical Training Solutionshttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/august/upskilled-launches-it-technical-training-solutions.aspxWed, 08 Aug 2012 00:00:00 GMTUpskilled is pleased to announce the launch of a new range of IT Technical Training courses, featuring Microsoft Technology, off the back of gaining accreditation as a Microsoft Certified Partner of Learning Solutions (CPLS).http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/august/upskilled-launches-it-technical-training-solutions.aspxSkills Shortage in The Mining Industryhttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/august/skills-shortage-in-the-mining-industry.aspxTue, 07 Aug 2012 00:00:00 GMTIt was reported that more than 1,700 skilled migrants will be brought into Australia over the next three years to work on Gina Rinehart’s ‘Roy Hill Iron Ore Project’. This initiative made headlines as it resulted in the first enterprise migration agreement (EMA) to be signed by the Australian Government, in a bid to rectify the current shortage of skilled workers in this sector.http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/august/skills-shortage-in-the-mining-industry.aspxUpskilled Boosts Skills For All Initiative in SAhttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/august/upskilled-boosts-skills-for-all-initiative-in-sa.aspxTue, 07 Aug 2012 00:00:00 GMTUpskilled has been named an accredited provider to the South Australian government initiative Skills for All, which is now providing access to free training for thousands of residents in the state. In a move that will change the way vocational and education training is funded, the State government has committed $194 million to the package, pledging training places for 100,000 residents to build a stronger local economy.http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/august/upskilled-boosts-skills-for-all-initiative-in-sa.aspx Skills For All Funding Receives Positive Responsehttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/august/skills-for-all-funding-receives-positive-response.aspxTue, 07 Aug 2012 00:00:00 GMTThe recent announcement of Skills for All, an initiative by the South Australian government, has received a positive reception from those both in the industry and general public. The program, which aims to fill critical skills shortages by offering subsidised and free courses, is set to change the way vocational education and training is funded, based on a government investment of $194 million. http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/august/skills-for-all-funding-receives-positive-response.aspxProposals for a Vet Industry Rating Systemhttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/august/proposals-for-a-vet-industry-rating-system.aspxMon, 06 Aug 2012 00:00:00 GMTThe Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has lead the charge by pushing for an industry owned and let star rating system for Vocational and Education Training providers, supported by a national review of standards and quality. This would result in more credible and vital information about the performance of providers for industries and students, when they come to select a RTO.http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/august/proposals-for-a-vet-industry-rating-system.aspxUpskilled Textbook and E-Book Coming Soonhttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/august/upskilled-textbook-and-e-book-coming-soon!.aspxSat, 04 Aug 2012 00:00:00 GMTUpskilled will be launching it’s own Textbook and e-book in September in an effort to further boost the quality of learning materials for students undertaking a Diploma of Management, Diploma of Business or Diploma of Business Administration. This exciting initiative sees us working with World leading education publisher, Pearson to offer a customised version of “Management Theory and Practice” by Kris Cole. http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/august/upskilled-textbook-and-e-book-coming-soon!.aspxGeraldton Guardian - Upskilled is 'on the up'http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/august/geraldton-guardian-upskilled-is-on-the-up.aspxWed, 01 Aug 2012 00:00:00 GMTGeraldton employers looking to strengthen the skill set of their workforce can enrol staff in an Upskilled course. The registered training organisation is providing a management and occupational health and safety course for the first time in Geraldton, Midland and Canning Vale.http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/august/geraldton-guardian-upskilled-is-on-the-up.aspx9 tips to get the most out of LinkedInhttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/august/9-tips-to-get-the-most-out-of-linkedin.aspxWed, 01 Aug 2012 00:00:00 GMTLinkedIn started back in 2002 with only 4,500 members, and has since become the world’s largest professional network. LinkedIn now has over 175m professional members world-wide, over 25m in the Asia Pacific Region and over 5 m in Australia, providing a great platform to network with other professionals.http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/august/9-tips-to-get-the-most-out-of-linkedin.aspxUpskilled supporting NSW regional training http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/july/upskilled-supporting-nsw-regional-training.aspxMon, 02 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMTUpskilled is proudly supporting the NSW Regional Training Awards, conducted annually by the NSW Department of Education and Communities to recognise outstanding achievement in the vocational education and training sector. The Awards honour and reward the achievements of students, trainers, employers and training organisations. http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/july/upskilled-supporting-nsw-regional-training.aspxChanges to skills and workforce participation coming into effecthttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/june/changes-to-skills-and-workforce-participation-coming-into-effect.aspxSat, 30 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMTA range of new initiatives as part of the Federal Government’s $3 billion Building Australia’s Future Workforce skills and workforce participation package came into effect on the 1st of July. The Government states the main objective of these new measures is to both protect jobs and maximise workforce productivity and capacity. http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/june/changes-to-skills-and-workforce-participation-coming-into-effect.aspxAustralia’s skills challenges to be taken on by new industry led agencyhttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/july/australia’s-skills-challenges-to-be-taken-on-by-new-industry-led-agency.aspxFri, 22 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMTThe Federal Government recently announced the creation of the Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency (AWPA), which will be driven predominantly by industry representatives with the main objective of building skills and boosting productivity.http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/july/australia’s-skills-challenges-to-be-taken-on-by-new-industry-led-agency.aspxVictorian Government Slashes Funding for TAFEshttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/june/victorian-government-slashes-funding-for-tafes.aspxFri, 15 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMTThe Victorian State Government has announced $300 million (1) worth of cuts to TAFE colleges in Victoria. An estimated 2000 jobs (2) will be lost in Victorian TAFE sector and a reduction in the number of courses offered is expected. http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/june/victorian-government-slashes-funding-for-tafes.aspxUpskilled signs agreement with Australian Catholic Universityhttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/june/upskilled-signs-agreement-with-australian-catholic-university.aspxTue, 12 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMTThis is the seventh Upskilled articulation agreement adding to those established with Charles Sturt University, Flinders University, Griffith University, Edith Cowan University, University of WOllongong and Central Queensland University.http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/june/upskilled-signs-agreement-with-australian-catholic-university.aspxAustralian Apprenticeships Support Services Tender Outcomeshttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/april/australian-apprenticeships-support-services-tender-outcomes.aspxMon, 30 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMTOn the 30th April, Senator The Hon Chris Evans, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research announced the outcomes for the Australian Apprenticeships Support Services.http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/april/australian-apprenticeships-support-services-tender-outcomes.aspxUpskilled Unveils Its New Television Commercialhttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/april/upskilled-unviels-its-new-television-commercial.aspxFri, 27 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMTUpskilled Unveils Its New Television Commercialhttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/april/upskilled-unviels-its-new-television-commercial.aspxUpskilled signs agreement with University of Wollongonghttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/april/upskilled-signs-agreement-with-university-of-wollongong.aspxThu, 26 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMTUpskilled recently signed an articulation agreement with The University of Wollongong providing Upskilled students who are undertaking a Diploma of Business Administration, Diploma of Human Resources Management, Diploma of Management or Diploma of Business with guaranteed entry and 48 credit points (equivalent 1 year) towards a Bachelor of Commerce Degree.http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/april/upskilled-signs-agreement-with-university-of-wollongong.aspxCOAG Signs National Agreement on Skillshttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/april/coag-signs-national-agreement-on-skills.aspxFri, 13 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMTThe VET system will be focused on quality teaching and learning under a revised National agreement on skills signed at COAG on the 13th April 2012.http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/april/coag-signs-national-agreement-on-skills.aspxSkills for All Australian'shttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/april/skills-for-all-australians.aspxFri, 13 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMTThe Prime Minister recently announced a Skills reform package for States and Territories to reform the national vocational education and training system to address skills shortages across the economy.http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/april/skills-for-all-australians.aspxUpskilled Becomes a Microsoft Partnerhttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/february/upskilled-becomes-microsoft-partner.aspxTue, 14 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/february/upskilled-becomes-microsoft-partner.aspxUpskilled Partners With Another Two Major Australian Universitieshttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/january/upskilled-partners-with-another-two-major-australian-universities.aspxWed, 04 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2012/january/upskilled-partners-with-another-two-major-australian-universities.aspxUpskilled Signs Articulation Agreement With Griffith Universityhttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2011/december/upskilled-signs-articulation-agreement-with-griffith-university.aspxTue, 13 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2011/december/upskilled-signs-articulation-agreement-with-griffith-university.aspxUpskilled Signs Articulation Agreement With Flinders Universityhttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2011/november/upskilled-signs-articulation-agreement-with-flinders-university.aspxTue, 29 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2011/november/upskilled-signs-articulation-agreement-with-flinders-university.aspxnews.com.au - Farmers, event management and law the most happy professions, survey showshttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2011/october/newscomau-farmers,-event-management-and-law-the-most-happy-professions,-survey-shows.aspxWed, 19 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMTFarmers, event management and law the most happy professions, survey showshttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2011/october/newscomau-farmers,-event-management-and-law-the-most-happy-professions,-survey-shows.aspxHerald Sun - Aussie workers hate moanershttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2011/october/herald-sun-aussie-workers-hate-moaners.aspxWed, 19 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMTMoaning co-workers and boredom have replaced work hours and pay as the main complaints from Aussie workers, but some industries are more painful than others.http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2011/october/herald-sun-aussie-workers-hate-moaners.aspxPenrith City Star - Women's network holds Penrith business lunchhttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2011/september/penrith-city-star-womens-network-holds-penrith-business-lunch.aspxWed, 14 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMTThis is an opportunity for businesswomen with small to medium enterprises to meet, network, promote their business, gain contacts and exchange referrals to build their business in the Penrith area. Online registration is essential.http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2011/september/penrith-city-star-womens-network-holds-penrith-business-lunch.aspxThe Chronicle - Job prospects on the risehttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2011/july/the-chronicle-job-prospects-on-the-rise.aspxTue, 19 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMTTOOWOOMBA residents can receive a boost to their career prospects through upcoming government-funded professional business training courses in August.http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2011/july/the-chronicle-job-prospects-on-the-rise.aspxAdelaide Advertiser - Free chance to lift skillshttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2011/july/adelaide-advertiser-free-chance-to-lift-skills.aspxSat, 02 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMTAn Adelaide woman's desire to be an increasingly valuable member of the workforce by learning a new skill has won her a free training course.http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2011/july/adelaide-advertiser-free-chance-to-lift-skills.aspxMX Sydney - Guys get $50k for startershttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2011/june/mx-sydney-guys-get-$50k-for-starters.aspxThu, 16 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMTMale university graduates can now expect to earn a clean $50,000 in their first year on the job.http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2011/june/mx-sydney-guys-get-$50k-for-starters.aspxNT News - We're the most likely to tell porky pieshttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2011/june/nt-news-were-the-most-likely-to-tell-porky-pies.aspxThu, 16 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMTTERRITORIANS are the most likely to fib their way up the corporate ladder - whether through "spin", inflation or blatant lies.http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2011/june/nt-news-were-the-most-likely-to-tell-porky-pies.aspxMX Brisbane - Degrees of Wage Rewardshttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2011/june/mx-brisbane-degrees-of-wage-rewards.aspxWed, 15 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMTMale university graduates can expect to earn $50,000 in their first year in the job.http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2011/june/mx-brisbane-degrees-of-wage-rewards.aspxLA FM - Mark Sexty Interviewhttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2011/june/la-fm-mark-sexty-interview.aspxThu, 09 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMTJohn Fabris from LAFM 89.3 interviews Mark Sexty (Upskilled Sales Director) about the quality training being delivered in Launceston, the value of training in the workplace, the flexibility of attending training in a busy work life, and how Government incentives may apply to assist with course costs.http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2011/june/la-fm-mark-sexty-interview.aspxHerald Sun - CV Lies Will Be Detectedhttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2011/june/herald-sun-cv-lies-will-be-detected.aspxSat, 04 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMTChances are the pants of 32 per cent of the people you work with are on fire. That is the number of Aussie workers who admit to lying to make their way up the career ladder.http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2011/june/herald-sun-cv-lies-will-be-detected.aspxMX Brisbane - Showing off about work a put-up jobhttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2011/may/mx-brisbane-showing-off-about-work-a-put-up-job.aspxThu, 26 May 2011 00:00:00 GMTA huge 60 per cent of young workers tell tall tales about work skills to impress their mates.http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2011/may/mx-brisbane-showing-off-about-work-a-put-up-job.aspxDaily Telegraph - Building for the futurehttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2011/may/daily-telegraph-building-for-the-future.aspxThu, 07 Apr 2011 00:00:00 GMTQ&A with Upskilled's Managing Director and co-founder Joel Gage.http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2011/may/daily-telegraph-building-for-the-future.aspx2GB - Joel Gage - Upskilled MD interview with Ross Greenwoodhttp://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2011/may/2gb-joel-gage-upskilled-md-interview-with-ross-greenwood.aspxFri, 11 Mar 2011 00:00:00 GMTUpskilled Managing Director Joel Gage interview with Ross Greenwood on 2GB on education and training a day after Budget 2011 Announcement.http://www.upskilled.edu.au/about-upskilled/latest-news/2011/may/2gb-joel-gage-upskilled-md-interview-with-ross-greenwood.aspx