Latest News 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.VET FEE-HELP Reforms, 16 Dec 2015 00:00:00 GMTImportant information about the upcoming VET FEE-HELP reforms. Read on to find out all that you need to know Hello to Pluralsight, a New Online Video Training Library, 27 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMTSay Hello to Pluralsight, a New Online Video Training Library that all Upskilled IT students now have access to. NSW Partnership, 03 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTSydney TAFE and Western Sydney Institute of TAFE recently partnered with Upskilled to deliver a variety of courses, from Sports to Financial Services and even Agriculture – a new industry for Upskilled. and Skilled Announcement!, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTAlongside experience, education is the foundation when entering any new career. With the new Smart and Skilled program, you'll have the opportunity to obtain the necessary skills you'll need to pursue a career. – Unique Student Identifier – Coming Soon!, 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. Partners With Lynda.com, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMTUpskilled students now have unlimited access to over 2000 online video training courses via  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. Budget: Higher Education & Skills Reform, 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 Research Your Training Budget Whitepaper, 06 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMTDownload your free guide to learn how to maximise your training budget. FEE-HELP Courses Now Available, 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 courses for All Update, 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. Upskilled Students To Be Rewarded, 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. Serves Up 11 New Qualifications, 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. to Training Award Finalist Brooke Scobie, 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. to Hire Someone On A 457 Visa? - Important Changes Introduced on July 1, 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. Launches Resume Writing Service, 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. Signs Agreement with Migration Alliance, 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. Survey Results Are In, 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. Appoints New Operations Manager, 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. for All funding changes for South Australians, 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. for All Subsidy Change, 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%. Launches Online Short Courses Program, over 170 course options to Choose from, 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! Telegraph - Hit the Books Any Time, 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. Sun-Herald - Log on to solve work-study problems, 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. Courier Mail - Gaining Skills to Cost More, 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 sector Advertiser - Gaining Skills to Cost more, 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) finds differences between males and females aged over 25 in their motivations for training, 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. News For South Australian's With Skills For All Expansion, 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. to offer mining courses in response to industry boom, 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. Australian - Upskilled CommSec Entrepreneur Series, 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. Government Slashes Funding For Employee Training, 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. Survey finds Aussies enjoy their jobs, 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. State Government announces education budget cuts, 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. Development Funding – Breaking it down, 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. on migrants working in the mining industry continues, 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. Territory News - Target training and hit a bullseye, 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. Coast Express Advocate - Learn new skills, 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. Press - Upskill your business, 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. Courier Mail - Hit a bullseye with training, 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. Advertiser - Hit a bullseye with training, 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. exhibits at Careers Expos, 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. Government Provides Funding for Training of Employers, 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 sectors discusses the impact of the Federal Government’s workforce training scheme, 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. training celebrated during National Skills Week, 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. people than ever are being qualified, 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. Upskilled courses eligible for State government funding/incentives, 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. Times - Increase in training seen, 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. Sun - Rapid Rotation, 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. Reporter - Training group sees rise in enrolmnents, 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. Launches IT Technical Training Solutions, 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). Shortage in The Mining Industry, 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. Skills For All Funding Receives Positive Response, 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. Boosts Skills For All Initiative in SA, 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. for a Vet Industry Rating System, 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. Textbook and E-Book Coming Soon, 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. tips to get the most out of LinkedIn, 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. Guardian - Upskilled is 'on the up', 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. supporting NSW regional training, 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. to skills and workforce participation coming into effect, 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.’s skills challenges to be taken on by new industry led agency, 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. Government Slashes Funding for TAFEs, 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. signs agreement with Australian Catholic University, 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. Apprenticeships Support Services Tender Outcomes, 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. Unveils Its New Television Commercial, 27 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMTUpskilled Unveils Its New Television Commercial signs agreement with University of Wollongong, 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. for All Australian's, 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. Signs National Agreement on Skills, 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. Becomes a Microsoft Partner, 14 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMTUpskilled recently gained Silver Partner Status as part of the Microsoft Certified Partner Learning Solutions Program (CPLS), meaning Upskilled is acknowledged by Microsoft as able to provide a range of IT and developer training services based on Microsoft technologies to individuals and organisations. Partners With Another Two Major Australian Universities, 04 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT Signs Articulation Agreement With Griffith University, 13 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMT Signs Articulation Agreement With Flinders University, 29 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMTUpskilled recently signed an articulation agreement with Flinders University which allows any Upskilled students who complete a Diploma in Business, Business Administration, Management, Project Management, Human Resources Management or OH&S with the ability to complete a Flinders University three year Degree, in two years - effectively providing one year of credit. - Farmers, event management and law the most happy professions, survey shows, 19 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMTFarmers, event management and law the most happy professions, survey shows Sun - Aussie workers hate moaners, 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. City Star - Women's network holds Penrith business lunch, 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. Chronicle - Job prospects on the rise, 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. Advertiser - Free chance to lift skills, 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. Sydney - Guys get $50k for starters, 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. News - We're the most likely to tell porky pies, 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. Brisbane - Degrees of Wage Rewards, 15 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMTMale university graduates can expect to earn $50,000 in their first year in the job. FM - Mark Sexty Interview, 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. Sun - CV Lies Will Be Detected, 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. Brisbane - Showing off about work a put-up job, 26 May 2011 00:00:00 GMTA huge 60 per cent of young workers tell tall tales about work skills to impress their mates. Telegraph - Building for the future, 07 Apr 2011 00:00:00 GMTQ&A with Upskilled's Managing Director and co-founder Joel Gage. - Joel Gage - Upskilled MD interview with Ross Greenwood, 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.