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Skills to Pay the Bills

Skills to Pay the Bills

We read a lot about the skills that employers seek but far too few of us take time out to analyse our own employable skills and qualities. In this post, we look at four areas that could just be the skills to pay the bills.…

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Australian Careers Survey 2016 Results

Australian Careers Survey 2016 Results

Upskilled’s Annual Australian Career Survey is aimed at helping people better understand Australia’s ever-evolving education and workplace needs. To find out about the full state of the Australian workforce and see the full Australian Careers Survey 2016 results, continue reading...…

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A Gap Year, But Not As You Imagined It

A Gap Year, But Not As You Imagined It

Keeping yourself motivated throughout a long career can be difficult in even the most interesting of jobs. You should take time once in a while to consider alternative options. Choosing to take a gap year from your career can be a productive way of taking stock.…

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This is Why Small Businesses Need to Invest in an IT Expert

This is Why Small Businesses Need to Invest in an IT Expert

Often, small businesses start off with very few employees with everyone lending a hand in all areas of the business but it will soon become evident that something like your IT infrastructure is so central to the success of your business that the services of an expert are required. We look at the reasons that small businesses need to invest in an IT expert.…

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Big Tech Trends to Expect in 2017

Big Tech Trends to Expect in 2017

Job opportunities in the IT sector continue to flourish across Australia with growth of 36.9% predicted between 2016 and 2020. This is great news for those wishing to gain new tech skills or qualifications as well as those interested in creativity, marketing and business. These are exciting times for employment and gaining the correct skills will help us all to keep up with developments. Here we predict the big tech trends to expect in 2017:…

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These Are The Industries Expecting Growth in 2017

These Are The Industries Expecting Growth in 2017

With the world economy facing the turbulent times ahead, it is not a surprise to hear that Australia’s economic growth forecasts have been downgraded...It will take a while for those industries that suffered from the redirection of skills and resources during the mining boom to rebuild. We look at the predictions for industries expecting growth in 2017 and beyond.…

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Queensland Government Funding

Queensland Government Funding

The Queensland state government offers two major funding schemes for vocational education and training, Certificate Three Guarantee and Higher Level Skills program. Find out now if you're eligible...…

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Skilled Capital Funding

Skilled Capital Funding

Skilled Capital is an ACT Government funded training initiative which provides Canberrans access to high quality training in areas of skills need in order to maximise improved employment opportunities. Find out if you're eligible now...…

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3 Key Steps to Retaining Great Staff in a Small Business

3 Key Steps to Retaining Great Staff in a Small Business

The most obvious answers to staff retention problems are attractive incentives and strong salaries, as well as healthy corporate cultures but with resources often already stretched, the best (and most realistic) thing you can do for your business is to work on employee personal development. We look at 3 key steps that employers should take to ensure staff retention.…

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Industry Expert Profile: Building and Construction

Industry Expert Profile: Building and Construction

Each month Upskilled reaches out to people who have succeeded in a variety of industries to gain insight into what they do and what it takes to excel in their field - industry experts. This month we speak with a Contract Administrator in the Building and Construction Industry, Kellie Fraser.…

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New Year, New You: 7 Habits of Highly Motivated Students

New Year, New You: 7 Habits of Highly Motivated Students

Motivation can be the missing link, the spark to start you off or that kick up the bum to remind you what you should be doing. So how do you find motivation? These 7 habits of highly motivated students are what you need to fire you up to get on with study tasks. Read on to find out more.…

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Here's the Best Job Searching Resources You Need & A Plan of Attack

Here's the Best Job Searching Resources You Need & A Plan of Attack

In the last few years, recruitment has changed almost beyond recognition. Online recruitment is here to stay and is developing in exciting ways, but this doesn’t mean that getting to know people doesn’t still have its place. In this article we aim to link you to the best job searching resources you need and a plan of attack.…

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How to Get the Most Out of LinkedIn

How to Get the Most Out of LinkedIn

Here's how to make your LinkedIn profile the best & why you need to. You may still be unsure about the advantages of joining LinkedIn. The points below should help you make up your mind...…

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These Are The Courses You Need to Stay Ahead in 2017

These Are The Courses You Need to Stay Ahead in 2017

January is a great time to make plans and think about your career or the success of your own business. We’ve been doing our research and have found five online courses that are the courses you need to stay ahead in 2017.…

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