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Health And Safety 101: 5 Approaches To Gain Knowledge For Work

Jenna Meyerson 15/01/2020

 

Australia has the safest workplaces in the world, and it’s commendable that local businesses are committed to building even safer offices and factories because their conviction is paying off.

While the number of Australians killed at work has been declining steadily over the last decade, we can’t afford to be complacent just yet. Recent statistics show that 107,335 workers’ compensation claims were made in 2017-18, while the median compensation paid for each claim was AU$12,100.

23% of the claims were due to slips, trips and falls due to an absence of proper instructions regarding workplace health and safety – and 16% reported injuries were caused by moving objects.

Employers need to raise awareness about health and safety by implementing the right policies and training for the staff. Then it becomes the employees’ job to adhere to these rules to avoid potential safety and health problems.

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Reasons Why Learning Project Management Is Significant

Ligia Chelotti 20/12/2019

Project management is an expansive role where the term can mean a number of things for different businesses and professions. A project manager could be someone who drives change within a business, or a specialist leading his team members to realise their full potential. It could even be someone appointed to improve stakeholder engagement.

As such, there isn’t just a single type of project manager, but different individuals skilled in handling different projects, sectors and even industries. However, regardless of the variations, the fact remains that all projects need a structure for successful deliverable and outcomes.

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Business Administration: 6 Reasons to Learn for Smooth Business Operations

Ligia Chelotti 19/12/2019
 

Business administration is a diverse field of study that can help develop practical and technical skills both professionally and personally. Business touches on almost every aspect of society and a combination of academic background and practical experience can give you a competitive edge in the job market where business administration is in high demand.

Whether you want to pursue video making as a career, want to design buildings or play professional basketball, there’s always a business side to the equation. In fact, any skill set or interest has a business side to it. Every industry needs managers, accountants, marketers, financial analysts, and tech support staff, or administrators in business. 

Studying business administration gives you a definite leg up compared to the competition where applicants don’t have a degree or those who have less marketable credentials. Employers, recruiters, and leaders all recognise the value of good accreditation and will want to have you on board.

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Peer to Peer: Fundamentals an HR Associate Looks For

Ligia Chelotti 01/11/2019
 

As a department, HR has gone through multiple changes over the last two decades giving it an ever-evolving role in today's organisation. Previously, HR performed more of an administrative role rather than a strategic one. In the traditional sense, its primary function was to ensure compliance with employment laws and maintain employee retention.

But now that role has broadened to a more strategic capacity and has become more involved in business operations. This role now presents HR teams that are more empowered while also acting as an advocate for the employees.

Today, working in HR takes someone who doesn’t hesitate to solve problems, can improve processes, gauge achievements, and develop systems. In addition, HR professionals should be proficient in dealing with an organisation’s culture, and most importantly, its workforce- the employees.

As such, HR professionals need to excel in the areas of organisation, communication, discretion, and flexibility to manage their daily undertakings and boost productivity.

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Flexible Learning Tactics to Add Value to Your Education

Ligia Chelotti 15/10/2019
 

Online learning is a learning tactic that is gaining momentum worldwide and Australia is no exception. Under the subtitle “The rise of off-campus study”, a 2018 report compiled by the Grattan Institute states that one in five domestic students now study off-campus.

However, this learning tactic isn’t restricted to academic learning alone. Instead, both students and young professionals looking to get ahead are embracing this popular learning trend. It is something that you will come across in higher education as well as continuing education. Even vocational training courses use online learning as a tool to facilitate and upgrade educational credentials. In fact, you may often have come across common searches like ‘online bookkeeping course Australia’, ‘study accounting online Australia’ and ‘online accounting short courses Australia’ to name just a few.

So, who are these people who give an edge to online learning versus traditional learning, and more importantly, is it right for you? These are just a few of the questions we will try to answer here and see if you find yourself to be a good fit for online learning.

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Factors to consider when choosing a future career – Besides aptitude

Ligia Chelotti 26/08/2019

When selecting your most appropriate pathway to create the right entry point to the career of your choice, consider more than just your aptitude for that direction in life. There are so many other factors to take in to consideration – here are just a few items to add to your ‘what career path do I choose for myself’ checklist:

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5 Ways to Stay Motivated When Studying Online

Career FAQs 03/07/2019
 

Studying online is the new black. Smartphones and the Internet have taken our lives to a whole new level and have made studying more accessible. As classrooms slowly shift from a physical space to a digital one - making it more convenient, it can also come with its own set of challenges.

Studying online can have a different set of requirement to an on-campus course. Online study is flexible – allowing you to fit study around your life and maintain other commitments like your job; it allows you to go at your own pace and offers you 24/7 access to course materials (seriously, you can study whenever and wherever suits). On the flip side, an online course demands more motivation, self-discipline and better organisation.

Like all things, you have to work to get a good outcome. Follow our online study tips and strategies to help you on your way to success.

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The High Value Of A Vocational Qualification - MCI Institute

Jenna Meyerson 18/02/2019

There are massive opportunities for you to gain a vocational qualification and here are some of the reasons why you should consider working towards a nationally recognised qualification:

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