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'It's not open slather now': new restrictions to prevent apprentice subsidy rorts

'It's not open slather now': new restrictions to prevent apprentice subsidy rorts

The federal government will impose new restrictions on the number and type of existing employees who can sign up for apprentice and trainee subsidies.

  • by Anna Patty

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Call for tighter regulation of unlicensed electricians to prevent deaths
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Call for tighter regulation of unlicensed electricians to prevent deaths

Vocational training leaders, electricians and a parliamentary inquiry have called for tighter regulation of the training and licensing of electricians in NSW.

  • by Anna Patty
'They know the drill': women happier working from home than men
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'They know the drill': women happier working from home than men

More than 90 per cent of Australians are benefitting from a reduced need to commute for work and a third gain nearly a productive day back per week, leaving more time for work and other activities.

  • by Anna Patty and Matt Wade
Workplaces can play a big role in helping domestic violence victims
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Workplaces can play a big role in helping domestic violence victims

Only 12 years ago business leaders did not see domestic violence as a workplace issue. Times have changed.

  • by Ruth Weatherall
NSW to trial its world-first virtual healthcare training technology
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NSW to trial its world-first virtual healthcare training technology

TAFE NSW has partnered with NSW Health and industry to develop a virtual reality method for training health professionals in how to perform blood tests.

  • by Anna Patty
Job-sharing could be the future – in more ways than one
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Job-sharing could be the future – in more ways than one

In a time of significant belt-tightening, where there does not seem to be enough work to go around, isn’t it time we started to consider sharing the load more evenly?

  • by Jim Bright
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Juvenile slobs don't belong at the top of a hierarchy
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Juvenile slobs don't belong at the top of a hierarchy

Do I speak up if my boss leaves the sandwich maker full of crumbs or melted cheese?

  • by Jonathan Rivett
Vocational training leaders fear new subsidy at risk of being rorted
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Vocational training leaders fear new subsidy at risk of being rorted

Employer groups and vocational training leaders warn new subsidies for apprentices and trainees should not be taken up by existing workers.

  • by Anna Patty
The secret to teaching is understanding your students
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The secret to teaching is understanding your students

Science teacher Tim Sloane believes interpersonal skills and an ability to engage with the teenage mindset are critical to success.

  • by Tim Sloane
The pitfalls of positive thinking
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The pitfalls of positive thinking

Positive thinking can get you only so far. Ultimately you cannot outrun reality, however much you try.

  • by Jim Bright
Resilience, empathy and good communication: vital skills for managers
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Resilience, empathy and good communication: vital skills for managers

New global research that includes University of Sydney alumni has found that management skills have needed to adapt during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • by Anna Patty