Short courses are a fantastic way to sharpen your mind you’re your skills.
Albert Einstein once said: “Once you stop learning, you start dying.”
No matter how far you are in your career, or how many years you have been doing the same thing, short courses can be beneficial for a number of reasons.
1) It enhances your capabilities within your existing role as well as improves your career and promotion prospects
Maybe you need to learn new skills or maybe you are just looking to formalise those skills with a short course qualification. Either way, employers both present and future will appreciate your commitment to continual improvement and education.
2) 2) It keeps you interested (and interesting)
Perhaps you are feeling a little dry or jaded in your current role? Learning new skills can be a great way to keep your mind active or improve your skills with the view to taking on something new.
Courses in areas of self-development, such as personal skills, including workplace communication and conflict resolution, can make you the ideal candidate for a higher role in your workplace. As an employer, these courses can help you effectively deal with employee issues and workplace relation.
These skills can also easily be transferred to other roles should you decide to move on.
3) It can formalise your experience
Many times we find that a certain role leads to added responsibilites in areas we are not necessarily trained in.Undertaking short-courses can be a great way to formalise this on-the-job training at a fraction of the cost of longer courses or qualifications.
Short courses allow you to gain the theoretical knowledge, learn new methods and have your experience recognised. They are also convenient, practical and relatively cheap.
The possibilities are endless to what you can learn and the benefits that come with it. Our courses are either half or full day are just $99 each.
To find out more about how a short course can improve your career, contact the team at Australian Sales Masters Training today.
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Australia-wide, 195 people went to work last year and didn’t come home to their loved ones. That’s 195 people who died as a result of accidents at work in 2015.
This year, that statistic is already 184, with several more not expected to make it home for Christmas.
Add to this the hundreds of non-fatal injuries and illnesses, and it is estimated that work-related health problems cost the Australian economy in excess of $60 billion each year.
These are alarming numbers but statistically a huge improvement on previous decades.
Part of the reason for this improvement is the introduction of Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) legislation, safe work place practices and WHS personnel.
These personnel plan, manage, implement and report on safety measures in the work place as well as develop means for identifying risks and continuous improvement.
Nationally-recognised qualifications such as a Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety help ensure the standard of qualifications for personnel are at a universally high standard.
This qualification is suitable for people working in a work health and safety role who may or may not work under supervision. They may provide leadership and guidance to others and have some limited responsibility for the output of others.
The qualification reflects the role of workers who apply a broad knowledge base and well-developed skills in a wide variety of contexts and may include coordinators, advisors and facilitators.
From here, you may choose to continue your education with a Diploma of Work Health and Safety. This qualification is suitable for people who coordinate and maintain the Work Health and Safety (WHS) program in an organisation or are looking to take on a role that does so.
These qualifications are great for those who really want to make a difference in the place they work. Who knows, you may even save lives!
For more information on how one of our Work Health and Safety courses can give your career a lift, contact us.
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Australia’s love of real estate never seems to abate. Equally, the demand for skilled real estate agents remains strong.
Real estate can be a lucrative industry for those who are adequately trained and committed.
The key is to ensure you are equipped for this competitive industry. here are a number of Real Estate courses which can open the door into the property services industry for you.
Are you committed to customer service? And do you love to solve problems? Then the Certificate III in Property Services is ideal if you are already working in as a property services employee or looking to gain employment in the area of day to day management and maintenance of a single property or multiple properties on behalf of property owners.
If you are looking to progress you career and become a licensed real estate agent within New South Wales or Victoria then the world is your oyster!
Complete the Certificate IV in Property Services (Real Estate) to apply to NSW Fair Trading or to Consumer Affairs Victoria for a real estate license.
This will allow you to pursue a wide range of roles in real estate in NSW including property management, real estate sales and real estate office management.
This course is recognised by both NSW Fair Trading and Consumer Affairs Victoria as the qualification requirement for the real estate agents license in NSW.
If you are currently a real estate agent, or have been involved in the industry for some time, then you may be to take the leap into owning or managing an agency. If that’s the case, then the Diploma of Property Services (Agency Management), helps you acquire the knowledge and skills needed to operate and manage a real estate/property agency business.
You will learn about selling, marketing, leasing and managing property, and managing the physical, human and financial resources of a real estate agency.
You will also acquire the knowledge and skills that underpin the fundamental concepts relating to property and business law, urban and regional planning considerations, business/organisational risk management, appraising property including building concepts and requirements.
The course also covers general financial and human resource management of a small business enterprise.
If you are in looking for a one-stop shop for all your real estate training needs, contact us on 02 9700 9333 or apply online. We are happy to answer your queries or offer advice on how to start or enhance your career in real estate.
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Is your passion for the real estate industry driving you to change your career? Do you have a lot of experience in your current job but haven’t trained in real estate?
It’s a big decision to move from an existing industry to a new one. But following your passion will more than likely make you happier and lead to a more successful career. Many of our assessors at Real Estate Training can attest to that!
The good news is that some of your skills and experience from your current job may qualify as ‘prior learning’ for your real estate career. Getting recognition for your existing skills means you will reduce the time you need to spend on gaining your real estate qualification because you won’t have to do the part of the course that relates to learning what you already know. This means that getting into the career you love may be even easier than you thought.
The course assessor determines whether your existing skills and knowledge are relevant to any of the competencies you need for your chosen course.
To help the assessment, think about what you have done, either in paid work or voluntary work. Do you have certificates for any formal training? Do you have testimonials from employers or clients or leaders about the work you have done? You may have samples of your work, or work records. Collect your evidence and present it with a request for prior recognition when you make your course application.
Alternatively, to discuss whether your experience is eligible for recognition of prior learning (RPL) and what you need as evidence, contact us on 1300 008 880.
Become the real estate professional you would love to be! Our Real Estate Training offers all the courses you require to advance in the real estate industry.
We are a government-accredited registered training organisation (#6854) and our courses have national accreditation. In the past three decades, more than 200,000 people in Australia, New Zealand, USA, Taiwan, Malaysia, Samoa, UK and Singapore have completed training with us.
You may also be entitled to government assistance with the cost of your course.
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Being a store manager can be both exciting and challenging at the same time, especially if this is your first to be handed such a role. If you’ve been an assistant manager in your previous post or have undergone training with Diploma in Retail Management, Certificate IV, then you may be aware of what challenges your superior might have to tackle every single day. In order to prepare yourself for such a role, you will need to learn a lot of things, some of which are the different management styles and techniques that effective managers use, whether they be in retail or service.
One of the pitfalls of many new managers is that once they start on the job, they usually think that they have attained ‘boss status’ and no longer have to do any work – literally. As such, they end up walking or standing around barking orders at their subordinates. Nothing could be farther from the truth. As the manager, it is your duty to ensure that everyone does their job well, but this doesn’t mean that you don’t have to do any of the manual labour yourself. In fact, the most effective managers are known to help out in the different jobs in the retail store (which usually includes unloading deliveries and shelving and many others. This hands-on approach is a great way to build respect among subordinates, and it does help to get the job done faster.
Along this line, the ability to delegate tasks properly is an important skill that managers need to master, As the manager, you may feel that there are too many things to do and that you must do them yourself in order to ensure that it gets done right. However, you only have two hands and a limited amount of time – thus the need to delegate. For as long as you know which tasks need to be done, it is part of your job to designate the right person for the job. Give your staff challenging responsibilities that will help to hone their skills in their field, and as their skill develops, you will have a stronger and more effective and efficient workforce behind your retail store.
Being a manager also means being the disciplinarian, and if you don’t handle this well, you will become either unpopular to your staff or unemployed. Remember that although you can develop good personal relationships with your staff, you also need to be professional, which includes enforcing rules and regulations and handing out disciplinary actions where necessary.
Management styles, delegating, and handling conflicts are just some of the many skills that effective managers need to have under their belt. If you are in need of trainings like Diploma in Retail Management or Certificate IV in Retail management to develop such skills, please feel free to contact us at 02 9700 9333. We’d be more than happy to answer all your queries about our retail management programs and courses.
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