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Unique Student Identifier (USI)

About the Unique Student Identifier (USI) A Unique Student Identifier (USI) is a reference number made up of numbers and letters that gives students access to their USI account. A USI will allow an individual's USI account to be linked to the National Vocational Education and Training (VET) Data C... Read More

States Drop the Ball on Traineeships – Australian Newspaper 11/12/2013

Written by Naomi Dinnen (Executive officer of the Group Training Association of NSW and ACT) and Gary Workman (Executive officer of the Group Training Association of Victoria) for the Australian Newspaper.   States Drop the Ball on Traineeships     Read More

Chad’s Blog – The final stages

Welcome to Part 8 of my recruitment blog!   In Part 7 we dealt with the finer points of the interview itself and what type of questions you are likely to be asked. So now you have finished the interview and left your prospective employers premises, what do you do now? Do you just sit back... Read More

Chad’s Blog – First steps of the interview process

Here we go into the sixth part of my recruitment blog and helping you get that dream job! From Part 5 we have seen how you have researched and gathered information to prepare for your interview. You have looked up the company website, made notes, researched the role, made more notes and found out... Read More

Trade Spotlight: Business Traineeships

A business traineeship covers a broad range of skills and allows you to take on a role as a clerk, administrator or a business assistant. You will be taught keyboard skills that will enable you to produce simple word processed documents, create and maintain spreadsheets as well as database managemen... Read More

Chad’s Blog – Interview Preparation & Research

Welcome to the 5th part of my recruitment blog! This time, we are looking at researching and preparing for the interview. Again this is a simple exercise that a lot of job hunters ignore or don’t consider it important enough to do. However, it is extremely important. It is not advisable to go into... Read More

Chad’s Blog – Phone Calls

Here we are now with Part 4 of our recruitment blog.  If you thought all the previous steps were important, this one is even more so.  You've now put your application in and are waiting for that phone call from a prospective employer.  There are many things to consider here and unfortunately a l... Read More

Meet the Team – Chad Smith

Name: Chad Smith   Job Title: Senior Recruitment Officer   Employment/Qualification Background: 12 years in the recruitment industry, Certificate IV in Human Resources Management, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.   Favourite thing about your job: Pl... Read More

Chad’s Blog

Are you in your final year of school and starting to think about getting a job?  Any idea of what you want to do?   If not, now is the time to start thinking about it.  This is the first part of a series on how to land that special job you have wanted for so long.   At 1300ap... Read More

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Do I need previous experience in the specific trade prior to applying?(Eg: office experience prior to applying for a business traineeship) A. Not necessarily but having some work experience on your resume will definitely help. We understand that this might be your first job so there are other th... Read More
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