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Why upskilling is important

22
Jun

There’s no doubt that in today’s competitive job market and corporate environment of cutbacks and redundancies, everyone in the workforce – from high school graduates to MDs – needs to upskill constantly to keep up with technological, economic and social changes. Consultancy firm McKinsey predicts about 60% of jobs could see at least a third […]

How to choose the right make-up and beauty therapy courses in Perth

11
Jun

Finding the right beauty therapy and make-up courses in Perth can seem like a daunting task. There are a lot of training providers out there claiming to be the best – so how do you know which providers actually do offer the best beauty therapy and make-up courses in Perth? Beauty therapy courses in Perth […]

Am I eligible for government-subsidised courses in WA?

09
May

Whether you’re looking to further develop your existing skills, or embark on an exciting new career journey, it’s a big step to decide to take on a study program. But before you dive into your chosen course, one of the inevitable factors you need to consider is the financial cost. With seemingly ever-rising living costs, […]

How to use emotional intelligence to get the best outcomes

27
Apr

Emotional intelligence is an individual’s ability to recognise their own emotions and feelings, manage their own behaviour in response to these emotions and make balanced decisions in emotional situations (not an easy thing to do!). It is also an individual’s ability to recognise the emotions and feelings of others and interact with them in a […]

Am I eligible for VET FEE-HELP?

26
Apr

If you were previously eligible for VET FEE-HELP under the Australian Government’s financial assistance scheme for students, you could also be eligible for a VET Student Loan (VSL) to help finance your studies. The VSL program replaced the VET FEE-HELP scheme on 1 January 2017, with the aim of offering students greater protection, focussing on […]

Get to know our Student Support Team!

03
Apr

If you have been thinking about studying online with Trainsmart Australia but still have a few questions or concerns, our dedicated full time Career and Student support team are here to give you all the guidance you need to become a better version of yourself. The feedback we constantly hear from our students is that our […]

VET FEE-HELP courses – what’s changed?

07
Mar

On 1 January 2017, the Australian Government replaced its VET FEE-HELP scheme with the VET Student Loans (VSL) program. The VSL program aims to offer greater protection for students and focusses on courses that address industry needs, opening up better employment opportunities. The main difference between the VET FEE-HELP and VSL programs is eligibility for […]

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5 Seconds That Will Change Your Life

29
Nov

Mel Robbins was 41 years old, unemployed, on the brink of bankruptcy, constantly fighting with her husband, and slowly but surely becoming dependent on alcohol. Her life was a complete mess and rapidly spiralling out of control. This is her story, about how, in a moment of inspiration, she discovered the secret to beating the […]

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How to gain the soft skills you’ll need to find a job in the future

07
Nov

Have you ever considered the strength of your soft skills? They’re critical to future-proofing your career, particularly if you’re aged 30 or under. And the 2016 Australian Census has revealed just how critical they are, highlighting the huge transformation in the job market over the past few generations that has left a record number of […]

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Are you getting enough career support?

31
Oct

Regardless of what your career means to you, one thing’s for sure: the world of work is changing. Fast. While in the past people may have held down the same job for their whole lives, these days frequent career changes are the norm. But what structures are in place to help support you through the […]

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What are the highest paying careers that don’t require a university degree?

24
Jul

A university degree was once the golden ticket to a high-paying, rewarding career. How times have changed! Over the past few decades, university has become far more accessible, which has resulted in an oversupply of graduates – and ultimately reduced the value of a university education. And that means uni degrees are no longer the […]

What is the best course to study for the future?

29
Mar

The way we live is changing. And as the world evolves, so do career paths and job descriptions. But while it’s important you choose to pursue a career you’re passionate about, it’s also critical to know whether your future role will be in demand in years to come. Imagine investing a lot of time and […]

How many job titles exist? To be precise 1,166

11
Apr

Would anyone like to hazard a guess as to how many different job titles there are in Australia?  Well according to the website CareerPlanner.com there are about 1,166 but new ones spring up all the time while some of the more traditional careers are dying because of advances in automation and technology. It’s a tough […]

Which career makes you the happiest?

16
Mar

Want to know who enjoys their job the most? Well, recent research has shown that it is not always those who earn the most who have the most fulfilling, satisfying and happiest jobs. The newspaper Guardian Australia analysed various surveys which were looking at occupations that make people happy. They then did their own survey […]

Our dedication to education

17
Feb

Happy ten year anniversary TrainSmart Australia! We’re celebrating our tenth anniversary and reflecting on what we’ve achieved in a decade. TrainSmart Australia was founded by Surinder Randhawa and Dilip Mehta who are still at the helm today. What started out as just one room with four employees has grown to two campuses on opposite sides […]

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Gender job search

17
Feb

We know that men and women are drawn to different career paths but did you know there are some very marked differences in the way men and women conduct their job search? Men utilise social media far more than women in their job hunt, are twice as likely to fabricate references and also are more […]

Baby boom equates to jobs boom

17
Feb

There has never been a better time to study childcare in Australia and pursue a career in this area. The Australian Government is encouraging more mother’s back-to-work by offering childcare rebates. Half of all mothers now return to work by their child’s first birthday, compared with 39% in 1991. The country is also experiencing a […]

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Why work experience counts

04
Feb

I was lucky enough to land a job as soon as I completed my course, I literally finished my studies on a Friday and started my first full-time job on Monday. What’s more, I managed to secure this role when there was an economic downturn. It was 1991 and jobs were scarce and hard to […]

The changing face of our workplace

16
Sep

Now most of us who have ever studied history will have heard about the British Industrial Revolution, but do you realise we are now going through another industrial revolution and that our working lives are being shaped by technology and changing dramatically? The Foundation for Young Australians has just released a report which shows how […]

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We’ve reached a milestone – the magical 100

10
Sep

We only started offering the Diploma of Beauty in April 2015 but already student enrolment has reached one hundred. I think we deserve to give ourselves a pat on the back. Of those 100 students currently enrolled 66 are studying on campus at our college on Adelaide Terrace in Perth and a further 34 studying […]

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