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Does speaking in front of an audience make your palms sweat, your heart beat out of your chest, and your knees buckle? Moyra Major, renowned radio presenter, and founder of public speaking training company, Major Confident, has given us some tips for better public speaking: Just breathe. The lack of effective breathing has a serious impact on your public speaking skills. The first, and most simple and direct way to calm anxiety, is something we do every day. Breathe. The problem is that when we are anxious we breathe in a way that can actually make our anxiety worse. Shallow, rapid breathing reduces the amount of oxygen that is getting into our systems and causes us to feel lightheaded and anxious. Accelerated breathing, Shortness of breath, Increased heartbeat, Dry mouth, Sweaty palms, Tunnel vision, Tensing of the muscles, Shaking …These states of mind have an impact on your voice and…

For many people, studying in a face to face classroom setting, is not always a feasible option – usually due to time or location constraints. For this reason, Success Training Academy offers most of our courses via distance learning as well as face to face (or a blend of both). Distance learning means you will have the printed course materials posted out to you, to complete from home, in your own time. This can be a very convenient, and effective way to complete your studies. The main benefit of distance learning study, is the flexibility of self-paced learning, however you will need discipline, determination and self-motivation. One of the best ways to ensure this works for you, is to create a weekly schedule for yourself, allocating set times for your studies – minimise distractions, and stick to the times you have set. You should also make sure that your training…

One of the most common complaints we hear from students who have started their course with another Registered Training Organisation (and then come to us after cancelling with the other RTO), is that they don’t receive the support they need in order to complete their home studies. When you are completing any kind of qualification, but in particular, certificate levels 4 and above, it is imperative that you have the support, guidance, and mentoring that you need, in order to assist you with completing the distance learning component of your course. Regardless of your discipline to commit to self-paced home studies, or your experience within the sector you are studying – you are, after-all, usually learning at least some new skill or knowledge base, or may simply need some guidance with navigating the course materials. The TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, is no exception. It is an intensive,…

Note from our team at Success Training Academy. Success Training Academy is doing everything we can to support you and our local community in light of COVID-19.  The past few weeks have been a whirlwind and we completely understand the stress and panic that our community is feeling, we are definitely feeling it too. Which is why the team at Success Training Academy is doing whatever we can to reduce your concerns and panic and hopefully provide you with some comfort during this time. At the best of times, community connection and routine are extremely important and valuable, and right now, while we’re in a state of uncertainty and chaos, it’s more important than ever. Which is why Success Training Academy will be open and it will be business as usual for the foreseeable future. We understand there are many concerns about health and safety, and we want to assure…

The Queensland government acknowledges the validity of the modern world’s constant changes, especially in the security industry. This is why the government recognises the vital role of people working in this industry for the protection of property, community safety, companies, and even private citizens.   For different forms of protection, the Queensland private security industry employs around 12,000 licenced security personnel. The roles of these security personnel include corporate security, bodyguarding, cash in transit, crowd control, and guarding and patrolling private property.   To employ the best personnel in these roles, the Queensland government has set high standards for training along with the requirement that all security personnel be licenced. So, this is where the security courses Gold Coast of Success Training Academy (STA) come in.   Success Training Academy provides training that will enable graduates to obtain a Queensland Security Licence. These STA security courses that are offered in…

Any person wanting to progress their security career or add to their already existing security knowledge should enrol and obtain the Certificate III in Security Operations. The course may also be taken as an upgrade to the Certificate 2 in Security Operations or if moving towards a supervisory role within the security industry.   The course can also be used as a means to advance into a different security employment direction such as: Armed guard Cash in transit guard Employment by company requiring security to carry batons and handcuffs Bodyguard   You are not required to take the Certificate 2 in Security Operations if you are going to take the Certificate III straightaway.   Taking the Certificate III in Security Operations course can be a further career pathway for higher employment choices such as: Coordinator of Control Room Operations Factual Investigator Security Equipment Installer Armed Security Officer Security Officer with…

Dreaming of becoming a security officer as a career? Or perhaps you have a knack for being a venue security officer or have a good eye as a security screening officer?   If you have a passion for security officer work, you can qualify by obtaining a Certificate II in Security Operations at Success Training Academy (STA).   The CPP20212 Certificate 2 in Security Operations is the minimum requirement needed to apply for an Unarmed Queensland Security Licence. The certificate also allows graduates to apply for an Unarmed Queensland Security Licence with Crowd Control. The course also includes First Aid, CPR, and crowd control units.   The Certificate II in Security Operations is offered by Success Training Academy in conjunction with the APS Training Group (RTO #31588) in Cairns, Clontarf in North Brisbane, Southport on the Gold Coast, and Woolloongabba Brisbane.   The APS Training Group is a wholly Australian-owned…

The previous Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or TAE40110 has been superseded by the new TAE40116 Certificate IV Training and Assessment beginning on 1 July 2019.     While both qualifications require a minimum of 10 Units of Competency: The previous TAE40110 required the completion of 7 core units and at least 3 elective units. The present TAE40116 requires the completion of 9 core units and 1 elective unit.   The 2 new Core Units are: TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools. TAELLN411 Address numeracy skills, literacy, and adult language.   A certain number of students may already have one or both of the required core units for the new TAE40116, possibly obtained as elective units under TAE40110. In this case, students will receive a credit transfer for TAEASS502 and/or TAELLN411 as part of the upgrading process.   Students holding both core units are only required to provide the additional…

If you are working in the Brisbane, Gold Coast, or Cairns areas, and you currently hold a TAE40110 Qualification, you need to upgrade to the new TAE40116 Training and Assessment qualification upgrade so you can continue to work as a trainer and assessor in the industry.   In the areas mentioned above, Success Training Academy (STA) offers the TAE40116 Training and Assessment qualification upgrade, in partnership with Healthy Business Training Academy (RTO #: 30831).   This Training and Assessment upgrade course and requirement was implemented beginning on 1 April 2019. Because of the large number of trainers requiring the gap training as well as the ensuing demand on RTO’s across Australia to provide the TAE40116 upgrade and issue certification, the deadline for this requirement was extended to 1 JULY 2019.   TAE40110 Qualification Upgrade Options at Success Training Academy (STA)   Full Upgrade (Blended plus 2-day workshop) This course is…

One of the competencies to complete the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment course at Success Training Academy (STA) is to make a presentation (BSBCMM401A Make a presentation).   What does it mean and take to prepare and make a presentation? Making a good presentation is important in obtaining a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment because eventually the holder of said certificate will be teaching and training others either for future employment or to become trainers as well.   Thus, to make an excellent presentation means crafting good content. No matter how compelling the message is, if the speaker can’t present it and visualise it in a simple way, the speaker will be met with a sea of blank faces during your delivery.   The content must be easy to follow Always remember the basics of making presentations: Introduction, body, and conclusion. Compelling introduction – This needs to briefly…