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Whether you are Certificate 4 TAE student, a corporate trainer, a business person, or even a worker delivering a tool box talk, we have all come across the dreaded Powerpoint presentation. You have either had a very positive experience, or a rather negative experience with Powerpoint, depending on the skill of the presenter. Let’s get to the heart of the matter straight off, NO ONE LIKES DEATH BY POWERPOINT. Yet the irony is, that although we all hate it, many are unaware as to how to escape it. I am not sure about you, but when I see a Powerpoint up on a screen I cringe inside and wonder “How bad is this going to be?”, simply because the majority of people have never really been trained on how to use Powerpoint in a dynamic and engaging way, that hooks and maintains an audience’s interest. The mere fact that we…

Welcome to the VET sector – the Vocational Education and Training sector of Australia. The sector that employees thousands, and trains and assesses hundreds of thousands of people a year. This sector also has approximately 20 organisations that influence how the sector is run, and determines the shape of the sector on a national and state basis. With all of the organisations and all the stakeholders getting involved, it can feel like a bit of a jungle, and its easy for one to get lost. So we thought we would make it easy for you and give you a quick breakdown of each of the organisations, and what they do within the VET sector. This can be your cheat sheet for the VET sector, a cheat sheet that will instantly help you to know who does what, and when and who to call in what situation. This will help the…

Welcome to Job Searching in the year of 2020! This year has certainly thrown us a few red herrings that no-one expected. The VET sector has always been, and will continue to be, one of the most exciting and rewarding sectors to work in as a trainer or assessor. Whether it is a private RTO, a local TAFE, or even in your workplace as a resident trainer, there are roles that you can find that are constantly expanding. From roles such as training designer, to delivering training, being an assessor, academic manager, or RPL assessor or even just a workforce trainer in your field, the roles are certainly abundant. Regardless of the economic environment, training is a field that companies know that they need to focus on, and government will often support as well. Having said that, getting a job as a trainer is often NOT a walk in the…

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…