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Gold Training is unbelievably proud to support our extraordinary RTO & Compliance Manager, Lee-Ann Munro as she supports a cause close to her heart.

As a returned service person, Lee-Ann is raising funds for friends and families that have been injured (physically or mentally) while deployed.

Lee-Ann will be running the New York City Marathon for Solider On in November of this year and Gold Training will be with her every step of the way.

Soldier On is a charity created by young serving members in 2012, to support all Australians who face physical and mental wounds from service in today’s military. Soldier On’s mission is to achieve the best reintegrated generation of serving and ex-serving men and women in Australia’s history. To achieve this, Soldier On supports those who have served by focusing on their physical and mental health, their family, their community, and their future.

Today we announce that our partner the WorkPac Group have answered the call and have committed to support Lee-Ann and this outstanding charity with a donation of $5,000 towards her fund-raising goal of $10,000.

Lee-Ann is truly grateful for the support shown by WorkPac.

“This is for my friends and buddies that are trying to get back on their feet and for my friends and family that supported me through the hard times, it is my turn to give back.” Lee-Ann says.

“Soldier On is an important link back into the community and gives the support that is required while soldiers are healing from their wounds.”

Once again, thank you to WorkPac and well done to Lee-Ann for passionately supporting Soldier On.

Donations to Lee-Ann’s NYC Marathon fundraiser can be made at the link below.

Go Lee-Ann!


5 things to look for when choosing an RTO

There has been a fair bit of press recently about the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector. Not all of it has been good. However the vast majority of providers are simply out there day in and day out providing great outcomes for their students.

RTOs (Registered Training Organisations) deliver nationally recognised courses and accredited Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) VET qualifications. There are over 5000’s RTO’s in Australia and not all of them do the same training in the same way. These 5 things to look for when choosing an RTO will assist you or your business in selecting an RTO who is capable and can cater to your training needs.

1. Is it registered?

Before choosing an RTO make sure you ask the training provider if they are a registered training/education provider organisation. When doing this you should ask for their registration number. You can then confirm that a training provider is registered to deliver nationally recognised training by searching the national database on vocational education and training in Australia, is the official national register of information on training packages, qualifications, courses, units of competency and RTOs.

2. Course content and suitability.

You should also confirm that the knowledge and skills you can expect to gain from the course are relevant, and what job outcomes are likely to be available to you after successful completion of the course. Make sure you ask the training or education provider which units of competency or modules you will attain from the training, what jobs the training may lead to and what the job prospects are on completion of the training.

3. Industry Knowledge.

It is important that the RTO you are selecting has a strong knowledge of the industry in which they are teaching. Does the RTO have experience working with businesses similar to yours or a sector you wish to be employed in? Can they provide any testimonials of previous or current work? Does the RTO employ or use trainers and assessors with current industry knowledge, qualification and experience? What will the RTO do to ensure their trainers and assessors have the required understanding of your business needs? These are all important questions to ask when making your decision.

4. Flexibility.

For many people finding the time to complete training can be difficult. Especially when already employed. When speaking to an RTO find out if they offer a flexible training delivery. Will they offer training at your workplace, offsite, at their premises or face-to-face training sessions? Also enquire as to whether web-based training is an option. Some RTO’s will adapt their resources and programs to meet your specific needs.

5 Administration.

Most importantly, when selecting an RTO it is essential that upon successful completion you or your staff gain a nationally recognised qualification or skill set. It is also essential that the RTO will then provide evidence of your participation and assessment.
If you look for these 5 things when choosing your RTO, you will be well on your way to selecting a service provider who can provide you with training that is nationally recognised and well suited to your needs. Good luck.

3 years of golden achievement

This October Gold Training will celebrate its third year as registered training organisation.

Since opening its head office in Mooloolaba in 2012, Gold Training has expanded from a small Registered Training Organisation to providing certificates and qualifications to individuals and employers all across Queensland. It has been 3 years of golden achievements worthy of celebration.

The rapid expansion of Gold Training has seen offices open in Townville and Adelaide and exciting business developments forecast that ensures the business will continue to grow.

October is an exciting month for Gold, who will also be celebrating its’ one year anniversary of partnership with the WorkPac Group. Gold is the training arm of WorkPac who are the largest recruitment agency in Australia. The past year has seen the strategic integration of Gold Training into the WorkPac business with Gold establishing an on the ground presence in business centre locations across Townsville, Mt Isa, Mackay, Emerald and Brisbane.

“It’s amazing how far we’ve come so quickly. I couldn’t be prouder of our team’s achievements and even more excited by what’s next,” Samantha Johnson, Regional Manager of Gold Training said.

Gold Training has also forged new markets in the Sports and School Pathways spaces. Most recently, with the launch of the Gold Sports Program. The program offers both accredited and non-accredited training in Business and Sport Leadership programs, Captains Camps, and Sporting Programs to assist young elite athletes navigate work and life skills away from the competition arena. The innovative program focuses on providing first class training and career outcomes while developing the core values of leadership, team culture, commitment, pride, teamwork, confidence, and community in our leaders of the future.

The Gold Sports Program is lead by Australian cricketing identity Jeff Vaughan, who joined the Gold team in July. A former First Class cricketer with the South Australian “Redbacks”, Jeff has been a coach, captain, mentor and leader for the majority of the last 20 years and for the last 6 years has been the assistant coach of the Redbacks and the Adelaide Strikers in the T20 Big Bash League.

Gold continues to enjoy the support of NRL and State of Origin legend Billy Moore.  Billy has acted as an ambassador for the business and partnered with Gold in undertaking invaluable workshops to tackle youth unemployment on the Sunshine Coast with his work at Meridan State College. Billy was a part of Gold Training Gold Future’s program which offered innovative ‘job ready training’ to students.

 The Gold Futures Program is the beginning of further exciting business developments within secondary schools over the coming months with the creation of a Schools Pathway Program.  The program is designed for students of all abilities and a great opportunity to advance progress towards a university qualification or gain employable skills in today’s competitive labour market with a nationally recognised qualification.

Not only will Gold training be celebrating three years of success, now with the new Sports and Schools Programs put in place, they will also be celebrating a bright future.