NRA delighted to support new apprentices program

The NRA is delighted to announce that it is partnering with employment organisation BUSY At Work to deliver a new apprentice program called Industry Specialist Mentoring for Australian Apprentices (ISMAA) that will support over 40,000 apprentices nationwide. This will include intensive support to retail apprentices and trainees in the first two years of training in […]

Youth Boost Payment initiative extended!

The Queensland Government have just announced they are extending their Youth Boost Payment initiative for a further six months, with applications now closing 30 June 2018. What is the Youth Boost Payment? Part of the QLD Government’s Back to Work scheme, the Youth Boost Payment provides financial support for eligible employers to provide apprenticeship and […]

Feedback to Stakeholders Forums

The NSW Department of Industry are currently holding a series of Feedback to Stakeholders Forums – Changes to the Apprenticeship and Traineeship Act and what it means for your business. On 13 September, the NSW Parliament amended the Apprenticeship and Traineeship Act, 2001. The changes will mean better liaison between RTOs and employers around Training Plans, […]

WorkCover Qld offers discount for apprentice employers

QUEENSLAND As part of the Queensland Government’s attempts to drive jobs for younger workers and training in skilled work, WorkCover Queensland is offering employers of apprentices a discount on their insurance premiums. Starting 1 July 2017, employers who employ at least one apprentice can save on their insurance premiums by declaring how much they expect […]

Bully boss charged under Brodie’s Law

bullying Brodie's Law

by Ben Desir, Workplace Advisor, NRA Legal An electrician has been brought before a Melbourne Magistrate to face charges under Victoria’s strict workplace bullying laws. In Victoria, persons who engage in bullying behaviour can be prosecuted under the Crimes Act 1958 (Crimes Act). The Crimes Act was amended in 2011 to make serious bullying a […]

Nominate now for QLD Training Awards

Queensland Training Awards 2017

Nominations for the 2017 Queensland Training Awards are now open. The Queensland Training Awards are a great opportunity for Queensland-based retailers to showcase our industry’s learning and development programs and commitment to developing the skills of our staff. Also, nominating staff is an excellent way to reward any workers who have achieved success through participating […]