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Wall of Hands | Australian Literacy & Numeracy Foundation
http://goo.gl/3nSHpH
The Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation (ALNF) is dedicated to raising language, literacy and numeracy standards in Australia and raises funds to develop, implement and sustain innovative projects for individuals, families and communities.
Join them in their latest drive: Wall of Hands Indigenous Literacy Appeal. This national fundraising and awareness campaign asks you to bridge the Indigenous literacy gap by raising your hand to show you care about this issue.
Here at Safe Work Resources we join the ALNF in their belief that “Being able to read and write is a basic human right” so as part of our 2014 National VET Conference (NVC) we will be donating $1 for every entry into our competition.

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Social Media – but I don’t have time (Webinar) | Velg Training
Have you ever wondered how you are supposed to fit social media into a busy VET world? Then the newest Velg Training webinar series, Social Media Coffee & Chat, is for you.
Dimity Redcliffe, the Marketing and Communications Manager at Velg Training, will take you through scheduling your social media content. “Scheduling gives you the ability to take the content you have and having a piece of technology post it for you. There are many apps that can schedule content across most platforms and this webinar will go through those options for you.”
The webinar will take place on the 1st of August and is FREE for all Velg Training Members.
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TDA National Conference 2014 | TAFE Directors Australia
TAFE Directors Australia will be holding their 2014 National Conference at the Sheraton on the Park in Sydney. This annual showcase will take place on the 1st & 2nd of September with pre-conference workshops taking place on Sunday 31st of August. The theme for this years conference is Vision 2020 and delegates will explore ways to increase productivity and ‘create dangerously’. For more information and a sneak peak at the draft program follow the link above.
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Webinar: Create an e-learning strategy for your RTO | VET Development Centre
The VET Development Centre are hosting a webinar on creating an e-learning strategy for your RTO on the 22nd of July 2014. The webinar will teach you the basics of creating a strategic plan to assist in the implementation of e-learning at your RTO. Attendees will go through the components of blended learning, the differences between designing e-learning and other training activities, determining a blended model and creating content with subject matter experts.
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Other links for the week:

Students and courses 2013 | NCVER
http://goo.gl/oiObXs

VOCEDplus Curated Collections | VOCEDplus
http://goo.gl/Jyg75f

Open Access Survey June 2014 | Australian Policy Online
http://goo.gl/Mec5W1

Manage Class Time | Insources
http://goo.gl/fNkylx

Data Support Bulletin | NCVER
http://goo.gl/GVpn8V

National Monday Update | ACPET
http://goo.gl/gUjNeX

Literacy Changes Everything | Australian Literacy & Numeracy Foundation
http://goo.gl/mM2Iw7

RPL for Beginners | VET Development Centre
http://goo.gl/FQepPP
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We are coming into the busiest part of the year for VET Professional Development. With the TRANZnet 2014 Annual Conference less than a month away and the 2014 National VET Conference just around the corner times are getting hectic. We are the proud platinum sponsors for both of these conferences and are celebrating with some crazy giveaways! Find out more info below or here.

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Free 2014 National VET Conference Registration with any 4 Courses purchased
http://goo.gl/NfiIkF
As proud sponsors of the 2014 National VET Conference we are excited to announce that when you purchase ANY 4 Training Resources in one transaction throughout June you will receive:

  • One Full Conference Registration (two-day ticket option) to the 2014 National VET Conference hosted by Velg Training, valued at $1350.

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Win a Car with Safe Work Resources
http://goo.gl/NfiIkF
Safe Work Resources is proud to be the Platinum Partner at the 2014 National VET Conference in Brisbane this year and as part of our partnership we are giving delegates the chance to win a new Holden Barina Spark!

Entry into the competition is free for Conference Delegates, all you need to do is visit the Safe Work Resources stand at the conference and fill out the entry form. Every entry received will mean Safe Work Resources will donate $1 to the conference charity, The Australian Literacy & Numeracy Foundation.

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Free Training Resources for all TRANZnet Delegates
http://goo.gl/NfiIkF
As the proud platinum sponsors of the 2014 annual TRANZnet conference we are excited to announce some amazing giveaways for all conference delegates.

We will be giving each and every delegate at the TRANZnet 2014 Annual Conference one full suite of Training Resources for a unit of their choice.

That’s up to $2500 worth of extra value just for attending the conference!

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Sending more than 1 delegate from your RTO to TRANZnet?
You get a set of resources for EACH delegate attending!

Delegates can choose their set of Training Resources from any of our extensive range. No strings attached.

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TRANZnet 2014 Annual Conference Early Bird Rates Extended
http://goo.gl/zdhJxa
TRANZnet announced earlier this week that they were extending the Early Bird Rate until the 14th of July.

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Check out the other great links that we shared this week:

Foundation Skills Workforce Development Project – Latest News
http://goo.gl/hjSkQo

Apprentices and Trainees 2013 – Annual | NCVER
http://goo.gl/7kT2iI

TAFE Directors Australia – Newsletter
http://goo.gl/WmRzL2

Measuring VET Participation by Socioeconomic Status | NCVER
http://goo.gl/GjkZGx

Facilitation Skills for Face-to-Face and Virtual Training | Insources
http://goo.gl/6aDTcC

Economic Vulnerability in Australia, 2002-12: an Employment Perspective | NCVER
http://goo.gl/MbeOeB

Independent Review of the VET Sector in Western Australia 2013-14 | VOCEDPlus
http://goo.gl/kL44mI

Global Industry Leader to Open VET Research Conference | NCVER
http://goo.gl/i9gtrj

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We have yet another edition of our weekly digest to share with you. We have created summaries of our 5 most popular links for the week as well as reposting the links to all of the other great resources we have found. You’re sure to find a great resources or article in our mix. Please leave any comments in the section below.

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Free 2014 National VET Conference Registration with any 4 Courses purchased
http://goo.gl/NfiIkF
As proud sponsors of the 2014 National VET Conference we are excited to announce that when you purchase ANY 4 Training Resources in one transaction throughout June you will receive:

  • One Full Conference Registration (two-day ticket option) to the 2014 National VET Conference hosted by Velg Training, valued at $1350.

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Draft revised RTO & VET Regulator Standards | Department of Industry
http://goo.gl/c3DnbS
The draft revised RTO & VET regulator standards are now available for public consultation. The re-examination of the standards was brought about to better facilitate the different levels of risk posed by different providers and to remove unnecessary regulation and red tape. Copies of the draft standards are available via the above link. Following the public consultations a final draft will be prepared for consideration by the COAG Industry and Skills Council. The expected timeline for the revised standards have them set to come into effect from 1January 2015.

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E-Facilitation Program – Applications now open! | Skills Tasmania
http://goo.gl/rRmAFu
Do you have previous experience in e-learning and would like to develop and gain recognition for these e-facilitation skills? Do you hold (or are working towards) a TAE10 – Training and Education qualification? Skills Tasmania may be searching for you!

The Tasmanian Government is funding the 2014 Skills Tasmania E-Facilitation Program. This program will take participants through a series of webinars and support sessions aligned to TAEDEL501A – Facilitate E-Learning. Find out more via the above link.

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MskillsUpdate | Manufacturing Skills Australia
http://goo.gl/e7zpU2
Manufacturing Skills Australia publishes a monthly newsletter that helps you to stay informed about the latest in industry news, Training Package updates, workforce development, funding and events. If you are training within the Manufacturing sector make sure you sign up to their monthly Mskills Update newsletter. It’s free, easy and you can unsubscribe at any time you want, simply click on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of your newsletter. More info can be found via the above link.

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Win a CAR at the 2014NVC
http://goo.gl/NfiIkF
Safe Work Resources is proud to be the Platinum Partner at the 2014 National VET Conference in Brisbane this year and as part of our partnership we are giving delegates the chance to win a new Holden Barina Spark!

Entry into the competition is free for Conference Delegates, all you need to do is visit the Safe Work Resources stand at the conference and fill out the entry form. Every entry received will mean Safe Work Resources will donate $1 to the conference charity, The Australian Literacy & Numeracy Foundation.

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eNews | VET Development Centre
http://goo.gl/GKCPyJ

More Apprentices & Trainees Complete Training: 2013 data released | NCVER
http://goo.gl/mKiFaJ

Teachers Teaching Online – MOOC | WizIQ
http://goo.gl/Q9Tez3

2014 Impact Learning Awards | Institute for Learning Professionals
http://goo.gl/XKP0cc

VET Reform – Progress to Date | Department of Industry
http://goo.gl/dFJr30

Alternative Education & Transition Pathways for Early School-Leavers | Australian Policy Online
http://goo.gl/0Kh4Ih

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We have yet another edition of our weekly digest to share with you. We have created summaries of our 5 most popular links for the week as well as reposting the links to all of the other great resources we have found. You’re sure to find a great resources or article in our mix. Please leave any comments in the section below.

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Free TRANZnet Conference Registration
http://goo.gl/ulA5y3
We announced earlier this month that we will be giving away a gift valued at $1,100 with ANY 4 Training Resources that are purchased in one transaction throughout June. For this month when you purchase 4 Training Resources in one transaction you will receive:

  • One Full Conference Registration (Includes all functions) to the 2014 Annual Conference hosted by TRANZnet, valued at $590; and
  • One Luxe King Room at the Crown Metropol for 2 nights (6th & 7th of August 2014),valued at $520.

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The TRANZnet 2014 Annual Conference will showcase speakers from Regulators, Industry Skills Councils, Industry Bodies and Business Leaders. The Conference will also have discussion panels and professional development workshops on subjects such as National Assessment Instruments, Language and Numeracy in the VET Sector, Chain of Responsibility, validation of assessment tools and much more.

Importantly, the Conference and it’s functions will offer you the opportunity to network with industry leaders, as well as your peers.

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eLearning Support Services | Department of Training & Workforce Development
http://goo.gl/R6hcWV
The Department of Training and Workforce Development host a range of events and workshops in a range of e-learning topics. These include online frameworks, e-learning support services and virtual room for online events. Check out their events calendar for some great e-learning and LLN workshops.

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2014 National VET Conference | Velg Training
http://goo.gl/9PYjbs
The Velg Training 2014 National VET Conference is an amazing opportunity for all stakeholders in the Australian VET Industry to get together for some great professional development and networking. Safe Work Resources is proud to announce that as Platinum Sponsors of this conference we will be giving away a brand new car! All the details for this competition can be found here. With the great competitions aside there is an amazing line up of speakers, sessions and presentations set for this years conference. Be sure to take advantage of the early bird registration specials available!

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Qualification Utilisation: Occupational Outcomes – Overview | NCVER
http://goo.gl/M8UCj5
The latest paper from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) explores the reasons behind apprenticeship attrition rates.Understanding the non-completion of apprentices puts forward that the key reasons for non-completion are generally employment related reasons. Off the job training was shown to have little impact on an apprentice choosing not to complete their apprenticeship. Read more on our Weekend Read summary of this paper here.

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No Frills 2014 | NCVER
http://goo.gl/LdO3dx
The ‘No Frills’ annual conference brings together researchers and practitioners in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector to present, discuss and share information about key issues confronting the sector. This professional development opportunity will run from the 9-11 of July in Melbourne. With a great range of keynote speakers, workshops, presentations, and networking activities this conference is one that you can’t miss. To find out more information or register follow the above link.

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Understanding the Non-Completion of Apprentices | NCVER
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Online training records on the way | Hon Ian Macfarlane
http://goo.gl/QTKBdA

The Deadly Sins of Webinars | Insources
http://goo.gl/eWNRBj

Getting Started with eLearning | VET Development Centre
http://goo.gl/GF61zz

Incentives for Relocating to Regional Australia: Estimates Using a Choice Experiment | NCVER
http://goo.gl/VLKaqd

An Exploration of Labour Mobility in Mining and Construction: Who Moves and Why
http://goo.gl/lMEU8G

Win a New Car at the 2014NVC | Safe Work Resources
http://goo.gl/LXSIux

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What a week! We have released so many great new Training Resources this week – make sure to like our Facebook page to keep up with all our new releases and product updates.

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National Skills Summit
http://goo.gl/h25znM
The National Skills Summit will be held in Canberra next week (Wed, 25th June). This forum will explore upcoming reforms to the VET sector. The Minister for Industry, the Hon Ian Macfarlane, will deliver the key note address and the program only grows from there. Bringing together key VET decision makers and influencers this is an important event to attend.

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Free TRANZnet Conference Registration
http://goo.gl/ulA5y3
We announced earlier this month that we will be giving away a gift valued at $1,100 with ANY 4 Training Resources that are purchased in one transaction throughout June. For this month when you purchase 4 Training Resources in one transaction you will receive:

  • One Full Conference Registration (Includes all functions) to the 2014 Annual Conference hosted by TRANZnet, valued at $590; and
  • One Luxe King Room at the Crown Metropol for 2 nights (6th & 7th of August 2014),valued at $520.

TRANZnet_Promotion

The TRANZnet 2014 Annual Conference will showcase speakers from Regulators, Industry Skills Councils, Industry Bodies and Business Leaders. The Conference will also have discussion panels and professional development workshops on subjects such as National Assessment Instruments, Language and Numeracy in the VET Sector, Chain of Responsibility, validation of assessment tools and much more.

Importantly, the Conference and it’s functions will offer you the opportunity to network with industry leaders, as well as your peers.

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Assessment of Unskilled Adults’ Prior Learning: Fair to Whom?
http://goo.gl/NV2er9
Assessment of unskilled adults’ prior learning: fair to whom? explores the Assessment of Prior Learning (APL) in the Danish Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector. In attempting to answer the question “what is fair APL?” the paper further explores how the APL process impacts, encourages and motivates adult learners to partake in formal education or training. The focus of this paper is the APL within the Danish VET System. In attempting to answer the question “what is fair APL?” the paper further explores how the APL process impacts, encourages and motivates adult learners to partake in formal education or training. Leave your comments below.

The Australian Literacy & Numeracy Foundation – 2014NVC Charity
http://goo.gl/5SGKxP
The Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation (ALNF) is dedicated to raising language, literacy and numeracy standards in Australia and raises funds to develop, implement and sustain innovative projects for individuals, families and communities. 

Here at Safe Work Resources we join the ALNF in their belief that “Being able to read and write is a basic human right” so as part of our 2014 National VET Conference (NVC) we will be donating $1 for every entry into our competition.

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WIN A New Car! 2014NVC Competition
http://goo.gl/ulA5y3
Safe Work Resources is proud to be the Platinum Partner at the 2014 National VET Conference in Brisbane this year and as part of our partnership we are giving delegates the chance to win a new Holden Barina Spark!

Entry into the competition is free for Conference Delegates, all you need to do is visit the Safe Work Resources stand at the conference and fill out the entry form. Every entry received will mean Safe Work Resources will donate $1 to the conference charity, The Australian Literacy & Numeracy Foundation.

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2014 SkillsDMC Annual Conference
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Creating Learning Climate in your Classroom
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National VET E-Learning Strategy Calendar of Events
http://goo.gl/InMYNz

Using Video for Learning
http://goo.gl/DpOYHA

Forest Works ISC Industry Skills Scans & eScans
http://goo.gl/FO96Jf

Safe Work Resources – Weekend Read
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Our People, Our Prosperity: Rethinking Australia’s Skills, VET & Training Systems
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VET Leaders Lunch
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The Silver Lining: Cloud Computing and Small and Medium Enterprises
http://goo.gl/ICORcB

NEW Training Resources – Product Releases This Week
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WORLD CUP FEVER!

The socceroo’s are kicking off their world cup campaign this weekend. Take a break from the world cup and catch up on your VET news with our weekend read and weekly digest.

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Free TRANZNet Conference Registration with any 4 Courses purchased
http://goo.gl/NfiIkF
As proud sponsors of the 2014 Annual TRANZnet Conference we are excited to announce that when you purchase ANY 4 Training Resources in one transaction throughout June you will receive:

  • One Full Conference Registration (Includes all functions) to the 2014 Annual Conference hosted by TRANZnet, valued at $590; and
  • One Luxe King Room at the Crown Metropol for 2 nights (6th & 7th of August 2014), valued at $520.

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Win a CAR at the 2014NVC
http://goo.gl/NfiIkF
Safe Work Resources is proud to be the Platinum Partner at the 2014 National VET Conference in Brisbane this year and as part of our partnership we are giving delegates the chance to win a new Holden Barina Spark!

Entry into the competition is free for Conference Delegates, all you need to do is visit the Safe Work Resources stand at the conference and fill out the entry form. Every entry received will mean Safe Work Resources will donate $1 to the conference charity, The Australian Literacy & Numeracy Foundation.

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Online Learning Centre – Fair Work Ombudsman
http://goo.gl/lB8nRF
The Fair Work Ombudsman has released several interactive online courses designed to assist individuals in understanding their rights in the workplace. There are also courses designed for business owners who are interested in hiring employees, individuals starting a new job and how to manage difficult conversations in the workplace.

Understanding the Autism Spectrum Disorder
http://goo.gl/UWFz9Z
The VET Development Centre are holding a workshop designed to support teachers and trainers in making their classrooms and workplaces more inclusive for everyone. It offers practical and achievable interventino strategies to address a range of specifc, identified needs. This workshop will take place on Wednesday the 25th of June, 2014.

Qualification Utilisation: Occupational Outcomes – Overview
http://goo.gl/09Q7CT

Training Package Reform – Automatic Updating of a Training Provider’s Scope
http://goo.gl/t3gXGF

The Coaching Process
http://goo.gl/uxbPbg

SkillsDMC Newsletter
http://goo.gl/FJG6dp

Government and Sector-Level Tertiary eLearning Initiatives
http://goo.gl/ErcZhH

Around 150,000 Students to Rate Australia’s Training
http://goo.gl/1M9wu5

Weekly Digest

We have yet another edition of our weekly digest to share with you. We have created summaries of our 5 most popular links for the week as well as reposting the links to all of the other great resources we have found. You’re sure to find a great resources or article in our mix. Please leave any comments in the section below.

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23rd National Vocational Education and Training Research Conference – No Frills 2014
http://goo.gl/706dwh
The ‘No Frills’ annual conference brings together researchers and practitioners in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector to present, discuss and share information about key issues confronting the sector. This professional development opportunity will run from the 9-11 of July in Melbourne. With a great range of keynote speakers, workshops, presentations, and networking activities this conference is one that you can’t miss. To find out more information or register follow the above link.

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Free TRANZNet Conference Registration with any 4 Courses purchased
http://goo.gl/NfiIkF
As proud sponsors of the 2014 Annual TRANZnet Conference we are excited to announce that when you purchase ANY 4 Training Resources in one transaction throughout June you will receive:

  • One Full Conference Registration (Includes all functions) to the 2014 Annual Conference hosted by TRANZnet, valued at $590; and
  • One Luxe King Room at the Crown Metropol for 2 nights (6th & 7th of August 2014), valued at $520.

Mskills Update newsletter
http://goo.gl/Z7wWlD
The Manufacturing Skills Australia Skills Council release a monthly newsletter that allows you to stay informed about the latest in industry news, Training Package updates, workforce development, funding and events. This edition of the Mskills Update covers a range of topics from the Annual Skilling Australia Summit to Victorian government increase in funding.

Win a CAR at the 2014NVC
http://goo.gl/NfiIkF
Safe Work Resources is proud to be the Platinum Partner at the 2014 National VET Conference in Brisbane this year and as part of our partnership we are giving delegates the chance to win a new Holden Barina Spark!

Entry into the competition is free for Conference Delegates, all you need to do is visit the Safe Work Resources stand at the conference and fill out the entry form. Every entry received will mean Safe Work Resources will donate $1 to the conference charity, The Australian Literacy & Numeracy Foundation.

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Less students in publicly funded training in 2013: preliminary data
http://goo.gl/QTvWIm
This media release from NCVER outlines the research into the publicly funded training places in 2013. The preliminary data is now available as a snapshot of training activity taken from the annual collection of student enrolments. This preliminary analysis suggests the decrease in overall student numbers may be a result of the declind in apprenticeships.

New Training Resources – RII Mine Safety Supervisor (S1,S2,S3)
http://goo.gl/Z8F0xW

Training package reform – automatic updating of a training provider’s scope
http://goo.gl/B28jMz

Apprentices and trainees 2014: early trend estimates – March quarter
http://goo.gl/T0mSCe

VET Info News
http://goo.gl/UKy98U

The Myths of Measurement and Training Evaluation
http://goo.gl/lMnzUT

Skills @ Work – June 2014 Edition
http://goo.gl/bKMTtq

Energy Skills Australia – eNews
http://goo.gl/twyh8U