The global COVID-19 pandemic has imposed sudden and unprecedented pressure on governments and industries all around the world, with almost every sector affected. Vocational education and training (VET) is not any different and was uniquely impacted as the training providers could no longer continue face-to-face delivery. So they had to come up with innovative methodologies to survive and continue delivering the courses. VET is a sector in which outcomes are competency……

As a training provider, you must implement a robust assessment system that includes not only the actual materials  used directly in conducting assessment, but also policies, procedures and other supporting documents and tools that inform the way assessment is conducted. Once your assessment system is in place, the next step is to ensure that your assessment system is consistently producing valid assessment judgements and that the graduates have skills and knowledge……

Commercial cookery

Choosing the correct cooking method not only impacts the final product, but also affects the texture, appearance, and flavor of the dish. It’s the slow-cooking of ribs that makes them fall-off-the-bone tender, and the hot deep-frying oil that gives donuts a crispy, golden brown exterior and soft, doughy middle. At the end of the day your final dishes need to meet the expectations set for them by the industry and your……

Initiative and Enterprise

Keeping pace with changing times In this competitive and growing era of technology, all businesses must need to pace up and keep up to date with the changing trends.  Initiative and Enterprise is the ability to find new opportunities and ideas and put them into practice. No business can be successful if they do not have enterprising leaders to drive them. The leaders need to build a cohesive team who can……

A team is a group of people working towards a common goal. Many people working together in a team bring with them their experience, knowledge, talents, skills and attitude which benefit the organisation in many ways.   Initially, it may be a daunting task to build up an effective team: a team in which there is no supremacy of individual goals over the team goals and the interests of individuals merge……

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them” – Albert Einstein Many inter-personal relationships and businesses fail due to poor problem-solving skills. The most important element of problem solving is understanding the underlying issues of the problem. The focus must be on the problem and not the symptoms. Having great problem-solving skills always pays off to tackle real-world problems. It would be great if……

Our interactions are hugely guided by our ability to communication effectively with others. Better the ability to convey our thoughts and emotions, the better are our relations. In a fast-paced and competitive workplace, we face growing challenge everyday to emote gracefully without hurting anyone’s ego or feelings. This may result in unwanted stress and there are some who may end up in depression. It is vital to learn the art of……

As many wise people have claimed, the best way to learn is by doing. However, how do we ensure that the tasks we take on will truly be beneficial for our acquisition of knowledge? I have come to notice that the common mindset surrounding the perpetually intertwined concepts of studying and learning is that the more you study, the more you learn. However, after many regretful days of sitting behind desks……

Risk Management

As an internal auditor it is very disheartening to see business processes fail specially when early interventions could have rectified most of the issues that lead to failure of business operations. It is extremely important for CEOs and Senior Managers to build an organizational culture where everyone understands importance of risk management and plays their role in effectively implementing risk mitigation strategies. A well-researched and an easy to understand risk management……

Work Health and Safety is a legal framework designed to protect people’s safety, physical and mental health, and general welfare in workplaces across Australia. All employees under state and territory Work Health and Safety (WHS) legislation are required to participate in the management of their own health and safety, that of their colleagues and anyone else in the workplace. It’s primarily designed to protect employees and workers (including contractors, subcontractors and……

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