December 19, 2018
Happy New Year 2019

Geared Up For The New Year – what’s new for apprentices and trainees

Firstly Happy 2019!   Trainees and apprentices are known for being keen to learn, wanting to translate their academic knowledge into practical application, and ultimately their goal is to complete their placement with a nationally recognised qualification. Apprentices and trainees can come from varying backgrounds – school leavers, people wanting […]
November 30, 2018
Merry Xmas

Don’t Regret Your Company Christmas Party

Happy Ho-Ho-Holidays to both employers and apprentices – This the season to be jolly and end the year with a company celebration. It must be remembered that this year end function is still a business event and what may be acceptable while letting your hair down with your friends, might […]
October 31, 2018
Upskilling does not need a degree

The Past is not the Future

Upskilling does not need a degree In the past few decades, it has become apparent that the number of school leavers has been encouraged to pursue a tertiary education rather than a trade. Previously Vocational Education and Training (VET) was considered the primary path to a long and fruitful profession. […]
October 9, 2018
How did the term 'Chippy' come about in the carpentry trade - SESAT

How did the term ‘Chippy’ come about in the carpentry trade?

Brickies, sparkies, chippies. What’s in a name?  With wood as one mankind’s ancient building materials, carpenters have passed their skills down through generations and generations over the past 7000 years. The word ‘carpenter’ evolved from the Old French word ‘carpentier’ (later charpentier) which was derived from the Late Latin ‘carpentrius’ […]
October 9, 2018
How businesses employing apprentices are helping the nation avoid a skills shortage

How businesses employing apprentices are helping the nation avoid a skills shortage

Over the past decade, Australia has faced an ever-increasing shortage of skills across many industries and sectors. For 2017-18 the Australian Government Labour Market Analysis reported that over 95% of Technicians and Trade Worker occupations were experiencing a shortage in skills.    2017 saw a notable spike in job growth, and […]
August 29, 2018
Sesat - Success

Set Yourself up to Earn Big Money with an Apprenticeship

What Benefits can an Apprenticeship Bring? Apprenticeships offer a great opportunity to combine study and on the job training with the ability to earn an income. The possibility of growing this income only increases as you progress through your apprenticeship, giving you the opportunity to earn the big bucks once […]
August 29, 2018
Sesat - Teach

Understanding your Apprentices Learning Style

Why is it Important to Understand your Apprentices Learning Style? If you think there is only one way to learn, think again. There are eight main learning styles, grouping together common ways in which people learn. We all have preferences for learning styles and techniques, just as we take in […]
August 1, 2018
mental health and happy apprentices - sesat

Looking after Apprentices Mental Health

All employers and host organisations want to get the best out of their apprentices and trainees, and in order to work to the best of their abilities an apprentice needs to be at their best, in body and mind. By creating a ‘mentally healthy’ workplace and looking after apprentice well-being, […]