February 13, 2019
Seeing the Value in Your Apprentice

Seeing the Value in Your Apprentice

It’s a pretty common understanding to all business owners and managers that you will come across employees who will cause you issues at some stage during their employment period. This shouldn’t stop you from seeing the value in your apprentice though.  This is natural – no one person has the […]
January 21, 2019

Media Release: Palaszczuk Govt Invests in More Apprentices for Queensland

The Queensland Government recently released a media statement on Friday 18th January saying the Palaszczuk Government is committed to growing the number of apprentices across the state, to ensure Queensland has the skilled workers it needs for the future which is great news for apprentices and businesses alike throughout the […]
January 14, 2019
Become the ‘Meister’ of Your Own Destiny!

Become the ‘Meister’ of Your Own Destiny!

Dual training is not a new concept. If you are the type of person who prefers to learn things by doing them, Germany has a fine-tuned vocational education and training system to ensure approximately half a million young Germans enter the workforce annually. The main characteristic of this dual system […]
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 from Sesat

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 […]