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Elevated Training Courses Support Female Equality in the Workforce

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The Australian Government recently released a report on Gender Pay Gap Statistics which highlighted the difference in pay for male and female roles in construction. It was revealed that over a period of a year, from November 2016 to November 2017, women earned 20.2% less than their male counterparts.

Factors Influencing the Gender Pay Gap

The report incorporated findings from both the public and private sectors and identified the pay gap was influenced by several factors including:
• There was a definite bias and discrimination with hiring and salaries between men and women
• With women and men working in different industries, the more female-dominated industries received lower wages
• Women were given a higher share of domestic and unpaid work
• For women who had more time away from the workplace, career progression and opportunities were more limited.

Elevated Training Supports Women Achieving Equal Rights and Pay

Elevated Training is dedicated to empowering women in construction and related industries receive the training they need to reach their full potential and be rewarded with equal rights and pay to their male counterparts. All courses are tailored to equally accommodate the training needs of both men and women in these industries, with Saturday training available for women who can’t attend training Monday to Friday due to work or personal commitments.

The registered training organisation (RTO) has both male and female trainers running their courses who are industry experienced and understand every student has different learning needs, with some requiring more one-on-one training. All trainers believe in gender equality and providing a supportive, non-discriminatory learning environment where women will feel comfortable learning at their own pace.

Contact Elevated Training today to find out more about the courses they offer by calling (07) 55 245 925 or enrol online and receive a 10% discount.

Get a Tax Break by Enrolling in a Course with Elevated Training Now!

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By enrolling in a course with Elevated Training before the 30th June 2018, you’ll not only increase your earning potential, you’ll also save on the tax you’re paying as our courses are 100% tax deductible. We offer a wide range of courses with industry experienced trainers. Our courses are nationally recognised and will prepare you for a broad scope of career opportunities. Some of the courses we offer are as follows:

License to Operate a Forklift Truck (LF)

This course will teach you every aspect of forklift truck operations and you’ll also acquire a high-risk license, in conjunction with your forklift license.

License to Operate an Order Picking Forklift Truck (LO)

As well as training you on how to operate a standard forklift, by completing this course you’ll also learn how to operate an order picking forklift and receive a high-risk license.

License to Operate a High Reach Forklift

Our license to operate a high reach forklift is a more advanced course in forklift training which requires a current LF license.

Operate Elevating Work Platform

By completing this course you’ll gain the skills and knowledge required to operate an elevated work platform in the infrastructure and resources industries, along with obtaining a high-risk license.

Enter and Work in Confined Spaces

This course will teach you everything you need to know about working in confined spaces in the resources and infrastructure industries.

Working Safely at Heights

Our Working Safely at Heights course will equip you with crucial knowledge on how to navigate heights in the resources and infrastructure industries.

Conduct Operations for Skid Steer Loaders, Hydraulic Excavators, Graders, Backhoe/Loader and Wheel Loader

We offer a wide selection of heavy machinery operating courses that teach you preparation for operations, operating procedures, housekeeping and machinery maintenance

Start a new career in the new financial year by booking a course with Elevated Training now! If you enroll online, you’ll also save 10%. Call us now on (07) 55 245 925 to find out more.

 

What to expect in a career as a forklift driver

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Once you get your forklift license there will be numerous opportunities for you to find work, particularly in factories and warehouses. To give you further insight into what to expect from a career as a forklift driver, we’ve provided some valuable background information on some of the generally duties forklift drivers do.

General duties of a forklift driver

If you’re a forklift driver in a factory or warehouse, you will normally be responsible for receiving all inbound stock, as well as packing it away. Other tasks that normally fall under this role are picking and packing of orders for customers. In order to keep the warehouse or factory’s inventory correct, you will also have to enter the delivery slips and the invoices into the computer. For safety and general housekeeping, forklift drivers are often expected to do some basic cleaning duties around the warehouse or factory too.

Inventory management using a radio frequency scanner

Part of inventory management as a forklift driver involves using a radio frequency scanner to scan items on pallets. Generally, when goods are received you will scan each barcode to enter the goods into the computer system and check to see if the goods received match the order that has been dispatched to you from the supplier. Often, locations in the warehouse are also allocated a barcode so you can match where the items you are scanning in are meant to be stored, streamlining the process to make it quicker and easier.

These are some of the main duties you will normally expect from a career as a forklift driver. If this interests you, contact Elevated Training today to complete forklift driver training and receive your forklift license.

 

Training Your Way

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At Elevated Training we understand how fast paced lifestyles are these days, with most people juggling busy careers and personal commitments, which is why we offer training your way. Specialising in nationally recognised courses for forklift training/license and high-risk training/license, we can provide training on site or at one of our training facilities in Brisbane, Northern Rivers, the Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast.

Individual or Group Training

Whether you’re wanting individual training to embark on a new career path or you have a group of employees requiring EWP training, forklift training, working at heights or confined space training, we offer a broad scope of courses and will arrange training to fit your schedule.

Experienced Trainers and Assessors

Our trainers and assessors are some of the best the industry has to offer, with many years personal experience working in the roles and industries in which they’ve been carefully selected as educators. We also don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach and will tailor training courses for the needs of both workplaces and individual learning demands.

Practical Training Solutions

Our courses are designed to provide training that’s practical and industry relevant, so students can competently handle the demands of the roles in which they’ll be working.  We focus on real-life situations and hands-on training, which we’ve proven delivers consistent results every-time. From transport and warehousing to construction and heavy machinery operation, we customise our courses to most efficiently fulfil the requirements of your industry.

To discover more about our forklift training/license, high risk training/license or any other courses we have available contact us today on (07) 5524 5925. If you are wanting more specialised individual or group training we can provide the ideal solution for an affordable price. You can also forward any queries by email via our contact page.

Workplace Training

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Prior to gaining work in the logistics, manufacturing and mining industries you are required to obtain a certain level of training in order to be appropriately qualified.

Whether it’s a forklift ticket or licensing for working at heights – your training is crucial to being able to work onsite, fulfil the role and to carry out daily tasks in a safe manner.

But the need to undergo training doesn’t stop when you’ve got your ticket and your job.

Under Australian legislation, it is up to the employer to provide refresher training as part of their duty of care to ensure that the skills of staff working on site are up-to-date.

Annual training is the best way to consistently ensure equipment is being used safely and that all workers are complying with workplace health and safety (WHS) regulations.

For employers, Elevated Training can provide group refresher training (Verification of Competency) to validate staffs’ abilities to undertake the responsibilities of their roles.

It can be quite a burden for routine operations and production schedules when workers are continually pulled out for days at a time in order to complete licencing or refresher training courses.

Fortunately, Elevated Training is focused on providing tailored training solutions that don’t disrupt your site’s normal workflow.

We deliver forklift licencing and forklift refresher courses onsite to avoid having production shut down all together.

Elevated Training can come to your workplace and provide onsite training for up to 30 employees and we can design a rolling session between various locations if your workplace operates from more than one site.

Workplace training aligns the timing of when your coworkers require refresher training in the years to come, and is also a great way of ensuring all staff have the same level of understanding when it comes to high risk work and safety procedures for the worksite.

Contact us today and find out how you can get arrange group courses or refresher training.

Reduce retention rates in 2017 through staff training

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A new year often brings on a lot of change – particularly with staff wanting to either progress their career further in 2017 by moving up in the ranks, or seeking out a new employer entirely.

But high retention rates can cost your company a lot.

In fact, the total cost of turnover can reach as high as 200% of the employee’s annual salary through advertising the role, holding interviews for prospective candidates, covering the recruiter’s salary during the process, new hire training, job errors, reduced morale in the workplace and so on.

Rather than losing out through staff turnover, why not invest a little upfront to retain staff?

Through offering to subsidise staff training, you can not only avoid fines by ensuring they are qualified and compliant with WHS, but you can also use it as a method of aiding staff retention.

Establishing a ‘professional development fund’ for staff would see budget allocated specifically towards your employees keeping their tickets and qualifications up to date, while also providing them with the opportunity to further their training and achieve their 2017 career goals.

This process incentivises staff to keep training to aid the future needs of the company, and at the same time they feel more obliged to stay on for longer and be loyal to your company because you have invested in their professional development.

If they’ve gained further qualifications through your company fund – they cannot simply take it and run to the next opportunity.

Staff would be required to stay with you at least 12 months after completing their latest course, or reimburse the company the expenses in full.

If you’re interested in adopting this type of training and development model, it would also be worthwhile to speak to Elevated Training about discounted training fees for group courses

We provide various forklift training, high risk licensing and more to aid your staff in either staying qualified or acquiring new tickets to progress their skills and accreditation.

Elevated Training can even provide group training onsite for up to 30 employees to avoid disrupting your site’s workflow.

Contact us today to help reduce retention rates and keep more staff on board during 2017.

Upskill for new job opportunities in 2017

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As 2016 is nearing its end, it’s time to reflect on the year that was and look ahead to what you want to do differently in 2017.

For most, a new year means a fresh start and a great time to assess whether you’re happy with your current position, and if you’re not… perhaps you should look to upskill for 2017.

At Elevated Training, we’re already in the Christmas spirit, which is why we’re offering you the gift of learning – at a heavily discounted price.

Between now and 15 January 2017, you can get gain new qualifications with an LO or LF forklift ticket for just $350. That’s a saving of $125 from the usual LO/LF licence fees.

If you’ve already got a job operating a forklift, but you want to broaden the scope of jobs you can work on, there are several other tickets to consider to improve your work opportunities in 2017.

Completing a brief course with Elevated Training allows you to be formally qualified to fulfil new roles that come hand in hand with the line of work you already do, or those you want to expand into.

Elevated Training can provide forklift training, high risk licensing and more so you’ve got all the appropriate accreditation to get new work.

We can get you enrolled, trained and legally prepared to work operating a:

  • Forklift (LF),
  • Order picking forklift (LO),
  • Skid steer or bobcat,
  • Excavator,
  • Grader,
  • Backhoe,
  • Loader, or
  • Scissor lift

We also have courses for entering and working in confined spaces, working safely at heights and operating elevating work platforms over 11 metres.

Or if you’re completely new to the industry, now is the best time to get your LO or LF licence at a discounted rate and kick-start your career in the infrastructure, resources and logistics industry

Contact us today and learn more about how you can upskill for 2017.