The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2020-03-18T03:23:57Z Sydney Migration Agent Provides Assistance For Businesses To Comply With New Backpacker Tax Requirements 2020-03-18T03:23:57Z sydney-migration-agent-provides-assistance-for-businesses-to-comply-with-new-backpacker-tax-requirements PK Harrison Australian Visa Services is providing professional advice and assistance for businesses that currently employ, or are likely to employ working holiday makers, to comply with the new “backpacker tax” and register with the Australian Taxation Office before the deadline on January 31st, 2017. In order to avoid penalties, businesses that employ individuals who are in Australia on a 417 or 462 visa must register with the Australian Taxation Office and withhold 15% from every dollar earned by a working holiday maker up to $37,000 with foreign resident tax rates applying from $37,001. Businesses that need assistance understanding the new “backpacker tax” can contact PK Harrison Australian Visa services on (02) 9098 9394 or visit the PK Harrison Australian Visa Services website at to book a consultation. About PK Harrison Australian Visa Services PK Harrison Australian Visa Services is a Sydney Migration Agent that provides a range of immigration and visa application assistance services in the Inner West of Sydney. Preston Harrison is registered with the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority and has extensive experience working alongside some of Australia's leading Migration Specialists. PK Harrison Australia Visa Services specialises in providing cost-effective professional visa application assistance. For more information on the services that PK Harrison Australian Visa Services provides visit the Migration Agent Sydney website. PK Harrison Australian Visa Services Address:  Business Park, Level 5, Nexus Building, 4 Columbia Ct, Norwest NSW 2153, Australia Phone: (02) 9098 9394 Website: So you’re a remote worker now? 2020-03-17T02:31:31Z so-you-re-a-remote-worker-now As businesses around Australia respond to the threat of the COVID-19 outbreak, more and more are taking a safety-first approach and moving some or all of their staff to working remotely. For people who are used to working 100% at their workplace, they may not be aware of the possible tax deductions they could be entitled at tax time. What can you claim on your tax return if you work from home? 1. Office Equipment: If you have to buy any office items out of your own pocket (and you’re not reimbursed), you can usually claim a deduction for these items. This could include, an office chair, desk, computer, printer, monitor etc.  2. Internet and phone expenses: If you’re using your personal phone and internet track of your usage as you’ll be able to claim a proportion of your monthly bill as a deduction. 3. Home Office Expenses (two methods): a. Running Costs: This is the easiest way method where you claim at a rate of $0.45 per hour worked from home b. Occupancy Costs: More complicated…This method involves you calculating a specific amount for each expense you have based on the size of your home office vs the rest of your house.  You then claim a portion of items such as electricity, water, heating, rent, mortgage interest. Etc.  Important notes and tips: There are some very important points you need to be aware of before making any claim: • First and foremost, if possible have your employer cover the costs for you. That way you get 100% of any expense back in your pocket rather than your marginal tax rate which for most people equals about 20-35%. • Don’t go overboard here! If your employer would not be willing to confirm to the ATO that an item is a requirement for you to do your job, then you probably can’t claim it. (e.g: An office worker might need to buy an office chair to work from home, but it’s not an excuse to go out and buy a new coffee machine to keep you caffeinated throughout the day.) • Any item that you will use for both work and personal use need to be apportioned. • Any item over $300 needs to be depreciated; you can’t claim the costs in full. • Each person’s circumstances are different. If you’re not sure whether you fit the criteria for a certain work from home deduction, always ask your tax agent for advice. • If you are provided any equipment by your employer to work from home (e.g a laptop, or monitor etc) those items cannot be claimed on your return. -ENDS- ABOUT ETAX ACCOUNTANTS: is Australia’s number one online tax return service. Etax has been specialising in online taxes since 1998 and enables most individuals to complete their tax returns in under 15 minutes. Each tax return is checked by qualified accountants for accuracy and extra deductions prior to lodgment, offering a higher level of support and expertise than at most tax agents plus the time-saving convenience of a 100% online service. Corporate Australia must do more to create meaningful diversity and inclusion 2020-03-10T02:45:43Z corporate-australia-must-do-more-to-create-meaningful-diversity-and-inclusion Sydney, 10 March 2020 - Corporate Australia's performance in many areas of diversity and inclusion (D&I) remains mixed, and organisations face new challenges around D&I to attract and retain an increasingly-millennial workforce, deliver strong financial performance, create differentiated innovation, and compete globally. This is the assessment of Jo Burston, CEO and Founder of Rare Birds. The company is launching new programs to equip companies and organisations across Australia with structured mentoring around the commercial benefits of diversity and inclusion, and create sustainably-diverse organisational structures. "In our first five years, we've supported thousands of women entrepreneurs through events and mentoring, provided programs to nine companies and organisations, and taken our message and programs to 16 regions across Australia and Papua New Guinea," she says. Organisations that Rare Birds has worked with include 7West Media, American Express, PwC and WesTrac. "Yet this barely scratches the surface of what's now required. As just one example, the number of women on Australian listed-company boards fell 30% last year. We’re grateful to the women and men who have stood behind female entrepreneurs, but equality and empowerment have evolved into a bigger discussion around every aspect of meaningful diversity and inclusion. With International Women's Day well-established as a benchmark for gender equality, now is the time to broaden our horizons to embrace diversity and inclusion beyond gender. "The stakes, in financial terms, employment terms and reputational terms, are high. As long ago as 2015, McKinsey estimated that as much as US$12 trillion could be added to global annual GDP by 2025 by making opportunities for women the equal of those of men.  "And according to the World Economic Forum, in just five years, 75% of the global workforce will be millennials - the first generation expecting full inclusion and diversity across the organisations that employ them. Get this wrong, and your future millennial workforce will leave. "There are two questions every Australian company and organisation needs to answer: Is your organisation genuinely diverse and inclusive in a meaningful, sustainable way? What's your plan to make this a reality?" Narrow definitions for diversity and inclusion are no longer meaningful. Diversity and inclusion now also cover age, sexuality, flexible work practices, disability access and inclusion, cultural diversity, and equality of pay. "Diversity and inclusion start with role models," says Jo Burston, "so we are recruiting new mentors from all backgrounds, across all genders, around Australia with extensive experience in running and advising diverse organisations.  "For those being mentored, this will offer significant and sustainable new experience around the commercial and organisational benefits of diversity and inclusion. "Running these structured mentor programs will allow organisations to build sustainable new frameworks that can evolve and stay relevant. "And for the mentors, this will provide new opportunities to share their expertise and experience with the next generation of business leaders." Rare Birds' focus is moving from solely empowering individuals to creating new D&I structures for entire organisations and companies. An example is WesTrac, an industrial business in which nearly 14% of employees are women. Rare Birds works with WesTrac on building and expanding its mentoring program that drives retention, develops leadership skills, and entrenches and sustains the company's diversity and inclusion strategy.  Twenty-six employees were matched to mentors from industries as varied as software and entertainment. Nearly 77% of those mentored said the program improved their leadership skills. According to WesTrac General Manager of People and Culture, Rob Hooke, “As we look to the future, we’re focused on harnessing the best talent and providing them with the support they need to achieve success. Diverse teams are more socially cohesive, emotionally connected, empathetic and supportive of each other in pursuit of a common goal." Organisations seeking to create meaningful diversity programs, and individuals wishing to become mentors, should visit inspiringrarebirds,com. ENDS The Rare Birds community builds and provides services and programs that transform businesses by creating diverse and inclusive organisations that are sustainable. These programs support improved financial performance, improve talent retention, and foster and facilitate innovation. For more information, contact: Alan Smith, Digivizer, 0404 432 700, World’s best success event brings world’s best success trainer, Tony Robbins, to Melbourne 2020-02-24T00:52:27Z world-s-best-success-event-brings-world-s-best-success-trainer-tony-robbins-to-melbourne Sydney, Australia,  24 February, 2020 - This April in Melbourne, the  world’s leading success event, the National Achievers Congress brings you the #1 life and business strategist, Tony Robbins. Now celebrating 26 years, this event has helped launch and grow more successful entrepreneurs’ careers around the world than any other seminar. Headlining this event on 16-17 April, at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre will be World’s #1 Life & Business Strategist, Tony Robbins. The packed program of speakers also features AFL Women’s Footballer and Boxer,  Tayla Harris; businessman and best-selling author, Michael Crossland; coach and author, Kemi Nekvapil, and more. Just last year, Success Resources brought the National Achievers Congress on a global tour to 24 different cities, attended by over 150,000 people. Priced to be easily accessible, the seminars feature learning from the world’s best influencers and entrepreneurs and reveal what audiences must know now to excel in business and in life. “We are very excited to bring Tony Robbins exclusively to Melbourne for the NAC this year. It’s his first time speaking in the culture capital in 3 years.  We’ve answered the call of our many clients who have not yet seen him come to Melbourne. To learn from Tony at such an affordable price point is a no brainer for our clients, in just a month of promoting the event, tickets are almost 85% sold out. For our audience, NAC, serves as an intro to Tony’s lessons before they invest more time and money into his more intensive programs where the minimum is about 50 hours. - Michael Lane, Director Success Resources Stay tuned for more details on the National Achievers Congress here About Success Resources Success Resources is the world’s largest provider of educational events featuring world-class speakers such as Sir Richard Branson, Tony Robbins and Robert Kiyosaki, to name only a few. It holds over 500 events globally per year. Call for nominations for Asia Pacific Communicator of the Year 2020-02-12T02:21:10Z call-for-nominations-for-asia-pacific-communicator-of-the-year Nominations are open for the inaugural IABC Asia Pacific Silver Quill Communicator of the Year (CoTY) Award. IABC, the International Association of Business Communicators, is a global professional organisation representing the communications profession, and its Asia Pacific regional membership is drawn from 14 chapters in eight countries across the region. The Chair of IABC APAC,  Zora Artis, said the inaugural Silver Quill Communicator of the Year Award offers a unique opportunity to acknowledge exceptional communication excellence and leadership. Nominations are open to members and non-members across the Asia Pacific, in two categories: ·       Executive leaders who demonstrate outstanding communication ·       Senior communication professionals with more than 10 years in the profession “Unlike most other communication awards programs, the CoTY Award celebrates the individual because the award isn’t based on projects, but on the ability of a leader to deliver the very best communication day in, day out,” Ms Artis said. “The CoTY Award recognises and honours that strategic communication excellence. The honour will become a powerful statement that will support the winners’ careers for years to come. “We encourage Asia Pacific communicators, or anyone who has an executive leader who excels in communication, to nominate.” The CoTY Awards will be judged by a senior panel of leaders from IABC Asia Pacific region and chapter leadership. The panel is looking for: exceptional leadership, management, and communication skills; delivering measurable business value through strategic communication; innovation and bold thinking; effective communication with diverse audiences; and high ethical and professional standards. Winners will be announced on March 26 at the IABC APAC Silver Quills Gala, taking place at the #Fusion20 conference in Wellington, New Zealand. For categories and eligibility see Nominations must be emailed to with the open call for nominations closing at 6:00 pm AEDT Thursday 20 February 2020. For more information or interviews, contact: Zora Artis, IABC Asia Pacific chair Ph: +61 410 565 625 Increase in Apprentice and Trainee Enrolments 2020-02-07T05:43:12Z increase-in-apprentice-and-trainee-enrolments Minister for Innovation and Skills, Hon David Pisoni MP, visited PEER on Friday 7 February 2020, announcing key findings from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) publication: Government funded students and courses – January to September 2019. He highlighted the large increase in apprentice and trainee enrolments across critical sectors for the SA economy.   Key findings from the report, indicate an increased confidence in the South Australian economy, with over 700 business taking on an apprentice for the first time. This is attributed to the Marshall Liberal Government working closely with industry and businesses, to continue the turnaround of the state’s training system.   Minister for Innovation and Skills, Hon David Pisoni MP said, “The first full year of the Skilling South Australia program has yielded fantastic results, with over 13,000 new apprenticeship and traineeship commencements.”   “We’re seeing strong growth in government funded VET program enrolments across critical sectors for the SA economy, including community services, agriculture, horticulture, conservation and land management, construction and traditional trades, as well tourism, hospitality and events.”   The Minister also stated that the Skilling South Australia projects, are growing the state’s skilled workforce, while meeting the needs of employers.“There are almost 100 Skilling South Australia projects underway, co-designed by industry and business, to grow our skilled workforce, build careers and meet the needs of employers by driving growth in apprenticeships and traineeships. Encouragingly, we’re also delivering increased participation in terms of Aboriginal students and increased female participation in skills training.”   Peter Nolan, Chief Executive of leading South Australian training organisation PEER, said that the State Government’s investments in skills and expansion of subsidised training, is delivering positive results for the sector.   Mr. Nolan stated: “2020 has commenced very positively for PEER and we have seen a strong uptake of apprentices already. We have 42 new well-trained, high quality apprentices either commenced or commencing soon. We also have vacancies in the refrigeration and air-conditioning trade and are always looking for more females in all of our trades. The Skilling South Australia projects have been of great benefit to new apprentices and the demand for well-trained apprentices is continuing to grow.” About PEER  PEER is a non-profit industry-based organisation, a Group Training Organisation (GTO) and an award-winning Registered Training Organisation (RTO), delivering nationally accredited trade training packages to meet South Australia’s skill development needs.  We are the largest employer of apprentices within the Building and Construction industry in SA and we deliver VET in schools training, apprenticeship training, upskilling, short courses and skills recognition training.  Agile and innovative, PEER is highly regarded for delivering trade training and assessment excellence in the following trades: electrical, plumbing, data & communications, refrigeration & air-conditioning.  We are proud, to be the winner of the 2018 SA Training Awards, Training Provider of the Year and the 2018 Australian Training Awards Small Training Provider of the Year.  Shoalhaven STEMship students graduate in Nowra 2020-01-31T03:09:44Z shoalhaven-stemship-students-graduate-in-nowra 31st January, 2020 Representatives from Regional Development Australia – Far South Coast (RDA FSC), Regional Development Australia – Hunter, the Shoalhaven Defence Industry Group (SDIG), Mission Australia, Defence NSW, Training Services NSW and the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet gathered at the Aerospace Training Services new training facility in South Nowra today to celebrate the graduation of students from the 2019 Shoalhaven STEMship Program.  Developed by RDA Hunter, STEMship is an innovative vocational education and training (VET) pre-employment program open to young people who have completed Year 10. Designed to bridge the gap between secondary school and university STEM programs, STEMship is an industry-led program that helps guide students into technical apprenticeships and traineeships and/or continue on with VET courses. STEMship is supported by the NSW Department of Industry via Training Services NSW and Defence NSW.  The 21-week program included a combination of technical training and work placement (25 hours per week), industry site visits to promote awareness of employment pathways and completion of a nationally accredited qualification – the Certificate II in Aeroskills. Students were also exposed to opportunities to gain work placement with the Shoalhaven region’s innovative organisations.  To date, outcomes for the STEMship program have been positive with one student already employed as an apprentice and the majority of students currently undergoing recruitment.  The NSW Defence Advocate, Air Marshal (Ret) John Harvey AM PhD said, “The NSW Government is committed to supporting the future skilled workforce needs of the defence industry across regional New South Wales. The Shoalhaven STEMship Program is a key initiative providing training and employment opportunities to local youth, whilst ensuring that small-to-medium defence enterprises and prime contractors have access to skilled talent.”  Chair of RDA FSC, Rob Pollock OAM, said, “RDA FSC and our STEMship partners are proud of the efforts of our graduating students. We acknowledge the high level of support provided by the employers in the Shoalhaven and look forward implementing further success stories across our region.”  Chair of RDA Far South Coast, Rob Pollock OAM; David Collins, Executive Director – Training Services NSW; Minister Geoff Lee MP; Minister Gareth Ward MP and Air Marshall (ret) John Harvey AM PhD, NSW Defence Advocate with some of the 2019 graduating STEMship class.  Girl Guides calls for volunteers to support the next generation of Australian women 2020-01-30T23:45:57Z girl-guides-calls-for-volunteers-to-support-the-next-generation-of-australian-women-1 Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT, one of the largest organisations in Australia dedicated to supporting girls and young women, are calling for more volunteers to play a vital role in the organisation by sharing their experiences and wisdom with the Girl Guide Community. After the success of the A Place To Grow campaign in May 2019, memberships significantly increased creating a need to recruit volunteers. State Commissioner, Sarah Neill said that volunteering is not only about helping others, studies have shown volunteering helps increase your health, happiness and sense of fulfilment. “From our own research – Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT Insights Research 2018 – we know that our volunteers are making lifelong friends, gaining personal fulfilment, develop a sense of belonging and learn new skills,” Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT, offer a range of flexible volunteering positions available to suit different schedules and needs. “When considering becoming a volunteer, we encourage people to choose a position that reflects one of their passions and/or experience; to add greater value to the team, the girls and gain personal satisfaction,” said Mrs Neill. NT Region Manager, Letitia Baldwin, who has been involved in Girl Guides for 16 years said, “We are constantly looking for volunteers with unique passions to share them with our community. It is incredibly important for volunteers to love what they are doing as this provides the greatest benefit to our girls.” District Manager, Tegan McAnulty, has been a member of the Guiding community for 22 years both as a Guide and a Leader. When asked why she has been a part of Guiding for so long, her answer is simple. “The biggest opportunity – at the heart of the Girl Guiding movement, is the girls we work with; it’s the greatest privilege,” said Ms McAnulty. Tegan has participated in the recruitment campaign with other Leaders sharing their experiences as a volunteer. View the recruitment video series here: With all these amazing benefits and the start of a new year, why not become a volunteer? -ends- Notes to editor: Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT are devoted to the growth and development of girls. They provide a place where girls can learn, build their skills and connect with like-minded peers. The benefits also extend to the volunteers who play a vital role in supporting the girls. Guides work to serve their community and support those in need by offering to help where they can. They participate in many local activities and initiatives aimed at giving back to the community. Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT offers girls, women and volunteers A Place To Grow. For Media Enquiries please contact: Simone Gur | ZADRO Agency | | 0417 778 511 Oakley Grioli I ZADRO Agency I | 02 9212 7867 IMAGES Images are available for use. For high-resolution images, please contact: Image: Girl Guides at Lark in the Park, Sydney, 2019. Image: Volunteers at Lord Mayor’s Picnic. Image: Recruitment Campaign Artwork. Book Your Online Driver Training Course in the New Year With SharpDrive 2020-01-29T02:09:16Z book-your-online-driver-training-course-in-the-new-year-with-sharpdrive-1 Educated drivers bring a lot of value to organisations that have a mobile workforce, and when drivers are kept up-to-date on safety protocols, and are always attentive to safe driving practices, they avoid the dangers of the road and save their employers time, energy, and money. The New Year is a good time to book your drivers into one of SharpDrive’s online driver training courses. The best way to bring your drivers up to that standard is to implement a driver training programme, as fully-educated drivers are more adept at handling vehicles in any number of conditions they may face. Not only does training ensure your employees are protected – it lowers the costs your company may incur for vehicle maintenance and replacement. SharpDrive’s course is a uniquely designed innovation in online driver training — with research and development headed by expert driving trainers. SharpDrive training is focused where it counts - attitudes and behaviours of driving, because statistically that's how the majority of accidents occur - fatigue, stress, mobile phone use and inattention to name a few. It improves your drivers' knowledge of the best driving practices, and reducing risks on the road, and it is also an ideal catalyst for organisations wishing to lower their fleet running costs, gain effective health and safety compliance and reduce their fleet crash rate. SharpDrive not only enhances safety behind the wheel, it helps drivers improve their fuel economy, reduce wear and tear on tyres and engines, and learn to be "greener" drivers. In fact, in a few short months SharpDrive graduates recover the low cost of driver training with the savings they make through better, safer and more economical driving. SharpDrive are the driver training programme of choice by leading organisations across Australia and New Zealand, so for more information on advanced driver training NZ, driver safety online courses and online driver safety courses please go to .  Promo People Offers Staff for Retail Activation Marketing 2019-12-18T09:03:03Z promo-people-offers-staff-for-retail-activation-marketing Promo People specialise in retail activation marketing. The company has worked with many brands in deploying a wide range of experiential marketing ideas to promote store openings, engage shoppers, and stimulate purchases.  Promo People staff can help with engagement of shoppers that can occur in-store, sidewalks, inside malls, commuter stations and other strategic locations. They can help with retail activations that range from unique in-store experiences to street team marketing. When it comes to staffing for lifestyle brands Promo People can provide energetic, personable, and engaging brand ambassadors. Experience is all about adding dimension to your product and Promo People can help by choosing real people who authentically embody the experience the brand sells. Store activations can help businesses find new customers and reaffirm relationships with existing ones. Promo People have a talented pool of staff that extend the brand experience beyond the store or office and help gather first-hand feedback. They are skilled promoters and as brand ambassadors they can communicate the company’s message in a personal and timely manner while creating an emotional connection between the brand and the consumer. Since 2005, Promo People has been committed to delivering the finest brand ambassador experiences in Australia. They have worked with top brands such as Nestle, Optus, Jetstar, IKEA, Spec Savers and Coles. In order to make the experience simple Promo People offers the total package. They can manage marketing activation ideas, strategies, planning, production, logistics, staffing, permits, deployment, management, and reporting. For more information, Promo People can be contacted on 03 9339 0966 or visit Celebrated NLP Life Coach Holds Workshop At Teksmobile 2019-12-13T05:54:00Z celebrated-nlp-life-coach-holds-workshop-at-teksmobile Teksmobile - a leading technology company held a workshop on ‘Team Building & Enthusiasm’ to boost the employees. The session was conducted by renowned NLP life coach Mrs. Nishi Arora.  It was a very fun day for the people at the technology company. The session kick started on a funny note to energise the attendees and moved forward to explore the principles of team building. The day was high on motivation, there were many activities to cheer up the moods of the employees, get them away from work pressure and stress.  The session started off with a trick question, “I need some volunteers. Who all are up?” A few of the employees were interested, few went with little hesitation and few were reluctant. And to everyone’s surprise, they all won prizes just to introduce themselves. Of course, it was to test the voluntary spirit of the employees.  Followed by this small surprise, there was a session on ‘how to make the best of opportunities’. In the session, the employees were explained how they should hop on every opportunity they come across in their professional lives. It was a session encouraging the employees to be proactive and look for opportunities. Even if no one is giving them an opportunity, they should create their own opportunity to attain their version of success was the crux/message of the session.  Gradually, the audience was immersing in the session, motivated to be one of the most thoughtful and entertaining audiences. And of course, when the unity activity happened, the technology company was on its toes to show their unity. They played a card game where everyone of them was given a playing card. Once they all had their cards, they had to make a team with the people having the similar cards. One of the senior members of the company recalled that it was a delight seeing everyone participating and having fun.  During the session, the geeks were enlightened about working in unison without having the thought of jealousy and surpassing their team members. The employees said, it was something they had been following since the company’s inception. And they believe in loyalty towards the company and their team members. Also, Nishi Arora acknowledged the fact that the youngest geek in the company is just nineteen and the most experienced one in the folks have been serving for thirteen years now. Following this there was a balloon popping game which ended with a surprising yet fun result.  The session mainly concentrated on stress management and work pressure. Nishi Arora being an experienced life coach had a good hook on the solutions to these problems. The employees were lectured on the ways to stay motivated, cheerful and positive. There was a good session on ‘content reframing’ & ‘context reframing’. In the session attendees were made familiar with the habit of seeing things in a positive way. There was an activity where the audience were given a set of situation which were demotivating in reality and the audience were challenged to give it a positive spin. Followed by which, the teks employees were set to learn empathy and show their problem solving abilities. The audience was divided into certain groups, where the person with the problem chit had to write a problem he was facing in his professional or personal lives and others from the team had to write plausible solutions to it. The Teks employees managed to find solutions to the problems like ‘how to balance between work and personal life’, ‘how to inculcate saving habits’, ‘ how to improve family relationships’.  The whole team of teksmobile was very thankful to Mr Hussain Fakhruddin. Nishi Arora added, Hussain is one of the rarest in his kind. He is not a person who will take leverage of his position as the global CEO. He is polite with his colleagues and concerned for them. As a vote of thanks and to show their love for the global CEO of teksmobile, the whole team stood up and applauded in unison. Hussain mentioned, he is very happy with his team, they all have given a lot to the company and Teksmobile has managed to win so many milestones because of his team.  The whole Teksmobile team also thanked the Mr and Mrs Arora for the outstanding workshop. Some of the employees mentioned they got to learn a lot. The workshop was like a fresh air for them and they will surely inculcate their learning to do better for themselves and Teksmobile.  To know more about ethics and working culture Teksmobile Software, visit To get in touch with the company’s representatives, dial +61-280385078 and/or send emails to Teksmobile plans to organise more such sessions in future. Nishi Arora was also more than enthusiastic about future sessions at Teksmobile.   New Horizons Worldwide Partners with DDLS to Provide IT and Professional Development Training to Australia’s Workforce 2019-12-13T00:41:04Z new-horizons-worldwide-partners-with-ddls-to-provide-it-and-professional-development-training-to-australia-s-workforce New Horizons Computer Learning Centers (New Horizons) has partnered with DDLS, Australia’s largest provider of IT, security, and process training. DDLS and New Horizons have begun to combine efforts to serve the Australian market with the latest in technology, cybersecurity, process management, and professional development courses.“DDLS is widely known and highly respected in Australia, which makes them a perfect complement to New Horizons Worldwide list of partners,” said Mikell Parsch, CEO of New Horizons Computer Learning Centers. “The timing of this partnership is ideal because we have identified Australia as a primary growth target for New Horizons.”“New Horizons and DDLS have a long history of collaboration in the IT training and education space. This partnership broadens our course and training programs and accelerates the growth of both companies,” said Shelley Morris, COO of New Horizons Computer Learning Centers. “The global market continues to digitally transform, and the shortage of IT professionals continues to increase. We are pleased to announce this partnership brings together two leading companies able to address Australia’s talent and skills gap.”The announcement of this partnership further supports both DDLS and New Horizons growth plans in Australia and the greater APAC region. DDLS has long been the number one training provider in Australia and in partnering with New Horizons, will be able to take its local training capability to New Horizons global customers and franchise network. “I am excited about this partnership, which further underlines our commitment to provide high-quality training with flexible modalities, industry-accredited trainers and state of-the-art course material,” said Jon Lang, CEO of DDLS."DDLS has a long and proud history, offering the highest quality IT Training to the Australian market for more than 25 years. Our understanding of the region, combined with New Horizons Worldwide global network, in addition to our combined product portfolio and vendor network, will provide an unparalleled service in Australia and the region," Lang said.Through this partnership, both organisations and individuals will have expanded course schedule options, access to a worldwide delivery network of training centres, and can learn online, in a training centre, in a blended environment, and more. They will also have access to two leading and unique training programs: DDLS’s respected cybersecurity training programs and New Horizons’ Center for Leadership and Development Training Programs.For more information visit: or call our New Horizons Australia support line 1 800 497 118. HELP BRINGING CHRISTMAS CHEER TO GOODNA AND IPSWICH 2019-12-05T05:33:07Z help-bringing-christmas-cheer-to-goodna-and-ipswich In the lead up to Christmas, Help Employment and Training (HELP) will be hosting a range of community events for the Goodna and Ipswich communities. The team at HELP Ipswich and Goodna have been donating items weekly to create two giant Christmas hampers for women and children attending the local Domestic Violence Action Centre (DVAC).  The HELP team hopes the hampers will ease some of the stresses associated with the gift-giving season. Help Employment and Training presented the hampers to DVAC at a BBQ with local businesses which was also open to the general public from 10:00-11:30am on Tuesday 3 December at their Ipswich office in 38 Limestone Street. A second community BBQ event is also planned for Wednesday 11 December at The Diggers Rest community area in Goodna from 10:00-11:30am. Help Employment and Training is a local Queensland-based not-for-profit that provides tailored employment and training solutions to job seekers, employers and students. Celebrating 50 years in 2018, HELP has assisted 50,000 job seekers and specialises in getting people into work who have a disability, health condition or illness. To register for support to find work, training or staff at either of our local HELP offices, please call 07 3069 2695 (for Ipswich) or 07 3069 2699 (for Goodna). Alternatively, you can submit an online enquiry or request a call back by visiting the website: HELP is proud to support the local Ipswich and Goodna areas through meaningful employment outcomes, by connecting job seekers with employers and vice-versa to reach their career and business goals. SydWest continues drive to accelerate New Opportunities for Job-seekers in Blacktown 2019-11-28T02:50:59Z sydwest-continues-drive-to-accelerate-new-opportunities-for-job-seekers-in-blacktown SydWest Multicultural Services has partnered with Blacktown City Council, SSI, TAFE NSW, Uniting, Salvation Army and Lenity Care to undertake another Blacktown Employment Accelerator event aimed at improving economic outcomes for job seekers from refugee and migrant backgrounds, as well as people with disability in the Blacktown LGA. The event will be held on Thursday 28th November from 11am – 1pm at the Maria Locke Centre, TAFE NSW Blacktown, Main Street, Blacktown. This event will assist people from diverse backgrounds who are job-seekers to make new connections, connect with sustainable employment opportunities and expand their networks and increase their employability chances. Leaders from the business community will come together with job-ready job-seekers from refugee, migrant backgrounds and people with disabilities for speed-dating recruitment meetings to accelerate employment outcomes for everyone involved. Our corporate partners include Coles, Extreme Solution, Global Traders Aus Ind, Australia Security Services Guards Pty Ltd, Thrive Refugee Enterprise, Cleantastic Cleaning, Reach Quality Care Pty Ltd and NECA Training and Apprenticeships SydWest Multicultural Services CEO, Elfa Moraitakis is encouraging people of all backgrounds to join in this unique initiative: We are excited to be hosting our third annual Blacktown Employment Accelerator, which provides an excellent and efficient format for both employers and job-seekers. We know that many of our new arrivals, including refugees, are often highly qualified and experienced but local experience is a key barrier to employment. By connecting employers and job-seekers together, we know that real, sustained employment outcomes can be achieved at this event. Blacktown Employment Accelerator 2019 continues to showcase the wealth of experience and expertise on our doorstep and accelerate the connections necessary for successful employee recruitment. About SydWest SydWest Multicultural Services is a leading organisation for all cultural diversity issues responding to community needs and opportunities. Established more than 34 years ago, SydWest provides a range of services to culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) individuals and communities services to assist with settling and living productive and independent lives in the community. We offer flexible and integrated service models across the life course of refugees and migrants, supporting the self-determination and empowerment of our diverse communities. SydWest is an innovative employer of choice, with passionate, qualified and experienced bilingual and bicultural staff who are sensitive to the languages and cultures of the communities we represent With locations in Blacktown, Mt Druitt, Penrith and Rouse Hill, we cover all matters of cultural diversity in the region. NSW and ACT Guiding Community merges with NT to create A Place To Grow Together 2019-11-18T03:48:23Z nsw-and-act-guiding-community-merges-with-nt-to-create-a-place-to-grow-together The NSW & ACT Girl Guides community will merge with Girl Guides NT to form Girl Guides NSW, ACT and NT from January 2020 creating a 7,800 strong member organisation. The merger offers a chance to expand learnings and foster collaboration between the state and territories. Girl Guides in NT will have access to greater resources and opportunities through this partnership, with all the administrative and operational benefits of a larger Association. More opportunities will be available to assist with the geographical challenges faced in the NT. The partnership will also allow Guides in the NT to participate in creative initiatives run by Girl Guides NSW & ACT such as GirlMade which supports girls to express themselves creatively. The NT community hope to share their unique experiences and perspectives with the NSW & ACT members, to further support the growth and empowerment of the next generation of Australian women. Letitia Baldwin, NT Regional Manager, Girl Guides NT, is looking forward to this new step in NT Guiding history, believing it will bring great benefit to the girls and Leaders. “I have a brilliant team of Leaders and we will work well with the NSW and ACT teams. It is important to have fresh ideas and the chance to network, especially for our adult members so they can share that with the girls. I want to make this community as big and beautiful as it can be. “I think the opportunities are going to be endless; NSW & ACT have an exciting range of things for girls to do and now we will be able to leverage this and get the girls involved in so many more activities. “It is great to know we’re not alone; we are a part of a large network. I am looking forward to NT standing proud and showing off what we can do,” said Ms Baldwin. Eboney Prentice, Leader Darwin District, Girl Guides NT, has been a member of the Guiding community for 30 years; having had many unique experiences with Guiding including travelling the world, she is now sharing the Guiding experience with her daughter. “Guiding focuses on the community, it encourages girls to think about more than just themselves, to learn from others and give back to the world around them. The joining of our communities will support this Guiding mission and enhance the girls experience,” said Ms Prentice. Sarah Neill, State Commissioner, Girl Guides NSW & ACT, travelled to NT earlier this year and met the Guiding community; she is thrilled to be partnering with them. “I am looking forward to working closely with Letitia and her team who have such a deep passion for Guiding. The girls as always are at the centre of what we do and we know this partnership will enhance their Guiding experience with increased support,” said Mrs Neill. -ENDS- Notes to editor: Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT are devoted to the growth and development of girls. They provide a place where girls can learn, build their skills and connect with like-minded peers. The benefits also extend to the Leaders and volunteers who play a vital role in supporting the girls. Guides work to serve their community and help those in need offering help where they can. They participate in many local activities and initiatives aimed at giving back to the community. Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT offers girls A Place To Grow. For media enquiries please contact: Simone Gur | ZADRO Agency | | 0417 778 511 Oakley Grioli I ZADRO Agency I | 02 9212 7867 IMAGES Images are available for use. For high-resolution images, please contact: Image: Letitia Baldwin, NT Region manager, Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT. Image: Eboney Prentice, Unit Leader Darwin District, Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT. Image: Sarah Neill, State Commissioner, Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT. Image: Girl Guides NT. Image: Girl Guides NSW & ACT.