September 2014

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Childcare operator fined $20K for underpayment of staff

Melbourne’s Academy for Kids was fined $19,980 for not paying the minimum hourly rate, casual loadings and broken shift allowances. The owner, Ms Vivien Mahomet, was taken to court by the Fair Work Ombudsman after failing to produce workplace pay slips and other related documents.

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Got a NSW Security Licence through Interstate Licence?

As of 16/09/2014, NSW Security Licensing and Enforcement Directorate (SLED) has made changes to the required training and assessment of security officers with current NSW Licence and a Certificate II in Security Operations from a non-SLED-Approved: If the student attained the unit of competency with an RTO that is not a current Approved Organisation, they […]

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Handling conflicts at workplace

Handling conflicts at workplace Put a group of different personalities in the same room for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, add the stress of multiple deadlines, and you’ve got a recipe for conflict. No matter how well intentioned and intellectually compatible the group of people you’ve hired may be, inevitably you’re going […]

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Family day care fees rising

Parents could be forced to pay extra for family day care because the Federal Government is tightening the criteria for providers. Several family day care schemes have already increased their daily admin levies charged per child in care.  For some parents, especially in rural areas, the increase could be up to $140 per month per […]

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Funded training for eligible aged care workers

The Aged Care Education and Training Incentive (ACETI) programme provides incentive payments to eligible aged care workers who undertake specified education and training programs.  The ACETI programme has been extended for twelve months until 30 June 2015. In order to be eligible to receive an incentive payment, aged care workers must meet all the following […]

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