Re-registration Audit – Successful!
With our previous 5-year registration period coming to an end in June 2019, our re-registration site audit was conducted by the National Regulator, ASQA, in July. After a couple of months awaiting a result, we finally have one and it is the outcome we were all aiming to achieve… 7 years of re-registration! Whilst the Company Directors have offered congratulations and thanks in both this edition of Newsline and via Progressive’s Facebook Page to those who have helped and contributed to this outcome, as the CEO, an achievement of this magnitude can’t go past without some personal acknowledgments from myself.
I would like to thank our Trainers who hold Memorandum of Understandings with Progressive Training. Your continued assistance in responding to our compliance requests is greatly appreciated. I do understand that given the significant changes in the VET sector over the last couple of years (changes to Training Packages / Upgrade to TAE40116 etc.), that it may feel like we are contacting you every other day, but as we can see now, it has all paid off with a successful re-registration. I thank you all for your continued support and your contributions to the organisation.
I would also like to offer a special thank you to Mr. Geoff Oliver from Compass Support. Geoff has supported the Progressive Team so much over the years with his wealth of knowledge regarding everything VET. Geoff’s advice, assistance and guidance has been invaluable, and has been relied upon regularly, particularly through audits. Geoff… On behalf of the Progressive Team, thank you for all you have contributed.
Congratulations All! … Seven Years! …Well Done!
WorkSafe Audits – Successful!
The next significant achievements I’d like to acknowledge are, at Chris Nalder (Employment Training Solutions – Operating out of Newman) and David Clune (Grace Training and Operations – Operating out of South Hedland). Both Chris and Dave are Trainers who hold MOU’s with Progressive and who were both subject to scheduled WorkSafe Audits recently... once again, we’re delighted to say that both Trainer / Assessors came through fully compliant and have already received their official notification from WorkSafe. Congratulations guys! Looking forward to receiving continued compliant assessment instruments for a long time to come.
Winning Tender – Progressive Training accepted onto state panel to deliver VET in Schools!
Next on the list of positive outcomes for Progressive Training is the successful Tender bid to be placed on the provider list for the delivery of VET in secondary schools. Progressive Training were successful in gaining a place on the panel and are now able to, upon request, engage with State Schools in the Kimberley, Midwest and Wheatbelt regions of W.A. until December 2021. The chance to provide quality products for the delivery of accredited training is exciting and we are very much looking forward to working with schools in all three regions.
Glass and Glazing – Apprentice of the Year (State and National)!
What a great quarter… the accolades just keep coming! Congratulations to Beau Van De Sande and his employer, Glass Co. Metro. Beau not only completed his Glass and Glazing Apprenticeship to be awarded the Certificate III in Glass and Glazing through Progressive Training back in May but managed to win both the State and National Glass and Glazing Apprentice of the Year awards! Progressive Training are proud to be associated with Glass Co. Metro and all their Apprentices and are thrilled to have contributed to the training and assessment of the National Glass and Glazing Apprentice of the Year!
Again… Congratulations Beau and Glass Co. Metro on this outstanding achievement!
David Sims, our Glass and Glazing Trainer / Assessor responsible for the delivery of training in the Certificate III Glass and Glazing at Glass Co. Metro, was invited to the presentation of Beau’s National award in Sydney. There are a few photos of the event included and I’d like to thank Dave for all his efforts. What a fantastic result!
Well… no rest for the team here! The tail end of the year is a sprint home as we see the transition out of the current Glass and Glazing qualification, where the MSF30413 Certificate III in Glass and Glazing will be upgraded to the current MSF30418 as at 2nd December 2019. Additionally, the Resources and Infrastructure Training Package (RII) and the Transport and Logistics Training Package (TLI) are being upgraded, meaning a bit of work for our Business Development Administrator, Resource writers and Compliance heading forward into the new year. Progressive will make these changes as seamless as possible for our clients and will continue to provide the high-quality service that has resulted in all the good news stories above.
As mentioned, it is a pleasure to share so many good news stories in a single issue of Newsline and I look forward to adding to that list in the next edition.