Resume Writing for the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment Student


Resume Writing for the Job Seeker

Upon completing your Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or other Vocational Training and Assessment Course, many students ask the question... "Now what?" If you are not already employed, creating a standout resume is the best bet at giving you the edge in today tough job market.

For your convenience I have created a sample resume below, basically a 'fill in the blanks' for job seeking students.

  1. Keep your resume to two pages (three max!)
  2. Spell check, spell check, spell check (and proof read) - grammatical errors are not acceptable
  3. The real opportunity is within the cover letter so highlight your biggest achievements there
  4. Keep the front plain and pages spaced
  5. Without 'resume padding' put forward the best version of you

Vocational Trade School or University - Which Is for You?


Many people around the world are engaged in vocational education and training as well as university level courses. However, when enrolling into a training program it is important to consider which medium of higher education is right for you. There are many differences between university and vocational education and training. Below these differences are outlined for your convenience.

  • Involves degrees, honours, masters and doctorate level courses and some universities offer associates degrees as a bridge between vocational education and university courses
  • Based on theoretical learning
  • Generally gives students access to professions that require formal qualifications (teachers, doctors, psychologists, lawyers)
  • Usually between three and 6 years, depending on course structure
  • Consists of lectures, labs and tutorials
  • Lectures generally are over 100 students, tutorials refined to about 30 students
  • You must have completed your high school diploma or as a mature aged student pass some other form of test

A Guide To Effective Business Writing


A good personal assistant or secretary will need to have excellent command of the English language at her fingertips. Emails and letters may have to go out at a seconds notice. Likewise you are responsible for staff memos. Given that you will produce so many scrutinised pieces of writing for both clients and colleagues, your writing must be faultless.

There are easy rules and aspects for all PAs or Secretaries to revise that can help maintain your standard of English. Common mistakes include "their" and "there", all too often PAs send out email with these words being used in place of the other. Everybody will know the meaning of these words,but it is just all too easy to make these mistakes. Another common mistake is "were" and "we're", these have very different meanings but often substitute one another.

Also, be sure that you are clear on the difference between "can" and "may". I can write correctly, infers that I have the ability to write accurately. If I substitute "can" with "may"; the meaning changes and means that perhaps I will write correctly. This is a subtle difference that can make emails and letters look clumsy to the reader.

A Growing List of Auto Dispatcher Responsibilities


Once upon a time, in an age before advanced telecommunications, the transportation industry had to rely solely on the transporter's knowledge of their geography, and records were made manually only after deliveries had been made and the transporter returned to their point of origin.

This was mostly the case before cars and trucks became the primary mode of transportation (across land), but nonetheless, the need for more advanced systems of organization became an obvious factor in improving the efficiency of transportation and delivery.

Today, the dispatcher has become an essential part of the transportation team. They not only give directions before the transporter sets out, and take records upon the transporter's return, but they continue to work with the transporter during the entire length of their journeys.

Because of the many responsibilities undertaken by the dispatcher, there are many schools and programs across the country that offer very specialized and competitive courses to train dispatchers. And with increasingly-sophisticated technologies, the number of responsibilities, and the training required, is constantly increasing.

Get Certified: Entry-Level Mechanic Positions


Cars are complicated machines, and we rarely think of all the smooth-running technology required to drive our cars safely and comfortably. They are powerful machines synthesizing mechanics, electronics, combustion systems, and more.

The reason we feel secure in our cars is because we know that the people who work on servicing and repairing our cars are all highly-trained and certified to do the best job possible.

In Canada, many provinces have required certification programs for auto mechanics that ensure these specialists are held to the highest standard.

In Ontario and Quebec, for example, the certification programs are based on a three-level system. These systems total 6000 hours of training, with 2000 of these hours dedicated to actual work experience. Alongside the theoretical and practical training, one must also pass a written exam.

After successful completion of such a program, one is certified in that province.

Why Do Trainers Believe They Can Stop Learning Themselves?


Self delusions are powerful

Once a teacher has a teaching or training position they believe that they can stop learning. I know that this does not apply to all trainers but in my experience it applies to a large number.

The trainers I have spoken to believe that they don't need to continue learning because they know all they need to know to teach people. Clearly they haven't asked their students about this.

Straight from the students mouths

As part of my review I spoke with various students from the Tafe being reviewed about their experiences with teachers and what could be done better to help students learn more effectively.

Become a Nurse and Help Change Lives


If you enjoy working with people and like helping individuals in need, you are likely to enjoy a career as a nurse. In order for you to enjoy such a career, you're going to need to get an advanced education, something that can either be done at a specialized school or in some cases, can be done at a college in your local area. Of course, there is more to becoming a nurse than simply going to college and numerous things can be done to help give you a better opportunity to get the job that you desire. Here are some tips that can help you through the process so that you can enter into the workforce successfully.

If you are simply thinking about becoming a nurse but have not yet started your education, there are some things that you can do which will help you to get an early start. For example, many hospitals have volunteer programs that you can take part in to give you an idea of what you can expect when you actually become a nurse. This will not only assist you in getting an idea of what to expect but it can also get you recognized, especially if you plan on pursuing a career in the hospital. One additional benefit of volunteering is that it can help you to focus on what you intend on doing. Many volunteers continue to do so on their off months, even as they are attending college.

How to Become an Energy Audit Certified Professional


How to Choose Energy Training Courses

Becoming an energy audit professional will position you in the job market, for the coming explosion in different energy technologies. You'll be able to learn about different areas specializing in various types of testing equipment that should include carbon monoxide analyzers, specialized equipment for testing blower doors, and combustion gas testers.

You'll be able to choose a course that offers professional certification from the Building Performance Institute or the Residential Energy Services Network, and you should be aware of any prerequisites before signing up for a course. Both BPI and RESNET are leading organizations for certification for home performance energy experts and certification helps in any job search or promotion.

Types of courses that a "professional organization" will offer should include the BPI Building Analyst Professional, BPI Insulation and Air Sealing Technician, BPI Envelope Professional, BPI Multifamily Building Analyst Professional, BPI Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Professional, BPI Heating Professional, RESNET HERS Rater and the NATE Certification course.

3 Ways to Bring Your Movie Closer to the Big Screen


For script writers, movies exist everywhere. And by 'everywhere' I actually mean that literally. Devoted script writers tend to create movie scenes pretty much all the time and in any situation.

From the little things, like the smell of fresh bread roaming out of the corner bakery, to the big things, like social movements and global affairs, a writer can be inspired by almost anything.

But exactly does one do with an inspired idea? Writing a screenplay is a long and dedicated task, and even the greatest ideas in your head might not translate to the page. For example, a fantastic beginning won't necessarily culminate in a coherent ending.

Writing a screenplay requires a lot of forethought and preparation. You need a basic understanding of how acts, scenes and sequences work. You also need strong characters that learn and grow over the course of the story. You need to integrate a degree of sympathy and respect for your audience. You need believable dialogue. You need setting descriptions and fact checking. You need every line on every page to be better than anyone would expect.

Audio Engineers: Between Musicians and Producers


Popping on your favourite album, you might begin to revel in the history of how that music was made.

This is how the normal daydream can sometimes go: A couple of friends decide to form a band. They practice in a basement or garage a couple of their favourite tunes before starting to write their own music. They get their first gig, then a few more, and maybe open for a much bigger name. They rent out proper jam space, beef up their gear, and begin to develop their sound. One night, they make a contact of someone who wants to produce their music and make an album.

After several months in the studio, with the band rocking their hearts out and the producer shaping their sound, style and image, the much-anticipated album is released. Now it's got a permanent spot on your mp3 player.

This formula is most likely an over-simplification; although there must be some cases in musical history that somewhat resemble this story. But there is one player missing from this equation.

A Look Inside Music Recording Through MIDI Technology


How and when music first came to be part of our culture is a long and lengthy discipline. What was the first distinction between noise and music? When did poems begin to be recited to melodies and become transformed into songs? How has music been preserved and passed on beginning with oral traditions, then written score, and finally, to the more technologically-dependent medium of sound recording? From the rhythmic and repetitive pounding of percussion of more primitive music styles, to the theoretically complex arrangements of full orchestras in classical music, to the lo-fi raw energy of garage rock, music has a complex and diverse evolution.

One of the most recent developments in music technology is MIDI, which stands for musical instrument digital interface. It is first a tool for of both music composition and recording. It is simultaneously an instrument in itself as well as a device for controlling other instruments. It is part of the digital medium of using information about sounds instead of actual analog sounds. Finally, it is an interface connecting instruments with computers. Because of this final point, MIDI is very prevalent in today's electronic music scene, such as house and techno music, but can also be used as a tool to compose and experiment with broader classical arrangements.

How to Choose Between a Community College and a Technical College


How do you know if you are a community college person or a technical college person? Well, the first thing you should ask yourself is "What are the differences between the two?" Once you know that, you can weigh the pros and cons of each and figure out which one is going to fit your lifestyle the best.

Lucky for you we've already done the research and laid out the benefits of both community colleges and technical colleges. We started by asking ourselves 3 basic questions for each type of college, and this is what we came up with.

    Who will do well in Community College vs. will do well in Technical College?
    What are the Community College pros and Technical College pros?
    What are the Community College cons and Technical College cons?

Who will do well in community college vs. will do well in a technical college?

Military Educations Benefits Explained: Post 911 GI Bill and More


If you are looking to further your education and are attached to the military in any way, make sure you take full advantage of your military education benefits, specifically the GI Bill. Don't let it go to waste. Here are some of the basics of what you should know about your military education benefits and what they can do for you.

Military education benefits you may be eligible for include:

    The Post-9/11 GI Bill (New)
    The Montgomery GI Bill (Traditional)
    The Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP)

What exactly is the GI Bill?

The GI Bill is actually a variety if bills in place to help active military, veterans and their family members pay for a higher level of education. This involves financial assistance for education-related expenses such as tuition, books, supplies and housing allowances.

Importance of Online Maths Tutor Services


There are several benefits for you to develop your tutoring business online. The best thing about online tutoring is that it allows you to work from the comfort zone of your workplace/home, your prospective customer base reaches you online and you can work for any hours, you want.

Online learning has good reputation and it has further led to maths tutor and VCE tutor to offer tutoring services online. There is an increasing demand seen for online tutors to a great extent such that several students are considering tutoring services to prepare for scholarship tests.

Students can obtain services offered by an online math tutor at a fraction of the cost, when compared to other conventional methods of offering tutoring services. Their traditional subjects generally include Math, VCE tutoring services offered by tutoring franchises. Students, from high school or college can get individual help with the help of online tutoring.

Several companies are now offering tutoring services by making use of online services namely instant messaging, E-mail, video cam, video conferencing and virtual classrooms. There are number of tutoring services available on the Internet that too in a wide range of subjects and at different fee structure.

101: Foods to Help You Study Cert IV in Training and Assessment


Like many Australians you may be beginning a training course or qualification through vocational education and training. This may be a first time qualification or a course that you are returning to study for. Some people find it hard to study after being away from the books for so long. I have outlined below for your convenience the food capable of improving your memory and concentration.

These foods have been proven to increase memory, the information processing capacity and overall brain function to help you study your Cert IV in Training and Assessment effectively.

1. Water: as you brain is over three-quarters water when it becomes dehydrated your memory power is reduced drastically meaning both mental and cognitive functions are decreased.

2. Vitamins: these are a great supplement to enhance a diet. Take magnesium to increase brain and memory function. Alternatively, selenium is a great mineral. Due to antioxidant properties, selenium removes toxins from the brain, clearing room for your brain to absorb memory loss preventing vitamin.

Become an Aircraft Mechanic


Aircraft and avionics technicians and mechanics perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on aircraft and helicopters. In 2010 there were 142,300 employed mechanics.

By 2020 the forecast is 6% growth rate of aviation maintenance jobs, about 9,000 positions. This growth rate is a slower rate of growth than the overall growth rate projected for all jobs till 2020.

How does one become an aircraft mechanic or technician? It is not required to have a college degree but it may be helpful to have a degree to obtain your first job. Most mechanics and technicians learn their trade at an FAA-Approved Aviation Maintenance Technician School. Course work may last 18-24 months. About 30% of all aviation schools offer college degrees. The student may obtain a two (2) or four (4) year degree at selected schools. Recently employers are considering candidates for aviation maintenance positions more favorably on those applicants with a four (4) year degree.

Other aviation schools offer technical academic and practical courses. Aircraft trade schools offer an emphasis in airframe composite, avionics, jet engines, wiring, aircraft systems and much more. Additional courses are required in mathematics, electronics, computer science, mechanical drawing, F.A.A. regulations and much more.

Studying For The Bar - Bartending School


Bartending is a fun, lucrative yet demanding profession, and there are generally speaking two routes to the top. You can start bussing tables, and gradually crawl up the greasy pole until maybe, just maybe, you finally make it to being a bartender, or you can get yourself a qualification in bartending at bartending school, and walk right into some of the hottest jobs around.

There are bartending courses all around the country, and if there isn't a good one near you, then look for one on line. Bartending school courses tend to be very flexible, to take account of the fact that people on them are often holding down a job whilst they study. Classes can be during day, during the evening, even at weekends. The best schools offer a mixture of serious study as well as a lot of fun, nightclub atmosphere classes - most people really enjoy their time at bartending school.

You will be expected to work hard and to take your course seriously; after all this is not just an enjoyable and rewarding profession, but one which carries a lot of responsibility for both the financial success of your bar and the well being and safety of both fellow employees and customers. So the whole range of subjects will be taught; legal, health and safety, professional skills, customer service, dealing with money, stock control, how to choose and look after the tools of your trade, how to dress, how to deal with difficult situations, and of course, the all important mixology.

Casual Jobs for Students - Good or Bad?


Students often question themselves whether finding a casual work while studying is beneficial or detrimental to their career.

Researches point out that people who had casual job experience while studying are the highest achievers in life.

No matter what kind of casual job you embark on, it will always add to your professional and life experience. Even when the job is not tied to your field of study or pursuing career you will eventually see the benefits of casual jobs.

Casual work can arm you with a set of tools that will make you more independent and financially successful. If something isn't going well with your future job, you have the skills and experience to perform another temporary job or even switch career. Not to mention that many companies prefer to employ someone equipped with knowledge and experience in different areas or as they usually say, an all-rounded professional.