Advocacy & News

  • Tourism's chance as the stars align (Part 1):
    Dec 06 2015
    Perth has become a vibrant city, with plenty of hotel rooms and flights into the State. The issue is now marketing WA to the world.
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    Tourism's chance as the stars align (Part 2):
    Dec 06 2015
    Continued from Part 1: Perth has become a vibrant city, with plenty of hotel rooms and flights into the State. The issue is now marketing WA to the world.
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  • Perron's ethics, honesty encapsulated by award (Part 1):
    Nov 21 2015
    Mining magnate Andrew Forrest paid tribute to Stan Perron as one of the great influences of his life during a glittering ceremony to recognise the patriarch as the Business Leader of the Year.
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    Perron's ethics, honesty encapsulated by award (Part 2):
    Nov 21 2015
    Continued from Part 1: Mining magnate Andrew Forrest paid tribute to Stan Perron as one of the great influences of his life during a glittering ceremony to recognise the patriarch as the Business Leader of the Year.
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  • Perron wins top business leader award
    Nov 20 2015

    Stan Perron was named WA's Business Leader of the Year at the 2015 Australian Institute of Management WA and WestBusiness Pinnacle Awards last night.

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    AIM Excellence Award Winners Announced - 2015
    Oct 19 2015
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  • High-calibre WA leaders line up for top awards
    Oct 19 2015

    Wesfarmers managing director Richard Goyder has heralded an “outstanding” list of business leaders who are in the running for the top award at this year’s AIM WA WestBusiness Pinnacle Awards, describing it as testament to the State’s history of producing exceptional corporate leaders.

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    Soft skills appreciated
    Sep 26 2015
    Punctuality and reliability are often valued more than technical skills.
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  • CEO Voice Part 1: The question of urban infill will continue to define the property debate
    Sep 19 2015
    The old low down on new high rise....
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    CEO Voice Part 2: The question of urban infill will continue to define the property debate
    Sep 19 2015
    The old low down on new high rise (continued)....
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  • AIM EXCELLENCE AWARDS - WA WINNERS ANNOUNCED
    Sep 16 2015

    The 2015 AIM Excellence Awards have been announced!
    Congratulations to the WA finalists and winners within each category.

     Winners with Gary
    Above (L-R):
    • Marcus Stafford - Chief Executive Officer, Multiple Sclerosis WA Inc
    • Sarah Coleman - Managing Director, Improvement Resources
    • Gary Martin - CEO and Executive Director, AIM WA
    • Jessica Barber - Transformation Lead, BHP Billiton Iron Ore
    • Peter Lacey - Services Development Manager, Bax Security Services
     Winners with trophies small

    Manager of the Year - WA

    Finalists

    • Shannon Harding, Group Manager Support Services, Swick Mining Services
    • Kris Harold, General Manager Business, B&J Catalano
    • Tracy Martin, Principal Midwifery Advisor, Department of Health, WA
    • Bill Muir, Director - Gorgon Project, Agility Project Logistics
    • Kim Parks, Manager - Organisational Development, Shire of Ashburton

    Winner

    • Jessica Barber, Transformation Lead, BHP Billiton Iron Ore


    Not For Profit Manager of the Year - WA

    Finalists

    • Nigel Barker, Chief Executive Officer, Cystic Fibrosis WA
    • Felicity Beaulieu, General Manager - Community, Bethanie Group
    • Cherie Broers, Executive Manager, Centrecare
    • Peter Kift, General Manager, Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company
    • Deborah Schofield, Manager – Diabetes Education Unit, Diabetes WA
    • Gemma Scheibling, Program & Executive Office Manager, Lifeline WA

    Winner

    • Marcus Stafford, Chief Executive Officer, Multiple Sclerosis WA Inc


    Owner Manager of the Year - WA

    Finalists

    • Tenille Bentley, Owner/ Manager, Digital Consciousness
    • Paul Blackburne, Managing Director, Blackburne
    • Wilson Casado, Managing Director, Visagio

    Winner

    • Sarah Coleman, Managing Director, Improvement Resources


    Young Manager of the Year - WA

    Finalists

    • Lee Bartlett, Chief Financial Officer, TAMS Group
    • Matthew Nichols, Ruah Community Services
    • Neha Patel, Operations Manager, Kinetic IT
    • Annabel Robertson-Hopa, HR & Administration Manager, Pressure Dynamics
    • Haoliang Zhu, General Manager, Sweetlips Enterprises

    Winner

    • Peter Lacey, Services Development Manager, Bax Security Services


    For more information visit: AIM Excellence Awards

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    Bryce wants more done on gender bias
    Sep 04 2015

    Australia's first female Governor-General, Dame Quentin Bryce says young women who take their rights for granted shows just how much has been achieved on gender equality.

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  • WA is at the epicentre of the gender pay gap
    Sep 04 2015

    Although Edith Cowan's time in parliament was brief, as the nation's first female politician she championed economic security for women.

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    CEO Voice 25 June 2015
    Jun 29 2015
    The AIM WA WestBusiness CEO Voice boardroom lunch held on Thursday 25 June revealed the extent of opportunity for the arts sector in WA. The forum heard that much like sport, the arts and culture sector has the ability to engage, teach, enthral and to inspire a sense of passion and belonging.
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  • Pinnacles 2015 Launch
    May 18 2015

    We're looking for businesses that shine! Entries have opened for the 2015 AIM WA WestBusiness Pinnacle Awards, which recognise excellence in business and identifies the State's most influential business leader. Enter today!

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    CEO Voice 19 March 2015
    Mar 21 2015
    The AIM WA WestBusiness CEO Voice boardroom lunch held on Thursday 19 March showcased a phenomenal growth in health and wellness programs as not a passing fad, but part of a new and healthier workplace paradigm at many offices. Employee well-being programs may be avoiding the most costly issues at work - alcohol and mental health.
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  • Global Leaders Program China 2015
    Mar 14 2015
    As China's middle class gets bigger and richer, doors open for Australian businesses. Eleven WA businesspeople, all
    from non-resources industries such as education, agriculture and branding, took part in AIM WA’s six-day Global Leaders
    Program, which introduced them to Australians and others already trading in China.
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    Diversity and Inclusion: Are We Really Making Progress?
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  • Flexible study is ideal for today's workers
    Feb 11 2015

    AIM WA's post graduate programs offer an affordable and practical way to study with hands-on experience opportunities and timetables to suit busy professionals.

    As featured in The West Australian Post Graduate Studies liftout on Tuesday, January 27.

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    Pinnacle Award Winners 2014
    Dec 01 2014
    AIM WA WestBusiness Pinnacle Award Winners were celebrated in front of more than 650 people at a gala ceremony at Crown Perth on Thursday night.
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  • Forrest is WA's top business leader
    Nov 28 2014
    Andrew Forrest was named WA Business Leader of the Year at a gala ceremony at Crown Perth last night, held to recognise the State’s best businesses and the people who run them.
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    Sports tsars brace for change
    Oct 18 2014
    The AIM WA WestBusiness CEO Voice revealed how executives at the top of WA’s sporting codes are preparing to shake up the way they do business to meet society’s demands.

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  • Managers and scientists go head to head
    Oct 17 2014

    AIM WA and Scitech are both vying to win the education and training export category in the 2014 Industry and Export Awards. Winners will be announced on Friday October 24.

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    Make sure you’re heard
    Oct 14 2014

    In a series of papers commissioned by AIM WA, Dr Walter Green sets out what small and medium enterprises need to consider when researching a communications plan.

    As featured in the WestBusiness Big Deal Magazine – October Edition

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  • How inadvertent bullies risk court
    Oct 14 2014

    The AIM WA Human Resources Futures Forum held on July 28 uncovered that the definition of bullying is a grey one. Employers have been warned that giving a staff member too much or too little work, making unreasonable demands and tolerating vicious workplace gossip could constitute as bullying.

    As featured in the WestBusiness Big Deal Magazine – October Edition

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    Leaders vie for Pinnacles crown
    Oct 09 2014

    The high-profile executives tasked with selecting the WA Business Leader of the Year for the 2014 AIM WA WestBusiness Pinnacle Awards have been working to separate one stand-out business figure from a deep pool of corporate talent.

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  • Suicide scourge should provoke outrage
    Oct 08 2014

    WA health leaders identified mental illness as one of the most pressing issues currently facing WA. Coming together for the AIM WA Health Leaders Forum on Thursday 2 October, eighteen Government, industry and community group leaders voiced their concern over the number of suicides in the State, and the rising tide mental health problems swamping hospitals and services.

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    AIM WA Education Leaders Forum
    Sep 30 2014

    A forum of educators canvassed teachers’ image, standards and pay at the AIM WA annual Education Leaders Forum held on Thursday 25 September here at the Institute. Sixteen educators discussed the challenges of boosting teacher quality.

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  • AIM WA Video News September 2014
    Sep 23 2014
    Professor Amy Edmondson, Harvard Business School shares her thoughts on the power of teaming and enhancing the learning capabilities in your organisation.
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    AIM WA Video News August 2014
    Aug 26 2014
    An exclusive insight into MH17 with the Hon Julie Bishop MP FAIM speaking at our Inspirational Leaders Series Breakfast.
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  • Bishop tells of life in disaster’s spotlight at AIM WA
    Aug 07 2014

    An emotional Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, gives extraordinary insight into diplomacy involved in bringing home MH17 victims at an exclusive AIM WA event held on Wednesday August 6.

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    Compliance storm over web education courses
    Jul 29 2014
    The head of a local online education provider has dismissed claims the non-accredited courses give students false hope, describing the business model as “career skills development” that never implied regulatory compliance.
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  • US, China on SME expansion list
    Jul 29 2014
    America and China have topped the list of countries earmarked for international expansion by small and medium enterprises in the next year, according to a survey released yesterday.
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    AIM WA Video News July 2014
    Jul 21 2014
    John Worsfold FAIM, Former Senior Coach, West Coast Eagles shares his insights into managing the talent range of your team at our recent Sundowner.
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  • Inspirational Leader Series with Karl O'Callaghan FAIM, Commissioner of Police, WA
    Jul 21 2014
    At our recent breakfast, Karl O’Callaghan APM FAIM, Commissioner of Police Western Australia, shared his personal story and leadership insights. Here's an interview with Karl after the breakfast.
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    A long road for green shoots of tech hub
    Jul 05 2014

    There’s a lot of work ahead to turn Perth into a Silicon Valley of the south but the potential is there. Local IT industry leaders told the AIM WA WestBusiness CEO Voice series on Thursday July 1 they thought that the State’s dearth of IT graduates – and its perceived poor status within the WA business community – contributed to Perth being behind the eight ball. However; the tide is changing.

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  • AIM WA Video News June 2014
    Jun 30 2014
    A former adviser in Tony Blair’s Government, Charles Leadbeater believes the world needs a different approach to innovation - to refocus on better outcomes for more people while using fewer resources. Hear from this renowned author, thinker, and strategic adviser on innovation as he talks to Dr Shaun Ridley, Deputy CEO, AIM WA.
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    Divide risks the rise of Gen Y
    Jun 05 2014

    The much-maligned work ethic and career expectations of Generation Y have been put under the microscope in a new study confirming a generational divide in Australian workplaces.

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  • AIM WA Video News May 2014
    May 28 2014
    John Poynton AM CitWA FAIM shares his inspirational leadership story.
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    Excellence will be recognised
    May 17 2014
    The AIM WA WestBusiness Pinnacle Awards will shine a light on the best in business in 2014 and we encourage every organisation in the State to enter to ensure their achievements are celebrated.
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  • Who will have the guts to reform IR in WA?
    May 03 2014

    Is workplace reform the silver bullet for WA business remaining competitive? This was the question challenged by some of the State’s most senior leaders at the AIM WA West Business CEO Voice forum, hosted on Thursday 1 May.

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    AIM WA Video News April 2014
    Apr 14 2014
    AIM WA in partnership with AustCham Shanghai conducted its inaugural Global Leaders Program in China earlier this year. The participants on the program share their views on the experience.
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  • Being across finances linked to happiness
    Apr 07 2014

    As the old English proverb goes, no-one is worse shod than the shoemaker's wife.

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    Reversing the China Syndrome
    Apr 04 2014

    It is the Holy Grail for many WA businesspeople - breaking open the Chinese market.

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  • The WA Senate Election Forum - Hosted at AIM WA
    Mar 31 2014

    As the WA Senate Election approaches on Saturday 5 April, 27 of the election candidates took part in an exclusive Forum hosted by The West Australian, Channel 7, and AIM WA on Saturday 29 May.

    Full coverage here

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    Misogyny a myth but sexism alive and well
    Mar 08 2014

    As the world marks International Women's Day, WA's leading businesswomen speak about the battle of sexes in the boardrooms of 2014.

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  • The Truth About Leadership Sundowner - Rabia Siddique AFAIM
    Mar 19 2014
    Retired British Army Officer, former terrorism and war crimes prosecutor and published author.
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    Be brave, take risks and reap the rewards
    Sep 28 2013

    Are WA organisations falling behind the rest of the world because of a fear of failure?

    That was the key question posed by some of the State's top corporate and professional leaders in an Australian Institute of Management WA/WestBusiness CEO Voice forum this week devoted to innovation.

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  • Canberra reshuffle offers productivity hope: leaders
    Jun 29 2013

    The end of the mining investment boom poses a stern test for Western Australia and the nation, which must dramatically lift productivity to maintain growth, according to some of the State's leading business chiefs.

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    Excel Essentials

    This program introduces you to the most important features of Microsoft Excel. You will learn how to design, format and print spreadsheets, how to create charts and how to develop formulas and functions.

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    Experienced Supervisor

    This program is designed to further develop the essential aspects of the supervisor’s role and increase their ability to work at a higher supervisory level within an organisation. The program builds on existing key skills and knowledge of people management. It examines at a greater depth communication issues, leadership and the changing  role of supervisors.

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    Assertive Communication

    Clarity and confidence are often seen as the secrets to effective assertive communication. By developing skills to clearly express your views in a confident manner, you are more likely to be successful at getting your message across. By expressing a view in an assertive, rather than aggressive or submissive manner, the receiver is more likely to be receptive and open to the issues being expressed.

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    Excel Intermediate

    This program provides you with further skills in Microsoft Excel. You will learn how to identify ranges with names, protect worksheets and files, apply functions, link worksheets, audit files and create templates.

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    Professional Presentations

    This program explores the skills required to create highly effective and engaging presentations and deliver them with confidence and style.

    The learning environment is comfortable, safe and fun with many opportunities to practice.

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    Influencing and Persuasion Skills

    Every day at work we need to raise an issue, initiate change, make a request or respond to the demands of others. Each of these situations would benefit from having one or both parties being more skilful in the art of influencing and persuading. This program enhances your knowledge and skills, whether you are dealing with a colleague, customer or stakeholder.

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    Improving Your Interpersonal Relationships at Work

    People do not work alone. In order to be successful in whatever field you enter you must be able to positively influence the people around you in order to gain cooperation, respect and support.This program is designed to develop the personal insight necessary to work effectively with people, to avoid unnecessary conflict situations, to read people’s reactions and to modify your approach when appropriate. Maximise your ability to be viewed positively at work, and in all aspects of your life. Once you have grasped the basic concepts of what makes interpersonal communication work, you will find all of your relationships improving and your stress level dropping accordingly.

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    Manage Projects

    This program provides an overview of managing a project for those involved in low value, low risk projects.

    The content includes a conceptual understanding of the four phases of project management – initiation, development, implementation and finalisation.

    A practical activity provides an opportunity for participants to practice the concepts and language of project management. An understanding of the team skills vital to project success forms an integral part of the program.

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    Effective Stakeholder Engagement

    Stakeholder engagement is integral to the success of all projects and major organisational change initiatives, regardless of the size of the project. Too often, relationships with stakeholders are managed in an informal or intuitive way. This casual approach to stakeholder engagement is one of the most common causes of project failure which could easily be prevented with better planning.

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    Experienced Supervisor

    This program is designed to further develop the essential aspects of the supervisor’s role and increase their ability to work at a higher supervisory level within an organisation. The program builds on existing key skills and knowledge of people management. It examines at a greater depth communication issues, leadership and the changing  role of supervisors.

    Find Out More
  • Tuesday
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    Feb
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    Assertive Communication

    Clarity and confidence are often seen as the secrets to effective assertive communication. By developing skills to clearly express your views in a confident manner, you are more likely to be successful at getting your message across. By expressing a view in an assertive, rather than aggressive or submissive manner, the receiver is more likely to be receptive and open to the issues being expressed.

    Find Out More
  • Thursday
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    Professional Presentations

    This program explores the skills required to create highly effective and engaging presentations and deliver them with confidence and style.

    The learning environment is comfortable, safe and fun with many opportunities to practice.

    Find Out More
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    12
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    Influencing and Persuasion Skills

    Every day at work we need to raise an issue, initiate change, make a request or respond to the demands of others. Each of these situations would benefit from having one or both parties being more skilful in the art of influencing and persuading. This program enhances your knowledge and skills, whether you are dealing with a colleague, customer or stakeholder.

    Find Out More
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    15
    Feb
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    Improving Your Interpersonal Relationships at Work

    People do not work alone. In order to be successful in whatever field you enter you must be able to positively influence the people around you in order to gain cooperation, respect and support.This program is designed to develop the personal insight necessary to work effectively with people, to avoid unnecessary conflict situations, to read people’s reactions and to modify your approach when appropriate. Maximise your ability to be viewed positively at work, and in all aspects of your life. Once you have grasped the basic concepts of what makes interpersonal communication work, you will find all of your relationships improving and your stress level dropping accordingly.

    Find Out More
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    15
    Feb
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    Manage Projects

    This program provides an overview of managing a project for those involved in low value, low risk projects.

    The content includes a conceptual understanding of the four phases of project management – initiation, development, implementation and finalisation.

    A practical activity provides an opportunity for participants to practice the concepts and language of project management. An understanding of the team skills vital to project success forms an integral part of the program.

    Find Out More
  • Monday
    15
    Feb
    2016
    Effective Stakeholder Engagement

    Stakeholder engagement is integral to the success of all projects and major organisational change initiatives, regardless of the size of the project. Too often, relationships with stakeholders are managed in an informal or intuitive way. This casual approach to stakeholder engagement is one of the most common causes of project failure which could easily be prevented with better planning.

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  • Tuesday
    16
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    Traineeship Incentive Briefing

    Are you looking to improve the performance of your staff, with the potential to gain a nationally recognised qualification, but require assistance with the funding? …then attend our FREE briefing session and find out how you can secure part funding through the Australian Government’s Traineeship incentive. It may be easier to access than you think!

    During this one hour session, representatives from AMA Apprenticeship and Traineeship Services will talk you through the process and be available to answer any questions you may have. Traineeships are available to private sector organisations for employees completing a full, nationally recognised qualification*.


    The funding at a glance....

    • You can claim a 5.5% payroll exemption for the existing worker trainee's salary whilst they are completing the qualification over a maximum of two years
    • There are additional payments of up to $4000 available for new employees.

    Please Note: Not all qualifications are included. Please refer to the Department of Training and Workforce Development's current Western Australian Traineeships List for applicable programs.

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  • Wednesday
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    Professional Executive Assistant

    Are you contributing to managerial effectiveness? This program will improve your awareness of day-to-day managerial needs and develop your planning and organisational skills. You will also develop your skills at anticipating the needs of the manager or managerial team. With your understanding of these needs and your skills for thinking ahead, you will become a more valuable member of the team.

    Coordinated manager/assistant teams can be extraordinarily productive. The manager’s time is freed to tackle more strategic, longer term thinking, whilst the assistant has a more interesting job coordinating the tasks and activities of the work area.

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  • Monday
    08
    Feb
    2016
    Excel Essentials

    This program introduces you to the most important features of Microsoft Excel. You will learn how to design, format and print spreadsheets, how to create charts and how to develop formulas and functions.

    Find Out More
  • Wednesday
    10
    Feb
    2016
    Excel Intermediate

    This program provides you with further skills in Microsoft Excel. You will learn how to identify ranges with names, protect worksheets and files, apply functions, link worksheets, audit files and create templates.

    Find Out More
  • Monday
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    Word Intermediate (A)

    This program introduces the most important formatting features in Microsoft Word, focussing on paragraph and page formatting.

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    PowerPoint Intermediate

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    16
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    Word Intermediate (B)

    This program shows you how to use Microsoft Word more effectively by introducing features such as tables, diagram options, picture formatting and mail merge.

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    Excel Advanced (B)

    This program will provide you with new and advanced skills when working within Microsoft Excel.

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    Project Essentials

    This program presents the concepts of project management and introduces you to the main features of Microsoft Project to assist in managing projects.

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    Access Essentials

    This program covers the skills you need to work with existing databases. It introduces the concept of databases and pays particular attention to searching for information in a database.

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    Excel Visual Tools

    This program introduces additional skills to develop your knowledge of Microsoft Excel by focusing on pivot tables, charts, SmartArt diagrams and conditional formatting.

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    Tell Better Stories

    Storytelling is one of the biggest buzz words in business right now, but how many people are actually doing it well?

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    Your Brain at Work

    Our lives are filled with a bewildering blizzard of emails, phone calls, meetings, projects, proposals and plans. Just staying ahead of the storm has become a seemingly insurmountable task.

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    Stay Young
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    China Connect

    Nine days. Two major cities. Countless opportunities.

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  • Tuesday
    15
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    Creating Behaviour That Lasts - with Dr Marshall Goldsmith

    Learn from the world’s most respected executive coach how to achieve meaningful and lasting change in this amazing full day seminar. A sell-out crowd attended Marshall Goldsmith’s last visit to Perth, so please book early to secure your seat.

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  • Wednesday
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    Resilience Through Uncertainty
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    Senior Executive Forum XVIII - S. Snook & K. Lakhani