AGB Training Blog

Empowering people with mental health training

October is Mental Health Month, an initiative to reduce the stigma associated with mental health and to promote the importance of early intervention practices for positive mental health and wellbeing. This year’s theme is “Learn and Grow”. This is a simple message encouraging people to learn more about mental health, to empower themselves and others... Read more

The greatest gift is sharing knowledge

There is an old Chinese proverb, ‘Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime’. The same applies to Vocational Education and Training. The greatest thrill I used to get was when I passed on my knowledge in areas such... Read more

Geelong man’s plan to change the future of recovering addicts

A REFORMED Geelong ice addict is pushing to have his self-designed help program rolled out across the city after finding gaps in treatment programs during his own battle with substance abuse. Kane Nuttall, who has been clean for 14 months after 12 years of illicit drug use, said his YOU Project program aimed to reduce... Read more

AGB Training Supports Mature Aged Students

Do you work full time? Do you have family commitments? Do you want to return to study aren’t sure if you can commit to a long term qualification? These factors don’t have to stop you from achieving your education goals. Gaining a Nationally Recognised Qualification through a Registered Training Organisation like AGB Training is ideal... Read more

Community Services Qualifications to help the homeless

Australia’s current homelessness situation is rife. According to Homelessness Australia, there are over 105,000 people experiencing homelessness in Australia. 17% of these people are children under the age of 12. The most common cause of homelessness is domestic violence, followed by financial hardship. Homelessness can be the start of a downward spiral for many people,... Read more

AGB Training’s top 5 tips for gaining employment

You have successfully gained your qualification with AGB Training and you have got the skills knowledge and confidence to enter the workforce. Now what? Here are some helpful tips to help you impress potential employers and put your qualification to use! Revamp your resume Your resume is more than just a piece of paper, it’s... Read more

Meet AGB’s Training and Assessment Trainer

Joanne Cornelius is AGB Training’s Trainer for Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110). Jo has worked as a trainer for 10 years;  3 of those teaching the Training and Assessment qualification to students interested in training others in their own industry. Jo holds the position as AGB Training’s Chief Operations Officer, giving her a... Read more

Driving Trucks for a living, what?

There are those that are born to be academics and there are those that are great at being doers, those that get on with it. Without transportation of goods, where would we be? A famous Australian once said,’ My father was a truck driver. That’s where it all started, and academically I was a disaster... Read more

Meet AGB Training’s Transport and Logistics Manager

Lucy Dyer is the Transport and Logistics Manager at AGB Training. Lucy is an experienced truck driver instructor who helps numerous students gain heavy vehicle licences every week. We spoke to Lucy about her role as a driving instructor and how you can obtain a Heavy Vehicle Licence with AGB Training. What experience have you... Read more

AGB Training hosts Familiarisation Tour for International Education Agents

We hosted our 2016 Familiarisation Tour last Wednesday for 26 International Education Agents showcasing the beautiful city of Geelong and our fantastic education facilities. The International Education Agents who attended represent countries all over the globe such as Japan, Korea, China, Columbia, Sri Lanka, Nigeria, Ghana, Kazakhstan, Vietnam, and Thailand. The tour commenced at Geelong’s... Read more