How would you like to complete a Business Course for only $60?*
Axial Training has been in Townsville for almost two decades and in that time their experienced trainers have delivered a high level of workplace based training across many industries.
The Qld based training provider has recently expanded their services in North Queensland to include campus based qualifications and courses at their purpose designed facility in Townsville.
Eligible Students can now complete business courses at Axial Training's new Townsville Campus. In a competitive job market you want your resume to stand out from the rest and a nationally recognised qualification can help do that.
Axial Training General Manager Natalie McIntyre believes the campus will provide the region's residents with a quality, supportive learning environment for Certificate - Diploma level qualifications and short courses.
"We are currently offering business courses and due to demand we have plans to expand courses offered to include hospitality and events management." says Natalie.
"Students studying at Axial's campus will benefit from engaging with experienced trainers that can pass on their knowledge of business best practice."
The cost of training doesn't need to be a barrier, with the Queensland Government's Certificate 3 Guarantee available for eligible students to subsidise the cost of completing the BSB30115 Certificate III in Business or BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration.
BSB30115 Certificate III in Business is ideal for team members who are looking to boost their knowledge and skills in current business technologies and practices while BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration includes processing payroll and effectively managing accounts payable and receivable.
Axial Training make it easy to fit study around existing careers, family and other scheduling commitments with flexible study options. Students can choose campus based with face-to-face support from dedicated trainers or online study at their own pace.
Axial Training also delivers workplace based trade training in the areas of engineering, meat retail, heavy automotive, diesel fitting, refrigeration and air conditioning, and automotive air conditioning throughout the Townsville region.
For more information please call 1300 729 425, email email@example.com, visit www.axial.com.au or find Axial on Facebook.
*Eligible Students Only. Please see the website for information.
Written by Messy Mama
Have you ever noticed how much easier life flows when your house is clean?
You know, the mornings are so much less stressful when the school socks are already paired and put away where they belong and you don't have to climb over loads of washing to get to the shower.
When the kitchen is clear of dirty dishes and lunches were packed the night before and you can sit at the clutter free dining table for your morning cuppa.
The day just runs so much more smoothly, less yelling, less rushing....ahhh bliss. When my house is organised, my life is organised.
Where it all goes downhill for me is in the application.
So I read the advice, sometimes I even print it out that's how serious I am about it! And then of course, I head out to buy the baskets. Gorgeous baskets in fact.
But...when I get home, the mess, the dirty washing, the lethal lego that's spread from one end of the house to the other, the paperwork and mail that's taking up each place at the dining table, well it doesn't even notice!
I kid you not! I swear, when I strut my newly motivated self back into my messy, chaotic, disorganised house with a new basket (or four), that clutter doesn't even move! Not an inch! No lego jumps up to climb in, no mail sorts itself into bills or junk or whatever is supposed to happen, nothing!
I just stand there all Lara Croft like, 'Look at my new baskets suckers!' and wait... but nothing!
You see my lovelies, yes, when my house is organised, my life is more organised. But, to be honest I'd say this happens about three times a year (ok, maybe twice a year....in a good year).
For the remainder of the year, I climb over washing to get to the shower. I swear when I stand on the lego that it actually makes my tiles look as if they are covered in colourful (sharp and lumpy) carpet. I play hide and seek with random items of school uniform only ten minutes before leaving for school drop off, and breakfast...well that usually happens in the car on the way.
So, to all of you super organised mums out there who shudder while reading this, I get it. I take my hat off to you. Random chaos isn't for everyone. But to all of you mums who shoved the half bowl of rice bubbles out of the way to boil the kettle then kicked your way through toys and washing to get to the dining table to enjoy your morning cuppa, you are not alone!
Sister, one day these kiddies will have grown and left us, one day that mountain of washing will be at least only half the size and the array of colourful toys, lego and cereal boxes that they just had to keep will no longer be your decor.
So, give yourself a pat on the back for making it this far. Enjoy that cuppa and then just go spend the day at K-Mart so you don't have to look at the mess! I might see you there!
Written by Nicole Wilson
When I was younger I noticed that the animals would poke their heads through the fence to get the ‘good’ grass, but was it really that different from the grass inside the fence?
I know this is a random topic, but I am at a stage in life where my friends and I are always, subconsciously or not, comparing what we have in front of us and wondering what it would be like to poke our heads outside the ‘fence’ so to speak.
I know of someone who wasn’t happy with their job, so they did what they thought was best and quit. They then started working at another place doing the same role and at the start they were happier, but after a few months the so called ‘green grass’ was dry and brown and they were back to where they started.
So my question is – is it really greener on the other side or is what we have the best option?
So on reflection, it would all depend on the situation as to whether the change was negative or positive and in my case the change was positive.
So, since making the decision to move to Townsville 9 years ago, I have found that in comparison to where I was initially from – Mackay – the grass is greener up here for sure. I have made some fantastic friends, worked at a great school, built a house, married and had a family, but there is still a niggling question in the back of my mind as to what I need to change to make my life somehow better.
I have done a lot of the milestones in life, so what else is there to do? Am I going to become boring because I am not looking for the next best thing or for a change in my life because societal norm says I should?
I don’t need the fancy house on Castle Hill, a grand holiday overseas or the Lamborghini in the driveway to make me happy, but if you would like to buy me one I won’t object! I know that I just need my friends, my family and my comfy old couch to make me happy.
So my advice to anyone who is reading this is and has had the same thoughts and feelings as I have is to just take a look at your life, and if there are more good days than bad, then you have all the reasons in the world to smile, because you have found your green pasture and anything else on this rollercoaster we call life is a bonus.
If anyone else has any feedback please place a comment below, I would love to hear from you.
Local gal Leona Boyle is a vibrant woman, full of energy and always smiling. You tend to notice this from the moment you first meet her.
Another thing you may notice about Leona is her full head of thick curly hair. It's the type of hair that girls with straight hair envy and one might wonder what on earth would make someone want to shave off such beautiful curls....
Today, 34 Australians will be given the devastating news that they have blood cancer, and they'll turn to the Leukaemia Foundation for help. One of the ways that people can help raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation to continue their work is through participating in the World's Greatest Shave.
This exciting fundraising event takes place every year and participants are sponsored to shave, colour or wax the hair on their head, chest or face.
Participating in this year's World's Greatest Shave has a personal meaning for Leona.
"I am shaving my hair off to raise funds in support of the leukaemia foundation to give back after my Mum was diagnosed with AML recently", she says. "To shave my hair is an extraordinary way to help people with leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma, but I can't do it alone."
Leona has organised a fundraising event for this weekend and is calling on the local community to get behind her and help her cause by either attending the event, or making a donation on her fundraising page.
"Help me make the most of my hairy sacrifice. Sponsor me at least $28 today which can provide a cancer information pack to help a family prepare for the challenges ahead."
Chick Flick Fundraiser
Come along and see a special screening of "How To Be Single".
Tickets are $25ea which includes morning tea and the chance to win the Lucky Door Prize.
Display Stalls will be set up to browse and raffle tickets are also on sale.
All events featured on the Townsville Women Events Calendar are hosted by third party organisers and as such details may be subject to change without notice. The information supplied is correct at time of publication and Townsville Women cannot be held responsible for any future changes to events by the organisers. Please contact organisers directly for further information, tickets and event confirmation.
Review by Bec Townsend
On Hervey Range there is a divine little spot in the bush called the Herveys Range Heritage Tea Rooms. Starting life as the Eureka Hotel in 1865, this heritage listed property is now set up as Tea Rooms (cafe) serving up delicious treats for locals and tourists alike.
A short drive from Townsville, the Herveys Range Heritage Tea Rooms are a popular destination for special occasions like birthdays, baby showers and weddings, as well as casual diners for breakfast, lunch and snacks. Not only is there plenty of seating and dining areas, there are beautiful shaded grassy areas for picnics.
There is also a separate function area which includes a bar and plenty of space for tables to be set up - think wedding reception!
The history is evident where ever you wander around the property. From the old building itself, to the plaques detailing the owners of the past and the many faces the Tea Rooms have had. The building is like stepping into the past and old newspaper articles hung framed on the walls tell the story of the local area. You can't help but wonder about how many boots have walked across the old floorboards since 1865!
The walk back to the Tea Rooms takes you past the dam and here you may find local birds and wildlife. We were lucky enough to see a wallaby and a lot of different birds. The photo opportunities are abundant.
The Herveys Range Heritage Tea Rooms have been operating in it's current form since 2005 and has won many awards, accolades and hearts. It's the kind of place you can't just visit once. You will want to go back time and time again to enjoy the peaceful surroundings, good coffee and delicious scones.
Herveys Range Heritage Tea Rooms is located on Hervey Range and is easy to find, just follow Hervey Range road out of Townsville and it's about a 30 minute drive.
Always a popular market for stallholders and shoppers alike, Renegade Handmade Markets return in 2016 with a new venue, and a new day!
Renegade Handmade Markets have been operating for a few years now and feature all the very best in handmade items from local artisans. There is an assortment of goodies on offer from crafts to jewellery, pottery to crochet. You are sure to find a few things that catch your eye and all purchases are supporting local business - even better!
This year sees Renegade move from their 2015 location of Aitkenvale State School to Marian School in Currajong. The markets will be set up in the main school hall on Valentine's Day, February 14th, from 8am til 1pm.
If you would like further information on the Renegade Handmade Markets, or wish to apply as a stallholder, please contact organiser Karissa through the Facebook Page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Above Graphic from Renegade Handmade Facebook Events Page here. All details mentioned above were correct to the best of Townsville Women's knowledge at the time of publication. Details may change without notice so please contact the event organisers directly if you require further information.
Written by Tori England
I took up the opportunity to become an Independent Consultant for a direct selling company because I saw busy, hard working women like myself doing it and they found it more rewarding then their current job.
So much so that they are now full time Independent Consultants!
I was, like a lot of you would be, very sceptical about it but I came to realise that I didn’t have anything to loose. After a short amount of time I found it fun and rewarding.
The most rewarding part for me, being a part time Independent Consultant is my huge boost in confidence. Before I would have run in the opposite direction knowing I had to talk to a bunch of women, but now I can stand in front of a room of people and present my products with the confidence I was lacking before.
There are many reasons why people enter into a Direct Selling role as an Independent Consultant. The most common topics talked about before becoming an Independent Consultant are:
1. Being the Boss
2. Earning Money
3. Product Discounts & Rewards
Being the boss can be hard work! But it’s made easy by working from comfort of your own home and for a small sign-up fee to a direct selling company you can take the hassle of the teething period away. Your sign-up fee often allows you to have access to all of the tools required to start your own business.
For example my sign-up fee with Arbonne was less than $150.00 and gave me access to my very own website, required documents, learning videos, catalogues and samples to hand out to all my friends. The best part is that you don’t need to pay and stock product at home; it is simply paid for by the client at the time of ordering! There's no chasing customers for payment or having to organise deliveries.
Maintaining your business to make money is the most fun but also the hardest part. The most popular way to do this is by having parties and/or workshops to introduce and display your product to a bunch of people.
By selling your product at parties and workshops or even to friends and family you are then given a percentage of the sales you make. Therefore the more you sell the more you earn, just like any other business.
You will find the majority of Independent Consultants initially sign up because they love the product, and why wouldn’t you when you can receive discounts and benefits that you can’t get when you’re a client or part of a rewards program.
There are so many direct selling companies about such as:
Each company will offer something different and my advice would be to do your homework and find the company that suits you best. Look at what you most want to achieve from your business, then find a company who's product you love with incentives and an income that suits you best and it won't even feel like you're working!
If you’re looking for a lifestyle change or find yourself looking for extra money and don’t know where to turn why not consider becoming an Independent Consultant? I don’t see it as a job I see it has a brilliant opportunity that I have been given and you too can have this same opportunity.
Why Arbonne: Arbonne is multibillion dollar overseas company that is rapidly growing in Australia, with a wide range of botanically based skincare and wellness products it is the way of the future. Arbonne offers a higher than average return on sales and Consultant incentives such as the Mercedes Benz program, that’s right you can earn your way to driving a Mercedes Benz!
Are you currently a consultant or considering becoming one? Comment below with any questions or your experiences with direct sales companies.
Written by Nicole Wilson
So to combat these negative thoughts in my head, I have decided to research different ways in which I can present the same food in different ways, ultimately tricking my mind into thinking it is something different.
So as my meal plan states – 1 protein and a single serve of vegetables for dinner - I in turn have made a stir fry using garlic and basil as flavour enhancers, or another one of my favourites is a ‘zucchini boat,’ as I like to call them, where you hollow out a zucchini (or alternatively a capsicum) and then fill it with your mince, vegetables and my favourite herbs and then place it in the oven. Yummy!
As a new mother, cooking is one of the last things on my mind, but I am finding that since I have actually got a 2 week meal plan up on my fridge there is no humming or harring about what I am going to cook for dinner. It is right up there on the fridge, laid out so perfectly for me.
I have also found that since I have been on my ‘diet’ I have been saving some money on our food bills. Since I have planned my meals I haven’t been buying those ‘what if’ foods at the grocery store and I don’t feel the need to go out to buy lunch because there is nothing in the fridge.
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