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1300 AGA 000
AGA have 2 x fantastic traineeship opportunities
available with local council, to commence in Janu-
Gain 12 months of valuable ofce work experi-
ence while studying for a National Accredited
If you are enthusiastic, have excellent cus-
tomer service skills and have a genuine inter-
est in the nancial operations of local govern-
ment, please submit your resume online at:
Applications close on
Friday, January 8, 2016.
Positions for Permanent Part Time and
Casual shifts at Banfields Aged Care
Banfields Aged Care is part of the family owned
Australian Aged Care Group which prides itself on
imagination and innovation in caring for the aged, with a
mission to excel in providing quality care services and
We are located at 192 Thompson Avenue, Cowes, a short
stroll into town for the local beach and shops.
Set amongst beautiful landscaped grounds. Banfields
Aged care is a 94 bed residential care facility which
provides an extensive range of services.
We are seeking dynamic and exceptional PCAs staff to
be part of our team.
As a PCA your responsibilities will be to provide nursing
care as directed by a Registered Nurse.
The successful candidate will have:
l PCA qualification
l Strong communication skills
l Current Police Check
l Team player qualities
We are a non-smoking facility.
If you believe you have the qualities and skills we
are looking for please call the Director of Care,
Denise Hunt on 5951 2500 or forward
your resume to: email@example.com
Applications close Monday, January 18, 2016.
PROOF TO SOMMER
A well-known and long-time established business based
in South Gippsland is looking for an Air Conditioning and
We are based close to Phillip Island. The successful
candidate will be required to maintain and repair
industrial, commercial and domestic air conditioning and
refrigeration systems and equipment.
Preferably fully qualified and licensed. Can be in the last
year of apprenticeship.
Required duties will include:
l General servicing and maintenance
l Fault diagnosis and rectification
We seek a person with good communication skills and
strong references. We require a person who works with a
high regard to safety and someone who works as a team
Please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can make enquiries to 5678 7463.
ArchiBlox combines the very best of sustainable
modular design with sophisticated pre-fabrication.
We create inspiring prefabricated homes and buildings
offering flexible design solutions for any dwelling need.
Due to a high demand for our award winning product,
we are currently looking for sub contract carpenters to
join our energetic team at our Wonthaggi facility.
If you have a passion for innovative architect designed
building and want to be part of our construction team,
we are looking for you.
To apply for this position please send your
resume to Facility Manager Kim O'Connor
via email: email@example.com
All applications will be treated in confidence.
Casual staff required for thriving takeaway café located in
Opportunity exists for long term ongoing work for the right
Previous barista and short order cooking experience an
advantage with flexibility to work shifts over a seven day
roster required. Willingness to work with enthusiasm and
urgency is essential.
Good presentation and friendly manner a must.
Keen and motivated applicants should apply via
email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Part Time Timber Yard
Capeview Hardware M10 - Cowes
A part time position as a Timber Yard Team Member
exists in our Cowes store.
You will be required to offer exceptional customer service
and a forklift licence would be an added advantage to this
To be successfull in this position you must
l Be willing to work weekends
Have an approachable and friendly nature
Have strong customer focus
Be team orientated
Be able to handle regular physical work
(eg. heavy lifting)
Current forklift ticket desirable
Knowledge of timber and timber products will be an
If you believe you have the qualities we are looking for,
you are invited to apply in writing by Friday, January 15,,
Dale Key, Store Manager Capeview Mitre 10,
220 Settlement Road, Cowes, 3922
or by email email@example.com
Complete jobs listing online:
AFTER three years of
and interviews, Phillip Is-
land’s Simon Kirton has
realised his dream of be -
coming a career firefight-
er with the CFA.
The 23-year- old for-
mer Newhaven College
student will begin his
journey as a firefighter
in mid-February with
19 weeks of recruitment
training at the Victorian
ment Training Centre in
From there, he will se -
lect preferences for CFA
stations and will be post-
ed at one of 34 integrated
stations across Victoria.
He began volunteering
at the Phillip Island CFA
after finishing school in
2010 and quickly devel-
oped a passion for life as
Simon said his motiva-
tion for the career was an
eagerness to help people.
“I want to be able to give
back in a hands-on, posi-
tive manner and be able
to work with other volun-
teers closely,” he said.
Although he was
knocked back on his
first interview attempt
for a career role, Simon’s
strong resolve saw him
push harder and strive
towards his goal.
He said he worked hard
on improving vital skills
after receiving feedback
from the interviewers.
“They suggested a few
things I could improve
on; I was very nervous in
the original interview, so
it was just about under-
standing and knowing
myself better,” he said.
“I worked closely with
family friends that have
spent a lot of time doing
“I really improved my
technique and tried to not
be so scripted.
“I relaxed into the inter-
view and told them every-
thing I had to offer.
“As a volunteer I’ve
gained a lot of experience,
but I had to present it in
a way where I was high-
lighting what I had to of-
fer the organisation. ”
Throughout the com-
petitive interview process,
Simon was subjected to
beep testing, aptitude
testing, a screening inter-
view, a physical challenge
and a personality profile,
before the final senior
panel interview and CFA
All his hard work paid
off when he was one of
few chosen for the job
from around 3000 appli-
Simon will continue to
work at the Cowes Golf
Club before a short break
in the lead-up to training.
Persistence pays off for firefighter Simon
Phillip Island’s Simon Kirton will begin training to become a career firefighter in mid-February after three years of intensive applica-
tions and interviews. He is seen here collecting donations for the Good Friday Appeal in his volunteer role with the Phillip Island CFA.
SAFE young drivers will
be eligible to receive a free
licence when they apply
from February 1.
The Free Licence Scheme
could save safe young driv-
The first round of reg-
istration renewal notices
have been issued, outlining
the steps for eligible young
drivers and motorcycle rid-
ers under the age of 21 to
take advantage of the Gov-
ernment’s Free Licence
From February 1, young
drivers who complete both
their red and green pro-
bationary periods with no
traffic offences or demerit
points will be rewarded
for their safe driving prac-
tices with a free three year
The licence will be
awarded to drivers when
they receive their full li-
cence for the first time.
As well as having a good
driving record, drivers
must be issued a proba-
tionary licence before the
age of 21 to be eligible for
The $7 million scheme
is being delivered through
the Young Driver Safety
Package, a suite of five road
safety initiatives targeted at
improving the safety of vul-
nerable road users.
Free licence for safe drivers
THE Southern Business Women’s Net-
work (SBWN) has New Year resolutions
The group is hosting special guest
speaker Judy O’Connell at its January
dinner event in Inverloch on January
Judy has navigated many challenges
during a highly successful career and
will inspire SBWN members onto great-
er heights in 2016.
Judy O’Connell, the Assistant Deputy
Commissioner Small Business for the
Australian Taxation Office and the sister
of SBWN members Gillian Mertens and
Andrea Evans-McCall; she will tell the
story of her path to success and what we
can learn from her journey.
Judy is also in a unique position at the
coal face of small business development
within government and the insights she
can provide will be compelling.
Judy graduated from Melbourne Uni-
versity in the early 80s and has worked
in the public sector ever since.
Judy will share with us that women
in Australia earn around 17.5 per cent
less than men over their working life, so
the first disadvantage they face is lower
levels of financial stability and, as a con-
sequence, less access to “seed” capital
to get a business underway.
On top of this, there is balancing
child-birth, child-rearing and family re -
sponsibilities with the dynamics of run-
ning a business.
However, Judy believes that women
have very good time management skills,
which are actually a huge advantage
when it comes to running a business
with limited resources and that the
number of women starting and/or run-
ning small businesses is increasing, due
in part to greater levels of independence
than a generation ago.
In her current role Judy leads a range
of key programs to deliver innovative
and contemporary support options to
make it easy for small business to inter-
act with the tax office.
Programs include the development
and implementations of cross agency
‘fix it’ squads, and the establishment of
small business multi-use panels.
Judy also sits on various internal and
external committees and forums span-
ning both the micro and SME markets,
and is the ATO Senior Liaison for the
Small Business Minister.
So come hear how Judy got to be
where she is today and how she has jug-
gled her career with being the mother
of two sets of twins! The SBWN dinner
on Thursday, January 21 will be held at
the Inlet Hotel, Inverloch from 6.30pm.
For more information, email the
SBWN president on president@sbwn.
and achieving the dream
By Mitch Guy
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