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Just another benefit to hiring an apprentice …

Hiring an apprentice … WorkCover Queensland has announced that to encourage business to hire more apprentices, employers who do employ apprentices will be offered an ‘apprentice discount’. What does this mean? From 1 July 2017 employers will be able to remove apprenticeship wages from their premium calculation.  WorkCover stated that a major factor in an…

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Why is education important to the Beauty Industry?

Wherever you are in the world, the global village is in a state of constant change both in how we do things and how we apply those changes.  The latest fashion trend or the latest piece of technology is not going to go away.  Consumerism is here to stay and those professionals that wish to…

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How Beauty, Wellness and Hospitality collide

Trendy cafes who have introduced Kombucha and extolling its virtues are now finding there are other outlets that are into the ‘health drink’. Day Spas now we are told are serving it as an accompaniment after a treatment. Kombucha is becoming the ‘tipple of choice in the wellness world’ to continue on with the relaxation…

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Individual Support and the Douglas Community

Many of our students are coming close to completing their Certificate III Individual Support – some in Disability and others in Aged Care. As part of their qualification, they must undertake 120 hours of Vocational Placement so Far North Training staff have been working feverishly arranging placements for them. Various local organisations such as the…

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Ready for Work

FNTC has successfully progressed more than two dozen participants through the Ready for Work Program and there are more ‘knocking on our door’. The Program assists participants to produce a professional Resume and an effective, customised Cover Letter to get them that interview for the job they want most. Or if they are not sure…

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School Holidays & Road Safety

This time of year is one of the most high risk times on our local roads with many people coming up to escape the frosty weather down south, and us locals heading inland to escape the chaos of school holidays in the region. It’s a tricky time of the year too with back packers, international…

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Choking: First Aid Treatment

What do you do if you see someone clutching their throat, gagging?  Do you slap them on the back? Perform the Heimlich manoeuvre?  Do you get them to cough? The symptoms and signs of choking will depend on the cause and severity of the obstruction.  Airway obstruction may be gradual or sudden in onset and…

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DIY First Aid Kit

In the midst of cyclone preparations , one of the most important items you can organise is a First Aid Kit. If you already have a bag or pack, you can save yourself a few pennies by creating your own! Be prepared, be safe. You don’t have to be a doctor to help yourself, or…

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Asthma and Exercise … is it holding you back?

A lot of us would do anything to avoid working out, but the truth is, we shouldn’t. For some of us, exercise-induced asthma happens rapidly after beginning cardiovascular workouts, as any type of asthma is caused by the narrowing of the airways in your lungs. Did you know, like most people, those with exercise-induced asthma…

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Preventing and treating Sand Fly Bites

Living in a humid coastal area surrounded by stunning mangroves is a luxury and a privilege. But there’s always a positive to a negative … midges (or sand flies as they’re also known). It’s one of the most common irritants for visitors to our region each year as well as us locals, not only do…

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Watersafety in Inland waterways

We all know supervision is a must and when we are at the beach, the safest place to swim is in between the flags. As summer approaches, swimming pool gates are checked and locked, but what precautions do we take when we travel to and swim in Inland Waterways? In 2013-2014, Inland Waterways saw the highest…

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Wet Season Asthma

As many allergy and asthma sufferers know, the weather can play a direct role in the severity and length of your symptoms. A mild winter can signify an early allergy season, since trees and grass tend to pollinate earlier. Dry, windy weather spreads pollen quickly, producing a higher distribution of pollen. Rain and thunderstorms is thought…

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Heat Exhaustion vs Heat Stroke

Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke are two related health conditions that can be very serious if not treated quickly and effectively. Both, Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke are caused by a mild-extreme elevation in body temperature which is normally controlled by sweating. Sweating allows a person to cool through evaporation, but once a person becomes too…

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First Aid – why everyone needs it

February 2014: Janes Story … If you have to use First Aid, it’s an emotional thing which will stay with you for….I don’t know how long for. I write this with tears and hairs on my arms raised….but I know I did my every best, although not correct – any first aid is better than…

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