Regional Accommodation Diploma Extended

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The first round of regional trainees enrolled in the Accommodation Association of Australia’s Academy commenced their Diploma of Management in Accommodation recently, under an $87 million New Workforce Development Fund initiative. The Association can now confirm that funding for a further 30 Diploma of Management places has been approved and extended to include other states providing national coverage. The funding partnership gives industry the opportunity to ensure tailored training for their workers and businesses.

The Accommodation Association’s Academy made a successful bid for 25 Diploma of Management places for NSW and Victorian regional members at the end of 2011, following a member survey which highlighted that 67% of members indicated a gap in the managerial and leadership skills of SME businesses.

“AAA members, particularly in regional centres, have expressed a desire to facilitate training for employees with experience but no formal business qualifications”, said CEO Richard Munro.

The second round hopes to commence at the beginning of May. The program equips participants with the skills necessary to improve training and motivate employees, in addition to increasing sustainable business productivity and profitability through best management practices.

“AAA members believe employees will grow their own vocational aspirations as well as those of the business by exposure to topics such as financial planning, creating business and strategic plans, recruiting and selecting employees, managing personal priorities and employee performance.

The Diploma is delivered online with webinar support from the Academy’s partners, whilst the unique part of the program is individualised onsite by business mentoring with an industry expert.

To register your interest in the second round of the Diploma email academy@aaoa.com.au or call 1300 730 388

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