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News and commentary by Managing Director Gaven Wicks

De-Radicalisation of Students

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

Schools to identify future extremists THE Australian government is looking to schools to help identify students in danger of becoming radicalised. http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/latest-news/schools-to-identify-future-extremists/story-fn3dxiwe-1227367079115 Given Australia's current security situation this program is a must. Does this program go so far as to indicate pre-cursor terrorist activities of a student that has already been radicalised? For example will the student be in a position to recognise suspicious activities that are pre-cursor to a terrorist attack? When do we start on the adults? Strike has commenced Terrorism Awareness for Security operatives during its Perth Security Training courses but this is a minuscule number ..

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Perth Careers Expo Success

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

Strikes' recent promotion at the Perth Careers Expo has received a fantastic response from attendees. The interest for our Perth Security Training program was unprecendented as many 18 - 30 yr olds saw a previously unrealised option in the Security Industry particularly given the inclusion of our Terrorism Awareness Training. Our Defensive Tactics programs were a great drawcard particularly with primary or teenage groups with the Anti-Bullying and Defensive tactics course for schools. We are looking forward to forming strong relationships with our new course attendees.

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Strike at Perth Careers Expo 2015!

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

Strike Training has entered the Perth Careers Expo at the Convention and Exhibition Center! The Expo runs for four days between the 14th May, 2015 - 17th May, 2015. We will be promoting our Certificate II & III in Security Operations, undertaken on Behalf of Deltawest RTO #40599, as well as our brand new Women's Self Defence Course. Strike has created a $99 Women's Self Defence program encompassing practical self defence tactics used to deal with the realistic dangers and methods of an attacker. The course is conducted over a 3 hour session every Saturday (9am-12pm), with a three hour...

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1st Accredited Terrorism Awareness Training provided to Security

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

Strike Training in cooperation with Deltawest (RTO 40599) has completed its first delivery of the Terrorism Awareness and Response (TAAR) Unit. This training forms part of Accredited Security Operations Training as standard at Strike and is the only one of its kind in Australia. This accredited training is providing security operatives with much needed education on an issue that is greatly impacting the industry and community.

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Strike Now Operating Out of New DeltaWest Security Training Centre

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

Strike Training in association with Deltawest (RTO40599) has commenced training at a new security training centre at Unit 2, 347 Great Eastern Highway, Redcliffe 6104. This centre offers a vast array of training services including Certificate II and III in Security Operations. Initial training courses for Certificate II in Security Operations will commence in February 2015.

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Strike are Front Page News

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

Strike Training appears on the front page of the Southern Gazette in Perth discussing Terrorism Awareness, frontline personnel and community vigilance on the issue. http://www.inmycommunity.com.au/news-and-views/local-news/Shell-be-right-may-be-wrong-now/7665475/

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Radio Interview with 6PR

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

On 22nd of September Strike Operations Manager, Gaven Wicks was interviewed on the Drive by Paul Murray show on 6PR. Gaven discussed the lack of preparedness of frontline personnel to recognise and deal with acts of terrorism. He discussed the Frontline Terrorism Awareness Course and how it could educate individuals to understand and recognise events should they occur. You can hear the full interview here.

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Frontline Terrorism Awareness Course (FTAC)

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

Image Source: news.com.au The elevation of the Terrorism Threat level to 'High' and the recent raids conducted by NSW Police on terrorist related targets has made a significant impact on Australia and its security. These government resources are finite in that there is only a limited amount of security that can be provided to help secure business operations. Therefore it is incumbent on organisations to take some responsibility to secure their assets against acts of terrorism. During the past 12 months Strike Training and Consulting have created a one day FTAC program for frontline staff i.e. retail operators, security officers,...

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