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News and commentary by Managing Director Gaven Wicks

Strike Launches Accredited Training

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

Strike Training and Consulting launches its suite of accredited security and investigation courses in Perth. Having received our ASQA accreditation (RTO 41500) from the federal government on 12th May this year we have now been added as an approved training organisation with the WA Police. This allows our students to obtain licences in this state after completing training at Strike. Our accredited courses consist of Certificate II and III in Security Operations, Certificate III in Investigative Services, Certificate IV in Security and Risk Management, Provide first aid and Work safely in the construction industry (White Card). Our first course for...

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Women’s Safety at the Karrakatta Club

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

On Friday 11th December 2015 Strike Training and Consulting were invited to be the honorary speakers at the exclusive Karrakatta Club, Perth, Western Australia. The club was established in 1894 and is the first womens' club in Australia. Strike provided a speech on the changing security environment in australia, safety in the community, personal safety and its impacts on women in Perth. The presentation was well received and a lot of positive feedback was received for our efforts. Strike management would like to thank the members of the Karrakatta Club for allowing us this privilege. In particular Frances TAYLOR and...

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TERRORISM AWARENESS COURSE: SYDNEY 15-17 DECEMBER 2015

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

Strike has received significant interest in our terrorism awareness program from the general public within Sydney. In response to this we are conducting training in the Sydney City area on the 15th, 16th and 17th of December. The need for this program is evident in a recent newspoll indicating 76% of people surveyed believed a terrorist attack in Australia is likely, very likely or inevitable. This program will provide participants with an understanding of terrorism, how to recognise terrorist activity and what to do about it. Our world is changing so Australians need to become more alert and aware of...

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STRIKE to Conduct Terrorism Awareness Program at New Site

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

Strike Training and Consulting is continuing its Terrorism Awareness Course at its new premises, 184A Shepperton Road, East Victoria Park. Given the recent terrorist attacks the need for awareness is a must for everyone. To combat this problem we as a community need to become informed and understand what is happening around us. Our enforcement and intelligence agencies are working hard but have finite resources. We need to be helping them to help ourselves. To do this we need to educate ourselves and be proactive. To do this Strike has created the Terrorism Awareness Program for frontline business staff, general...

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STRIKE and AVELING form Training Alliance

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

Strike Training and Consulting is proud to announce a training alliance with AVELING, the industry leader in safety, well being and on line training. Both parties agree this alliance will expand networks and opportunities to bring professional and innovative training options to business and the general community alike. Strike is also proud to announce the opening of our new training centre at 184A Shepperton Road, East Victoria Park, WA. The AVELING Training Centre is a purpose built training centre 5 minutes from the Perth City Centre. It has 450sqm of training space, 40+ car spaces, 5 minute walk from Victoria...

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Black Friday-Paris 2015

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

Another senseless attack against a defenceless public, 129 people dead with the figure still rising. There have been many questions about the intelligence community in France and the ability of the terrorists to organise a coordinated attack such as this with little or no intervention from enforcement agencies. There are a number of answers as to why these agencies had a little or no chance but let's consider this. There are 64.9 million people in France with 12 million living in the Paris region which covers 4638 square miles. This equates to 56000 people per square mile. Without considering the...

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Inaugural Retail Conflict Management Course for Good Samaritan Industries

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

Strike Training and Consulting were employed by Good Samaritan Industries in Western Australia to provide its brand new Retail Conflict Management Course to its 25 store managers. The course has been designed for retail staff to provide them with adequate skills in dealing with aggressive customers. This 3 hour program teaches participants how to use tactical communication, understanding the law, personal safety, workplace management, environmental and situational awareness. On 20th August 2015 Strike conducted this initial program at GSI's Canning Vale training centre. The managers were actively involved in the program indicating the course was very beneficial to the issues...

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Strike Operations Re-Development

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

To all our valued clientele both past and future Strike Training and Consulting are excited to let you know that we are currently redeveloping our business operations to provide a more professional service. Our training is being updated to bring you the latest in security information and techniques. We are expanding our training to include new programs that meet the needs of the security industry. Strike is currently piloting some of these programs to specific clients and look forward to offering these to the general public in the near future. We will keep you posted.

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Have you got your USI number?

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

From 1 January 2015 ALL STUDENTS will need a Unique Student Identifier (USI) to obtain their certificate or qualification from a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). In other words, we need your USI to issue your certificate. If you have any issues please don't hesitate to contact us to assist you. A USI gives students access to their online USI account which will help keep all your nationally recognised training records together. Students can access their USI account online from a computer, tablet or smart phone anywhere and anytime. The USI will: link a student's VET achievements, regardless of where in...

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Terrorism Awareness: Three Terrorist Attacks in one day

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

The impact of ISIS/ISIL is influencing many groups far and wide to commit these terrorist acts. The frequency is alarming and should not be ignored as separate acts of terrorism regardless of whether ISIS claims responsibility or not. This groups actions have created a culture amongst terrorists that they can commit acts at will and are displaying a boldness and very little fear that is alarming. Australia needs to take heed of this influence and react in a proactive way to deal with this major problem. We cannot sit and ignore and hope this will not impact our community. Strike...

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