Group imageSpotlight on Learning & Development

Business SA’s training division is excited to announce their online learning service offering further flexibility to their training delivery.  This easy to use online option provides all participants the chance to learn at their own pace at any time choosing a vast range of certificates & diplomas. 

New to Business SA’s scope is the inclusion of the Diploma of Management. This nationally recognized qualification is designed for managers who have considerable experience in their respective industry, a sound theoretical knowledge base and managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate their own work and the work of a team. Great investment at $3,200 for members and $4,000 for non-members.

Tap into the current funding and Government incentives available to all employers looking to up skill their staff.  Ask today if your eligible to receive up to $5,000 plus save on payroll tax and Workcover, phone 08 8300 0099.

HR Policy Packagecontract of employment

Establish and implement policies and procedures that outline specific standards of behaviour and conduct, conditions of employment, legislative rights and responsibilities for both you and your employees with the HR Policy Package.

This Package will assist to make your workplace compliant, manage your employees effectively, and ensure your business follows best practice standards. Order your copy here or call 08 8300 0113.

CEDA event – What makes us tick

ComputerJoin Hugh Mackay, one of Australia's leading thinkers, looking at what really makes us tick?

Hugh has spent most of his working life exploring why we do the things we do, ranging from the television programmes we watch or the politicians we vote for to the decisions that shape our lives - who (or whether) to marry, where to live, whether to have children, what job to do.

Hugh will be joined by a panel of South Australian thought leaders providing their thoughts on what makes us tick (in SA).

Monday, 6 December 2010 from 12.00pm to 2.00pm at InterContinental Adelaide.

For more information click here

Hot Topics – a new initiativeOpen sign

As the voice of business in South Australia, Business SA seeks to represent your views in our advocacy role. In order to do this, we need greater input from you, our members, in developing policies on key issues that may affect your business.

So we encourage you to take part in our new monthly internet survey, Hot Topics. It only takes a minute or two to complete and this month the survey focuses on Water and the Murray Darling Basin Plan. Access the survey here.

Upcoming Business SA networking event 

NetworkingThe next event in the popular Business SA networking series will be held on Tuesday 7 December at the Glenelg Golf Club from 5.30 – 7.30pm.

The evening will again feature fine wines and canapés with fantastic networking opportunities and door prizes again on offer.

Places are limited so please register your attendance via the Business SA website at

Consumer Law

Filing imageBusinesses will have new responsibilities when the Australian Consumer Law comes into force on 1 January 2011. The new law replaces key sections of the Trade Practices Act and the fair trading acts of all States and Territories.

Key changes include:
· Suppliers and manufacturers must honour new guarantees that automatically apply to goods and services
· New restrictions on door-to-door sales and other face-to-face marketing
· New requirements for contracts - including information about 'cooling off' and bans on unfair contract terms
· Suppliers are required to report products which have been associated with serious injury or death
· Consumer protection agencies will have more enforcement powers and tougher penalties will apply.

More information can be found at:

New SACE gives students job-ready skills

Resume imgeMore than 12,000 Year 12 students will soon be achieving their South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE), with many of these looking to move directly into a career. The ‘Class of 2010’ will be the final group of students to graduate with the current high school certificate - next year’s Year 12s will be the first to undertake the new SACE. Click here to read more.

Take control of your cash flow and grow your business

Women in Focus, Commonwealth Bank’s dedicated program for women, is delighted to invite interested business women in Adelaide to a half day business coaching and connecting workshop on Wednesday 3 December 2010.

This dynamic workshop offers a unique and energising combination of inspiration, education and connecting, featuring speakers who will share insights and strategies. Presented in partnership with leading business advisory firm Deloitte, this half-day workshop is packed with practical tips.

Date: Friday 3 December 2010
Time: 8:30am – 1:30pm
Venue: Deloitte Office, 11 Waymouth Street, Adelaide
Fee: $95 (including lunch)

For more information or to register for this workshop visit the Event Calendar at

Business SA Website Survey

Here is your opportunity to have your say about the new Business SA website.

What do you like and what would you improve?

For your chance to win a $100 Coles Myer Gift Voucher, complete the survey here. Survey closes 30 November 2010.

Special Advertiser Discount

Receive a discounted rate to advertise in The Advertiser's Business Monthly. Find out more information here.


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