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Industry Training Needs Survey 2018

Earlier this year, Station Managers and other key industry people were asked to share their views on a number of issues affecting the industry, including the availability of skilled people to join and progress through the industry and suitability of existing industry training courses to meet the needs of industry.

Some highlighted results included:

  • a shortage of available suitably skilled announcers to join the industry, particularly in country areas;
  • shortages in available technical staff, with accute shortages in RF broadcast / transmission skills; and
  • sales was the most difficult category to attract and progress skilled people within the industry.
The full survey details and results are available here (for members only - login required).

Minimum Wage Review 2018 

The Fair Work Commission has set a new National Minimum Wage of $719.20 per week, which represents an increase of 3.5%.  The decision also affects all industrial awards minimum wage rates. The decision takes effect from the first full pay period from 1 July 2018. 

Radio Training Courses Catalogue - 2018

CRA has recently reviewed and updated information regarding the various tertiary courses available for the radio industry. Whilst the information is not exhaustive, it provides extensive details of most of the courses available to either people seeking to enter the industry or for existing staff seeking to enhance their skills. 

For details of this please refer to the Training section of this site or click here for a copy of the catalogue.

Modern Awards 4 Yearly Reviews (2014 & 2018) 

The Fair Work Commission continues with its review of all the 2010 industrial awards. This includes the three main awards covering the commercial radio industry. The review commenced in 2014 and is being conducted over four stages. The reviews of awards affecting commercial radio are on-going and it is likely that this process will not be concluded until the middle of 2018.

CRA continues to monitor developments and will be consulting with affected members.

The Fair Work Commission has also recently announced its intention to delay the commencement of the second 4 yearly review, due for commencement in 2018, on the basis that it would be unfeasible whilst the 2014 review is continuing.  

Management Tools & Templates Available To Assist With Employment Matters 

CRA has developed a number of resources designed to assist managers to effectively manage the range of complex employment matters that arise from time to time. Members can obtain information to assist them with performance counselling, dismissal decisions, safety and workplace investigations at the Employment Management Resource Tools.

For more information on any of the above items, please contact David Fuller (HR Manager) at david.fuller@commercialradio.com.au or 02 9281 6577.

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