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    Supplier Member Profile
    Tuesday, 01 November 2016
    Supplier Member Profile

    Since 1973 Grant Austin Display Packaging has provided injection moulded boxes for the tourism industry and jewellery industry, starting with the opal sector. Soon after they purchased another business including their great expertise and machinery which allowed them to introduce vacuum forming to compliment and add diversity to the core customer choices of boxes, displays, cases and trays. This allowed them to also expand into other industries such as aquaculture…

    WorldSkills Australia National Comp...
    Thursday, 27 October 2016
    WorldSkills Australia National Competition

    WorldSkills Australia National Competition 2016 WorldSkills features Australia’s most talented young people as they go head-to-head in over 50 skills – including jewellery, welding, fashion, bricklaying, cookery and more – with one goal in mind: to win a gold medal and a chance to represent Australia at the 44th WorldSkills Competition in Abu Dhabi, UAE, in 2017.Amanda Hunter, JAA Executive Director, travelled to Melbourne to facilitate a panel discussion providing…

    Terrence Cockrem
    Tuesday, 01 November 2016
    Terrence Cockrem

    Terrence Cockrem is a master jeweller and founder of Rose and Crown Jewellers in Northcote, Victoria. At high school he enjoyed jewellery classes and couldn’t believe his luck when his teacher, Bruce McIntyre, told him it was a viable career choice. So after high school, Cockrem studied gold and silversmithing at RMIT University, Melbourne. He also joined Holdsworth Bros Jewellers as an apprentice, being one of the oldest family run…

    Development scholarships for women...
    Tuesday, 01 November 2016
    Development scholarships for women’s leaders 

    Scholarship initiative to support leadership development for women in the Retail & Wholesale sector – Limited opportunities for 2017 intake available Opportunities are available for women in the Retail & Wholesale sector to access up to $8,000 in scholarship funding to assist them to participate in a number of the country’s premier women’s development programs. The initiative is part of a nationwide push to support and elevate women leaders throughout…

    TAFE Queensland Jewellery Apprentic...
    Tuesday, 01 November 2016
    TAFE Queensland Jewellery Apprentice Awards

    The TAFE Queensland Jewellery Apprentice Awards were held in Brisbane on the evening of October 7th and Brett Bolton, JAA Director, addressed the audience. Congratulations to the graduating students and award winners:Richelle Jamieson, Runner Up All Star Ilija Bucé, Best Overall Design Winner and Runner Up Apprentice of the YearBrooke Kitching, Best Technical Aspects Winner, Apprentice of the Year and Apprentice People's Choice Award WinnerRichard O'Connor, All Stars People's Choice…

    Executive Director's Message
    Tuesday, 01 November 2016
    Executive Director's Message

    At this time of the year I look forward to having the opportunity to meet with the NIAC councillors at the second National Industry Advisory Council (NIAC) meeting of the year. We utilise this opportunity for the industry representatives to meet and form the strategic planning session for the JAA. Last year’s planning meeting set in motion many of the initiatives we have introduced this year and I look forward…

    AML/CTF Reforms
    Tuesday, 01 November 2016
    AML/CTF Reforms

    On 29 April 2016, the Minister for Justice, the Honourable Michael Keenan MP, released the findings of a major review of Australia’s Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing Act 2006 and associated Rules and Regulations (AML/CTF regime). The report contains 84 recommendations to streamline and strengthen Australia’s AML/CTF regime, and includes a commitment that industry will be closely consulted on the design of the reforms. As part of that commitment,…

    'Real is rare' campaign
    Tuesday, 01 November 2016
    'Real is rare' campaign

    How 'real is rare' hopes to reinvent diamond advertising The following is a section from a JCK online article by Rob Bates which can be viewed in full here. The ads are attention-getting, sometimes racy. They don’t portray an idealized love, but a relationship that has weathered problems and near dissolution. The diamonds are not the focus of the ads but flash by. They don’t tout a diamond engagement ring;…

    Amanda's Business Tip
    Tuesday, 01 November 2016
    Amanda's Business Tip

    Get Personal More and more consumers now with online retailing and information and today’s speed of transactions, and the changing requirements of younger generations, are demanding customised products and experiences.How can you leverage this trend?Are you calling clients by name if appropriate when talking to them or marketing to them?Are you offering services to tailor products or engrave them?Can products be mixed and matched for an individual look?Can you work…

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