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What short course/seminar have you completed in the last 12 months?

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  1. trinity168

    trinity168 Well-Known Member

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    A bit of a broad question, can be anything that is related to your work, or property or hobbies that you thought was money well spent.

    Thanks!
     
  2. geoffw

    geoffw Moderator Staff Member

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    Outdoor Spanish language classes lakeside in Guatemala.

    TEFL certificate.
     
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  3. DaveM

    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    Did my diploma in property services (agency management) to get my full agency principal license
     
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  4. EN710

    EN710 Well-Known Member

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    Jane Slack Smith renovation course (online), paint supplies, canvas and just wing it ... Are you looking for something specific @trinity168 ?
     
  5. Terry_w

    Terry_w Solicitor, Finance Broker, CTA Business Member

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    I done the following legal courses:

    Passing Down The Family Farm To The Next Generation
    Life Interest or Accommodation Fund? What is The Best Way To Provide For a Second Spouse?
    How to Avoid the Super Death Benefit Ending Up in the Wrong Hands
    Taxation of Testamentary Trusts
    Case Study Gifts & Asset Divestment in Estate Planning & Asset Protection
    GST Aspects of Acquiring Property for Development
    Consequences of Failed Trust Distributions
    Construction of Trust Deeds - Making Them Tax Smart
    Structuring Property Developments to Maximise Tax Effectiveness
    Unit Trusts & SMSFs - An Appropriate Investment Vehicle
    Common Employment Taxation Mistakes & How to Avoid Them
    When is Property Development an Enterprise for the Purposes of GST?
    10 Common Property Development Problems & How to Solve Them
    Structuring to Avoid Conflict Between Family Members & the Trustees
    Undocumented Transactions Between Entities: Can They Be Income?
    Unit Trusts - Are They a Good Business Vehicle?
    Handing SMSF Real Property to the Next Generation
    SMSFs Engaging in Property Development
    Partnerships of Discretionary Trusts
    Helping Your Client's Tax Debt: Understanding ATO Recovery Processes
    Creative Use of Testamentary Trusts - Cloning, Splitting & Other Tricks
    Distributions of Capital and Income From Unit Trusts
    What is a Child for Succession Estate Planning Purposes
    Financial Dependency as a Planning Tool
    Enduring Powers of Attorney & Decision About Aged Care in a Blended Family Context
    CGT Problems in Trust Transactions
    Getting Old - Ensuring the Estate Doesn’t Ossify as Well
    BFAs: Can They Protect Inheritances of Children of First Marriages?
    GST Supplement: GST Aspects of Acquiring Property for Residential Development
    A Trust Compliance Primer
    Commercial Residential Premises and Residential Premises: Small Scale Operations and Other Issues
    Case Study: Advising a Functional Blended Family
    Case Study: The Use & Abuse of Testamentary Trusts
    Generation Skipping for Wealth Preservation

    I need to do 10 hours a year for membership of the law society and 30 for being a CTA.
     
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  6. geoffw

    geoffw Moderator Staff Member

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    No courses in English grammar then? ;-)
     
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  7. Terry_w

    Terry_w Solicitor, Finance Broker, CTA Business Member

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    i did?
     
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    EN710 Well-Known Member

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    Or have done?

    How do you find the time @Terry_w o_O
     
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  9. Mombius Hibachi

    Mombius Hibachi Well-Known Member

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    HI Trinity, I have completed exactly zero courses in the last twelve months. I am very much an autodidact, I have a very low opinion of formal education. I completed the Diploma of Financial Studies (or whatever it's called) in order to get a foot in the door to the industry I want to be in, but I immediately threw all that garbage out when I started working.

    I would very strongly encourage you to educate yourself in the areas that you have an interest in.

    Not sure where to start? It's easy; your local library and sites like Khan Academy. I guarantee you that you will learn much more from taking your education into your own hands than handing it over to people who don't have your interests at heart.
     
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    jins13 Well-Known Member

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    Agree with this. Many of the training academies and universities are qualification workshops, but it's unfortunate that employers would like to see that piece of paper for you to get a look in.
     
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  11. Terry_w

    Terry_w Solicitor, Finance Broker, CTA Business Member

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    BTW there are so many courses out there for free these days. Even university level courses which can be done online:
    edX
     
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  12. Bentley

    Bentley Well-Known Member

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    Same here. Completed in December at REISA.
     
  13. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Not required for lawyer - the less commas the better ;)
     
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    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Geez, I'd be more inclined to knocking it off at the combined accountants & solicitor's conference held in Aspen each year.
     
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    Cert 3 Carpentry...it was one of those courses you pay you pass! now doing cert 4 building..again you pay you pass!
     
  16. Terry_w

    Terry_w Solicitor, Finance Broker, CTA Business Member

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    Looks like one of those conferences where there is a lot of talk with little substance.
     
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    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    But the skiing is usually pretty good. ;)
     
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    wogitalia Well-Known Member

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    I reckon I just worked out where I'll be spending January in 2017 ;)
     
  19. geoffw

    geoffw Moderator Staff Member

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    There's some good courses there. I might check out the first part of this one.
    English Grammar and Essay Writing
     
  20. MTR

    MTR Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    This is related to a hobby, which is basically art classes, I started last year and continuing this year.

    I am not into doing anything I don't enjoy, has to be fun, fun, fun....


    MTR:)