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GOLD COAST - Get Up To Speed Program Launch - 23 April 2012

The Training Collective

Monday, April 23, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (AEST)

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Get Up To Speed!

And bring your business into the Digital Age!

Across Australia, the National Broadband Network is being rolled out, representing enormous possibilities and new opportunities for businesses to change their business models, increase efficiencies and increase their reach.

Are you a Queensland based business struggling to keep up with new advances in technology and digital marketing strategies?

Would you like the opportunity to learn how to survive and thrive in the digital age through a new, heavily Government subsidised state-wide program aimed at helping you get online and succeed online?

The Program

The Get Up To Speed program is for all Queensland businesses to raise their skills and knowledge surrounding current and emerging digital technologies and digital skills.

The program is funded by Skills Queensland; presented by (an amalgamation of 120 councils across Australia and New Zealand) and is being delivered by The Creative Collective, an agency with extensive experience in delivering training on behalf of Government organisations.

This 12 week program features a live event, webinars, elessons, an extensive resource portal, access to mentors & more and is your opportunity to innovate and transform the way you currently do business, for the better.

Importantly the majority of the program will be conducted online, with recordings and material made available for you to access at a time that suits you. As the schedule is repeated over the year, once you are registered into the program, you can make up for missed session or repeat sessions for greater clarity if you wish.

The program will feature one live event (this info session) as well as weekly webinars, weekly eLessons, a private Facebook group, a dedicated online resource portal, and access to mentors in each of the regions.

Participants will also benefit from gaining accreditation for taking part in the program through a Registered Training Organisation – Australiasian Leadership Academy and have the option to purchase an internet enabled device (conditions apply) and receive a rebate for $175.

Come along to this information / welcome session and find out more about the program, whilst gaining great new tips and insights into how your business can be doing business differently in the digital age.

The event will feature:

  • Dynamic presentations from two industry leaders (see bios below)
  • Live demonstrations of new technologies
  • Coffee, tea and refreshments
  • The opportunity to network with other local businesses
  • Free consults - talk to the presenters before the event, in the break and afterwards!
  • Inspiration, information and innovative techniques to take home and try whether you join the program or not
  • The opportunity to ask questions

At the event you'll also hear from locals who have already moved into the digital age and had great success online as well as meet some of the local mentors who will be available to support you in your 12 week journey to success.



Yvette Adams is a serial entrepreneur having started 5 businesses from scratch. A multi-award winning business woman including winning the Commonwealth Bank Business Owner of the Year at the Telstra Business Women's Awards, Queensland in 2010  her current focus is The Creative Collective, a Queensland based creative agency offering an array of services and training, and - an online portal for business owners wanting to find business awards they may be able to enter.

Yvette has assisted thousands of businesses to get online and succeed online and is passionate about increasing the digital capabilities of Queensland businesses by embracing new technologies and online trends. She is regularly called on by media and as a public speaker to talk about topics related to the digital economy, digital marketing and achieving online success.


Zoe is a Social Media Marketing Specialist, Speaker, Trainer, Manager and Internet Entrepreneur, operating multiple businesses from her laptop while traveling the world. Born and bred in Townsville, today Zoe has a Twitter following in excess of 50,000, over 60,000 views of her training videos on YouTube plus thousands of friends on Facebook & Linkedin. Given this, it’s no wonder she was recently selected to attend the "10 for10" internet marketing training intensive in New York.
Zoe is the Social Media Specialist for The Creative Collective and will share her extensive experience of using Social Media Marketing to grow her own businesses to show program participants how to achieve social media success.

 Whilst the event is free, bookings are essential. Secure your spot now to attend the information session.

NOTE - your attendance to this event does not secure a place on the program. To ensure yourself of a place on the program, we recommend you register without delay at

Have questions about GOLD COAST - Get Up To Speed Program Launch - 23 April 2012? Contact The Training Collective

When & Where

Southport Community Centre
Lawson Street
Southport, Queensland 4215

Monday, April 23, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (AEST)

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The Training Collective

The Training Collective is a digital skills training organisation and was a spin-off company out of award winning digital marketing agency The Creative Collective.

We are pioneers in the digital space, originally offering digital skills training in 2009. Since then we have gone on to develop and deliver everything from public and private one hour webinars to full day and half day training through to 12 week online programs and digital capability building programs for Government departments and Councils on topics such as social media, search engine optimisation, pay per click, website development, general online tools and more. 

Join us for training at one of our many publically offered full day or half day workshops available in most major centres of Australia, purchase a single module or program and engage online, or stay connected to us to hear what other exciting training opportunities we can offer you subject to the many collaborations we do with partners such as Google & Facebook Australia.

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