CyberGuru exhibits at 2018 Queensland Schools VET Conference

2018 Qld Schools VET Conference
Jessie Jeffery (CyberGuru), Adrian Tofilau (VeriDoc Global) and Chris Jeffery (CyberGuru)

CyberGuru successfully exhibited at the 2018 Queensland Schools VET Conference on Friday 10 August 2018. We met many wonderful teachers looking for solutions in the Information, Digital Media and Technology space.

CyberGuru is proud to support teachers by providing training courses and developing learning materials, delivering professional development and undertaking industry currency. We stand by our products as we write them ourselves, and in doing so aim to fill some of the skills gaps we commonly see in local businesses.

Congratulations to Adrian Tofilau of VeriDoc Global who won our Business Card Draw.

2018 Qld Schools VET Conference
Jessie Jeffery (CyberGuru), Adrian Tofilau (VeriDoc Global) and Chris Jeffery (CyberGuru)

For more information on the Education and Training services we offer, including professional development, training courses, learning resources and industry currency, please visit our website.

We are currently offering all schools a free 30 minute consultation to discuss how we can help them. Please contact us to take advantage of this offer.

CyberGuru sponsoring 2018 Queensland Schools VET Conference

CyberGuru sponsoring 2018 Queensland Schools VET Conference

CyberGuru sponsoring 2018 Qld Schools VET Conference

CyberGuru is proud to be an again a sponsor at the 2018 Queensland Schools VET Conference being held at Hilton Brisbane on 10 August 2018.

For many years, CyberGuru has been providing education and training services to Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) and schools, both public and private. These services focussed on developing teachers’ knowledge in the Information, Digital Media and Technology qualifications in Certificate I, III and III through CyberGuru’s professional development, training courses, learning resources and industry currency.

From next year in Queensland, an individual student’s Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) score may be improved by their completion of a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification, such as a Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology. Whilst the introduction of the Digital Solutions syllabus may be relevant to some schools and students, the practical nature of VET qualification such as the Information, Digital Media and Technology provides students with on-the-job skills and prepare them for their future careers.

We participated at last year’s Qld Schools VET Conference and over the last twelve months have seen the growth of uptake and interest in the Certificates in Information, Digital Media and Technology.

If you are a teacher, principal or RTO manager, who is looking to provide your students with a career opportunity in Information, Communications and Technology, please contact us for a complementary consultation and review of your training requirements.

For more details on the 2018 Queensland Schools VET Conference, please visit the VELG Training page.

Five tips for protecting your information when entering your financial information online

Five tips for protecting your information when entering your financial information online

Five tips for protecting your information when entering your financial information online

It’s tax time here again! myTax and e-tax, both provided by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) are designed to enable you to quickly and easily complete your tax return online. It is important to protect yourself when completing this as it contains such valuable information. We thought it would be timely to provide tips can also be followed when using secure websites or online systems, such as those of the ATO, financial institution, superannuation or other investment providers.

Here are some tips to protecting your information:

  • Whilst it is secure (which you can confirm by its address beginning with https:// at the beginning of the address), make sure the website is identifying itself correctly and that the security certificate is valid to ensure the connection to the server is protected. You can click on this next to the address in your browser’s address bar. Generally, this will look like a padlock.
  • When you create your password, ensure it is one you can remember but others will not easily guess. Passwords should contain at least eight characters, including letters and numbers, and even combination of upper and lowercase. You can also use special characters, why not make it one with some of those for extra complexity?
  • Only use such systems in a location where you can protect the privacy of your information. We wouldn’t suggest opening your bank account balance on an ATM for all to see, so be careful where you also enter your financial information, to ensure are not being watched by those who may be nearby.
  • Ensure you have an internet security application installed and fully up-to-date firewall, virus and malware updates. You don’t want a “key logger” program recording your tax file number or other information as you type this onto your computer! Similarly, turn off any unnecessary programs which help you remember details (you don’t want it to remember your personal information). Also, don’t forget to log off and save your information securely after completing your session.
  • Finally, if you receive any email messages or phone calls reporting to be from the Australian Tax Office, claiming you are owed a refund, or that you require to make a payment, it is strongly advised to be cautious. Write down the details, such as the name of their person and their contact details and then contact the ATO to confirm it is legitimate.

If CyberGuru can be of any assistance in helping you protect your information through supporting you with setting up internet security, having good password practices, checking your internet security or removing unnecessary programs with your computer, please contact us today.