TTIA trade credit scheme ini­tia­tive

Australasian Timber - - ASSOCIATIONS -

TTIA IS fully aware of the enor­mous dam­age and pres­sure that un­paid in­voices can place on the financial well­be­ing of Em­ploy­ers.

To this end, TTIA has formed a new part­ner­ship with Cred­i­torWatch,

Aus­tralia’s lead­ing com­mer­cial credit re­port­ing bureau with over 50,000 Mem­bers.

Cred­i­torWatch is Aus­tralian owned and op­er­ated, en­abling busi­nesses of all sizes to ac­cess credit risk in­for­ma­tion on any busi­ness or com­pany in Aus­tralia at af­ford­able rates.

Cred­i­torWatch col­lates data from a va­ri­ety of sources:


• Aus­tralian Busi­ness Reg­is­ter (ABN Lookup)

• Courts around Aus­tralia – Court Ac­tions

• In­sol­vency No­tices Reg­is­ter (ad­min­is­tered by ASIC)* • Mer­can­tile Foot­prints (Debt Col­lec­tors)*

• 50,000+ cus­tomers - Pay­ment de­faults and trade pay­ment data*

• Xero and MYOB – trade pay­ment data – Up­dates ev­ery 5 min­utes* *Unique to Cred­i­torWatch

Debt Col­lec­tion Tools:

1. Cred­i­torWatch mem­ber­ship logo for in­voices and state­ments

2. Re­minder no­tice and fi­nal de­mand tem­plates

3. Abil­ity to reg­is­ter de­faults (black marks) against non-pay­ing cus­tomers

TTIA – Mem­ber Spe­cial

1. Free Trial

2. Monthly Sub­scrip­tion – No Lock In con­tracts

3. Spe­cial pric­ing - in­cludes all fea­tures

4. Mul­ti­ple User Lo­gins

5. Train­ing and on­go­ing sup­port

6. Ac­cess to Ap­plyEasy On­line Credit Ap­pli­ca­tion Sys­tem

7. Ac­cess to CW Con­nect - Con­nect mem­bers will re­ceive email alerts for any de­faults lodged by an­other Con­nect mem­ber re­gard­less of whether they are mon­i­tor­ing the debtor. CW will group all TTIA mem­bers into one group so prob­lem debtors can be iden­ti­fied quickly and eas­ily.

We be­lieve this ser­vice will prove a valu­able financial tool for ev­ery Em­ployer. Please con­tact TTIA if you are a TTIA Mem­ber and wish to re­ceive the Cred­i­torWatch In­for­ma­tion pack – (02) 9264 0011 or email ttia@

TTIA/Work space In­dus­try Train­ing Break­through Launched

In a sig­nif­i­cant boost to prac­ti­cal, af­ford­able and ac­ces­si­ble train­ing of pro­duc­tion em­ploy­ees in the tim­ber and tim­ber prod­ucts in­dus­try, TTIA has signed off on a new and com­pre­hen­sive part­ner­ship with Work Space Train­ing.

TTIA is unique in the in­dus­try in be­ing rep­re­sen­ta­tive of a sig­nif­i­cant num­ber of em­ploy­ers in all States and Ter­ri­to­ries in Aus­tralia and in all sec­tors of the in­dus­try from the for­est har­vest­ing to milling, man­u­fac­tur­ing and mer­chan­dis­ing.

Workspace Train­ing is a reg­is­tered train­ing or­gan­i­sa­tion (na­tional RTO num­ber: 91240) owned and op­er­ated by David McEl­venny and Kathy

Ware. The com­pany spe­cialises in the de­vel­op­ment of train­ing re­sources and the de­liv­ery of work­place train­ing, par­tic­u­larly at a pro­duc­tion worker level. The train­ing re­sources pro­duced by Workspace Train­ing range from award-win­ning na­tional projects that are utilised by TAFEs and RTOs around the coun­try, through to site-spe­cific in­struc­tion man­u­als for com­pa­nies that man­age their own train­ing in­ter­nally. Workspace Train­ing also works with a range of spe­cial­ist train­ers to de­liver ac­cred­ited and non-ac­cred­ited cour­ses to work­ers in the tim­ber in­dus­try and re­lated in­dus­try sec­tors.

David McEl­venny be­gan his work­ing ca­reer in a tim­ber yard 40 years ago, car­ry­ing out ba­sic ma­chin­ing, grad­ing and yard work. He pro­gressed to sales and then man­age­ment, be­fore be­com­ing a full time trainer and course writer in the 1990s. David hold a masters de­gree in ed­u­ca­tion, plus a range of train­ing and tim­ber-re­lated qual­i­fi­ca­tions. Kathy Ware is the ad­min­is­tra­tion man­ager of Workspace Train­ing.

She han­dles the ad­min­is­tra­tive and com­pli­ance as­pects of the busi­ness, as well as in­struc­tional de­sign and desk­top pub­lish­ing of train­ing re­sources.

This new part­ner­ship will al­low the wider in­dus­try to ac­cess a qual­ity Reg­is­tered Train­ing Or­gan­i­sa­tion (RTO) with an ex­pe­ri­enced and prac­ti­cal trainer in cour­ses in­clud­ing Tim­ber prod­uct knowledge, Tim­ber Grad­ing, Chain­saw Op­er­a­tion and Work­place Com­mu­ni­ca­tion and Team Build­ing just to name a few. The cour­ses will be of­fered at ex­tremely af­ford­able rates as we see this new ser­vice as very much part of our non-profit in­dus­try re­source provider cul­ture.

It’s an ex­cit­ing de­vel­op­ment for TTIA to have ac­cess to an ex­cep­tional trainer with an ex­ten­sive track record in the tim­ber prod­ucts in­dus­try like David and his team. Train­ing cour­ses, their out­comes and qual­i­fi­ca­tion can of­ten seem a labyrinth of reg­u­la­tion and con­fu­sion to em­ploy­ers. What most im­pressed me about David and his team at Workspace is their abil­ity to de­mys­tify this field and fo­cus on real prac­ti­cal out­comes in ar­eas like tim­ber grad­ing and chain­saw op­er­a­tion which of­ten keenly sought by TTIA mem­bers.

I’m con­fi­dent that we are looking at more than just a piece of pa­per be­ing is­sued, but the teach­ing of real skills that will value add many times over to the in­dus­try and our mem­bers in par­tic­u­lar.

Spe­cial em­pha­sis will be on mak­ing these cour­ses read­ily avail­able and ac­ces­si­ble to re­gional ar­eas to re­duce travel times.

Em­ploy­ers wish­ing to dis­cuss any train­ing re­quire­ment or book for any of the course ar­eas high­lighted in this ar­ti­cle are en­cour­aged to con­tact the TTIA Train­ing Unit on (02) 9264 0011 for more de­tails.

A re­minder - tim­ber in­dus­try an­nual din­ner

A joint Tim­ber NSW/TTIA con­fer­ence and an­nual din­ner will be held on 23 Novem­ber at Alan David­son Oval, Syd­ney Park Pav­il­ion. The con­fer­ence will run from 1 pm – 4.30 pm fol­lowed by pre-din­ner drinks at 6.30 pm and din­ner at 7 pm.

Last year’s in­au­gu­ral joint tim­ber as­so­ci­a­tion event was a ma­jor suc­cess. Please put this date in your diary. If you would like to book tick­ets, please con­tact the TTIA of­fice on (02) 9264 0011.

Brian Beecroft

Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer TTIA

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