TTIA trade credit scheme initiative
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.asn.au
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.
Chief Executive Officer TTIA