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Futura Group and TRS Launch BSB Online

Futura Group recently worked with Melbourne-based Training Resource Solutions (TRS) to develop the new range of eLearning resources, BSB Online.

By |April 12th, 2015|News|Comments Off

The eCoach Just Got Better

Over the past few months we’ve re-written the eCoach from the ground up to provide our customers with a faster, more responsive, and more playful eLearning platform. All of our online resources are now responsive (meaning that the layout will adapt to your device), and will work on most smart phones.

By |March 9th, 2015|Product Updates|Comments Off

Safe and Happy Holidays From Futura Group

2014 was a great year for Futura Group – along with development of our SIT12 resource catalogue, we’ve completed a range of product updates and enhancements, ensuring you’ll have everything you need to make your 2015 training experience better than ever…

Over 145 units are now available spanning Cert 1 to Diploma level in Hospitality, Events […]

By |December 16th, 2014|Archive|Comments Off

Alex Topp Wins Brett Graham Scholarship

Congratulations to Hunter Chef Alex Topp, who has taken home this year’s Brett Graham scholarship.

Chef Alex was able to edge out fellow finalists Krystal Murray, 23, and Siobhann Redman, 19, following a nine-hour culinary skill marathon.

Each contestant recreated dishes (with the help of third year apprentice chefs), which were then appraised by ~60 guests who […]

By |October 27th, 2014|Archive|Comments Off

A New Look For The Futura Group eCoach

If you've logged into our Virtual Campus recently, you may have already met Kevin - our new digital coach / eLearning personal trainer. Kevin is an enthusiastic and multi-talented teacher who loves sweat bands, knee-high socks, and disco. He’s so daggy it's almost cool.

By |October 13th, 2014|Product Updates|Comments Off

2 Silver Thongs at the NEWi Awards

Futura Group took home 2 Silver Thongs at last week’s NEWi Awards Evening at Merewether Surfhouse. We received thongs for the Best Mobile Application and Best Educational Solution for our work on the eCoach (our proprietary eLearning Framework / Course Builder).

The evening was an outstanding success with over 100 guests celebrating the achievements of the digital economy – thanks to Gordon and Lunaticks Society for organising such a fantastic event.

By |October 9th, 2014|Archive|Comments Off

William Angliss Institute Foundation Golf Day

Futura Group is always happy to support up and coming talent in the hospitality industry, including initiatives of the William Angliss Institute Foundation.

The Foundation’s inaugural Golf Day event will take place on the 24th of September at the RACV Cape Schanck Golf Resort, and will help raise funds for an international work experience opportunity for […]

By |September 10th, 2014|Archive|Comments Off

ACPET wrap

Last week Futura Group exhibited at the APIEF and ACPET Conferences, held in Perth and Fremantle respectively, over 3 separate days. Our CEO (Reinhold Forster), and Client Relations Manager (Dean Wiggins) enjoyed the opportunity to talk with attendees about our products and services, receiving fantastic feedback and reviews about our training resources – thanks to […]

By |September 1st, 2014|Archive|Comments Off

Futura Group is Now a Pre-Approved NSW Government Supplier

We are excited to announce that Futura Group is now an approved supplier of ICT Services to the NSW Government under the ICT Services Scheme, which was established to simplify the procurement process for agencies and suppliers, and to improve opportunities for SMEs to do business with the NSW Government.

As a pre-qualified supplier, Futura Group […]

By |August 25th, 2014|Archive|Comments Off

Business Videos – Now with Closed Captions!

Futura Group is committed to continually improving our training materials to make them more accessible.

We are pleased to announce that Closed Captions are now available for all SIT12 Business Videos (we are in the process of adding captions to the rest of our training catalogue of 1500+ videos).

Other Web Content Accessibility Guidelines improvements, […]

By |August 7th, 2014|Archive|Comments Off