Accreditation incorporated into franchisee scheme
Jim’s Pool Care recently collaborated with SPASA Australia to develop streamlined accreditation for franchisees.
Initially, accreditation for pool servicing may not seem like an obvious necessity, but it is an important part of becoming a pool care technician. Most Jim’s Pool Care franchise owners have completed a Certificate III in Swimming Pool & Spa Service as a minimum.
SPASA’s Peter Holland and Jim’s Pool Care General Manager Brett Blair recently met to commence collaboration and to integrate the Pool & Spa Certificate into one of Australia’s largest franchise systems. Course requirements ensure that franchise owners are certified and will be applying up-to-date best practice when servicing swimming pools, maintaining high quality standards across the industry.
Certification benefits not only pool professionals, but also pool owners and users. The longer-term goal of the SPASA and Jim’s Pool Care collaboration is to develop an accredited workforce of pool care professionals who can provide feedback into the accreditation process. This, in turn, will enable more industry members to meet nationally benchmarked standards. For Jim’s, it will also help more than 100 franchise owners build valuable skills.
Blair said Jim’s was “happy to support SPASA Australia’s efforts to educate pool professionals which will, in turn, help to support pool owners all over Australia”, while Holland said the collaboration was exciting.
“It is great to have the opportunity to enhance the industry standards, and great to work with Brett and Jim’s Pool Care in order to do so. The idea of having all new franchisees enrolled and immediately educated in the best practices of the industry is always good,” he said.
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