SPASA surveys now live

27 September, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: SPASA Australia

Got an opinion you'd like to share? The surveys and feedback section on the SPASA Australia website is now live and SPASA is inviting members to share their thoughts on a number of survey topics.

Training platform tops the class at SPASA awards

25 September, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Waterco Limited

Waterco has topped the class at the SPASA Awards of Excellence, taking home not only the Training and Excellence Award in three states (NSW/ACT, Queensland and South Australia), but also securing the coveted National Training and Excellence Award.

Child drownings reduced by 36%, Drowning Report reveals

13 September, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Royal Life Saving Society of Australia

All our efforts to promote water safety appear to be working: Australia has experienced a 24% reduction in fatal drownings since 2002/03, the Royal Life Saving National Drowning Report 2017 has found.

Inaugural SPASA Australia Leadership Convention a success

11 September, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: SPASA Australia

SPASA Australia's inaugural Leadership Convention has been pronounced a resounding success. The industry's top leaders met in Sydney on 31 August to learn from inspiring keynote speakers and industry leaders who shared their insights, experience and practical concepts.

SPASA Australia announces groundbreaking Certification & Accreditation Program

01 September, 2017 | Supplied by: SPASA Australia

SPASA Australia has developed a game-changing initiative for the pool and spa industry: a CPD program designed to recognise and promote professionalism. The SPASA Australia Certification & Accreditation Program will reward individuals and businesses for their learning and development efforts by granting them SPASA Accredited or SPASA Certified status.

SPASA Australia — advocating for the industry

28 August, 2017 | Supplied by: SPASA Australia

SPASA Australia has been hard at work campaigning to ensure the best possible outcomes for its members with regards to changes in Australian standards and qualifications. Here is an update on SPASA's advocacy over the last six months.

SPASA Australia announces acquisition of SPLASH! magazine and event

23 August, 2017 | Supplied by: SPASA Australia

SPASA Australia has acquired the SPLASH! brand from The Intermedia Group and Interpoint Events. The acquisition of the brand includes both SPLASH! magazine and the SPLASH! Pool & Spa Trade Show.

National Awards of Excellence gold sponsor announced

15 August, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: SPASA Australia

Zodiac Australia has been announced as the Gold Sponsor of the National Awards of Excellence. The awards will be held the evening after the Leadership Convention, on 31 August at Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf, Sydney.

SPASA Australia delivers Cert III to Clark Rubber franchisees

14 August, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Clark Rubber

SPASA Australia and Clark Rubber have collaborated to develop a tailored program to deliver the Certificate III in Swimming Pool and Spa Service qualification to all its franchisees and pool technicians across Australia.

Are health, safety and wellness important to you and your team?

08 August, 2017

If the answer is yes, you should get along to SAFETYconnect at Rosehill Gardens in Sydney this month. Over 400 professionals have already signed up to attend this world-class conference and expo.

The future of industry leadership — panellists announced

07 August, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: SPASA Australia

Are you managing multiple generations within your business? Not sure how to approach baby boomers or millennials? Pool and spa industry leaders will share their secrets of industry leadership in a panel session at SPASA Australia's Leadership Convention on 31 August.

2017 SPASA Vic Awards of Excellence winners announced

31 July, 2017 by Alice Richard

Apex Pools & Spas has taken out the 2017 SPASA Victoria Pool of the Year award, receiving the prize in front of more than 430 industry stakeholders at the 2017 Awards of Excellence on Saturday, 29 July at the MCG.

Vic Planning Minister silent on mandatory barrier inspection campaign

24 July, 2017 by Alice Richard

Victorian Planning Minister Richard Wynne is yet to respond to an industry stakeholder collaboration campaign for mandatory barrier inspection legislation in Victoria.

The nine biggest financial mistakes that trade businesses make

17 July, 2017 by Jon Mailer, CEO, PROTRADE United | Supplied by: PROTRADE United

You work hard in your business, yet somehow you just don't seem to be getting ahead financially. Does this sound like you? The reality is that over the lifetime of a business, 40% of businesses consistently lose money, 30% just break even and only about 30% make marginal profits.

Funding available for NSW water safety initiatives

17 July, 2017 by Alice Richard

Funding is available for water safety organisations, community groups and research bodies to help prevent drowning deaths throughout NSW. The Water Safety Fund Community Grants Program is open for applications until 4 August 2017.

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