Changing COVID Restrictions for Workplaces

April 26, 2022Industry News, Media Releases, SEMMA Updates No Comments

  With almost 70% of adults having received with their third dose, the Victorian Government recently announced that most COVID-19 restrictions were to be removed from 11:59pm, Friday 22 April 2022. Changes to pandemic orders related to workplaces include: COVIDSAFE PLAN All workplaces will still require a COVIDSafe Plan. WORKPLACE CONTACTS Individuals will be required to… Read More →

SEMMA Welding Course Employment Video Released

March 7, 2022Employment, Industry News, SEMMA Updates No Comments

  Learn in-demand skills and enter an exciting, long-term career with local industries with the SEMMA Welding Skills Short Course! This free 150-hour course commenced in February 2022 in Dandenong South with multiple intakes scheduled over the year. Students who successfully complete the course will be placed into guaranteed full-time work with a local manufacturer.… Read More →

COVID Restrictions Update: QR Codes

February 17, 2022Industry News No Comments

  The Victorian Government has announced that from 6pm Friday 18 February, QR code check-in requirements will no longer be in place for employees at many workplaces, retail venues and schools (including childcare & early childhood). To read the full update, please click here. With the pressure on the health system easing and third dose vaccination coverage climbing, the Minister… Read More →

Opening the Energy Efficient Communities Grant program

January 13, 2022Advocacy, Funding Opportunities, Industry News, SEMMA Updates No Comments

  On Wednesday 12 January 2022, SEMMA facilitated the introduction of Tim Wilson MP to member Bellevue Orchard as part of the opening of the Energy Efficient Communities Grant program. The grant is designed to support Australian SME food & beverage manufacturers with grants of up to $25,000 to reduce both their emissions & energy bills. NICK… Read More →

SEMMA Winner – A.B.U. Engineering

December 7, 2021Industry News, SEMMA Updates No Comments

  Congratulations to member A.B.U. Engineering Pty Ltd for winning the Manufacturing Award at last weeks Greater Dandenong Chamber of Commerce Business Awards Presentation evening! The awards recognise outstanding business achievements and contributions to the Greater Dandenong area. SEMMA President Peter Angelico proudly presented the award to Director Jonathon Buntz. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees, including SEMMA members TBS Air &… Read More →

Workplace COVID Transmission

September 14, 2021General News, Industry News, SEMMA Updates No Comments

  Victorian health authorities have identified company kitchens / tearooms as a key site for COVID-19 transmission through permitted workplaces, after several cases recently spread in construction and transport break rooms. Victorian COVID-19 response commander Jeroen Weimar observed growing cases out of tearooms as a place where people mix and do not wear masks, as… Read More →

Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme

August 24, 2021Industry News No Comments

  The Victorian Government has introduced new legislation to provide rent relief to small and medium-sized businesses: the Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme.   To access this rent relief commercial tenants must have: · an annual turnover of less than $50 million · experienced a fall in turnover of at least 30% due to coronavirus pandemic… Read More →