MARC CEO Penny KingMany businesses are missing out on easier access to government grants that can fund manager training advises Penny King, CEO of SA-based workplace training specialist MARC.

MARC (Management And Research Centre) is a Mile End-based, not-for-profit organisation that provides training, scholarships and research in the fields of business fundamentals, leadership and management.

Ms. King said revised grant guidelines provided South Australian businesses with improved access to Government funding for manager training. “Many businesses are missing out because they are unaware of this opportunity,” she said.

“Until recently, a $4000 grant was available only for people with no previous qualifications past Level 4 certificates. Now, this same $4000 grant is also available for people with an existing Certificate IV.

“What this means for business is that training in management, business skills etc will be paid for completely by this grant. Training companies such as MARC generally charge less than the grant’s $4000, thus making the upskilling of your work team better than ‘cost neutral’.”

Ms. King said MARC’s most popular qualifications currently were the Certificate IV in Business and the Diploma of Management.

The MARC Diploma of Management is designed for busy managers. Conducted one evening each week, it is a fast-track, practical program. Participants increase their management skills in all aspects of business. With no exams or essays, the workshops are conducted by business people. The program begins with a residential at Warrawong Earth Sanctuary. Course cost is $3950 which includes a light meal each session.

For more information about MARC’s training program, visit or call Penny King or members of the MARC team on 08 8354 3244.

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