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Vic Builder Fined after Apprentice Death
Safety
Thursday September 7 2017

Vic Builder Fined after Apprentice Death

A Melbourne building company and its director have been fined $880,000 after an apprentice fell to his death at a construction site.

Australia Faces Housing Trade Skills Shortage
Business
Monday July 31 2017

Australia Faces Housing Trade Skills Shortage

As the home building boom rolls on, a shortage of skilled tradespeople has emerged across significant parts of the residential construction industry in Australia.

It’s Time for Builders to Embrace Energy Efficiency
Green
Monday July 3 2017

It’s Time for Builders to Embrace Energy Efficiency

With Australia facing an energy crisis, improving energy efficiency in the built environment could dramatically improve how much Australians pay to run their homes, and how...

Queensland Apprentices Could Claim Millions in Back Pay
Business
Thursday February 9 2017

Queensland Apprentices Could Claim Millions in Back Pay

Unions in Queensland could be set to pursue millions of dollars’ worth of back pay claims on behalf of apprentices following a ruling that apprentices should...

Apprentice Floor Installer Shortchanged $25k
Business
Friday September 30 2016

Apprentice Floor Installer Shortchanged $25k

The Fair Work Ombudsman has announced enforcement action against the company, Pampost Pty Ltd - trading as Bass Floor Company at Guildford West – as a...

Politicians Fail in Educating Future Building Professionals
Business
Monday March 7 2016

Politicians Fail in Educating Future Building Professionals

The degradation of Australia’s Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector has come about thanks in no small part to the abundance of privately operated registered training...

The VET Drama Continues
Business
Friday January 15 2016

The VET Drama Continues

It’s been a tumultuous year for Vocational Education and Training, or the VET sector, and we should reflect upon the serious implications and ramifications that may...

Now Is the Time to Act on Workforce Development and Skills
Business
Wednesday September 16 2015

Now Is the Time to Act on Workforce Development and Skills

We all have lamented the fact that a diminishing number of our youth are taking on apprenticeships and traineeships. Making matters worse, a falling number of...

Building New Construction Careers
Business
Friday August 21 2015

Building New Construction Careers

We are more than half way through 2015 and dwelling commencements have reached an all-time record high of 203,706 in the year to March, an increase...

Civil
Jun 8 2018
NSW to Boost Apprentices on Big Projects

One in five people working on future NSW infrastructure projects will be apprentices, the state government says.

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