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Will Anyone Be Left to Build the Australia of Tomorrow?
Business
Tuesday July 26 2016

Will Anyone Be Left to Build the Australia of Tomorrow?

The future of the construction sector in Australia is largely dependent upon the ability of the industry to train a sufficient quantity of new workers who...

Are Online Courses Short-changing the Building Industry?
Business
Tuesday June 14 2016

Are Online Courses Short-changing the Building Industry?

Traditionally, those wanting a career in building and construction throughout Australia started out by working alongside experienced builders and tradespeople during apprenticeships whilst attending trade school...

Government Must Push Apprenticeships, not Cheap Labour
Business
Tuesday May 31 2016

Government Must Push Apprenticeships, not Cheap Labour

Within 24 hours of the Turnbull Government’s unveiling of the PaTH program designed to address youth unemployment, both the Prime Minister and Employment Minister Michaelia Cash...

Government Must Push Apprenticeships, not Cheap Labour
Business
Wednesday May 18 2016

Government Must Push Apprenticeships, not Cheap Labour

Within 24 hours of the Turnbull Government’s unveiling of the PaTH program designed to address youth unemployment, both the Prime Minister and Employment Minister Michaelia Cash...

Is Australia Heading for a Construction Trade Shortage?
Business
Wednesday August 26 2015

Is Australia Heading for a Construction Trade Shortage?

Around Australia, concern is growing about a long-term shortage of skilled construction tradespeople amid fears not enough apprentices are being trained to replace retiring workers and...

Australia Needs New Training System: Construction Leader
Business
Friday February 27 2015

Australia Needs New Training System: Construction Leader

Australia’s training system is based on an outdated model and needs a fundamental overhaul, a leader in the construction sector says.

Skills Crisis Looms as Apprentice Numbers Fall
Business
Thursday December 11 2014

Skills Crisis Looms as Apprentice Numbers Fall

The construction sector in Australia faces a looming skills crisis and is graduating only just over one third of the apprentices it needs to meet anticipated...

Training Providers Fail Quality Standards
Safety
Wednesday November 12 2014

Training Providers Fail Quality Standards

As many as three out of four providers of vocational and educational training providers have given students across construction and other sectors substandard training and/or inadequate...

Some Pain, Some Gain for Construction Industry in Budget
Business
Friday May 16 2014

Some Pain, Some Gain for Construction Industry in Budget

On balance, the Budget should have a positive impact on the building and construction industry, but not without pain.