Year 11 & 12 students once had the option to complete their schooling in TAFE/RTO colleges. These students were not interested in attending university, and had a trade career planned for after school. This was scraped and since high schools have tried to absorb the role of trade training centres but without the links to industry that true trade schools have.
On a per-student basis, spending has gone backwards. Between 1999and 2011 per student government VET spending fell by 25 per cent against a 30 per cent rise in spending per primary school student and a20 per cent rise per secondary school student. In higher education, per student spending has been largely flat.
We have added new dates for our contractors licence course. The course take 4 days in total to complete. Call us on 8367 5616, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book in a place. If you have a CITB card the cost is $450, without the card the cost is $950. The …
The main change for apprentices is the scrapping of the ‘tools for trade’ allowance and the introduction of a ‘HECS’ style loan programme. An overhaul of funding arrangements regarding skills and training in the federal budget has received a mixed response from construction and industry lobby groups, who welcome the …
FCTA – Building Careers offers a limited number of fee free training scholarships as part of the Jim Baff Scholarship programme. Jim opened FCTA in 2001 with the goal to deliver quality training in a flexible environment. As a former Rotary President, Jim had a strong desire to offer community assistance to people who had a good work ethic, and who wanted to change their lives via a career in the building industry. Places are limited, applications should be made to Trisch Baff at email@example.com, or calling 08 8367 5616.
South Australia has additional waterproofing requirements. These Ministerial Standards were updated in May 2012 and can be downloaded by following the link in our post.
Lots of people have been asking us if we are open for the 3 days between Easter Monday & Anzac Day. We are open, and happy to train across all trades for the 3 days. If you’d like to arrange for your apprentices to come in, call us on 83675615 …
On March 21st 2014 the Fair Work Commission made significant changes to how apprentices are paid. Progression of pay rates is now linked to the amount of competency they achieve at trade school. If apprentices complete more than 25% of their trade school before their contract of training anniversary, they are now to be paid at the 2nd year apprentice rate.
Pre-apprenticeship students are more likely to secure an apprenticeship, and keep it. We have a wide range of people complete these courses, and great examples of former students who have secured apprenticeships.
National trade licensing has been scrapped. Attention has now been taken away from the issue of unlicensed workers in the building industry. The process to apply for a contractors licence in South Australia does not require the completion of an apprenticeship, proof of experience is suitable. Full details about how to apply are available at cbs.sa.gov.au.