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Are school-leavers really not interested in trades?

Originally published: news.com.au AFTER receiving their high school results over the past fortnight, graduates across Australia will be thinking long and hard about their options. But while they’re going through their course options and preparing job applications,...

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Christmas Trading Information

Christmas Trading Information

FCTA - Building Careers will be closed for the Christmas Holidays from 12pm Friday 22nd December. We will reopen Monday 8th January. If you need to contact us during this period, please call Trisch on 0400597117 or email [email protected] We'd like to wish everyone...

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Heritage SA | Owning a heritage place

If you own, or plan to purchase, a heritage listed place you may have some concerns about how listing will affect your use and enjoyment of it. Some people fear that anything they do to the property will reduce its significance and most people fear the possible...

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High hopes for hemp in Australian building industry

The builders of an award-winning home made from hemp hope to inspire a shift towards making it a mainstream construction material. Balanced Earth recently won the Master Builders New South Wales Energy Efficient Building award for a home in the Byron Bay hinterland,...

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How to get an apprenticeship in Adelaide

How to get an apprenticeship in Adelaide

Getting an apprenticeship in South Australia can lead to a long term career in the Building and Construction Industry. That means working outdoors, earning an income while you study and having the opportunity to eventually be your own boss. The tricky part can be...

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Apprentice entitlements – Fair Work Ombudsman

Apprentice entitlements – Fair Work Ombudsman

As an apprentice you'll get the same entitlements as other employees, such as annual leave, sick leave, public holidays and breaks. You also need to know about your entitlements for your training, like whether you get paid to attend training and who pays for your...

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$70 Million Building in Adelaide Approved for Development

$70 Million Building in Adelaide Approved for Development

A 20-storey apartment building has been granted development assessment approval for Adelaide’s East End. The $70 million “Monument” tower will rise 63 metres high and have sweeping views of the Adelaide foothills, parklands and city. The project is a joint venture...

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Residential Construction to Wind Down Gradually

Residential Construction to Wind Down Gradually

Building approvals bounced in June, led by a spike in approvals for apartment blocks, but economists say housing construction continues to gradually decline. Approvals for new homes jumped 10.9 per cent in June, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said, well above the...

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