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Have your say about changes to how Bricklayers are trained

Have your say about changes to how Bricklayers are trained

Apprentice bricklayers complete a Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying. This qualification comes from a training package that lists exactly what trade schools must train apprentices in. If you feel that changes should be made, here's your opportunity! Some of...

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New Report Reveals Major Skill Gaps

Just as most of our employers have experienced difficulty recruiting apprentices, the Australian Industry Group is reporting on major skills gaps. This report was originally posted: https://www.manmonthly.com.au/news/ai-groups-new-report-reveals-major-skill-gaps/ A...

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Heritage Trade Training – The Risk Of Inaction

Over the last 20 years, Australia has experienced unprecedented growth in the building and construction industry. Driven by the biggest housing boom in a generation, new builds have been going up all over the country. Demand for Bricklayers, Tilers, Stonemasons and...

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Country’s top tradies earning a fortune – news.com.au

THE AUSTRALIAN tradies who make the most money have been revealed. One trade is able to charge nearly has much as $100 per hour. WHEN you think of high-paying jobs, doctors and lawyers usually come to mind. But it turns out being a tradie can be just as lucrative. New...

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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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