Apprenticeship transfers – proceed with caution

Over the years FCTA has helped hundreds of employers sign up new apprentices. One of the ways we have recommended signing up an apprentice has been via an apprenticeship transfer. The idea behind this seems like a low-risk recommendation, but this year we have seen an...
New Apprentice Pay Rates July 2019 Guide

New Apprentice Pay Rates July 2019 Guide

Employers and apprentices frequently ask us about their pay rates. How much you get paid is a hot topic at trade school! To help out, we have utilised the FairWork Ombudsman’s Pay Rate Tool. This is a free resource and I encourage anyone referring to this page...

Bricklaying Remains The Trade With The Greatest Skills Shortage

The HIA Trades Report provides a quarterly review of the availability of skilled trades and any demand pressures on trades operating in the residential building industry. “Building activity has eased across the east coast over the past year and as a result, the...
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...

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...

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...