True passion for bricklaying

During a recent field visit, our industry engagement officer (Jacqui Breeuwer) at Become a Bricklayer had the opportunity to meet a very talented Bricklaying teacher at VIC Poly – Michael Cations and his cute little two year old son – Billy (Future Brickie). Michael specialises in traditional hand-crafted wood ovens and fireplaces, and runs his […]

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ABN Training, A successful model for training Apprentices.

  One of the biggest pleasures I have in this job is seeing young people from a whole variety of different backgrounds, levels of education and capabilities, grow into brilliant Apprentices and Fantastic role models for industry. It is no accident that ABN Training (Alcock Brown-Neaves), continue to produce high calibre apprentices across a range […]

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International WorldSkills Competition – Kazan, Russia 2019 – Wrap Up

International WorldSkills Competition – Kazan, Russia 2019 – Wrap Up A team of apprentices and trainees from across Australia (NSW, Victoria and Queensland) took on the world’s best in Russia. Images Courtesy: WorldSkills Australia 15 competitors from Australia went to Russia for the WorldSkills International competition in August, including Paul Coon who won Gold at […]

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Get set for a 3% wage increase and new incentives for national skills shortages

What do you need to know? The Fair Work Commission has announced a 3.0% increase to minimum wages. The increase applies from the first full pay period starting on or after 1 July 2019. Who does the increase apply to? This increase is applicable to the employers of all workers on the minimum wage, nationally […]

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In it to win it – Paul Coon takes out Gold at Global Skills ’19

Bricklayer, Paul Coon took out first place at last weeks Global Skills Bricklaying Competition. Taking place at Holmesglen TAFE, Paul competed against the best bricklayers from countries such as the United Kingdom, China, Russia and more. Bricklayers were given four days to complete a range of different builds, all testing essential and creative skills.

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From Classroom to Construction Site – Geelong Secondary Schools Construction Site Tour

High School students from Geelong were fortunate enough to participate in a construction site tour outside of the coastal town, hit the link to read more about the successful day.

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New South Wales to Focus on Apprenticeship Opportunities

A recent report by the New South Wales government has shed light on changes to NSW Fee-Free Apprenticeships to be implemented from July 1st 2018, which will make all TAFE courses fee-free in NSW.

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Become a Bricklayer Launches New Jobs Board

Bricklayer Jobs Board

We’ve launched a new job board for the Australian bricklaying industry. The board will help employers connect with local apprentices and qualified bricklayers by providing them with a free platform to advertise any current job vacancies.

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Best Brickies Compete at WorldSkills Australia National 2018

Get ready! June 2, 3 and 4 @ ICC Darling Harbour Sydney, you’ll see national contests in all the trades, hosted by Skills Show Australia, including a massive Skills Pathway Expo plus much More. The Bricklaying event regularly produces world class talent as evident in Bricklaying’s WorldSkills International Honour Roll and our inclusion in the International’s over many years.

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ABBTF Co-Founder Recognised by HIA for Outstanding Industry work

Congratulations to building industry veteran and philanthropist, Lindsay Partridge AM. Lindsay has been recognised at the industries night of nights, receiving the HIA Sir Phillip Lynch award. Presented at the 2018 HIA CSR Australian Housing Awards in Singapore, the award recognises those who have made outstanding contributions to the HIA as well as to the building industry in […]

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