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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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Bricklayers still desperately in Demand – HIA September Quarter Trades Report

In the HIA’S Quarterly Trades Report, we weren’t too surprised that in the majority of capital cities Bricklaying is still the most in-demand trade

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Tasmania’s First Female Bricklayer joins the Family

Chelsea Whelan has decided to take after her father and grandfather and become a bricklaying, becoming the first woman in Tasmania to take on a bricklaying apprenticeship.

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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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$21,000 boost for WA Employers

The Construction Training Fund has announced an increase in wage support for Bricklaying apprentices. The program will increase a bricklaying apprentice’s wage support to employers from $17,000 to $21,000.

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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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WA Skill Shortage during Apprenticeships

Currently, WA tradies are warning the industry of a skill shortage during apprenticeships. Highlighted by Perth Now in a recent article, apprentices are hurtling towards and all time low.

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WA wins Gold in Sydney

Recently at the WorldSkills Competition in Sydney, Nik Foster of ABN Training has taken out the gold for his efforts in Bricklaying. Nik has become the first winner from Western Australia! In the words of our WA State Manager, Dean Pearson “Nik will certainly have a very bright future in the bricklaying industry and today […]

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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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Bricklayer Tim Karkowski Timed The Voice Just Right

                    IMAGE SOURCE: The Voice Australia 2018 – Tim Karkowski (Blind Audition) Tim Karkowski, 24, from Albion Park, NSW, enjoys his work as a bricklayer. But who wouldn’t take a shot at fame with a voice and looks like his. After a long term interest in […]

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