Why Bricklaying?


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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Launched: Career Pathways Website

We’ve just launched our brand new Career Pathways website. Our new hub for showcasing bricklaying as a trade and the potential opportunities that it comes with.

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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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Work Ready Program on Monday, Apprenticeship by Friday!

Chan completed his Work Ready Program at Swinburne Croydon on 12th June. Just six days later on the 18th, he had started a trial with LVL Bricklaying Pty Ltd where they saw great potential and not long after, was signed as an official apprentice by 20th June.

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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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Why Parents SHOULD be Encouraging an Apprenticeship over a Degree

Since the dawn of time, parents and their children have rarely been on the same page when it comes to choosing a career path to follow. As recently highlighted in an article published by the Sydney Morning Herald, parents are increasingly hesitant when it comes to encouraging their children to pick up trades. Instead, increasing […]

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