$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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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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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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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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HIA-Stratco South Australia Awards Apprentice Bricklayer 2017

Big congratulations to Haydon Ashby, of Semaphore South, South Australia, for being awarded Apprentice Bricklayer of the Year 2017 in the HIA-Stratco state annual Apprentice & Trade Contractor Awards, held recently in Adelaide. Haydon is now in his third year, employed by HIA under a Group Training Organisation (GTO) arrangement where his host employer is […]

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