Mar
22
2021
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YOU CAN RECEIVE $2,000 – APPRENTICE INCENTIVES

Are you a Bricklaying Apprentice? Have you completed 12 months? YOU CAN RECEIVE $1,000 and an additional $1,000 at completion of the apprenticeship. Via Federal Government Additional Identified Skills Shortage (AISS) payment incentive!   WHAT IS (AISS) The Additional Identified Skills Shortage (AISS) payment is available to eligible apprentices commencing from 1 July 2019 and […]

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Mar
10
2021

Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements (BAC) PROGRAM – Update

Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements (BAC) Program   With the extension of the Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements wage subsidy program recently announced – Further new job opportunities will be created for apprentices and trainees across Australia as part of the Morrison Government’s National Economic Recovery Plan. The Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements wage subsidy program is fully subscribed, helping to […]

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Feb
02
2021

Farewell  – Connor Musolino

Farewell  – Connor Musolino – (Bricklaying Apprentice – FCTA) 31/3/2001 – 17/1/2021   Gone too soon. It was heartbreaking to find out that Connor Musolino (Bricklaying Apprentice from SA) died in a car accident on 17th January 2021. Losing a loved one, is a devastating experience. There are no words for such an unimaginable loss. The entire […]

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Dec
24
2020
Jeff Carr

Carr family dynasty of bricklayers

The Carr family dynasty of bricklayers involving grandsons, nephews, uncles and cousins have been building in Queensland for almost 100 years. The trade has been a staple of the Carr family in Rockhampton for nearly 100 years; Jeff has contributed 51 of those and is finishing this month. ‘I’m the last of the line’ – […]

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Dec
11
2020
the team at abbfl

CITB ‘doorways2construction’ program

  This year’s Doorways2construction (D2C) was held this month in December and several teachers attended the 3-day session. Half the group participated in bricklaying, with the training team from Tonsley-TAFE SA showing teachers how to mix and apply mortar, lay courses of bricks, and build up a corner. The other half participated in solid plastering, […]

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