Apr
27
2018

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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Apr
04
2018

115 Year Old WA Brick Plant Celebrates Renewal

One of WA’s long history of brick kilns, heritage listed Maylands Brickworks. Built in 1903 and closed in 2012 due to a slump in demand for bricks, the Cardup brickwork plant has now had a major capital injection by current owners Austral Bricks ($26 million). In 2018 the kiln is again making high quality product for the construction industry with an even broader range than previously available.

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Apr
04
2018

Be Quick! Another chance in WA to Try-out for Bricklayer Training

Due to the outstanding success of the recent “Brick & Blocklaying Apprenticeship Ready Course” held at SMTAFE Thornlie recently, the Australian Brick and Blocking Training Foundation (ABBTF) in WA is planning to repeat the course at the same location in the week of Monday April 9.

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Mar
16
2018
Become a Bricklayer - My Future Freedom

New, Free Mentoring Support to Aid Apprenticeship Completions

Good news for bricklaying apprentices and their employers with the announcement by the Federal Government of financial support to address the real need for mentoring apprentices during the crucial first two years of training. In WA, Skill Hire is offering this program and specific providers have been appointed for other States.

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Mar
15
2018
Become a Bricklayer - Guide for using Scaffold

Guide for using Scaffolding in Bricklaying

Appearing on the Masonry Contractor Australia (MCA) website this month is a comprehensive guide to everything associated with the use of Scaffolding by brick and blocklayers.

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