Golden Trowel


Bathurst Team Wins Golden Trowel Brick and Block Event

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Last week there was another big competition happening in the Australian Brick and Blocklaying apprenticeship world with the 13th biennial Golden Trowel competition held from 15–17 October at TAFE NSW Nirimba in Western Sydney. For the fourth time in the life of the eleven year event, the winning team was Bathurst.

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Australian Bricklaying Champ gets plenty of local support in lead up to International

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I visited Trystan Sammut onsite in Ballarat recently to see how preparations were going for the October International WorldSkills event, where he’ll be representing Australia in Bricklaying. Trystan works for Lawler Bricklaying of Ballarat and when we caught up he was working locally, at the Eureka Stadium, home of the VFL Roosters although he can be anywhere in the State, from his home base to Caulfield in Melbourne’s suburbs – where ever he’s needed. Stage one of the $15 million Eureka Stadium enlargement project includes a 5,000-seat grandstand, with the stadium capacity of around 11,000.

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A Well-Deserved, Outstanding Apprentice: Nicholas Coci

Much has been written about 18 year old ABN Bricklaying apprentice Nicholas Coci’s accomplishments in 2014.

Some of these outstanding results include his impressive performance at the WorldSkills Australia national bricklaying competition this year where he was placed third and won the ABBTF “Gun Trowel” trophy, plus winning the WA ABBTF best direct indenture bricklaying apprentice and Best MBA and ABN overall apprentice for 2014 – to name but a few successes!

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Central Qld TAFE Wrestles National Golden Trowel Award from NSW

Tyson Johnstone and Joshua Lewis with their trainer Peter Carr have won the 2013 Golden Trowel Award in Coffs Harbour, NSW. This important bricklaying apprenticeship competition is held every two years and for the past 20 years has been hosted and won by a New South Wales TAFE! It’s ABBTF’s major sponsorship activity.

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2013 Golden Trowel Competitors Ready to Go!

Apprentice blocklayers from around the country are in the final stages of their preparation to compete at the Golden Trowel competition event at Coffs Harbour TAFE September 1st to 3rd at the Bricklaying Section in Glenreagh Street.

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Will the National Gun Trowel Go Forward to the WorldSkills Nationals Again?

If you’re in Adelaide, the WorldSkills regional competition is coming up on Wednesday August 21, at TAFESA Gilles Plains Campus and there’s a real competition happening.

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