Work Ready Program


Work Ready Program – The Gordon, Geelong East

Interested in a career in construction? Bricklaying might be the trade for you! In demand across the country, there is no shortage of work. Why not come and try Bricklaying at our Free Work Ready Program on the 12th to the 15th of March, to start your future freedom with a career in bricklaying.

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Work Ready Program – NMTAFE, Clarkson

FREE Bricklaying Work Ready Program, March 25th – 29th, running for 5 full days, NM TAFE, Clarkson. Register your interest today!

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Work Ready Program – Gold Coast Institute of TAFE

FREE Bricklaying Work Ready Program, March 18th – 22nd, running for 5 full days, Gold Coast Institute of TAFE. Register your interest today!

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Work Ready Program – TasTAFE, Warrane

FREE Bricklaying Work Ready Program, March 12th – 15th, running for 4 full days, TasTAFE, Clarence Campus. Register your interest 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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Thinking about next year? NOW is the time to explore bricklaying.

Apprentice bricklayer

As 2017 is quickly disappearing many students and their parents are still unsure about what the various tertiary studies offer in terms of career choices, which ones ‘open doors’ to further advancement, satisfaction levels and what the relative rewards and job opportunities exist upon completion.

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Bricklaying helps 457 Visa Holders start a new life

Bricklaying helps 457 Visa Holders

ABBTF and Pivotal Labour Hire & Training have joined forces to provide bricklayer recognition qualifications and awareness training for ten Zimbabwean 457 Visa Bricklayers helping them establish a new life in Sydney. Work has been organized for the group and they start later this week. Each member of the group is on a two-year work Visa with the opportunity to achieve permanent residency on completion.

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Students, Job Seekers: Best Entry Point to Construction Trades

Become a Bricklayer

This is what recently qualified tradesmen are telling us about having completed their apprenticeship in Bricklaying and Blocklaying. These are their own words, not ours and they represent just a few of the great comments about their decision to choose bricklaying as their first or sole trade qualification.

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Great Bricklaying Apprenticeship Numbers Coming Out of Queensland

Become a Bricklayer

You might have noticed in our Brickies Blog or in the ABBTF 2015-16 Annual Report that the number of bricklaying apprentices was at a 5 year high this year.

The data is showing us that sign ups in the first half of calendar 2016-17 have nearly equalled the whole of 2015-16 and given that year was significantly up on the previous year (+34%) the number of apprentices in Qld is looking healthy.

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NSW Bricklaying Industry Helps Middle Eastern Refugees Start a New Life in Australia

Key players in the bricklaying industry in NSW have recently joined forces to provide bricklayer apprenticeship training for Middle-Eastern refugees to help them start a new life in Sydney. The program is a united effort from ABBTF the bricklaying apprenticeships peak body, together with Australia’s largest brick maker Austral Bricks and Settlement Services International (SSI), a not-for-profit humanitarian organisation helping refugees resettle in Australia.

The focus of the project is ABBTF’s introductory training course in bricklaying, known as the Work Ready Program (WRP) which in this case was held at Granville TAFE in the heart of western Sydney. Importantly, by helping prospective apprentices to be ‘work-ready’ before they start the Apprenticeship, it is also helping to introduce candidates who are a good fit for bricklaying.

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