Industry News and Updates

Nov 05

“Free apprenticeships for under 21s” reports the Queensland Government

Have you heard the latest radio announcements? TV ads and articles about Apprenticeships for under 21s? The Department of Employment, Small Business and Training’s latest campaigns are spruking “Free apprenticeships for under 21s.”1* The Palaszczuk Government is backing business and giving young Queenslanders access to gain a Nationally Recognised Qualification... read more →
Oct 11

Queensland’s major projects pipeline

$41.3 Billion project pipeline. 5 years. Supporting 11,900 workers on average each year.[1]  Statistics from the 2019 Queensland Major Projects Pipeline report. The Queensland Major Project Pipeline report has been released by BIS Oxford Economics, Queensland Major Contractors Association and Infrastructure Association of Queensland. The report is a definitive guide... read more →
Oct 10
Jun 24

Incentives for Apprentices and Employers to increase 1 July 2019

The Federal Government has announced a commitment of over $525 million in a bid to boost Apprentices in skills shortage occupations and ensure Australia’s Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector delivers real and future-focussed results. These results are critical to the economy. This investment in vocational training comes with a... read more →
Jan 29
Jan 29
Jan 29
Infrastrucutre investment creates more construction jobs

Positive sentiment for construction jobs in 2019

Australia’s booming civil infrastructure sector is expected to create plenty of building and construction jobs in the first half of 2019, according to Hays Recruitment company. The Federal Government has promised $75 billion for transport infrastructure, as one of the major drivers behind the industries demand. Notwithstanding, the nation’s growing... read more →
Jan 29
Jan 11
Nov 07
Apprentice wage subsidy for employers

Apprentice wage subsidy for employers

The minister for Small and Family Business, Skills and Vocational Education, Michael Cash, has announced support for rural and regional businesses with an Apprentice wage subsidy trial starting 1 January 2019. What is the Australian Apprentice Wage subsidy? By offering financial support to employers, the Australian Apprentice Wage subsidy aims... read more →
Oct 29
Oct 17

Queensland’s New Regulations Targeting Combustible Cladding

Industry Update The Queensland government has made amendments to the Building Regulation 2006 (The Building and Other Legislation (Cladding) Amendment Regulation 2018 (QLD)). The new laws came into effect in Queensland from 1 October 2018, which now require building owners to register their building and complete a combustible cladding checklist.... read more →
Oct 17

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