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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 →
Jun 20

Student Q&A: Nicholas

We sat down with Nicholas, a  RII40715 Certificate IV in Civil Construction Supervision student. Here’s what he had to say! You guys are legends. Heather, Grant and everyone I’ve spoken to are so helpful. You guys have a can-do attitude - whatever the hurdles, there’s always a way around it. Just hearing... read more →
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Foundation Training Australia

Our Story

Foundation Training Australia No business is a business without the people that run it, own it and keep it evolving. So, let us start at the beginning. Heather Gardner, CEO of Foundation Training Australia, is an inspiring business woman having forged a very successfully career in business, construction, property and... read more →
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Hands on learning

Ways to study

Trade school, vocational education, higher education - whichever term is most relevant to you – all offer different ways to study. Unlike university, there is no one way suits all and, THAT is what we love about vocational training. So, how do you like to learn? Here is just a... read more →
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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 →
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FTA graduate gets into construction industry with apprenticeship

Meet Kara: Tiling Apprentice taking the construction industry by storm

Say hello to Kara! Kara is a Tiling apprentice who has successfully completed her AHC30916 Certificate III in Landscape Construction with Foundation Training Australia. Kara started her course with aspirations to make it into the Construction industry (go, girl!). Her goal was simple, to gain practical experience in core skills... read more →
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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 →
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FashionAble 2018, a celebration of people

Foundation Training Australia supports Australian charity event, FashionAble On Saturday 27th October 2018, Muticap’s annual event FashionAble kicked off with flare.  A fashion parade with a difference, FashionAble gives people with disability a once in a lifetime opportunity.  Models paraded the runway wearing some of Australia’s leading designers, newest ready... read more →
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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 →
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CSQ funding available for construction workers

CSQ Funding availaible for civil and construction industries

We are delighted to announce that Foundation Training Australia have been awarded funding through Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ Funding). This gives opportunity to employers, labourers, apprentices and career seekers in the building and construction industry to get qualified without the upfront costs. We have funded positions available across both Civil... read more →
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