Lost your White Card? Click here to get a replacement. It's quick and easy!

Blog Archives

Victorian Apprentice Killed on the Job

An apprentice has been killed at a Melbourne business recently. It is believed the 20 year old man was working inside an open-ended tank at a Cranbourne West business when he was overcome by fumes in the confined space. WorkSafe

Posted in Blog Tagged with: , , ,

Company Fined $125K Following Serious Apprentice Injury

A 4th year apprentice diesel fitter was seriously injured in an incident at a sand and gravel business, while working on an electrical fault in the engine of a backhoe.He was being supervised by an experienced fitter/mechanic and was working

Posted in Blog Tagged with: , , , , , ,

Two Workplace Injuries Under Investigation by WorkSafe ACT

It’s the holidays but that doesn’t mean we can relax and take it easy if we’re on the worksite. In fact we need to be extra cautious around this time of year because statistics show a rise in workplace injuries

Posted in Blog Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,

Teenager Inducted as Carpenter before Serious Worksite Accident

A 16 year old carpenter was lucky to escape a 7 metre fall down a staircase void, shortly after being inducted onto the worksite as a “capenter”. The young man had practically no construction experience which raised concerns about the

Posted in Blog Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,

Apprentice Who Climbed Crane High On Amphetamines And Alcohol

As if we needed any more proof that alcohol, drugs and construction sites don’t mix, it turns out the young man who broke into a Wollongong construction site on Australia Day and proceeded to climb a 12 storey high crane

Posted in Blog Tagged with: , , , ,

Victorian Apprentices Guaranteed Positions

Good news for young people in Victoria who may have been struggling to find a job, the Victorian government have implemented The Major Projects Skills Guarantee which mandates that at least 10 per cent of the workforce involved in major government

Posted in Blog Tagged with: , , ,

WA Flooring Installer Fined for Apprentice Injury

A Western Australian flooring installer has landed in hot water after a labor hire apprentice was injured while using an unguarded saw on a worksite. The incident is a reminder of the vulnerability of young, inexperienced workers on high risk

Posted in Blog Tagged with: , , , ,

Tasmania Battles to Attract Construction Trade Apprentices

There are major concerns that the construction boom in Tasmania may be hampered by the shortage of apprentices. Michael Kerschbaum from the Master Builders Association (MBA) discussed  in an article on Abc.net.au that there simply aren’t enough young people in

Posted in Blog Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,

Construction Apprentice Numbers Decline throughout Oz

According to an article on Designbuildsource.com.au there has been a significant decline in the number of apprentices signing up for work in the building and construction industry.  I couldn’t help but question why this may be, could it be that

Posted in Blog, White Card News Tagged with: , , , ,

Urban E-Learning is not registered with CRICOS, therefore cannot offer training to student visa holders; please click here to see the UEL Student Handbook for further information.