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Employers Reminded to Properly Supervise Apprentices during Flood Recovery

A vulnerable group of workers who require extra attention, especially when dangerous activities are underway are apprentices which is why Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is reminding all employers about the importance of supervision of these vulnerable workers during flood

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Incentives to Boost Apprenticeships in WA

There are incentives aimed at attracting young people to WA’s largest industry – construction. The Construction Training Fund (CTF) was established by an Act of Parliament in 1990 to support the training of people in the building and construction industry

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Worksafe Victoria Warns Of The Dangers Of Working On Live Switchboards Or Circuits

WorkSafe Victoria is once again reminding businesses, contractors and workers about the importance of safety when working with live switchboards or circuits. Employers must also be especially careful about the safety of apprentices. These young workers must be properly trained

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Tradies and Apprentices Need Mandatory Asbestos Training – Union

The construction union has called for mandatory national training training on asbestos for apprentices and tradies following the release of a study that showed that most tradespeople cannot identify asbestos in the workplace. The study, conducted by Curtin University researchers

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Students Try Their Hand At Construction Trades

Young people with an interest in the construction industry are getting hands-on experience on one of the biggest redevelopment projects in Brisbane. The young people from 9 Brisbane schools are learning what it takes to work on a construction site

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Master Builders Calls for More Apprentices in Tasmania

With Tasmanian builders warning of a shortage of skilled workers, The Master Builders Association  (MBA) has called upon the state government to take action. The MBA said a number of major construction projects have been planned for next year and

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Dwelling Commencements at All-time High but Tradie Shortage Threatens Productivity

With dwelling commencements recording a 15.6 per cent rise year to year, activity in the construction sector is looking good. In fact commencements are at an all time high. There is one issue that threatens to put a spoke in the

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