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Aug 03, 2021
Electricity industry apprenticeships on offer

Electricity industry apprenticeships on offer

Electricity distributors Energex and Ergon Energy have opened applications for their 2022 apprentice intake, with 116 roles on offer. They include openings for electrotechnologists, electricians, distribution linespersons, mechanical fitters and communication techs. Energy Minister Mick de Brenni said the Class of 2022 would start their training in February, joining 460 apprentices already learnin...

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May 12, 2021
Applications close soon for Queensland Metals program

Applications close soon for Queensland Metals program

Queensland Metals is encouraging university students from North and North-West Queensland to join its summer Vacation Student Program. Applications close this Sunday for the 2021-2022 Vacation Program intake, which runs from November to February at Mount Isa Mines, Ernest Henry Mining and Copper Refineries. Disciplines include engineering, metallurgy, environmental science, accounting, information...

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Apr 06, 2021
Cutting-edge training builds tradies’ tech know-how

Cutting-edge training builds tradies’ tech know-how

Townsville boilermaker Donnelly Madden is among more than 40 trades professionals polishing their skills for the technological advances of the fourth industrial revolution through a pilot training scheme. The group is studying for a Diploma of Applied Technologies – the first of its kind in Queensland. The Queensland Government has invested $300,000 in the Higher… This content is for ...

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Mar 31, 2021
BHP backs Future of Work training initiative

BHP backs Future of Work training initiative

BHP is partnering with the Commonwealth Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) to create training opportunities for up to 1000 Australians in regional areas. The mining company is investing $30 million in the Future of Work Program, designed to strengthen economic resilience in regional communities. The program offers advanced apprenticeships, skills and short-course training…...

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Sep 08, 2020
Construction skills group steps up training scheme

Construction skills group steps up training scheme

Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) has announced a $42 million workforce training package to prepare for the state’s COVID-19 recovery. CSQ’s training package for workers and businesses in the construction industry has increased by 14 per cent from last year. It will extend existing training programs while adding some specific responses to challenges resulting from COVID-19,… This c...

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Jul 27, 2020
Plea to overhaul welder training package

Plea to overhaul welder training package

Weld Australia is calling on the Federal Government to undertake an in-depth review of the TAFE welding curriculum. The industry body says the recently released Manufacturing and Engineering training package (MEM 2.0) is not only inadequate for the needs of industry, but imposes significant restrictions and burdens on apprentices, employers, and TAFEs. “The latest version… This content is f...

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Jul 23, 2020
Courses to sharpen up METS growth potential

Courses to sharpen up METS growth potential

Mackay’s Resource Industry Network is seeking businesses to participate in its 2020 Regional Accelerator program and Export Ready Course, both starting in August. The two programs are designed to further develop METS products or services, as well as ready businesses for the export market. RIN says the courses complement each other in that they cater… This content is for iQ Industry Qu...

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Jul 17, 2020
More federal support for apprentices, upskilling

More federal support for apprentices, upskilling

The Federal Government has launched a $2 billion initiative to retrain and upskill people into sectors with job opportunities. The JobTrainer package will also subsidise the wages of tens of thousands of apprentices in jobs across Australia. It includes a $1 billion JobTrainer Fund to provide up to an additional 340,700 training places across Australia… This content is for iQ Industry Queen...

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Jun 16, 2020
Regional trade training hubs set for upgrade

Regional trade training hubs set for upgrade

More than $1.17 million in construction projects are planned for regional TAFE campuses in a Queensland COVID-19 recovery plan. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the upgrades to campuses in Bohle, Burdekin, Bowen and Cannonvale highlighted the important role skills and training would play. They are part of the second stage of the Government’s Unite and Recover… This content is for iQ Indus...

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