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Heat Stress Safety

Safety First: Heat Stress

Heat Stress in QLD is a real issue especially at this time of…
Safety Concerns

Safety First: Concerns with Stone Benchtops

This is an urgent safety warning for anyone within the stone…
Apprenticeships

Building Futures Program – Sold for the first time in a century

Apprenticeships Queensland (AQ) is a not-for-profit (non-Government)…

Building Industry Fairness Update!

Amendments to the 'Act' were passed by Parliament on 5 September…

TOP TIPS: Time to buy a vehicle?

There will be a time when every tradie or apprentice will go…

Tradie Ladies

“As it stands in Australia, women make up less than 25% of…

How To Train Your New Apprentice

Thinking of adding an apprentice to your team? Skip through this…

A Quiсk Guide Tо Help Yоu Choose A Cordless Drill

Are уоu struggling to decide which соrdlеѕѕ drill would…
Become-an-Apprentice

5 Reasons Why You Should Become a Tradie

Trade jobs have been underrated in the last couple of decades,…

2023 Awards

School Based apprentice of the year finalist Thomas Cowell – MW Building & Construction Jakeb Horne – Elevated Homes Mitchell Birch – S & K Carpentry Encouragement – Jakeb Horne & Thomas Cowell Achievement – Mitchell Birch Trainee of the year finalist Leila Stirling – Raceview Dental Surgery Tyra Perry – Yamanto Dental Surgery ​ ...

2022 Awards

School Based apprentice of the year finalist Sponsors – TAFE Queensland & Major Training Bryden Atkinson – Keema Automotive Group – Cleveland Joshua Crowther – QLD Roof Replacements Clancy Reberger – Drake Trailers Pty Ltd Nicholas MacDonald – Brad Yarrow Plumbing & Drainage Encouragement – Joshua Crowther & Clancy Reberger Achievement – Bryden Atkinson   ...

2019 Awards

School based apprentice of the year finalist Sponsors – BUSS Q & TAFE Aaron Smith – AQ Building Futures Program​ Jackson Howard – AQ Building Futures Program Daniel Leonard – AQ Building Futures Program​ Lewis Brown – AQ Building Futures Program​ Alex Turner – AQ Building Futures Program​ Nelson Gower – ProBuilder Pty Ltd​ Encouragement ...

2018 Awards

School Based/Trainee Apprentice of the year finalist Sponsors – BUSS Q & TAFE Riley McGill Bendigo and Adelaide Bank​ Anneliese Campbell Apprenticeships Queensland​ Zach Haley AQ Building Futures Program ​ Gilbert Shindanga    AQ Building Futures Program​ Sam Buchanan AQ Building Futures Program ​ Joshua Hawley AQ Building Futures Program ​ Jesse Townsend AQ Building Futures ...

Building Futures Program

Apprenticeships Queensland and TAFE South West have gone to great lengths to ensure that a group of young job seekers gets the best on-site experience possible. In the coming weeks, the 15 school-based apprentices – as well as 20 Certificate 1 Construction students – will embark on the comprehensive renovation of a three-bedroom timber house ...

2017 Awards

School Based Apprentice or Trainee of The Year Encouragement Sponsor: Trade Tools Achievement Sponsor: Tafe South West Finalists Tiarna Bray (Bendigo Bank) Lachlan O’Brien (AQ – Building Futures Program) Callum Brown (AQ – Building Futures Program) Connor Parsons (AQ – Building Futures Program) Lachlan Graham (AQ – Building Futures Program) Liam Courtney (AQ – Building ...