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Global Construction Skills Shortage

A recent appeal from the peak industry body, The Housing Industry Association (HIA), highlighted a looming skills shortage in the construction sector. The HIA said further support was needed to help find construction industry talent from overseas. According to The

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Company Fined $300,000 for Apprentice Electrocution Incident

A Melbourne electrical firm was recently convicted and fined $300,000 over an incident involving an apprentice in 2016. The third year apprentice died from electrocution while laying cables at a property in Camberwell. The company pleaded guilty to 2 charges

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Worker’s Fall Injury Results in Fines for 2 Companies

The consequences of failing to comply with health and safety regulations has come to the forefront following a case involving 2 businesses in Sydney. The companies were fined more than $200,000 combined after a worker fell 2 stories on a

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Apprentice Dies on Site in Victoria

The safety of workers, particularly new and young workers should take precedence on a work site and the evidence of what could happen if it doesn’t was brought into the spotlight by an incident that happened at a Melbourne work

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Builder Fined Over Apprentice Death

A building firm and its director, have been fined $88,000 following the 2013 death of a 21 year old apprentice at a Caulfield South site. The building company and director pleaded guilty to one charge each of failing to provide

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Teenager Crushed by Excavator on First Day at Work

A horrendous workplace accident has taken place on a construction site at Sydney’s Royal North Shore Hospital where a young worker was crushed by an excavator on his first day at work. The 16 year old lad is fighting for

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Construction Apprentice Killed on Perth Site

Another construction fatality has occurred, this time claiming the life of a young 17 year old teenager on a Perth CBD worksite. The boy was working at the old post office building in Perth at the time, installing a glass

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Vic Government Creates Work for Apprentices

As of the beginning of this year, at least 10 per cent of the workforce involved in major government funded projects will have to be made up of apprentices and trainees. Government construction projects including Melbourne Metro Rail will have

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Tasmania Needs to Double Apprentice Intake

A skills shortages in a number of fields is still hampering economic development in Tasmania, particularly in regional areas. The construction industry is in such a need of construction workers that a number of initiatives are being launched to help

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Safety Training in Australian Construction

An article on Sourceable.net recently posed the question, how does Australia’s construction training measure up? The writer highlighted that three out of every four vocational education providers audited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority  throughout the course of 2013/14 had not

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