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Federal Budget 2019 addresses skills shortages

03 April, 2019

The government has announced a $525.3 million Skills Package that will reform the VET sector and support up to 80,000 additional apprenticeships over five years.


Staying ahead of automation

26 February, 2019

With over half of Australian workers already having their job responsibilities changed as a result of automation, recruitment company Hays suggests upskilling is the best way to avoid being impacted.


Upskill in solar hybrid and off-grid systems

15 February, 2019

Those looking to fast-track their knowledge and experience of battery storage and smart energy systems can attend a four-day training course at the Smart Energy Lab near Healesville, Victoria.


Government extends support to hire adult apprentices

07 December, 2018

A $27.7 million initiative will extend the Support for Adult Australian Apprentices payment for employers who take on an eligible apprentice aged 21 to 24 years.


Government offers incentives to hire apprentices

02 November, 2018

The federal government is encouraging employers in regional and rural communities to engage apprentices with a $60m trial wage subsidy starting on 1 January 2019.


GBCA presents its 2000th Green Star certification

31 October, 2018

A 12-storey building in Parramatta achieved 6 Star – Green Star – Office As Built v3, making it among the top performing sustainable commercial buildings in Australia.


SimPRO provides online learning resource

02 October, 2018

The simPRO Learning | Toolbox is designed to provide the trade services industry with knowledge about the technology they use for coordinating business operations.


Funding for energy storage training and research hubs

03 August, 2018

The Turnbull government has announced $7.5 million for two new research hubs that will focus on advances and innovations within the energy storage sector.


New eligibility requirements for electrical contractor licences

20 June, 2018

From 1 July, new requirements commence for Queensland electrical contractor licences.


Solar PV power systems — electrical licensing requirements

12 February, 2018

The Queensland Electrical Safety Office's (ESO) recent industry engagement and incident investigations have shown there is confusion around the licensing requirements for solar PV systems.


Smart Energy Training Centre launched

16 November, 2017

South Australian Treasurer and Energy Minister Tom Koutsantonis has launched a new Smart Energy Training Centre with the aim to upskill workers for South Australia's renewables boom.


Beating bullying in the workplace

13 June, 2017 by Janine Nicholson and Sarah O’Leary

It happens. Bullying in the workplace is a problem. Does your organisation understand the risks and do they know what can and should be done to manage the issues?


Stick to electrical work when installing solar PV

11 May, 2017

Electrical contractors installing solar photovoltaic (PV) panels should only carry out work they are qualified to do, warns Queensland's electrical safety regulator.


Will new reforms improve apprenticeship outlook?

30 January, 2017

The National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) remains hopeful of a brighter year for apprentices in 2017, following declines in the take-up and completion of apprenticeships in the June Quarter of 2016, said CEO Suresh Manickam.


New return to work reports released

17 January, 2017

Workplace injury doesn't begin and end with the event itself.


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