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Rubber Flooring for Aged Care Facilities

December 1, 2016 0 Comments
Rubber Flooring for Aged Care Facilities

With the need for Aged Care Facilities growing, the construction industry is working hard to cater for this sector’s unique needs. When looking at the vast range of issues involved with design and construction of Aged Care Facilities, safety for residents, staff and visitors is a major issue. Rubber flooring is just one of the […]

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What is RPL?

November 23, 2016 0 Comments
What is RPL?

If you’re considering further studies or training, take a closer look at the skills that you already have and you might be surprised at how little time you need to get your qualifications. If you’re skilled enough, you may not even have to study at all and still obtain a qualification. RPL or Recognition of […]

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What are Units of Competency?

November 14, 2016 0 Comments
What are Units of Competency?

Confused about units of competency, elective units, modules, courses and other building qualifications training jargon? Then you’ve come to the right place! Let’s take the confusion away and look at the different parts that make up the training qualification in an easy to follow format. Think of: Units of Competency as centimetres Modules as metres […]

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Government Funding to Get Your Builders Licence in QLD

October 13, 2016 0 Comments
Government Funding to Get Your Builders Licence in QLD

The Queensland Government are offering funding to help tradesmen obtain a building qualification in QLD. That’s right, applicants only need to contribute $500 of the training fee to obtain their qualification. This funding support is applicable to the CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building). The CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) […]

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Bricklayer’s Glossary of Terms

September 15, 2016 0 Comments
Bricklayer’s Glossary of Terms

Here’s a basic glossary of terms used by Bricklayers. As a Builder you will find that being familiar with this jargon can make life easier when being involved with brickwork. We’ve used the word ‘brick’ to describe the different terms. In reality it could be stones that you – or the workers on your site […]

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Go for Quality Rather Than Cheap Asbestos Filled Building Supplies

August 18, 2016 0 Comments
Go for Quality Rather Than Cheap Asbestos Filled Building Supplies

You may recall last year we published an article: Asbestos Filled Building Products Still Being Imported into Australia from China This article outlined the dangers of this hazardous substance. The importation of and use of materials containing asbestos breaches Australian Standards, and therefore it is vital that you do your homework on who you get […]

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What Every Builder Should Know About Contract Works Insurance

August 4, 2016 0 Comments
What Every Builder Should Know About Contract Works Insurance

Upgrading your qualifications to become a builder is a fantastic achievement and means you can now delve into those larger projects you may have been wanting to manage. It’s important to know that with your new qualification comes new responsibilities and this can raise some questions, particularly with regards to insurances. Below are some commonly […]

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Tradies National Health Month 2016

August 3, 2016 0 Comments
Tradies National Health Month 2016

It’s August and time for Tradies National Health Month. The National Health Month was put together to target Australian Tradies with a focus on improving their health, safety and wellbeing. Due to labour intensive manual handling and repetitive physical work, the top health issues for tradies include: back injuries neck injuries According to Safe Work […]

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Safe Work Method Statements for High Risk Construction Work

July 20, 2016 0 Comments
Safe Work Method Statements for High Risk Construction Work

Here’s the ‘what, when, where, why, how and who’ of Safe Work Method Statements for high risk construction work. What is a Safe Work Method Statement? A Safe Work Method Statement (aka an SWMS) is a document that needs be prepared for high risk construction work prior to commencement of work. The document informs the […]

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Boosting Morale Amongst Construction Workers

June 21, 2016 0 Comments
Boosting Morale Amongst Construction Workers

As construction projects are most often set to strict time frames, morale and the emotional welfare of construction workers can sometimes be overlooked. The truth is low morale can actually lead to poor performance, lack of attention to quality, reduced communication and possible increased risk of health and safety incidents. In a nutshell, it can […]

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