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Industry skills councils will no longer be the main developers of training packages following new VET reforms.

VET reforms signal end of industry skills councils

The Federal Government has announced a number of reforms to the Vocational Education and Training model, including the removal of industry skills councils as the principal developers of its training packages. Read more »
North Coast TAFE industry services director Julie Board, All Excavations Training general manager Jeff Green, Tweed Shire Mayor Barry Longland, Tweed Shire Council general manager Troy Green and Council works manager Ian Kite at the Walls Quarry site.

Trainees to learn from quarry rehabilitation

A disused quarry will soon become the learning platform for a number of trainees as they begin work to rehabilitate the site. Read more »
More than 500 delegates attended CMIC14.

Industry conference puts productivity in focus

Quarry and construction professionals convened in Brisbane last week to discuss how to improve industry productivity at the 2014 Construction Materials Industry Conference. Read more »
The Don’t Make Yourself Bloody Useless program provides a single, powerful and consistent message designed to encourage quarry workers to speak up about hazardous manual tasks.

Participatory ergonomics program prompts safety rethink

The IQA’s Central West sub-branch has recently collaborated with NSW Mine Safety on a program designed to reduce the number of musculoskeletal injuries in NSW quarries. Kylie Newton discusses the progress of the program in the first half of this year. Read more »
Certificate IV graduates celebrate the completion of their studies at the recent NSW IQA branch’s student graduation evening.

Vocational training in the past three decades: 1984 to 2014

The same year – 1984 – that Quarry began publication was also the same year the quarry industry made concerted efforts to set up a vocational educational training system for its workers and for new entrants to the industry. Danny Duke provides an overview of how the VET system has evolved and of the shift from class-based education to competency-based training. Read more »
The Queensland Government’s reforms to appropriate quality systems, processes and controls will ensure the production of consistent and compliant quarry materials.

State announces revamp to quarry assessment, registration process

The Queensland quarry assessment and registration system is undergoing significant changes, including the introduction of more robust compliance testing frequency and more frequent quarry assessment reporting. Clayton Hill explains what some of these changes will mean for the local industry. Read more »
Hutchinson Builders has developed a post-trade/professional skill development program that offers its workforce a broad range of skills options.

Workforce Capability: Avoiding the ‘morning test’

A construction company has sought to address the skilled labour shortage by developing its own training and education programs for employees and apprentices. Alan Waldron explains why Hutchinson Builders chose its own unique approach to skilling its workers. Read more »


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