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Training and professional development

Jul 23, 2020
Courses to sharpen up METS growth potential

Courses to sharpen up METS growth potential

Mackay’s Resource Industry Network is seeking businesses to participate in its 2020 Regional Accelerator program and Export Ready Course, both starting in August. The two programs are designed to further develop METS products or services, as well as ready businesses for the export market. RIN says the courses complement each other in that they cater… ...

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Jul 22, 2020
All Trades Qld enters administration

All Trades Qld enters administration

Major apprentice and trainee employer All Trades Queensland has gone into administration. The Brisbane-based company has appointed John Park and Joanne Dunn from FTI Consulting as voluntary administrators, effective immediately. FTI Consulting said the director of ATQ has advised that the appointment was made after full consideration of the company’s obligations and its duties to… ...

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Jul 21, 2020
Webinars introduce new geoscience systems

Webinars introduce new geoscience systems

Webinars kick off this week to walk users through two new systems designed to transform the delivery and management of Queensland’s geoscience data. The Geological Survey of Queensland is hosting an introduction to the new GSQ Open Data Portal and the GSQ Lodgement Portal. Sessions are available on July 23, 27 and 30.  1. Introduction… ...

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Jul 20, 2020
Sweet start for a trades career

Sweet start for a trades career

Australia’s largest sugar manufacturer is recruiting apprentices to start work early in 2021. Wilmar Sugar has 27 positions up for grabs across its eight Queensland sugar mills, including opportunities in the electrical, fabrication, diesel fitting, and fitting and turning trades. Training superintendent Daniel Shipard said apprentices could kick-start their career in a challenging, high-tech indu...

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Jul 17, 2020
Port opens applications for 2021 apprenticeships

Port opens applications for 2021 apprenticeships

Gladstone Ports Corporation has opened applications for its 2021 apprentice program. The program offers a variety of disciplines, including electrical, diesel fitting, plumbing, mechanical and horticulture to a diverse range of students. “We are committed to providing outstanding employment outcomes for our apprentices and trainees through our competitive working arrangements, which deliver benefi...

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Jul 17, 2020
More federal support for apprentices, upskilling

More federal support for apprentices, upskilling

The Federal Government has launched a $2 billion initiative to retrain and upskill people into sectors with job opportunities. The JobTrainer package will also subsidise the wages of tens of thousands of apprentices in jobs across Australia. It includes a $1 billion JobTrainer Fund to provide up to an additional 340,700 training places across Australia… ...

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Jul 15, 2020
Back to Work boost for apprentices and trainees

Back to Work boost for apprentices and trainees

Eligible employers can access up to $20,000 from today for hiring an out-of-work apprentice or trainee under a $70 million extension to Queensland’s Back to Work program. Member for Rockhampton Barry O’Rourke said the Apprentice or Trainee Boost was an extension to the program that had employed more than 20,000 people over four years. “As… ...

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Jul 13, 2020
Do you know about BUGGS?

Do you know about BUGGS?

The Bowen Basin Underground Geotechnical Society, or BBUGS, helps builds technical and collegiate capacity in the coal mining industry. Organisers describe it as a society where geotechnical engineers can share experience in a friendly environment. The group’s aims include , ‘mutual technical development, networking, expanding and sharing knowledge, special interest identification, spe...

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Jul 08, 2020
Jemena graduate program open to applicants

Jemena graduate program open to applicants

Gas infrastructure company Jemena is on the look-out for graduates who want to join Australia’s energy sector. Launching its 2021 Graduate Program, Jemena executive general manager of people, safety and legal, Jodie Blake, described it as the perfect launch pad for graduates to kick-start their careers. The program would challenge participants to tackle real world-problems… ...

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