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Training and professional development

Jul 30, 2020
Training opportunities with Anglo American

Training opportunities with Anglo American

Anglo American’s Metallurgical Coal business is continuing to invest in the next generation of miners across its Central Queensland mines, with multiple entry-level opportunities available. “We’re committed to supporting skills development across the Central Queensland regions where we operate, and are currently looking for six new apprentices to start work in 2021 at our Dawson… This conte...

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Jul 27, 2020
Plea to overhaul welder training package

Plea to overhaul welder training package

Weld Australia is calling on the Federal Government to undertake an in-depth review of the TAFE welding curriculum. The industry body says the recently released Manufacturing and Engineering training package (MEM 2.0) is not only inadequate for the needs of industry, but imposes significant restrictions and burdens on apprentices, employers, and TAFEs. “The latest version… This content is f...

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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… This content is for iQ Industry Qu...

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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… This cont...

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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… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ...

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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… This content is for iQ Industry Queen...

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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… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, i...

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