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Dr Megan Clark – Space Industry Opportunity

Article courtesy of Aviation Australia The chair of the Expert Reference Group advising the federal government on the ideal setup of a national space agency Doctor Megan Clark says the space industry represents an “outstanding opportunity” for Australia to create jobs...

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ARA Future Leaders selected for ideas at AusRAIL PLUS 2017

At the AusRAIL PLUS 2017 conference, two ARA Future Leader Program ‘project groups’ were announced as winners for their innovative ideas. The two project groups presented their innovative ideas as part of the ‘Where are we heading?’ plenary session at the conference....

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Real Skills for Real Careers – VET Information Strategy

The Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, the Hon Karen Andrews MP, launched the Vocational Education and Training (VET) Information Strategy at the 2017 Australian Training Awards. Minister Andrews said, 'For too long, perceptions surrounding VET...

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Queensland Winner – Large Employer

Hutchinson Builders has won the Australian Training Awards Large Employer of the Year. With a dedicated workforce development program, Hutchinson Builders is well-equipped to deliver training to all employees. Apprentices, trainees and other staff benefit from...

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Queensland Winner – Medium Employer

The Darwalla Group has won the Australian Training Awards Medium Employer of the year. Darwalla Group is the largest Queensland owned poultry producer. With a firm belief that employees are its most valuable asset, Darwalla Group assists employees in reaching their...

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Queensland Winner – Small Employer

Tradesmen on Time has won the Australian Training Awards Small Employer of the Year. Tradesmen on Time is a small electrical contracting firm servicing greater Brisbane providing electrical, data and air conditioning services. They are committed to developing and...

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Queensland Winner – Apprentice

Gemma Hartwig has won the Australian Training Awards Apprentice of the Year. One of the motivating factors for her continued success in the industry is the drive to overcome the barriers which she has faced in the form of prejudice and discrimination from some...

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2017 Winners Announced

A lively crowd of over 700 attended the 24th annual Australian Training Awards (ATAs) at the National Convention Centre in Canberra on the evening of Thursday 23 November. Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, the Hon Karen Andrews MP said, 'These...

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Draft TLI training package materials in final stages

The Australian Industry Standards Technical Advisory Committees for the TLI Rail, Yard Operations and Scheduler Projects have finalised draft Training Package materials. Click on the projects below to find out more: RAIL SAFETY YARD OPERATIONS SCHEDULER  ...

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Ipswich City Council drone program

Ipswich City Council will implement the use of drones in six operational areas including: asset management, disaster management, landfill and quarries, marketing and tourism, vegetation and pest management. More areas for use will be considered in the future where...

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QTA Launch 2018 “Women take the Wheel” Program

Queensland Trucking Association (QTA) have announced the launch of the 2018 pilot “Women Take the Wheel” program, commencing in January 2018. Industry feedback, documented skill shortages, as well as the report produced by Volvo in 2016 titled...

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