Education Public Comment

Public v private: the great trade training debate

November has been a busy month for skills training in Australia. The federal and Victorian governments combined to announce funding for up to 62,800 new fee-free TAFE positions in Victoria – with the construction industry highlighted as a major area of need. Meanwhile, the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) released a report suggesting […]

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Pilot program for women in construction

The Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC), with assistance from the NSW government’s Women in Construction Industry Innovation Program (IIP) grant, has launched the ASBEC Women in Construction Future Leaders Pilot. The pilot seeks to promote gender diversity within the construction sector to create lasting transformative change. “Increasing leadership and participation of women in Australia’s […]

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Consultation on Australia’s carbon credit scheme

The Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW) is consulting on the next phase on proposed changes to the Australian Carbon Credit Unit (ACCU) Scheme. These changes aim to ensure the ACCU Scheme has high integrity and delivers confidence to participants, the market, and the wider public, says DCCEEW.  As outlined in the ACCU […]

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States move ahead on road to registration

It may have taken some time since the recommendations originally appeared at the top of the priority list in the 2018 Building Confidence report, but professional registration schemes are now spreading quickly across the country, and establishing new rules to lift standards in Australia’s building and construction industry. Practice Standard in New South Wales This […]