Congratulations to Chloe Halliwell

A massive congratulations to Chloe Halliwell on reaching the regional finalist stage of the 2024 Queensland Training Awards – Apprentice of the Year Awards. Chloe was employed by Osmac Group Training and completed her CPC30620 Certificate III in Painting & Decorating with Gimbal Construction. Ever since she was young, she wanted to be a painter, […]

Evidence for RPL: Understanding the Types and Rules of Submission

Evidence for RPL: Understanding the Types and Rules of Submission If you’ve been doing your research when it comes to qualifying your work experience, Recognition Prior Learning (RPL) is a common process that acknowledges the value of learning, wherever and however it occurs. This progressive approach allows individuals to receive formal recognition for skills, knowledge, […]

What is the QBCC Managerial Course?

The QBCC Managerial Course is a pivotal educational program specifically designed for small business operators in Queensland, offering a deep dive into the state’s legislative and regulatory frameworks.  Our course equips aspiring licensees in Queensland with the essential skills and insights needed to navigate the unique legal landscape of Queensland, ensuring that their business operations […]

The Highest Paying Trades in Australia & How To Get One

Post 2020, one might anticipate lingering challenges in job markets across various industries, expecting a prolonged recovery period.  However, Australia’s narrative defies these expectations, showcasing a resilient and thriving economy that has surged by a remarkable 1.6% in 2023. This growth highlights the country’s strong economic rebound, particularly in the trade sector, which continues to […]

Beyond Skills: The Soft Skills You Develop When Getting Qualified

If you’re currently pursuing an apprenticeship or looking at how to get a trade qualification in Australia, mastering your trade skills is likely your primary focus.  Amidst rigorous modules and hands-on training, it’s natural to concentrate on honing these hard skills. However, an often-overlooked but equally crucial aspect of your apprenticeship is the development of […]

Balancing Work and Study during Your Apprenticeship: Effective Time Management Tips 

Jumping into an apprenticeship?  Congrats! It’s a fantastic way to blend hands-on work with academic learning. But, let’s be honest, juggling a job while hitting the books can be tricky. It’s a fine dance between workplace commitments and classroom requirements. If you’ve ever felt stretched thin, you’re not alone. That’s why we’re here to help!  […]

Why You Should Not Conduct Unlicensed Building Work

In the world of construction, procuring your licence signifies a solid base for a life-long career, whether you plan to work with a business or begin your career as an independent trades person.  A licence is more than just a piece of paper; it’s a testament to your credibility, expertise, and commitment as a builder […]

The Importance of Safety Training in Construction

Safety training is a cornerstone of apprenticeships in fields like construction, engineering, manufacturing, and other trades involving inherent work-related hazards.  For apprentices who are often just beginning their careers in these industries, a strong foundation in safety practices is not just beneficial—it’s potentially life-saving. Here’s how safety training in construction plays a critical role in […]

Mental Health & Wellbeing in the Construction Industry

In the dynamic world of trades, professionals embark on a journey that is as much about building infrastructures as it is about building relationships. This sector thrives on the robust networks created by a diverse mix of individuals – contractors, engineers, project managers, and many more – who come together to turn concepts into concrete […]

Getting a Job After Your RPL: Tips on How to Apply for Jobs (Engineering)

Engineering and Construction Training

So you’ve finally completed your RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) and you’re ready to take on new professional engineering work.  Thanks to your RPL in the field of engineering, you probably have a good grasp on current industry standards and the latest technical knowledge . From working on informal projects to units covered in a […]