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Forget 3D printers for now think about wearables

21 Oct 2015

There’s a lot of hype around technologies that will change the future like 3D printing and advanced robotics. Talk of the demise of the construction worker is never far away from reports of printed skyscrapers and bricklaying robots.

Skills, saws and renovations

19 Oct 2015

Gold Coast carpenter Ben Archard used CSQ funding to complete a Certificate III in Carpentry, which helped him to obtain his builders licence. Ben spoke to CSQ about his career and the importance of finding a job you really enjoy….

Sunshine Coast students play tradie for a day

15 Oct 2015

High school students were given a unique behind-the-scenes look at the world of construction yesterday when they took part in an interactive careers event at the Sunshine Coast Public University Hospital (SCPUH) Try’a Trade Expo project site.

Queensland's best builders honoured at Awards

12 Oct 2015

La Spina Homes, Lendlease Building, and Valeco Homes scooped the major awards at this year’s Master Builders State Housing & Construction Awards, held at Brisbane City Hall on Friday night.

Attention Civil Construction Industry – Proposed changes to the National Training Package

12 Oct 2015

Resources and Infrastructure Industry training package update. Case for endorsement available for review and feedback before 25 October 2015.

Putting apprentice numbers in perspective

9 Oct 2015

This week The Conversation added more fuel to a thriving narrative that says there’s a crisis in apprenticeship participation in Australia.

Second Skilling Queenslanders for Work funding round now open

9 Oct 2015

UPDATED: The second funding round in 2015–16 under the Queensland government’s Skilling Queenslanders for Work is now open for applications. 


REPORT: Changing households driving demand for housing innovation

8 Oct 2015

The Urban Development Institute of Australia (Queensland) Research Foundation, proudly presented by CSQ, today released the Third State of the Market Report which shows how changing household structures are driving the need for innovation in medium-density housing.

Capability Workshops improve chances to win government contracts

2 Oct 2015

A workshop for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander enterprises interested in learning how to win State Government contracts will be held in Mount Isa on Tuesday, 13 October and Dalby on Thursday, 15th October.

Are we facing a shortage of Bricklayers in Queensland?

2 Oct 2015

This week the Australian Financial Review reported on a meeting of Sydney builders concerned about the bricklaying sector slowing down the housing boom in that city. The cost of laying a thousand bricks has reportedly soared from $900 to over $1,500. 

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