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From teacher to toolbelt - mature-age apprentice takes out top Award

4 Nov 2015

A North Queensland teacher turned tradie was announced as the winner of the CSQ Apprentice of the Year at the 2015 Queensland Training Awards.

Building approvals up 20 per cent

4 Nov 2015

Queensland’s building industry is experiencing positive growth, with residential building approvals up more than 20 per cent across the state for the past 12 months.

From blast-proof labs to operating theatres – you never know where a career in construction will take you!

3 Nov 2015

Cawley Grant is a foreman on one of Queensland’s major construction projects - the Sunshine Coast Public University Hospital. Starting his career while still at school, he has worked on several iconic projects and knows better than most where a construction career can take you…

Building Big in FNQ

30 Oct 2015

Important discussions will be had in FNQ this week. Many of them will take place today at the Cairns instalment of the Queensland Government’s Regional Major Projects Forums.

Major Projects Report highlights need for skills retention

28 Oct 2015

CSQ is encouraging employers across the state to continue investing in training following the release of the 2015 Major Projects Report Update which shows the industry is undergoing a major period of transition.

Expert-led board appointed to build Queensland’s future

28 Oct 2015

The Palaszczuk Government today announced the eight-member board of Building Queensland, delivering a key election commitment and ensuring a whole-of-government perspective is brought to major infrastructure planning, prioritisation and investment.

Housing development breaks new ground

23 Oct 2015

A new housing project in Morayfield is rewriting the rules of residential development and providing an exciting range of training opportunities for its workforce.

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.

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