The ConX Blog

Australia’s new Apprentice Training

We recently wrote a blog post on the approach to building a career in construction through the traditional “apprenticeship” channels, however, after taking a trip out west to St. Ives last week, our eyes have since been opened to a new, innovative approach that is sure to reshape how training is conducted in the construction industry forever.

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Trade Licensing in Australia

If your trade skills and qualifications were gained overseas, regardless of whether you’re migrating to Australia permanently, temporarily on a 457 visa, or are well settled from a visa persepective and now want to get properly set up with a contractor licesnse, you must comply with local regulations.

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Career building blocks in construction

Becoming a fully certified Tradie will enable you to earn more money, get ahead of your competition and join one of the fastest growing industries in the country.  The first step in this process starts with an apprenticeship in the construction industry.  This role combines paid work and structured training which will provide practical skills on the job and learning the theory behind it all. 

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How to post a job and connect with applicants

Quick video for employers on how to post a job anc connect with applicants.

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Tradie Insurance 101 Personal Accident & Sickness

Our previous blog post covered Workers Compensation here and the importance of your employer having adequate cover.  In this post, the focus is very much on you, the Tradie.

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Construction Industry Insurance Workers Compensation

Injury, illness or death in the workplace can cause severe hardship to your workers, their families, and your business. For this reason it's important that you have adequate protection.

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Public Liability Insurance in Construction

If you own a business, you may be liable for damages or injuries to another person or property. Though liability insurance is optional in most cases, it is strongly recommended for businesses, particularly in building and construction, where accidents are more commonplace due to the nature of our work

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The Demand for Building & Construction Workers is BOOMING

42,500 new jobs have been added to the building sector in the past two years, taking employment levels in the sector to their highest record. The Residential building sector is the major driver with NSW a standout winner getting almost 30,000 of these jobs.

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Safety in construction for tradies

Safe Work Australia  have just released their half yearly report into the state of the construction industry safety standards.  This year to date, 73 Australian Workers have been killed on the job which is far too high and we are happy to see organisations such as Safe Work Australia working with construction company owners to drive down the number of fatalities.

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Register as an employer and post a job in five minutes

Quick How To video explaining how to register as an employer within five minutes.

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