Service Trades Council and QBCC visit Townsville

Service Trades Council Forum in Townsville

On 15 June 2017, the Service Trades Council (STC) visited Townsville and held a forum for local members of the plumbing, drainage, fire protection and mechanical services industries.

About 25 industry members attended the forum, which included topics such as the Non-Conforming Building Products Bill, supervision of apprentices, hot water system compliance, working near electrical lines and an update from Ian Savage of Townsville City Council.

While the STC was in the area, officers from the QBCC’s Service Trades Unit also attended to conduct compliance activities.

Welcome to trade for apprentices

Skillstech TAFE students

On Friday 9 June 2017, SkillsTech in conjunction with the QBCC put on a ‘Welcome to Trade’ breakfast event for new plumbing apprentices.

The event was held at SkillsTech at Acacia Ridge, and was attended by apprentices, their employers, TAFE and SkillsTech teachers and representatives of other industry organisations.

Events like these are important, as they start to instil the importance of being actively involved in the industry right from when the apprentices start their careers.