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TV, talkshows and tradies: Carpentry Australia update

This quarter has seen much activity in Carpentry.

With Carpentry Australia featuring on numerous segments on Channel 7 as a trusted voice, advocating for the industry’s rates and potential and again sharing insights on the Albanese government’s commitment to invest $90 million in creating 20,000 free training places for tradespeople.


Epping Victoria – Helping Hand Day Celebration

On April 11, we proudly recognised our generous contributors during our Epping, Victoria, Helping Hand Day, celebrating the combined efforts of crews and sponsors. The event included a powerful keynote by Kevin Sheedy on building and leading high-performing teams, resonating with attendees to drive for better.

Nathan Quinn, Carpentry Australia Head of Development. Image: Carpentry Australia

In the company of stakeholders from diverse sectors, including local representative Bronwyn Halfpenny MP, our allies at The Tradie magazine, The Never Alone Foundation, and the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR), we were able to unveil exciting advancements.

This encompasses the imminent launch of two significant initiatives: the Carpentry Australia Pathways Program and our innovative member portal.

The Pathways Program, built in response to industry insights, presents a structured pathway for individuals aspiring to enter the carpentry profession. Through thorough screening, pre-employment training, and mentorship, candidates are steered towards valuable work placement opportunities with host employers, often leading to sustained employment. Already, 17 employers have eagerly enlisted, ready to be matched with top-tier candidates.

Image: supplied by Carpentry Australia

The introduction of our member software marks a powerful stride in streamlining enquiries and workflows.  At its core are redesigned member profiles, featuring dynamic portfolios that not only showcase a carpenter’s body of work but also spotlight their Carpentry Australia endorsement, peer recommendations, and customer feedback. The anticipation for the pre-release is tangible as members eagerly await utilising their profiles.

Sydney Build expo

At the Sydney Build expo, Carpentry Australia proudly presented the Carpentry Australia Jeep, drawing significant attention as a standout visual feature. Our booth generated considerable interest, attracting a diverse array of attendees, including women-in-trade organisations, job seekers, builders in search of carpentry crews for projects, and numerous organisations eager to establish closer ties with our members.

Additionally, the Carpentry Australia team actively contributed to various panels, championing the advantages and opportunities within our industry. We took the opportunity to engage with our existing members while extending a warm welcome to those joining our community for the first time.

Sydney Member Event with Allcott Hire and Milwaukee

To conclude an exceptional week, we held an unforgettable member event at Allcott Hire Silverwater, in collaboration with Milwaukee. It was an evening filled with joy, and numerous attendees were delighted with prizes and giveaways. A heartfelt thank you to everyone who joined us and contributed to the success of the night. Special congratulations to our prize winners:

  1. Darcy Brown – Apprentice Carpenter
  2. Charllin Thompson – Qualified Carpenter
  3. Justin Sardelic – Qualified Carpenter & Proud Member of Carpentry Australia

We extend our gratitude to our partners at Milwaukee and Allcott Hire for their invaluable support in making this event a success.

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