Master Builders Queensland aims to address the “major problems” facing the state’s building and construction industry, revealing six key reforms to help build confidence in these sectors.
One of these reforms is to develop skills and training that is relevant and beneficial to the industry, which may come as good news to those pursuing apprenticeships in Queensland related to this sector.
Over the next year, Master Builders will work with the Queensland government to also enhance the “safety, productivity and efficiency” of the industry, ensuring work practices are based on the rule of law, also reducing the cost of land by reforming the planning and development system.
Master Builders launched its Policy and Advocacy Agenda 2013-14 on June 19, which outlines these six reforms.
In the Policy and Advocacy Agenda 2013-14, Master Builders states that a new apprenticeship model needs to be considered, with approximately 50 per cent of apprentices failing to complete their training.
The actions to help address this issue include maintaining support and incentives that encourage people to undertake apprenticeships and traineeships, and reviewing and updating the government’s ten per cent training policy to ensure greater compliance and consistency across all government contracts.