We are pleased to announce the Government will establish an Advanced Welder Training Centre in Caboolture to train and skill local welding apprentices and workers from local businesses.
The Government will collaborate with Weld Australia for the purchase of 10 state-of-the-art welding simulators and an advanced technical training facility, to train up to 200 qualified welders and transitionary workers each year to international welding certification standard ISO9606. This is the minimum requirement for working on rolling stock, defence and infrastructure projects.
The Centre will help make Caboolture a skills hub. Apprentices will receive valuable and intense practical training, making them job-ready to take advantage of the opportunities of a stronger economy.
The system’s flexibility and mobility means it can be transported to companies around Longman for onsite training, saving small and medium-sized businesses money.
Combined with the Government’s new Skilling Australians Fund that is set to support 60,000 extra apprenticeships across Queensland if the QLD Government signs up, this $750,000 funding announcement will ensure local businesses can grow and compete for contracts – locally, nationally and internationally.
The Government is backing businesses across Caboolture and South East Queensland with support through initiatives like this as well as tax relief for more than 12,200 small and medium-sized businesses.
The Government’s funding commitment includes:
- $650,000 enabling Weld Australia to purchase 10 state-of-the-art Augmented Reality Welding Simulators; and
- $100,000 to establish infrastructure and ensure local trainers have the skills and knowledge to deliver world-class training for new and existing industry workers.
Source: Australian Government