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Thank you to the sponsors of the 2018 Queensland Training Awards.
News Corp Australia's digital sites have a monthly unique audience of 6.7 million across the major metropolitan cities. It is a multi-platform leader in food, health, parenting, style and property and lifestyle brands, reaching over 7.2 million Australians each month.
News Corp Australia is extremely proud to be supporting the Queensland Training Awards again.
Located at the historic Brisbane Showgrounds, the Royal International Convention Centre is just 1.5km from the city's CBD and 15 minutes from Brisbane's domestic and international airports. It's also close to 4.5 star hotels, including the onsite 208 room Rydges Fortitude Valley.
With an abundance of award-winning Queensland and Australian produce on our doorstep and world-class chefs in our kitchens, the Royal ICC offers beautifully crafted menus showcasing the best of the best. The Royal ICC develops relationships with farmers, winemakers and small producers to ensure we have access to the finest from paddock to palate. Seasonality, locality and quality are the driving forces behind the Royal ICC's culinary philosophy.
Apprenticeship Support Australia brings the 16 years of continuous apprenticeship services experience of Australian Business Apprenticeships Centre in NSW and the ACT to Queensland, with the support of business expertise from around the country.
Apprenticeship Support Australia's services are focussed on lifting apprenticeship commencement and completion rates through the provision of support at every stage of the employment cycle.
We offer employers holistic business-wide training advice and can assist in recommending suitable qualifications, advice on how to access Government funding for training, help with matching and recruitment of new staff, as well as ongoing coaching, mentoring and support of apprentices and trainees.
We work in partnership with government agencies and industry bodies at a local, state and national level, to strengthen the voice of tourism in all relevant policy forums. Our membership comprises more than 3000 regional members (individual and corporate) alongside 13 Regional Tourism Organisations (RTOs) and 18 industry sector associations. Our efforts are aimed squarely at helping this strong tourism industry drive sustainable business and product development, stimulate business attraction and investment, develop workforce skills and support tourism jobs and business.
Funded by an industry training levy, CSQ is here to help the construction workforce connect with the skills and training they need. We know how important it is to invest in skills, so it's our mission to make it easier by subsidising training costs and connecting people with registered training organisations.
We also work collaboratively with industry to future-proof the building and construction workforce through evidence-based reports, information sharing and regional skills planning.
BUSY's approach to Australian Apprenticeship Support Services, jobactive Employment Services, Transition to Work Services and Industry Specialist Mentoring for Australian Apprentices (ISMAA) in contracted areas illustrates BUSY's commitment and visionary expertise in providing sustainable and meaningful employment opportunities to local communities.
With 40 years of experience, BUSY's diverse team of qualified professionals deliver a range of employment programs from more than 40 offices across Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales and Western Australia.
BUSY's comprehensive programs are designed to provide skilling, employment and education solutions to businesses, job seekers, students and apprentices. Profits are injected directly back into the local community with emphasis on job seekers including youth, people with a disability and Indigenous Australians.
TAFE Queensland operates across a network of over 50 locations in Queensland, in employer's workplaces, online and in markets offshore with an offering that spans foundation skills and entry level qualifications through to higher education degrees.
Its students are provided with training options at every stage of their career and employers with skilling solutions that respond to complex workforce needs.
TAFE Queensland continues to innovate and expand the range of learning options and educational pathways available to students and industry, always maintaining its commitment to deliver quality training that changes lives.
The Apprentice Employment Network is Queensland's largest employer network of apprentices and trainees. The network comprises over 6000 apprentices and trainees employed or managed by group training organisations (GTOs) across Queensland.
The Network plays a significant role within Queensland, employing around 500 skilled staff and providing services to over 10,000 business in various industries.
This uniquely Australian initiative reaches every corner of the country and operates at the grass roots level in communities throughout Queensland linking students, school leavers, apprentices and trainees to enterprises and training organisations.
The Network extends across diverse markets and plays a pivotal role in creating opportunities for apprentices and trainees with small to medium businesses, many of which would be unlikely to engage in the training system without an intermediary such as the Apprentice Employment Network.
Helping to forge the State's skills base.
'Hutchies' is a vibrant and dynamic construction company. It builds approximately 250 projects around Australia each year, ranging in size from relatively small residential and commercial maintenance works to major multimillion-dollar projects.
The company thrives on repeat business and is relentless in its endeavour to protect its reputation for high quality projects. It offers high level proactive design development, cost planning, project financing and construction delivery.
In addition to its building and construction activities, Hutchinson Builders won prestigious state and national Employer of the Year awards in 2011 and 2017 – recognising the company's innovative workforce development efforts aimed at raising the capability and capacity of its employees and subcontractors.
Having served the VET community since 2003, Velg Training's national client base represents registered training organisations (RTOs) across Australia, including VET practitioners, teachers, trainers, assessors, TAFE teaching professionals, enterprise trainers and assessors, industry experts and other VET professionals.
CQUniversity's unique vision, diversity, outreach, engagement, research, learning and teaching, and inclusiveness have led to it being recognised within the top 500 universities in the world, and among the top 100 universities under 50 years old by the prestigious Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
For more than 25 years, we have worked closely with industry, government and the community as a peak body.
With a focus on reconciliation and inclusion, we work collaboratively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders and community members to deliver unique and comprehensive strategies that support organisations to reflect the cultural context in which they operate.
Our aim is to innovate and deliver services which enable workforces to be well researched, well informed, well planned, well developed, well connected and well resourced to perform.
Sharing the aspirations and values of its readers – and a love for Brisbane city and the state – The Courier-Mail has a fresh, clean, modern design and is now better positioned than ever to deliver the best daily combination of news, sport, lifestyle, entertainment and business coverage.
In print and digital formats, it attracts a broad audience – from career-climbing professionals and influencers to baby boomers, university students and big-spending affluent Queenslanders.
The Courier-Mail, is a major part of the News Corp stable of products and is a proud supporter of the Queensland Training Awards once more.
ACPET's goal is to assist members to deliver quality private education and training services and ensure a level playing field for all providers across all jurisdictions.
OSMAC commenced operations in April 2013 to give the host employer and apprentice a fair go. We truly understand industry needs and are committed to keep the cost of hiring an apprentice or trainee at the most competitive rates on the market so a lot more young people get the opportunity of an apprenticeship or traineeship in their chosen field.
By February 2018, OSMAC continued proving to be the fastest growing GTO in Australia and had completed 176 apprentices with another 406 apprentices employed in their chosen trade.
At OSMAC we don't want to be the biggest GTO, just the best because we care!
Our future-focused work and engagement brings together industry, regions, employers and the community to advise Government on skills demand, future workforce planning and development, and apprenticeships and traineeships. This supports a skills driven economy ensuring the right skills are in the right place at the right time.
As an independent voice to Government, JQ is a conduit for communication and a vehicle for change. Together with its partners, JQ works to shape a prosperous future for Queensland's economy and society.
Their newspapers are as vibrant as the communities they reflect. Each is proud to provide a sense of belonging for the communities they serve, connect readers to their neighbours and help celebrate the diversity around them. Quest's trusted brands give readers insights into where to shop, work, play and socialise close to home, as well as delivering up-to-date news and sport coverage. Although sharing a common brand, each Quest title is a unique reflection of what's happening within its own immediate community.
Quest Community News is a proud supporter of the Queensland Training Awards.
We provide award-winning solutions for complete mobile marketing displays and are committed to creating and producing the very best in portable display technology. Portable Creations is an innovative company; we make sure that our product is on point with the latest trends, ensuring your business stands out from your competitor. By combining exemplary service and years of knowledge, with the latest in overseas and home grown portable display technology, we deliver solutions tailored specifically to our clients expectations and budget. No matter what you required, from a large-scale portable exhibition stand to a simple pull up banner, we have a complete range of products and services.
Portable Creations is 100% Australian owned with our production facility and head office based in Sydney, and our professional network of sales and support officers located in Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra.
The Queensland Training Awards are the state's highest recognition of people and organisations who strive for success, best practice and innovation in training.
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