Category Archives: Qualifications

Audit

If said slowly and quietly it doesn’t sounds so frightening, does it? The pressure is building and there seems to be an air of concern bubbling away in the background.  The Cooperative for the industry keep mentioning it with following … Continue reading

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On-line learning

Time is passing, technology races towards mobile e-learning, Moodle and books with vowels in  front of the names like iBook, eBooks, ePubs, are sprouting like mushrooms.   A thought occurs to me.   As staff and trainers grow older and … Continue reading

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tafeSA Prevoc Class of 2007

The Prevoc class of 2007 Just heard from apprentices that two of this prevoc class of 2007 are still in the industry and working. Hoping they may see this post and look the other apprentices up on our Facebook (Rob Beckett)page where … Continue reading

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Cornice Project

Jimmi Savage’s first attempt and it’s pretty damn good… The first attempt at cornice work can be a really confusing time and this exercise allows for the gentle easing into it. Not too much upside down and backward, just some … Continue reading

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Skills for All

RPL Options This june the funding for training is changing in SA, what it will look like is still unclear to me though the picture is starting to sharpen up. It begins to appear that anyone with a Certificate 1 … Continue reading

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Appentice Numbers

2012 The new apprentices for 2012 are about to arrive and the building industry is slowing to a crawl in South Australia.  Many apprentices in Wall & Ceiling Lining are on leave or on unpaid time off.  Numbers are down … Continue reading

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Framed Ceilings Unit 2A – 2012

First Impressions Last years first years are here and their first unit is Framed Ceilings (Rondo Ceilings) Background The class has overall been exposed to this type of ceilings in their workplaces and constructed bulkheads using steel components.  That is … Continue reading

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Response to a post in the CPSISC Forum about apprentices.

The following is my response to a post that says we need to change apprenticeships and training to cater for the school leavers that say a 12 months course is too long.  That have to look at it differently for today’s instant … Continue reading

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1st Year Apprentices Final

Masonry Fixing Unit shots It is hard to believe that the 1st years are at the end of their training for 2011.  Though looking at their progress I can see the growth in skills confidence and maturity.  Tasks that seemed … Continue reading

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eBooks and my BCF section

The Present         I have been working on the feasibility of using eBooks for trade students and what form they should take.  The technical issues are not too daunting however the content is.       Plasterboard Wall Repairs…      These old unit … Continue reading

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