Hodgman Govt Supports 5 Building Surveyor Cadetships Across Tasmania

Hodgman Govt Supports 5 Building Surveyor Cadetships Across Tasmania

Tasmania Minister for Building and Construction Guy Barnett

Support For The Future Of The Building Industry

Victor P Taffa

Tasmania is in the midst of a construction boom fuelled by both the private sector and the Hodgman Government’s $2 Billion infrastructure investment in major works and capital upgrades for public infrastructure, including hospitals and schools.

Minister for Building and Construction Guy Barnett said a growing building industry requires investment in skills and training and is why the Hodgman Government is contributing $250,000 over 2 years to support 5 building surveyor cadetships across the State.

“Feedback from practicing building surveyors have expressed that the average age of the current workforce is also steadily increasing, with contributing factors including difficulty getting time off work to study for qualifications required to progress in the profession.”

Aim of the cadetship program is to encourage the development of both new building surveyors, and current building surveyor (restricted) license holders to obtain an open licence, to ensure the continuing viability of the profession within Tasmania.

“Investments in skills like this and the Hodgman Government’s support for businesses taking on trainees and apprentices will ensure that we have the building and construction workforce we need for the future.” Minister Barnett said.

Cadetships will comprise 4 payments of $12,500 over 2 years provided to employers to employ and mentor a cadet while they undertake the advanced diploma, degree or post-graduate level studies.

Selection process was assisted by the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS) national office in conjunction with the Department of Justice.

I would like to congratulate the successful applicants on their selection:

  • Esther Fletcher-Jones, Pitt & Sherry Building Surveying (Hobart)
  • Danielle Warf, Holdfast Pty Ltd (North Hobart)
  • Nick Gray Braddon, Building Surveying Pty Ltd (Devonport)
  • Julian Willoughby, Pitt & Sherry Building Surveying (Devonport)
  • Darrell Wright, Building Surveying Services Pty Ltd (Longford)

“Government will expand the program with a further cadetship being offered in the North later in the year, taking the total commitment to $300,000.” Minister Barnett said.