One Truck Licence Closer to the Fight of Gender Equality

I completely changed careers, a lot of it had to do with coronavirus, but I realised I needed a change” From studying a linguistics degree, working in education with students, and being a performer in Indigenous dance, we met Sharman when she jumped into one of our trucks to do her HR licence. She was so […]

2020/2021 Construction Skills Queensland funding is now available

Funding is available from the 1st October & we are taking applications now. SHORT COURSES AVAILABLE Civil Courses (No Limit within reason except can only choose 3 machinery tickets in this funding round) Unit Code Description CSQ Funded Amount  Student Gap Fee – per person  RIICOM301D Communicate information $225.00 $1.00 RIICOM301E Communicate information $225.00 $1.00 RIIHAN301E […]


As we are all aware COVID-19 has caused some significant disruptions and changes to business requirements and the way we run our organisations.  The Australian and Queensland Governments are continuing to offer support in managing this pandemic and ensuring all businesses are compliant with a “COVID safe plan”.    Major Training Group are excited to be able […]

What Types of Builders Are There?

Considering a career in construction? Australia’s building industry offers a range of career pathways for you to choose from. Once you’ve mastered the basics, you’ll be able to gain experience in a specific field that supports your interests and goals. Whether you want to be a jack of all trades or focus on a certain […]

How to Become a Heavy Vehicle Mechanic

Heavy vehicle mechanics specialise in maintaining and repairing industrial vehicles, such as earthmoving equipment, trucks, and buses. If you’ve got a keen interest in how heavy vehicles work, becoming a heavy vehicle mechanic could be the perfect career path for you. To qualify for entry level roles in this industry, you’ll need to complete a […]

Tips for Training Your New Apprentice

Deciding to take on an apprentice is a serious commitment. As their employer, you’ll be responsible for your apprentice’s skill development, safety, and formal training contract. In return, you’ll get the opportunity to strengthen your business from within while maximising productivity and recruiting efficiency. If you don’t have much experience with apprenticeship training, there are […]

Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) Super Sale!!

If you’re considering upskilling in building & construction, you may be able to receive support from CSQ funding. You may be eligible for funding if you work or have worked in construction within the last four (4) years.  Where CSQ funding doesn’t cover the full cost of the program, you will be required to contribute […]

What Can You Do with an MC Licence?

Enjoy driving heavy vehicles? Earning your Multi Combination licence can lead to exciting career opportunities in the transport industry. As the pinnacle licence qualification available in Australia, you’ll get to drive the biggest rigs in the country with an MC driver licence.   Find out how to get your MC truck licence in QLD and […]

What Does a Plant Operator Do?

Plant operators are tasked with operating heavy machinery used in civil construction and manufacturing processes. They may specialise in a certain type of equipment or learn to operate multiple machines during their career. In addition to operating heavy machinery, plant operators can also be responsible for servicing and repairs, training other workers in the safe […]

How to Bounce Back After Losing Your Job

As thousands of businesses struggle to recover from the economic impact of COVID-19, many people are facing unemployment. Losing your job can be daunting, but it’s also a chance to embrace new opportunities and career pathways. Not sure what to do if you get made redundant? If you’ve suddenly found yourself without a source of […]

How to Start a Painting and Decorating Business

If you’re a painter by trade, you may be thinking of starting your own painting and decorating business. Being your own boss offers independence and career opportunities, but it also comes with a unique set of challenges. Before striking out on your own, here are some tips on how to start a painting business. Register […]

How to Become a Painter and Decorator

Painters and decorators are responsible for adding some of the most essential details to homes, commercial premises and industrial sites. From painting walls to varnishing floorboards, they take care of the all-important finishing touches. If you want a job that involves a combination of practical skills and creativity, painting and decorating could be the perfect […]

10 Study Tips to Stay on Track

When you dedicate time to studying, it’s important to make the most of it – especially if you’re juggling your studies with a busy workload and personal commitments. Whether you’re revising for a theoretical or practical exam, these study tips will help you use your time effectively. Block Out Time Setting aside a specific part […]

How to Employ an Apprentice or Trainee

We all know that hiring an apprentice or trainee can do great things for your business. Not only will you have the chance to strengthen your skills capacity – you may also qualify for incentives like government funding. But how do you find the right person to take on? Apprenticeships and traineeships can be facilitated […]

Interview Tips to Help You Land Your Dream Job

There’s no doubt about it; job interviews can be a bit rattling. If you’re no stranger to sweaty palms and stumbling responses when you’re in the hot seat, some prior preparation can do wonders for your nerves and confidence. Whether you’re looking for apprenticeship interview tips or you’re applying for vocational roles, these interview techniques […]

Major are now offering some of our High Risk & Short course programs online

Major are now offering some of our High Risk & Short course programs online! Courses Available: Forklift Licence Elevating Work Platform Dogging Licence Basic Rigging Licence Working at Heights The process looks like this: The student is enrolled in an online course and completes the curriculum The student is then contacted and placed in their […]

Online Qualifications

Major Training have a list of courses that can be completed on our digital learning platforms! You will have access to your trainer through phone, text, email and zoom so you will always be supported. We have self-funded & funded courses available: Self Funded Courses: Study Now and Pay Later BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health […]


Major Training are still open and conducting business as normal. Major Training takes the health and well being of all of our Clients and their teams, our own team members and the families of all very seriously. Health and safety are our top priorities and as a result, we have taken a number of proactive […]

10 Resumé Tips to Help You on Your Job Hunt

Your resumé gives you a chance to make a positive first impression on potential employers. Whether you’re new to the workforce or looking to advance your career into a more senior role, avoiding resumé mistakes will help you land your dream job. Stand out as a candidate with these resumé tips from Major Training. 1. […]

What is VET in Schools?

Want to get a head start on your future while you finish high school? If you’re in year 10, 11 or 12, Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VET in Schools) is a great way to start pursuing your career goals while you get your senior certificate. VETiS courses provide valuable practical learning opportunities through […]

How to Get an Apprenticeship

An apprenticeship can open the door to your dream career. Combining theory-based studies with on-the-job learning, apprenticeships are a system of training that teach the skills required for a trade.   From carpentry to engineering, over 500 professions can be mastered through an apprenticeship in Australia. If you’re not sure how to find an apprenticeship, […]

What Does a Carpenter Do?

Carpenters are pretty clever multitasking craftsmen, and job duties can vary from chippy to chippy. The short version? They work in the construction industry creating mostly wood structures – from timber decking to pergolas and framing for new buildings. If you’re here for the long version, learn more about what carpenters do below. What do […]

How to Become a Carpenter

Want a career where you can use your hands and your creativity? Carpenters get to do just that, working with wood to build, install and repair different structures and fixtures – from kitchen cabinets to bridges. They can work in a range of areas such as joinery, framework, and formwork. The job outlook for chippies […]

What Types of Electricians are There?

Thinking about training to become a sparky? We don’t blame you – the pay is great, it offers security, and employment is projected to grow 10% from 2018 to 2028 (faster than the average for all other occupations). Whether you’re looking to install wiring in homes or fix machinery in factories, there are many types […]

How to Become an Electrician

Looking for a high-paying trades job that offers stability and plenty of excitement? Electricians are one of the highest-paid tradies in Australia, and they’re in high demand throughout the country – which might be why the number of sparkies continues to grow so rapidly. In fact, the number of people working as electricians in Australia […]

Looking of way to get your foot in the door for an electrical apprenticeship?

Join Major Trainings’ New Pre-Trade Career Start Electro Program! If you are looking to become and qualified electrician, this pathway course in UEE22011 Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) is a pre-apprenticeship program to UEE30811 – Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician qualification. This program will provide you with hands-on practical training. Key information: UEE22011 Certificate […]

Dirtbox Team-Building Day with Yourtown

Major Training has just turned 20! And because we wouldn’t be where we are today without our clients, we decided to celebrate with a Dirtbox team-building day as a special thanks for their support. Major Dirtbox is a unique playground for adults, offering the chance to operate heavy-duty machinery like excavators, bulldozers, dump trucks and […]

Tips to Keep Cool On Site This Summer

Working outside in hot weather can take its toll on your body – especially in the unforgiving Aussie summer. Sure, there’s a job to be done, but slogging it out in the heat can cause more than just a sweat. It can also lead to heat exhaustion, heat stroke and other heat-related illnesses that can […]

Dirtbox Team-Building Day with MEGT

Major Training has just turned 20! And because we wouldn’t be where we are today without our clients, we decided to celebrate with a Dirtbox team-building day as a special thanks for their support. Major Dirtbox is a unique playground for adults, offering the chance to operate heavy-duty machinery like excavators, bulldozers, dump trucks and […]

#TeamMajor: Charma – Training Manager (Short Programs)

They say a company is only as good as its people. Speaking to the staff and trainers of Major Training, it’s easy to see how much of an input they’ve had in the success of the business. General Manager Matthew Tenkate has thanked past and present staff for helping to get Major Training to where […]

How Trades Have Changed in Australia

Tradies are as quintessentially Australian as the Bunnings snag, making up almost a third of our workforce. The modern tradie is hardworking, well-educated and professional, with formal qualifications and strict health and safety training under their belt. But have you ever wondered how trades used to look back in the day? It’s pretty safe to […]

From the Founders: 20 Things We’ve Learnt in 20 Years

Running a business comes with its successes, celebrations, hurdles, and lessons learnt. As Major Training hits the big 2-0, founder Alex Tenkate and his son and General Manager Matthew Tenkate share 20 things they’ve learnt over the years. Learn more about the company’s journey in this timeline infographic: From Humble Beginnings: Major Training Over the […]

Major Heroes: Ben – Head of Training Delivery

When discussing the company’s 20-year anniversary, General Manager Matthew Tenkate has credited past and present staff for helping get Major Training to where it is today. In celebration of the massive milestone, we shine the spotlight on the ‘Major Heroes’ that have had a hand in Major’s success. Head of Training Delivery, Ben is one […]

How Apprenticeships Have Changed Over the Past 20 Years

Apprenticeships have been a key part of Australia’s approach to skill development and workforce participation for years. Improvements to the apprenticeship system over the past 20+ years have aimed to broaden and enhance the system to benefit apprentices and employers alike. After seeing how far Major Training has come since the beginning, we thought we’d […]

The Future of Major Training

With 20 years’ experience under its belt, Major Training continues to expand and evolve to meet the needs of an everchanging and competitive market. The respected RTO in Queensland has grown from humble beginnings as a plant hire operation offering short programs (1-day or 1-week) into a broad-scope educational business providing nationally recognised qualifications delivered […]

Major Heroes: Tony – Training Assessor, Load Shifting & Driver Development Program

Speaking to the staff and trainers of Major Training, it’s easy to see why General Manager Matthew Tenkate greatly credits them for contributing to the company’s success. As the company celebrates its 20-year anniversary, we shine the spotlight on the ‘Major Heroes’ that have helped get Major Training to where it is today. Tony is […]

From Humble Beginnings: Major Training Over the Past 20 Years

20 years in business is no easy feat – especially when you’re in a highly competitive and rapidly changing industry. As we celebrate 20 years as an RTO, we look back on the Major Training story so far, and all the special moments that got us to where we are today.

Major Heroes: Jim – Carpentry and Concreting Trainer

As General Manager Matthew Tenkate has said, Major Training wouldn’t be where it is today without its past and present staff and trainers. To celebrate 20 years as an RTO, Major Training is putting the spotlight on the ‘Major Heroes’ who have contributed to the business’s success. Jim is one of the many members of […]

Workiversaries: Staff Milestones At Major Training

We’re not the only ones celebrating an anniversary. Some of our team have also hit mega milestones this year, and we want to celebrate their “Workiversaries” by taking a look back on their time here at Major Training, and counting how many times they say the F word (family, of course!). Congratulations Alan, Juliet, John, […]