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, […]


Why Flexibility Matters For Your Apprenticeship Or Traineeship

Most RTOs offer block-training, so if you want to do your apprenticeship or traineeship through them, you have to go to those set classes. But life doesn’t stop for your apprenticeship or traineeship. This is why Major Training makes our apprenticeships and traineeships in QLD work for you. With flexible onsite delivery, you can fit […]


Skilling Queenslanders For Work

Everyone should have access to the training they need to open doors to employment opportunities. This is why Major Training has partnered with Five Bridges to get involved in Skilling Queenslanders for Work, an initiative that provides training to Queenslanders who are underutilised or underemployed. Funded by the Queensland Government, Skilling Queenslanders for Work provides […]


UPDATE ON OUR DRIVER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM:

Congratulations to Gemma from our first driver development course on her placement at Bromelton Quarry! Major Training’s ‘5 Day Driver Development Mining Course’ is in partnership with SES Labour Solutions: a Brunel Entity & Bromelton Quarry! Our new driver development course teaches skills that are critical for gaining employment in the mining and construction industry. […]


What To Expect From An Electrical Apprenticeship

To become a qualified electrician in Australia, you need to undertake an electrical apprenticeship. An electrical apprenticeship usually takes four years and includes some training through an RTO to complete a Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician (UEE30811). Whether you’re just starting out or looking for a career change, there are plenty of benefits to taking […]


What to Expect from Our Truck Driving Courses

If you’re considering a career change, there are many advantages to becoming a truck driver. Operating a heavy vehicle can be a demanding job, but it’s a great way to see the country and escape the predictable nature of a typical 9 – 5 role. Take the first steps toward a career on the road […]


The Importance of Workplace Health and Safety for Tradies

Given the nature of their work, tradies face a risk of injury every time they step on the jobsite. They represent over half of the serious claims for worker’s compensation in the country. This is why it’s crucial your workers are up to date on their work health and safety training – to reduce worker’s […]


Why It’s Good to Be a Tradie in Australia

On the fence about starting an apprenticeship? With jobs for tradies increasing by as much as 66% across the country in the past year, there’s never been a better time to be a tradie in Australia. Whether you’re considering becoming a chippy, a sparky, or a brickie, we reckon it’s time to make your tradie […]


What to Look for in a Training Provider

Considering a course, traineeship, or apprenticeship?  You’ll want to find a trusted training provider. There are plenty of nationally recognised training providers to choose from, but some may be more suited to your needs than others. If you’re not sure where to start in your search for a registered training organisation in Australia, we provide […]


Questions to Ask Your Training Provider

Scratching your head over what makes a good training provider? If you’re looking to further your education, choosing the right training provider can make all the difference. Keep these key questions in mind when researching nationally registered training providers to help decide what’s right for you. What outcomes can I expect from my qualification? All […]


5 Benefits of Employing An Apprentice

Apprenticeships are a great first step for young people looking to enter a trade. But did you know employing an apprentice can provide your business with plenty of benefits too? From financial gains to increased staff loyalty, the benefits of employing an apprentice are well worth your time. It’s a Cost-Effective Way to Increase Resources […]


Want To Know More About Major?

From apprenticeships & qualifications to truck & high risk licences, check out our new who we are video which gives insight into who we are and what we do!


Certificate II Logistics with Busy and City Beach!

Major have partnered with City Beach and BUSY At Work for a new Skilling Queenslanders for work program – TLI21815  Certificate II Logistics What do I get? Fully funded course includes • Certificate II in Logistics (includes Forklift ticket) • Work experience • Job ready skills training • Individual mentoring support • Career pathway • Employer […]


Major Training first Electrical Apprentice

Over the last 20 years, Major has continuously worked to evolve the growing demand of quality training, which offers more flexible options for trade schools. With the addition of Certificate III in Electrotechnology, Major has made a significant investment in ensuring their training facility has modern, state of the art equipment & resources to ensure […]


CSQ Trade Start Program

RII20115 – Certificate II in Resources and Infrastructure Work Preparation Trade start aims to help you to find a trade you like. It provides you with job-ready skills through an entry-level qualification, life skills training, workplace experience and green building skills and can link you with employers for real work opportunities. Trade Start is suited […]


High Risk Licences with Major

Working in areas of high risk, safety is paramount and compliance is non-negotiable. Major Training Group will help raise the bar with quality education and training solutions. From a Dogging Ticket, Forklift licence, basic Rigging licence or a Slewing Crane operator licence, to working your way up to Open Class, Major Training Group will make it happen. We have […]


Work Safely At Heights 1 day course with Major

A Working at Heights training from Major Training Group will give you the skills to proactively react to the risks of working at heights on job sites in building, construction and mining. Learn about the selection, safe use, and maintenance of fall-arrest systems compatible with different job sites. WORKING AT HEIGHTS TRAINING INCLUDES: A detailed training plan Applicable to […]


H2FLOW HIRE DRIVER RECRUITMENT PROGRAM!

Major Training’s & H2flow Hires 5 Day water cart driver recruitment program to get qualified & the opportunity to interview for a student who pass the course and show a great attitude! Major Training in partnership with H2flow Hire, have put together this new water cart driver recruitment program. It’s jam-packed with tickets including water […]


Major News: Major brings on Electrotechnology (Electrician)

  Adding to its scope of traditional trades; Major is proud to announce they have bought on UEE30811 – Certificate III in Electrotechnology (Electrician)! Over the last 20 years, Major has continuously evolved to meet the growing demand for quality training that offers up more flexible options rather than the traditional trade schools. With the […]


UPDATE: THE CANCER COUNCILS TRANSPORT TO TREATMENT

Last year Major donated a loan vehicle to Queensland’s Cancer Council, this was to launch a new initiative called ‘Transport to Treatment in Brisbane’. The Cancer Councils Transport to Treatment is a free volunteer-run transfer service in Brisbane that transports cancer patients from their homes to and from treatment. One of the additional stresses for […]