Young Women Entering the Industry by Storm

“Just do it, you won’t regret it. You need to try to see if it’s something you have a passion for. Don’t be afraid to get of your comfort zone and try something new, you may just end up loving it.” [Ellie] Many women would be intimidated by the thought of working in the civil […]

Trade Ready – Motiv8

For the past 3 weeks, Major Training Group has partnered up with Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ), Protech, and Australian Training Works (ATW) to deliver a successful Trade Ready Program. Trade Ready has been designed to give individuals a better understanding of the construction industry and the work that’s involved so that they can make an […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


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 […]