CSQ 2021/2022 Funding now available

If you work or have worked in construction, Construction Skills Queensland funding is available!   Unit Code Description  CSQ Funded Amount   STUDENT GAP FEE    RIIHAN301E   Operate elevating work platform    $    266.00  $        100.00  RIIHAN309F   Conduct telescopic materials handler operations (Telehandler)    $    540.00  $        110.00  RIIWHS202E   Enter and work in confined spaces   $    300.00  $            1.00  RIIWHS204E  […]

Scraper School

Samlon Earthmoving & Major Training Group have created a new training program specifically to upskill potential workers to fill the skills shortage of scraper operators in Queensland. • 6 places per course • Courses start every 3 weeks. • Sign up to the 4 day ‘scraper school’ course & successfully undertake & complete training for […]

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 a 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 […]

The Benefits of Doing a Short Course

Want to get qualified fast? Short courses at Major Training allow for rapid upskilling. Whether you’re looking to advance your career, or you want to study something new, short training courses could be the key to quickly unlocking your capabilities and career potential. Major Training provides short courses near Brisbane that build skills and knowledge […]

Tips for Working Safely at Heights

Working at heights can be incredibly risky, but there are ways to minimise the hazards. Whether you’re a worker or site supervisor, knowing how to work safely at heights should be your top priority. Here are some tips and training options for working safely at heights. Manage Onsite Risks Do what you can to mitigate […]

Resume Tips for Tradies

If you want the best chance of landing a job, your tradie resume needs to highlight your skills, personality and passion for the role you’re applying for. Having a great resume (even if you don’t have much industry experience) can set you apart from other applicants, especially in highly competitive fields. Find out how to […]

How to Apply for Recognition of Prior Learning

At Major Training, our goal is to provide you with the skills, knowledge and qualifications you need to take the next step in your career. So, when students with prior learning start training with us – and they can prove they already have some relevant skills or knowledge – they may be eligible to get […]

How to Get a School-Based Apprenticeship

If you haven’t finished high school yet but want to start working, doing a school-based apprenticeship will give you a chance to earn while you learn. This pathway allows you to develop skills and gain access to a network of professionals in your field without compromising your education. School-based apprenticeships are like standard apprenticeships but […]

How to Get a Job at the Mines

The mining industry can be competitive, but it’s also very rewarding. Providing high wages and career advancement opportunities, mining jobs offer many advantages once you’ve got a foot in the door. The mining industry is a massive employer in Australia, accounting for 1.9% of the total workforce according to labour market data. Depending on the […]

How to Become an Engineer

Engineers are highly regarded professionals in Australia and worldwide. Responsible for making the world a safer and more efficient place, they play an integral role in advancing living standards. If you’re interested in learning how to become an engineer – whether electrical, civil, mechanical or chartered – discover the necessary education, requirements and steps to […]

How to Become a Truck Driver

Looking to have a career in transportation? Truck drivers are in high demand in Australia as road freight increases in importance and current drivers head into retirement. The trucking industry is an exciting field to work in that involves so much more than simply driving a heavy vehicle. As a truck driver, you are responsible […]

How to Become a Scaffolder

Have you got what it takes to work as a scaffolder? Scaffolding is a demanding and exhilarating job that requires a keen sense of balance, good hand-eye coordination and the ability to work well at heights. Due to the nature of the profession – working at heights, operating with tools, chemicals and heavy objects – […]

How to Become a Certified Rigger

If you enjoy practical outdoor work, are good with your hands and can handle heights with ease, you might be suited to becoming a rigger. Riggers are skilled tradesmen who specialise in moving machinery, structural steel and other heavy objects around worksites by using rigging gear such as pulleys, winches, cables and ropes. They play […]

How to Become a Plant Operator

If you’re considering a career in plant operations, Major Training can help you get qualified. Whether you want to operate excavators on building sites or drive dump trucks at the mines, our civil construction plant operations courses can qualify you for a range of career pathways.   Learn more about what’s involved with working as […]

Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements (BAC) extension has been announced!

The BAC has been announced to expand for a full 12 months for new apprentices and trainees signed up prior to 30 September 2021. It is estimated that this demand driven expansion will generate around 70,000 new apprentice and trainee places, with the Government investing around $1.2 billion.  As an employer if you engage an […]

The Future of the Construction Industry Post-Pandemic

Wondering what lies ahead for the construction industry in the wake of COVID-19? Despite the challenges the industry has faced during the pandemic, the future looks bright for those working in construction. There are a number of positive trends beginning to emerge, including new construction industry jobs, as new ways of living and working remotely […]

Heroes in Transport

The transport industry plays a vital role in keeping Australia running smoothly. Without a reliable transport system, the nation would ground to a halt. The men and women who work in this sector are responsible for transporting everything from food and medical supplies to building materials and retail products. They are the unsung heroes who […]

How to Choose the Right Trade

Can’t decide which trade to do? It’s important to choose a career path that caters for your strengths and ambitions. Whether you’re looking for the best trades in Australia for wages, work life balance, advancement opportunities, or industry growth, there are many considerations to keep in mind when trying to answer the “what trade should […]

How to Become a Crane Operator

Crane operators are responsible for using stationary and mobile cranes to lift heavy objects. They can find employment in several industries, including construction, manufacturing and transportation. If you enjoy working with heavy machinery and want to increase your earning potential, you may be suited to a career as a crane operator. Making a mistake while […]

The Benefits of Doing a Mature-Aged Apprenticeship

If you’re thinking of changing careers, a mature-aged apprenticeship can equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge. Also known as adult apprenticeships, mature-aged apprenticeships provide training opportunities to people over the age of 21. Offering similar training requirements and conditions, they’re almost identical to standard apprenticeships but have some differences relating to financial incentives. […]

5 Types of Engineering

Interested in a career in engineering but not sure which area to specialise in? Education requirements for engineering apprenticeships can vary depending on your chosen specialisation, so it’s crucial to consider your options carefully.  If you’re not sure how to guide your career in the right direction, learn more about the different types of engineering […]

How to Become a Civil Construction Supervisor

Civil construction supervisors are responsible for the management and supervision of infrastructure and building projects. This position plays a key role in ensuring the safety and efficiency of tradespeople on job sites, so it comes with a high level of responsibility. If you’re looking for civil construction jobs with leadership obligations, reaching a supervisory role […]

How to Become a Builder

Interested in a career in construction? There are several pathways to become a professional builder in Australia. Whether you want to be a licenced builder, site supervisor or construction manager, you’ll need specific qualifications and licences to kickstart your career. From assessing a site’s suitability and applying for permits, to undertaking the practical work involved […]

Tips for Starting Your Own Trade Business

Many tradies dream of being their own boss one day. Once you’ve finished your apprenticeship and gained some experience, opening a small business is a great way to work on your own terms. However, starting a trade business isn’t a decision to be taken lightly. If you’re wondering how to set up as a sole […]

The Most In-Demand Trades in Australia

Not sure which trade offers the best employment opportunities? If you’re thinking of doing an apprenticeship or traineeship, choosing a field with high demand will give you greater job security. Australia needs skilled workers across a range of industries, so there are plenty of promising career pathways to choose from. According to the Department of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]