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25 September 2018, by , in Building, trade
Jack of all trades How one Melbourne storm rugby league player plans to build a career beyond the football field     While many know him as an NRL halfback with Melbourne Storm, Ryley ‘Jacksy’ Jacks is quietly carving out a future career path beyond the football field.   A respected NRL player,  Ryley has...
1 August 2018, by , in Uncategorized
  Camo went back to school in his 30’s, and was on the tools and his dream trade in a year.   32 year old Justin ‘Camo’ Camilleri had worked and studied his way through his 20s and 30’s but had never quite nailed what he wanted to do. From stints in transport logistics and...
17 July 2018, by , in Uncategorized
  Carpenter / Joiner Greg Fidler was looking for more than a course to kickstart his domestic builder qualifications, he was after something he could tune into that could keep him focused and motivated.   While Greg wasn’t new to study, the classroom hadn’t always been his favourite place.   By the time he was...
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19 January 2018, by , in General
In 2018 we will have the following courses available.   CERTIFICATE III IN CARPENTRY December 3 (Monday/Tuesday & Wednesday)   CERTIFICATE IV IN BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION (BUILDING) Part Time Courses (Evening) October 22 – Williamstown (Monday & Wednesday) October 23 – Tullamarine (Tuesday & Thursday) Full Time Course (Daytime)* December 5 – Springvale December 10...
8 December 2017, by , in Uncategorized
  I’m a sucker for good people doing great things, but there’s only so many stories you can write about talented footballers training to become builders.   So I’m going to break precedent today and completely change direction, and Lachie Hunter is the perfect catalyst to do exactly that.       If I had...
4 December 2017, by , in Uncategorized
  Put your hand up if you didn’t like the movie, “Thelma and Louise.”   No hands? Didn’t think so.   The 1991 Ridley Scott directed film was a Hollywood blockbuster, receiving six academy award nominations including Best Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actress for the roles played by Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis respectively....
30 November 2017, by , in Carpentry
Richmond Premiership Star / AFL Multicultural & TIV Ambassador — Bachar Houli   We live in a world full of underrated people.   Good people doing great things in all walks of life, who give without any thought of reward are too often casually ignored in favour of the doom and gloom we are exposed...
28 November 2017, by , in Uncategorized
  At risk of sounding like a decrepit middle aged man, allow me to just put something into perspective.   At 34 years of age, I was six years retired from the AFL, most likely holidaying on a tropical island with a little dog, drinking cocktails out of coconuts and telling local folk how great...
24 November 2017, by , in Uncategorized
  Question: What do you get when you cross a Cheetah with a Kangaroo? Answer: Shaun Atley     As clever as it gets but as cheeky as hell, Shaun Atley is my kind of bloke.   Hard to read on the surface but as observant and perceptive as they come, the fact that this...
20 November 2017, by , in Uncategorized
“Where there’s a will, there’s a way.” – Pauline Kael, 1919.   It’s a simple but powerful proverb, and strongly reinforces that anything in life is possible for those who dare to dream and let nothing stand in their way.   Just hold that thought for a moment, and let me digress.   I’m completely...