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29 August 2016, by , in Building, Carpentry
‘BRUCE’ ALMIGHTY   The end of the season can’t come quick enough for ten clubs missing out on the AFL Finals Series – except for one. St. Kilda can consider itself desperately unlucky not to be part of the September action, finishing with 12 wins and ninth position on the ladder, missing out on the...
23 August 2016, by , in Building, Carpentry
SAINTS SUPREME IN FORGETTABLE FINAL   St. Kilda has won its first TIV Cup with a hard fought nine-point win over an error riddled Richmond in blustery conditions at the MCG.   In a game that never reached any great heights, St. Kilda controlled the game from the outset and never looked seriously threatened despite...
23 August 2016, by , in Bricklaying
For anyone considering a career in Bricklaying there is no better time to get on board at TIV than right now.   A shortage of qualified Bricklayers across the board and a significantly higher current earning capacity presents a golden opportunity for those interested in a career in the Bricklaying industry.   But don’t just...
17 August 2016, by , in Building, Carpentry
Saint versus Tiger. Man versus Beast. Holy undertones in a battle to the death in the jungle. Aaron Lord previews this Saturday’s epic TIV CUP final between the Tigers and Saints.   What’s the biggest accolade in AFL Football? Premiership? Brownlow Medal? All-Australian selection?   Close, but none of the above. It’s a well-known fact...
11 August 2016, by , in Building, Carpentry
Aaron Lord chats with Conrad Morgan, a high flying corporate executive who’s changed careers to soon become a certified carpenter with TIV’s Building Courses.   From a booming business to a Carpentry classroom, Conrad Morgan didn’t need to make a change. Having created the life most of us only dream of, he is now a...
1 August 2016, by , in Building, Carpentry
TIV Carpentry Training Manager Bill Spencer is one of a kind, and his story more inspirational than most. From extreme highs to unimaginable lows, Spencer’s life is as fulfilling now as it was destructive then. Today, he speaks openly to Aaron Lord about family, TIV, overcoming adversity and finding God. Since I began at TIV...
22 July 2016, by , in Building, Carpentry
    Resident TIV BD and blogger Aaron Lord chats to Richmond Superstar Jack Riewoldt about planning his future as a qualified carpenter.   To describe Jack Riewoldt is an unexpected privilege – an honour for which I am neither worthy nor truly capable of. He is the surprise party you never expected. The holiday...
18 July 2016, by , in Carpentry
Richmond Football Club’s Taylor Hunt speaks with Aaron Lord about his building course experience with TIV.   If there is one man who knows how to get the best out of himself, it is Taylor Hunt. With the foresight of a seasoned veteran and the drive of a raging bull, the self labelled “quiet achiever”...
6 July 2016, by , in Building, Carpentry
It’s impossible not to like Sam Gilbert. Far from the stereotypical footballer, there is an energy about Gilbert that is practically insufferable. Polite and engaging, his authenticity is both genuine and refreshing. It’s not hard to see why Gilbert has become a much loved figure within the club throughout his 171 game career with the...
1 July 2016, by , in Public post
Why a Diploma in Building & Construction? A diploma of building & construction provides skills that sell! Uni degrees aren’t the only pathway RTOs such as TIV offer great hands-on training in leading edge facilities You’re probably reading this and other blogs like it because you’ve been thinking about learning a trade but aren’t sure...