CICA provides an overview of why there is a need to train crane operators to futureproof the industry and the training available out there. Read more
The focus on industry improvements in the area training and competence is now at its greatest level within CICA. The CICA board is unified in supporting purpose driven initiatives in many areas, such as, a nationwide traineeship program, and the development of a standardised verification of competency (VOC) program accessible to all. Read more
Cranes and Lifting talks to Liebherr’s Andrew Esquilant about his rich history in the crane sector. Read more
How Load 28 undertook its award-winning lift and install of a curtain facade in Adelaide. Read more
Cranes and Lifting talks to Gillespie Cranes and Edwards Heavy Lift Engineering about their work on a major Sydney infrastructure project and the innovation that won them a top industy award.
How Universal Cranes’ M16000 lifted the largest ever bridge beams in Queensland to take out a top industry award. Read more
CICA provides an overview of the highlights from the CICA National Conference, held in Melbourne this past October.
CICA, in collaboration with TAFE NSW, is offering the Construction Crane Operations Traineeship – an ideal way to begin a career in the crane industry.
2016 has been another tough year for our industry, with a reported slowing for total construction investment in 2015-16 of -9.8% versus a forecast of -2.4% given last year.
Of course, this is the figure for total construction however, there were pockets, which continued to show strong growth, namely multi-level apartment construction, which was up 18.6%. The good news is that the 2016-17 forecast is for positive growth at 4.6%, driven mainly by infrastructure-related engineering works with road and rail leading the way. Read more
Following initial discussions with the IFA and having identified a gap in the apprenticeship scheme for the occupation of Lifting Equipment Examiner, LEEA will now be inviting its members to come together to form the necessary ‘trailblazer’ group, which will meet to work out what the sector actually needs from its future workforce.
Interested members must be committed to take on apprentices in their own businesses and willing to contribute to the drafting of an occupation proposal, which will in the future form an apprenticeship standard. Read more