Education & Engagement

Education and engagement - events

Feedback from those who attended the Tradie Tours in June, indicated that you would like more information on technical issues and changes within the industry. We have developed another series of seminars, which will take place throughout November.

Industry experts will present information on the topics listed below. Seats are strictly limited, so register NOW (see below) for the Tradie Tour session closest to you.

November Tradie Tour – Hot Issues in the building and construction industry 

  • Non-Conforming Building Products legislative reform – These laws place greater responsibility on everyone in the building product supply chain. Find out how they will affect you.
  • Improving industry standards through compliance and enforcement - Some of QBCC's proactive measures include:
    • performing unannounced inspections;
    • joint operations with other regulators targeting specific risk factors;
    • a re-inspection program to ensure compliance issues identified during a previous inspection have been satisfactorily addressed; and
    • a range of different audit programs.
  • QBCC’s Adjudication Registry - The Adjudication Registry administers the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act (QLD) 2004 to ensure that those working in the construction industry receive and recover progress payments. Our expert will explain the adjudication process including:
    • how to lodge an adjudication application; 
    • how adjudicators are assigned to an application; and 
    • what the adjudicator decides.
  • Installation of timber and aluminium joinery – one of the most common and costly defective work complaints to rectify.
  • MATES in Construction (MIC) - MIC is a charity established to address the high level of suicide among Australian construction workers, and provides an invaluable service in improving the mental health and wellbeing of workers.

Do you have specific questions in relation to any of the topics listed? Email these through to and we will try to respond to these at these sessions.


Registration: 4.15pm
Presentation: 5 to 8pm

Date Venue Register

Mon 20 Nov 2017

Townsville RSL, 139 Charters Towers Rd, Townsville Eventbrite - Tradie Tour - Hot issues in the building and construction industry

Tue 21 Nov 2017

Cairns Colonial Club, 18 - 26 Cannon St, Manunda Eventbrite - Tradie Tour - Hot issues in the building and construction industry

Tue 28 Nov 2017

Middle Ridge Golf Club, 235 - 323 Rowbotham St, Toowoomba Eventbrite - Tradie Tour - Hot issues in the building and construction industry

Thur 30 Nov 2017

Fitzy's Hotel,  Bryants Rd & Pacific Hwy, Loganholme Eventbrite - Tradie Tour - Hot issues in the building and construction industry

Guest speaker

John Leslie - Australian Window Association (AWA)

If you’re wondering when a head flashing is required, John can answer your question!

John has had more than 43 years residential and commercial experience in manufacture, design, installation and training and holds a Certificate III and IV in Glazing. He will share his extensive knowledge on recurring issues with the installation of timber and aluminium joinery.

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