Conference Proceedings

Innovative vocational training for the Construction Industry

Valerie Francis, Vidal Paton-Cole, Syed Ahmed (ed.), Paul Hampton (ed.), Amelia Saul (ed.), Salman Azhar (ed.), Norma Smith (ed.), Shaunna Campbell (ed.), Kelly Mahaffy (ed.)

11th International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century (CITC-11) | East Carolina University | Published : 2019


The advent of the 21st century have resulted in significant population growth across the major Australian cities. Currently, the state of Victoria is the fastest growing amongst Australian states and territories, recording the highest growth of 2.3% in 2017, with forecasts indicating a 50% increase of the state’s current population over the next three decades. These demographic changes have necessitated higher demand for critical building and infrastructure services. However, there is endemic shortage of skilled labour across the entire construction industry, which could impact ongoing development and delivering of strategic infrastructure over the coming years. This occupational skills shor..

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