{{ propApi.closeIcon }}
Our industry
Our industry $vuetify.icons.faArrowRight
Housing industry insights Economics Insights Data & forecasts Tailored research and analysis Advocacy & policy Advocacy Policy priorities Position statements Submissions News and inspiration Industry news Member alerts Media releases HOUSING Online
Business support
Business support $vuetify.icons.faArrowRight
Become an apprentice host Hire an apprentice Why host a HIA apprentice? Apprentice partner program Builder & manufacturer program Industry insurance HIA Insurance Services Construction works insurance Home warranty insurance Tradies & tool insurance Member perks Toyota vehicles The Good Guys Commercial Fuel savings See all Planning & safety solutions Building & planning services Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS) Solutions for your business Contracts Online Advertise jobs Trusted support & guidance Contracts & compliance support Industrial relations
Resources & advice
Resources & advice $vuetify.icons.faArrowRight
Building it right Building codes Australian standards Getting it right on site See all Building materials & products Concrete, bricks & walls Getting products approved Use the right products for the job See all Managing your business Dealing with contracts Handling disputes Managing your employees See all Managing your safety Safety rules Working with silica See all Building your business Growing your business Maintaining your business See all Other subjects Getting approval to build Sustainable homes See all
Careers & learning
Careers & learning $vuetify.icons.faArrowRight
A rewarding career Become an apprentice Apprenticeships on offer How do I apply? Frequently asked questions Study with us Find a course to suit you Qualification courses Learning on demand Professional development courses A job in the industry Get your builder's licence Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Further your career Find jobs
HIA community
HIA community $vuetify.icons.faArrowRight
Join HIA Sign me up How do I become a member? What's in it for me? Mates rates Get involved Become an award judge Join a committee Partner with us Our initiatives HIA Building Women GreenSmart Kitchen, bathroom and design hub Get to know us Our members Our people Our partners Support for you Charitable Foundation Mental health program
Awards & events
Awards & events $vuetify.icons.faArrowRight
Awards Awards program People & Business Awards GreenSmart Australian Housing Awards Awards winners Regional Award winners Australian Housing Award winners 2024 Australian Home of the Year Enter online Industry events Events in the next month Economic outlook National Conference Events calendar
HIA shop
HIA shop $vuetify.icons.faArrowRight
Most popular products National Construction Code Vol 1 & 2 Waterproofing wet areas AS 3740:2021 HIA Guide to Waterproofing HIA Guide to NCC Livable Housing Provisions Top categories Building codes & standards Contracts & documents Guides & manuals Safety documents Signage For your business Contracts Online Digital Australian Standards Digital Resource Library Forecasts & data
About Contact Newsroom
$vuetify.icons.faTimes
$vuetify.icons.faMapMarker Set my location Use the field below to update your location
Address
Change location
{{propApi.title}}
{{propApi.text}} {{region}} Change location
{{propApi.title}}
{{propApi.successMessage}} {{region}} Change location

$vuetify.icons.faPhone1300 650 620

Tasmanian Liberals invest to HIA's 'work ready' program in schools

Media release

Tasmanian Liberals invest to HIA's 'work ready' program in schools

Media release
“The Housing Industry Association (HIA) welcomes today’s announcement from the Premier, committing the Tasmanian Liberals to the provision of $800,000 over 4 years for the continuation and further expansion of HIA youthBuild,“ said Stuart Collins HIA’s Executive Director for Tasmania.

“HIA youthBuild is a highly successful initiative in which young people gain practical experience in the building industry enabling them to become ‘work ready’ while completing their secondary school studies.

“Currently aimed at Year 9 and 10 students, it serves to promote career diversity and provides a pathway into industry, primarily leading to VET training and future apprenticeships. It introduces the skill sets developed in apprenticeships and real industry experience through industry placements and live projects.

“More recently, HIA youthBuild has been integrated into the Department for Education, Children and Young People’s, Architecture and Construction Package of Learning and has been expanded to support engagement by other schools across Tasmania.

“The program is not just confined to students looking at trades, encouraging participation from those also considering building professions, administrative and para-professional roles.

“In addition, HIA youthBuild has a strong female participation and is helping to provide pathways for more women into industry. 

“HIA has long advocated for investment in residential construction training and apprenticeships, to support and grow the industry. This is essential for Tasmania to future proof its construction workforce and build the housing that is needed,” concluded Mr Collins.

For more information please contact:

Stuart Collins

Executive Director – Tasmania

Simon Croft

Chief Executive - Industry & Policy
Latest articles
View all news $vuetify.icons.faArrowRight
23 Jul
Have you heard about recent changes to the Security of Payment Laws?

The ACT Government has amended the ACT Security of Payment Laws to set a maximum payment term between builders and contractors for all contracts.

22 Jul
CFMEU Statement from HIA Managing Director Jocelyn Martin

The Housing Industry Association (HIA) has noted with interest the ongoing media reports regarding the conduct of the CFMEU and potential criminal links of some of their state branches.

19 Jul
Changes to Home Warranty Insurance in ACT

In June 2022, the ACT Government announced it was conducting a review of home warranty cover arrangements to ensure the cover offered remains contemporary and fit for purpose.

18 Jul
We are moving HIA QLD relocates to Newstead

After more than 25 years at our Queensland home base located in Edmondstone Street, South Brisbane, our Queensland team is on the move.