Plumbing, sustainability and training

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Author: Halliday Wynes, Sian; Stanwick, John


In this occasional paper, the authors investigate how skills development in domestic plumbing occupations has responded to an increased emphasis on environmental sustainability and ‘greening’, and whether training is changing to meet developments in these areas. The study found that rather than sustainability and greening requiring major changes in thinking, plumbing skills need to be responsive to changing technology and more generic skills such as dealing with customers are required. New technologies will continue to emerge and industry needs to address the issue of ongoing as well as...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Skills and knowledge; Teaching and learning; Vocational education and training; Industry; Sustainability; Technology

Keywords: Environment; Technological change; Skill development

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2011

Physical description: 17 p.

Access item:,-sustainability-and-training

ISBN: 9781921955778

Resource type: Occasional paper

Call number: TD/TNC 104.34

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