Building solid foundations: career pathways in traditional trades in Australia: observations on vocational qualifications in the United Kingdom heritage sector

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Author: Havilah, Tim


There has been a growing concern from within the Australian Heritage sector regarding the availability of tradespersons with the requisite skills to deliver appropriate practical fabric conservation outcomes. For over a decade traditional tradespeople, such as fibrous plasterers, bricklayers and stonemasons, have been regularly listed on the Australian Skills Shortage List. Taking conservation stonemasonry as a case study, this report will argue that the currently limited range of post-trade training opportunities is a contributing factor to Australia's heritage trades shortages. With no...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Qualifications; Pathways; Industry; Skills and knowledge

Keywords: Skill shortage; Apprenticeable occupation; Case study; Skill needs; Education and training needs; Further training; Skill upgrading; Education and training opportunity

Geographic subjects: Italy; England; Great Britain; Europe; Australia; Oceania

Published: Carlton, Victoria: International Specialised Skills Institute, 2019

Physical description: 59 p.

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Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 139.915

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