Bill’s train­ing helps line up a job

Central and North Burnett Times - - OPINION -

When Bill Moggs needed help to get trained and qual­i­fied as a dog­man, he got a good tip from a mate: call QGC. Based in Bris­bane, Bill al­ready had a back­ground in drainage and pipelay­ing when he de­cided to go for a job with­Mur­phy Pipe and Civil, work­ing on the QCLNG Project. “I went onto theQGCweb­site and went through the In­dige­nous part of it,” Bill said. “I called and said I was won­der­ing if you could help me out­with a dog­man’s ticket so I could work with Murphy Pipe and Civil.” Withina cou­ple­of­days, In­dige­nous Em­ploy­ment Pro­gram Co­or­di­na­tor Rhonda Van Den Berg was on the phone. “Rhonda rang me back and con­firmed it. She said: ‘It’s all taken care of; just turn up at the dog­man’s course’.”

A week af­ter the five-day course,

Bill­was on the job nearDalby and

he is now on the Is­abella field,

half an hour from the town.

“Only twoweeks ago I be­came a

lead­ing hand on a crew of five,” he said. “We lay the big pipe­lines and dig bell-holes to lay the tieins into. It’s go­ing well; it’s very

ful­fill­ing work.”

Bill Moggs on­site

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