Tak­ing skills to a new level

Australasian Timber - - ASSOCIATIONS - By Colin Fitz­patrick Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer Tim­ber & Build­ing Ma­te­ri­als As­so­ci­a­tion (Aust.) Ltd

TABMA TRAIN­ING is de­lighted to ad­vise that the Park­side Group has com­mit­ted to up­skilling a num­ber of its work­ers through Cer­tifi­cate 3 qual­i­fi­ca­tions funded by the Queens­land State Gov­ern­ment Depart­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion and Train­ing (DET).

The Park­side Group is a large Queens­land based mul­ti­fac­eted and di­verse com­pany. Pri­vately owned, Park­side is a lead­ing player in saw milling, tim­ber man­u­fac­tur­ing, land and prop­erty de­vel­op­ment, home con­struc­tion and re­tire­ment in­dus­tries with op­er­a­tions from Cairns to Syd­ney with a client base across Aus­tralia and Asia now em­ploy­ing hun­dreds of Aus­tralians.

Over the next 6-9 months, 16 staff will un­der­take qual­i­fi­ca­tions in saw milling and pro­cess­ing, tim­ber mer­chan­dis­ing and lead­er­ship and man­age­ment.

This is a sig­nif­i­cant com­mit­ment by the Park­side Group who recog­nise the value of up­skilling their staff lead­ing to greater ef­fi­cien­cies, in­creased job sat­is­fac­tion and staff re­ten­tion.

It is in­tended that more staff will par­tic­i­pate each year once the ini­tial pro­grams have been com­pleted.

TABMA Queens­land en­cour­ages all TABMA mem­bers to take ad­van­tage of the avail­able Queens­land Gov­ern­ment fund­ing to up­skill their staff into na­tion­ally recog­nised qual­i­fi­ca­tions.

Just con­tact Ali­cia Oelk­ers at ali­cia@tabma.com.au or June Dun­leavy at juned@tab­ma­train­ing.edu.au for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion.

TABMA Web­site

The new TABMA web­site is now up and run­ning and we in­vite mem­bers and non mem­bers to go to www.tabma.com.au in­spect the site and ob­serve the many ways that the TABMA Group can as­sist your busi­ness.


The TABMA na­tional man­age­ment team re­cently held a day-long meet­ing to dis­cuss the im­ple­men­ta­tion of a Cus­tomer Re­la­tion­ship Man­age­ment scheme (CRM).

There were pre­sen­ta­tions by CRM providers which led to lively and in­ter­est­ing de­bate.

We also dis­cussed our plans for the 2017/18 fi­nan­cial year and how we can fur­ther grow the TABMA Group to en­sure we re­main the peak in­dus­try body.

TABMA Vic­to­ria

We are pleased to an­nounce the ap­point­ment of Joanne Thom­son to the role of Area Man­ager-Mel­bourne Met­ro­pol­i­tan. Jo, who has a wealth of ex­pe­ri­ence in the group train­ing field will join TABMA on June 19 and will re­port to Natalie Reynolds who over­sees all mat­ters TABMA in Vic­to­ria.

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