The good news about an economic downturn is it forces the innovative leaders amongst us to think and come up with new systems and products, this is the time when the disrupters breakthrough the noise and change the market for the better.

I do not know of another industry that has so many trade groups and representative bodies – all with their own specific point of view – so reaching a consensus can be a challenge.

Incorrect setup negatively impacts commissioning times, leads to higher running costs and results in ongoing building control issues which can be difficult to rectify once the building has been handed over.

At the same time, we are streamlining the process for employers to work out what support they are eligible for when engaging a new apprentice.

Workplace training can be a tough gig, its always a challenge trying to keep everyone interested. Let's be honest it's hard to be inspired when the biggest mental challenge of the day is staying awake.

Yet with all this potential, AI is still in its infancy. Companies are struggling with AI and that's because too many people are focused on just the intelligent AI algorithms.

A review of the HFC phasedown is scheduled for 2022 to confirm everything is on track and to make adjustments if they are required.

Just a few weeks ago the future looked bleak with funding for TAFE non-existent compared to the extravagant announcements made in recent weeks (from both sides of politics). For TAFE its like entering a new age of opulence.

Locally, bankrupt airline Ansett Australia formally ceased operations and Media Puzzle won the Melbourne Cup.

Thankfully in NSW the financial incentives continue through to the end of the apprenticeship including $1,500 after six months, $2,500 upon completion of the trade and an additional payment after 12 months if your apprentice is over the age of 21.

In our paper, we have critically reviewed nearly 300 pieces of scientific evidence from multiple research disciplines.

2030 will be the year when we will be busy debating issues around the creation of space colonies and flying cars.

Credit restrictions have seen a reduction in the volume of loans of around 10 per cent.

The amount of wind and solar on the grid has doubled taking the total share to more than 35 per cent by 2020.

Labor has announced a national program of renovating, upgrading and modernising TAFE campuses.

The 2018 survey attracted responses from 298 companies employing a total of 111,209 employees.