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The Northern Territory news Sat 26 Nov 2016

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The Northern Territory news Sat 26 Nov 2016

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NT news

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The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2016-11-26

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English

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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

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News Corp Australia

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Darwin

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News Corp Australia

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https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

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https://hdl.handle.net/10070/265487

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https://hdl.handle.net/10070/459106

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NORTHERN TERRITORY POLICE FORCE RECRUITING NOW www.police.nt.gov.au 4 CAREERS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2016 5 6 % 4 4 % 67 98 168 55 79 120 B E I N S P I R E D Q&A T H E L I F E O F A B U I L D E R 7 4 % 55 70 92 O V E R V I E W O F T H R E E K E Y I N D U S T R I E S T H I S W E E K P R O F E S S I O N A L INDUSTRY/SNAPSHOT NEWS/MOVEMENTS In the five years to November, 2020 Australias professional workforce is expected to grow by 14.5 per cent, generating 396,400 new jobs more than any other occupational class in that period. HIRING NOW Project manager Window Design Solutions Pty Ltd, Brisbane Pay summary $K SOURCE: PayScale 484,900 professionals are employed in Qld H E A L T H C A R E INDUSTRY/SNAPSHOT NEWS/MOVEMENTS About 250,200 new jobs (up 16.4 per cent) are forecast to be created in the healthcare and social assistance industry in the five years to November, 2020 and are likely to favour part-timers and women. HIRING NOW Registered nurse Strathpine GP Superclinic, Brisbane Pay summary $K SOURCE: PayScale 296,000 healthcare and social assistance workers work in Qld 8 0 % 2 0 % T R A N S P O R T INDUSTRY/SNAPSHOT NEWS/MOVEMENTS An additional 52,200 jobs are forecast to be created in Australias transport, postal and warehousing industry in the five years to November, 2020. One in four are expected to be in road freight. HIRING NOW Owner drivers Capital Transport Services, Brisbane Pay summary $K SOURCE: PayScale 143,700 transport, postal and warehousing workers are in Qld 2 6 % SPOTLIGHT ON QUEENSLAND MORE JOBS IN THESE CATEGORIES INSIDE Michael Weller, director at Oasis Construction (Aust), Brendale WHY CONSTRUCTION? I didnt enjoy school back in the day and thought a carpentry background would help me to travel the world and have a working holiday which I never did. The first day I swung a hammer, I decided it wasnt for me so I finished my apprenticeship and went straight to university to do an Associate Diploma of Applied Science in Building Construction. Oasis was conceived in 2009. WHAT ARE THE PERKS? The industry is really satisfying. The reason we are in it is to build buildings. You get some spectacularly good people that make it worthwhile. HOW LONG ARE DAYS? I am probably physically on the ground between 8am and 8.30am and finish anywhere between 6pm and 10pm but Im waking up at 2am and spending my weekends thinking about it as well. WHAT DO YOU DO IN THE FIRST HOUR OF WORK? I socialise with the staff and make sure everybody is happy, then sit down and check some emails, then start making phone calls to clients. WOULD YOU HAVE DONE ANYTHING DIFFERENTLY? The apprenticeship was a good solid background. Tongue in cheek, I probably wouldnt start my own construction company. We started at the beginning of the GFC so that created significant difficulties. Creating this business out of nothing, I have often wondered if it was worth the heartache but were here and still going strong. Its only in the most difficult times you wonder if its worth it. Mostly its very fulfilling. THE construction industry is keepingthe job market buoyant as the economytransitions from mining and resourcesto the services sectors.About 87,000 more workers are fore-cast for construction in the five years to November, 2020, an increase of 8.3 per cent, government figures show. Master Builders Australia chief executive Wilhelm Harnisch says the residential sector, in particular, has been a ray of sunshine. Building and construction is Australias third largest industry, employs one million people and trains 50,000 apprentices each year, Harnisch says. It plays a key role in generating economic growth, investment and jobs particularly in the wake of the resources boom. The residential building sector in particular has been a ray of sunshine in generating the nonmining investment needed to transition the economy. Ronan Mulry, business director of Hays Construction, says jobs are being created by robust building conditions in the new home, apartment and commercial markets. In Queensland the focus is on Brisbane where there is a steady flow of roles in the commercial sector while demand for residential housing will keep the market busy, Mulry says. Candidates in North Queensland are heading south to Brisbane or NSW to take advantage of these roles. Hays Quarterly Report for July to September shows Australias in-demand workers include degree-qualified contract administrators, project managers with multistorey residential experience, site managers with high-rise residential experience, commercial and residential estimators, forepersons, project engineers and civil designers. In design, architects with Revit software skills are in demand; and in trades, demand is for form work carpenters, concreters, concrete patchers with highrise experience, experienced carpenters, steel fixers, plumbers, electricians and painter decorators. Theres jobs galore in the building industry, writes Melanie Burgess FUTURE SET IN STONE news & advice with NEW OUTLOOK: Michael Weller went to uni after doing an apprenticeship. Picture: STEVE POHLNER COURIERMAIL.COM.AU SATURDAY AUGUST 6 2016 CLASSIFIEDS 3 5 6 % 4 4 % 67 98 168 55 79 120 B E I N S P I R E D Q&A T H E L I F E O F A B U I L D E R 7 4 % 55 70 92 O V E R V I E W O F T H R E E K E Y I N D U S T R I E S T H I S W E E K P R O F E S S I O N A L INDUSTRY/SNAPSHOT NEWS/MOVEMENTS In the five years to November, 2020 Australias professional workforce is expected to grow by 14.5 per cent, generating 396,400 new jobs more than any other occupational class in that period. HIRING NOW Project manager Window Design Solutions Pty Ltd, Brisbane Pay summary $K SOURCE: PayScale 484,900 professionals are employed in Qld H E A L T H C A R E INDUSTRY/SNAPSHOT NEWS/MOVEMENTS About 250,200 new jobs (up 16.4 per cent) are forecast to be created in the healthcare and social assistance industry in the five years to November, 2020 and are likely to favour part-timers and women. HIRING NOW Registered nurse Strathpine GP Superclinic, Brisbane Pay summary $K SOURCE: PayScale 296,000 healthcare and social assistance workers work in Qld 8 0 % 2 0 % T R A N S P O R T INDUSTRY/SNAPSHOT NEWS/MOVEMENTS An additional 52,200 jobs are forecast to be created in Australias transport, postal and warehousing industry in the five years to November, 2020. One in four are expected to be in road freight. HIRING NOW Owner drivers Capital Transport Services, Brisbane Pay summary $K SOURCE: PayScale 143,700 transport, postal and warehousing workers are in Qld 2 6 % SPOTLIGHT ON QUEENSLAND MORE JOBS IN THESE CATEGORIES INSIDE Michael Weller, director at Oasis Construction (Aust), Brendale WHY CONSTRUCTION? I didnt enjoy school back in the day and thought a carpentry background would help me to travel the world and have a working holiday which I never did. The first day I swung a hammer, I decided it wasnt for me so I finished my apprenticeship and went straight to university to do an Associate Diploma of Applied Science in Building Construction. Oasis was conceived in 2009. WHAT ARE THE PERKS? The industry is really satisfying. The reason we are in it is to build buildings. You get some spectacularly good people that make it worthwhile. HOW LONG ARE DAYS? I am probably physically on the ground between 8am and 8.30am and finish anywhere between 6pm and 10pm but Im waking up at 2am and spending my weekends thinking about it as well. WHAT DO YOU DO IN THE FIRST HOUR OF WORK? I socialise with the staff and make sure everybody is happy, then sit down and check some emails, then start making phone calls to clients. WOULD YOU HAVE DONE ANYTHING DIFFERENTLY? The apprenticeship was a good solid background. Tongue in cheek, I probably wouldnt start my own construction company. We started at the beginning of the GFC so that created significant difficulties. Creating this business out of nothing, I have often wondered if it was worth the heartache but were here and still going strong. Its only in the most difficult times you wonder if its worth it. Mostly its very fulfilling. THE construction industry is keepingthe job market buoyant as the economytransitions from mining and resourcesto the services sectors.About 87,000 more workers are fore-cast for construction in the five years to November, 2020, an increase of 8.3 per cent, government figures show. Master Builders Australia chief executive Wilhelm Harnisch says the residential sector, in particular, has been a ray of sunshine. Building and construction is Australias third largest industry, employs one million people and trains 50,000 apprentices each year, Harnisch says. It plays a key role in generating economic growth, investment and jobs particularly in the wake of the resources boom. The residential building sector in particular has been a ray of sunshine in generating the nonmining investment needed to transition the economy. Ronan Mulry, business director of Hays Construction, says jobs are being created by robust building conditions in the new home, apartment and commercial markets. In Queensland the focus is on Brisbane where there is a steady flow of roles in the commercial sector while demand for residential housing will keep the market busy, Mulry says. Candidates in North Queensland are heading south to Brisbane or NSW to take advantage of these roles. Hays Quarterly Report for July to September shows Australias in-demand workers include degree-qualified contract administrators, project managers with multistorey residential experience, site managers with high-rise residential experience, commercial and residential estimators, forepersons, project engineers and civil designers. In design, architects with Revit software skills are in demand; and in trades, demand is for form work carpenters, concreters, concrete patchers with highrise experience, experienced carpenters, steel fixers, plumbers, electricians and painter decorators. Theres jobs galore in the building industry, writes Melanie Burgess FUTURE SET IN STONE news & advice with NEW OUTLOOK: Michael Weller went to uni after doing an apprenticeship. Picture: STEVE POHLNER COURIERMAIL.COM.AU SATURDAY AUGUST 6 2016 CLASSIFIEDS 3 feature New breed of recruits reflect face of society WHEN you shut your eyes and think about an NT Police officer you may have a set person in mind. A certain age. A particular gender and body type. The reality is that our Northern Territory community is diverse, and our Police Force needs to be representative of the community. Squad 130 is the latest intake of recruit constables who started at the NT Police College last week. The up-and-coming frontline officers are from all walks of life. Twenty-year-old Tamika is a bornand-bred indigenous Territorian. With a keen interest in a career stopping crime, Tamika is also keen to embrace the freedom of the role. I was working at the gas plant and just tired of being at a desk for 10-hour days, she said. I have some family members in the job who encouraged me to apply and now here I am! When I was 12 my family started foster caring. Weve had around 15 kids of all ages come in and out of the home, some for lengthy periods of time. Ive seen first-hand the devastating effects of domestic violence, drugs and alcohol. While I know what Ive done in the home has supported and helped these kids, it was time for me to make a career out of helping people and policing is an ideal way to do that. Fellow recruit, Peter, has enjoyed a tradie life as a boilermaker. Originally from the wine region of Perths Swan Valley, Pete has spent the past few years enjoying the delights of Broome in Western Australia. I love my fishing, camping and four-wheel driving so remaining in a location where I can experience these leisure activities was key to my lifestyle choice I could never be a city slicker, he said. When I was a teenager I really enjoyed the air force cadets experience and joining the likes of the Army or Police had been of interest to me. Im now 26 and feel Ive gleaned enough life experience to be ready to take on the important role of being an NT Police officer. Id encourage anyone interested in the position to put in an application and see where it takes you. Its hard to imagine that just a few weeks ago, 40-year-old recruit Rachel was running her own Consultancy Business while rocking to the Wiggles in the car on the way to dropping off four girls, aged 11, nine and twin fiveyear-olds, to school. It is quite surreal to have moved from the school run with pink everywhere to being the one that is greeted at the gate by the kids at the end of the day, she said. I will confess, I hadnt always considered being a Police officer. I have qualifications and worked in a vocational rehabilitation business manager role, been on advisory councils and run my consulting business as an accredited mediator. The industry is just a bit stagnant for my liking and I needed a change and to get outdoors and try something different. I actually ran a test on my skill set and policing came up as a role that I could excel in. I think any parent out there has everyday training in negotiation skills that are invaluable for this type of role. One of my sergeant friends encouraged me to put in an application and now Im in the uniform and at the training college. Applications for NT Police Constables close in mid December. For further information, visit www.policent.gov.au or contact recruitment on 1800 005 099. ==::!:~. seek