Construction Industry Hit Hard During Pandemic

03 October 2021

Construction Industry Hit Hard During Pandemic

The construction industry has been one of the hardest hit during the pandemic. A recent report by the Australian Tax Office identified the construction industry as the second largest industry group to register for the JobKeeper allowance, with more than 100,000 applicants. Although construction work in Australia has continued during the pandemic, a rough estimate suggests that over 30% of construction businesses may have experienced a downturn. 

The federal government has announced its support by providing financial assistance to RTOs and VET students and sharing online courses to skill and re-skill workers. The government has been working with registered training organisations and there are 2000 vocational education and training courses available online, available on the MySkills website.

States and territories have also worked to identify a range of support options. There are new and existing training incentives to attract people to the construction industry, with some states offering free micro-credentials, and skill sets which will allow retrenched and stood down workers to upskill in areas that would value-add to their current work.

For a list of courses and for further information visit

Trumark are committed to helping the construction industry get back on track and can provide individual support for your business. Contact us to discuss your requirements.

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