The building and construction industry promotes fact that all trades should have achieved formal qualifications. The industry is currently identifying the existing workforce as those that either already have their trade qualifications or those that intend on applying for recognition of their skills (attained by an RPL Recognition of Prior Learning process).
These recognised individuals will eventually be preferred to those that may not have achieved this status. With this thought in mind, the ABN group are providing support to any trades that wish to move with such accreditation.
Another benefit of a trade qualification is clearly possessing a sense of personal pride and achievement, to be able to publicly quote or display your qualification and to confidently and rightfully pass on your skills to train other apprentices for prosperity.