Posted by LNA Master Landscapers Association
on 2 September 2015
We cannot thank Alan Jones, Broadcaster on 2GB Radio enough for the opportunity to raise awareness of the current plight of the Landscaping Industry. The LNA Master Landscapers Association supports and agrees with the Housing Industry Association (HIA) that it is difficult to attract and retain apprentices in the building and construction industry.
The Landscaping profession is an exciting, innovative industry with rapid and daily challenges for its participants. The industry is made up of both small and large business with many opportunities for small businesses to grow and provide employment opportunities.
With the current boom in place LNA Members are desperately seeking apprentices, tradesmen and workers, the opportunity is available for anyone interested in working outdoors, or looking for a career change to find employment.
LNA Ambassador Graham Ross has also committed to raising awareness of the challenges currently facing landscapers and has in his program on 17 August 2015 touched on the importance of using an LNA member as well as the contracts, warranties, insurance, council approval, regulations and matters that are limiting landscaping businesses growth.
The LNA works closely with TAFE NSW to ensure the training packages and qualifications in place are embedded and sit within the Agrifood skills council. This training package is currently under review and the LNA have requested that a clear and distinct articulation pathway be endorsed for the Landscape construction industry. We are confident by the beginning of 2016 that there will be a dedicated pathway for members of our industry to articulate into further relevant qualifications and progress the industry and skills base.
It is very exciting that such an important industry in conjunction with TAFE NSW, is able to ensure Master Landscapers have the support to be recognised as the professionals they are.
For people looking for a career as a Structural Landscaper or already qualified and wanting the opportunity to diversify, upskill and even specialise in a chosen area, training is in place and available. To listen to the podcast LNA CEO Talks to Alan Jones click here