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On The Surface edition 29 now available

A brilliant ceiling feature dominates the entrance of Dooley's Lidcombe Catholic Club. Visitors are awed by the stunning blend of plasterwork and smooth gold lighting as they ascend the staircase. Baileys Interior Linings took the architectural design and delivered a masterpiece even more stunning than envisioned. read more

We want you!! Work Exchange Job Board

The AWCI Job Board is an open forum for any businesses or individuals looking for work/workers in the industry. read more

Long Service Corporation - Portable long service schemes in NSW

The Long Service Corporation administers a scheme which provides a portable long service benefit for eligible workers in the building and construction industry in NSW. All benefits and requirements are determined by the Building and Construction Industry Long Service Payments Act 1986.

The scheme allows eligible workers in the industry to work for different employers or as subcontractors and qualify for a long service benefit that is paid for by a levy on building and construction work in NSW. The levy is collected by the Corporation and its agents and is invested in accordance with NSW Treasury requirements until required to fund long service payments.  read more

Top 10 Must Know Business Trends for 2016

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BISCO RDO Calendar 2016 Info

BISCO has released an information document for contractors in the construction industry, including the read more

Vale Ken Troup

It is with sadness that we advise that AWCINSW Life Member Ken Troup passed away on 29 September 2015. read more

Norwest Trade Day

AWCINSW were invited to attend and present at the Trade Norwest open day. Trades Norwest is a Senior High School with a vocational focus on students who are keen to learn a trade whilst they complete their HSC.

The open day allowed students from Trades Norwest as well as students from other schools to visit the Trades Norwest for the afternoon and talk to industry leaders and representatives about opportunities in a variety of industries.

AWCINSW represented the wall & ceiling industry and were able to show interested parties some of the great benefits of choosing a career in wall & ceiling lining. AWCINSW have a package that we provide interested school leavers that includes the DVD “The Best Kept Secret” as well as flyers about choosing a career in Wall & Ceiling linings. We also provide them with copies of On The Surface magazine. This gives them an opportunity to see that wall & ceiling linings encompasses more than plasterboard. We also have giveaways such as builder’s pencils, pens, lip balm and other items to encourage potential apprentices to come and talk to us.

AWCINSW also keep a database of school leavers who may be interested in joining the wall & ceiling profession and are looking for employment, so if you are thinking of taking on an apprentice, give us a call, we may be able to link you up with someone. read more

Office Christmas closure

The AWCINSW office will be closed from 18 December 2015 and will reopen on 11 January 2016. If you have any urgent matters over this break, please call the office and leave a message or email to Phone messages and emails will be checked at regular intervals during the Christmas break. read more

Awards of Excellence 2016 now open

Entries are now being accepted for the AWCI NSW 2016 Awards of Excellence. read more

AWCINSW Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting for the Association of Wall and Ceiling Industries of NSW will be held at 1pm on Saturday 19 March 2016 on board the Bella Vista. This meeting will be conducted prior to the Awards of Excellence ceremony on the same date and location. read more