Presentations form a key part of FWBC’s education function. FWBC has a suite of presentations on a range of issues, including sham contracting, wages and entitlements, right of entry, industrial action and the Building Code.

In March this year, FWBC also introduced a presentation tailored to apprentices and pre-apprentices in the building and construction industry as part of the Know Your Worth campaign. These presentations provide useful advice on workplace issues with a particular focus on wages and entitlements for young workers in the industry.

FWBC tailors the content of each presentation to meet the specific needs of the audience.

Number and state breakdown of presentations

During the reporting period, Field Operations conducted 176 presentations to a total of 3526 attendees. Between 1 March and 30 June 2013, approximately 51 of these were Know Your Worth presentations delivered to apprentices and pre-apprentices in the building and construction industry.

TABLE 2.6 FIELD OPERATIONS PRESENTATIONS AND ATTENDEE NUMBERS

Field operations

1 July 2012 to
30 June 2013

1 July 2012 to
30 June 2013

Presentations

25

176

Attendees

379

3526

SITE VISITS

Site visits are a vital part of FWBC’s educative strategy. The Field Operations team proactively conduct site visits to explain the role of FWBC and assist industry participants to understand their rights and responsibilities.

In 2012-13, the Field Operations Group made 1,366 site visits, of which 85 per cent were proactive. This is in line with the previous reporting period.
During the reporting period, site visits included those made to Building Code companies who are routinely involved in Government work. Seventy-eight per cent of these visits were proactive.

Table 2.7 provides a state-by-state breakdown of site visits. Approximately one third (36 per cent) of site visits were conducted in Victoria.

TABLE 2.7 STATE BREAKDOWN OF SITE VISITS

Site visits

1 July 2012 to
30 June 2013

NSW

214

VIC

496

QLD

132

WA

265

SA

96

TAS

67

ACT

39

NT

57

Total

1366