VRQA's Speak Up Build Up Campaign | Sarina Russo

VRQA's Speak Up Build Up Campaign

By Sarina Russo Editorial Team
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VRQA's Speak Up Build Up Campaign

If you're a Victorian woman or non-binary apprentice in the building and construction industry and you feel you're not receiving the fair treatment you deserve, the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) has your back through the BuildUP campaign.

The BuildUP campaign, accessible through this link, is designed to ensure that all women and non-binary apprentices in the building and construction sector are treated with the utmost respect and provided with top-notch training.

As a woman or non-binary apprentice, your employer should be offering you:

  • A Safe Workplace: A workplace where your safety is a priority.
  • Appropriate Supervision: Guidance and supervision that supports your growth and development in the industry.
  • Access to Tools and Equipment: Access to the necessary tools and equipment essential for learning and mastering the skills required for your qualification.

If you find that you're not receiving these essential elements in your apprenticeship, the BuildUP campaign is here to assist you.

Contact the BuildUP hotline

To seek help for yourself or someone you are concerned about, you can reach out to the BuildUP hotline using the following contact details:

  • Call the BuildUP Hotline: Dial (03) 7022 5888 to directly connect with our team.

  • Email BuildUP: Send an email to BuildUP@education.vic.gov.au to communicate your concerns and seek guidance.

The hotline operates from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday to Friday, for the next 2 months. You have the option to leave a message at any time, and your identity will remain anonymous if you prefer.

If you need assistance from your Sarina Russo Apprenticeships provider, call 1300 178 776.

Reach out, and let us support you in building a brighter future in your apprenticeship.



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