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Blue Tongue expands world-first upskill program to Canada

In 2011, Australian company Blue Tongue developed a groundbreaking program to combat the Heavy Equipment Technician skills shortage in the mining industry. By upskilling automotive...

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Blue Tongue is the first WA company to offer VOCs for Rail Signalling Technicians

Blue Tongue is the first WA company to offer VOCs for Rail Signalling Technicians   When was the last time you checked the verification of competency (VOC) status for all your...

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International and interstate employees in the mining industry

How mining companies can achieve high retention rates with their international and interstate employees. With six of the top 10 listed ASX mining companies’ headquarters based in...

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Mining Skills in Demand: Heavy Transport Mechanics

How to fast track your way to become one and break into the mining industry.   In the first of our series Mining Skills In Demand blog posts we take a look at Heavy Transport ...

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Why solving our Heavy Duty Mechanic shortage is critical to Australia’s economy.

Australia’s mining industry is being severely impacted by a shortage of heavy-duty mechanics and skilled technicians. If the industry is to be our economic saviour...

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How do you get the relevant skills to break into the mining industry

2022 – the year of the most aggressive interest rate hikes in Aussie history, soaring petrol prices and grocery costs that went up and down...

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Why strategic partnerships are needed to solve skills shortages in the mining maintenance industry.

By Tully Young – Owner and Managing Director at Blue Tongue With Australia’s mining industry continuing to produce near record volumes of production in metals, gold and iron or...

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5 reasons why upskill with Blue Tongue will change your life…for the better

Thinking about upskill your skills to land a bigger and better paid job? Since 2011, Blue Tongue has helped Electricians and Mechanics achieve this and reach their full potential t...

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Notching up the gears outside the comfort zone

They say life begins at the end of your comfort zone and our HR Support Consultant Makere is certainly stepping outside of hers as she prepares for the annual Maca Cancer 200 Ride ...

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Be Fully Supported While You Upskill!

Be Fully Supported While You Upskill! Change can be challenging, even if the rewards are worth it.   With a family, rent or a mortgage to pay, shifting careers is a big deal....

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Voices of the Upskill Program

In this article, you’ll hear first-hand from those who have gone through our life-changing upskill program! Over 90% of our enrolled employees go from the Light Vehicle workshop ...

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Inside Blue Tongue: What Will My Training Look Like?

Blue Tongue will have you qualified and on-site in a flash with a streamlined upfront training period. Our upskill program is designed to take you from a Light Vehicle Mechanic to ...

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Stabilise Your HD Maintenance Workforce

Are you having trouble finding  Heavy Duty Diesel Mechanics for your mining operation? You’re not alone.     With dozens of HD jobs listed across Australia and record-level ...

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True-Blue Workforce Development for Australian Rail

Blue Tongue has been partnering to solve skills shortages, for more than a decade. More than 93% of Blue Tongue’s upskill candidates go on to fill permanent roles with our end-us...

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Upskill Candidate Checklist

Thanks for your interest in joining Blue Tongue’s trade upskill program! We’ve been helping people just like you to achieve their dream role in Australian Mining for many years...

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Our next upskill intake is now open for applications

Would earning $100k as an apprentice get you out of the service centre for good?    CLICK HERE TO APPLY   We currently have 12 full time positions with Blue Tongue for L...

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Planning, Supplying and Developing Australia’s Skilled Workforce of the Future.

And why Blue Tongue’s unique business model actually works. With Blue Tongue Founder Tully Young. Without a doubt, one of the biggest opportunities we’ve identified across Aust...

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