In October Chisholm Institute hosted the Chisholm Trade Innovation Expo 2016 at its Berwick Campus to showcase the latest innovations in the building trades industry.The expo was the first of its kind for the booming construction industry in south-east Melbourne. It focused on collaboration and innovation across the construction and building industries, the plumbing and gasfitting industries, manufacturing, engineering and telecommunications and electrotechnology. ESV participated by hosting an information stand and GasTrac information sessions. GasTrac is ESV’s new online gas installation acceptance system designed to quickly and easily manage gas applications for plumbers and gasfitters and ESV staff. ESV’s stand was manned by Gas Inspectors Alan Hamilton and Laurie Devitt and Compliance Officer - Electrical Installation Safety Sue Sizer. Apprentices, employers and trade teachers were able to discuss gas and electrical safety and licensing issues with ESV staff. ESV’s Manager Gas Operations, Paul Harris, and Senior Gas Inspector Darren Tilley conducted the GasTrac information sessions for ESV’s new online service. GasTrac allows plumbers to submit their gas applications online as well as allowing them to track their progress. Chisholm Institute’s Plumbing Department is the largest in Victoria servicing 950 apprentices, 330 Certificate IV students, 210 Certificate II students and employs 400 staff. The Plumbing and Gasfitting courses are conducted at Berwick, Dandenong and Frankston campuses. Chisholm’s Project Director, Stuart Hoxley, and Bryan Ornsby, Manger Plumbing and Water Industries Department, are to be congratulated for organising such an exciting event.
Reviewed 18 January 2023