The biennial Golden Trowel Competition is Australia's only team blocklaying competition to encourage excellence among apprentices while recognising the valuable skills of young people in a skill-shortage trade. The best block-laying apprentices from around Australia gather to compete and to win the coveted Golden Trowel in this intensive two-day event.
The 14th Golden Trowel Award competition will be held at Broadwater Parklands in Southport, Queensland on the 19th and 20th of October 2019.
The 2017 Golden Trowel Award was won by the team from TAFE NSW Bathurst – Trent Thomson, Michael Ingwersen and Kevin Sawdy.
Since its beginnings in 1993, the Golden Trowel Award has been renowned for producing outstanding young block layers who have gone on to win other industry awards and establish a successful career in the block laying industry.