The Australian Government recently released a report on Gender Pay Gap Statistics which highlighted the difference in pay for male and female roles in construction. It was revealed that over a period of a year, from November 2016 to November 2017, women earned 20.2% less than their male counterparts.
Factors Influencing the Gender Pay Gap
The report incorporated findings from both the public and private sectors and identified the pay gap was influenced by several factors including:
• There was a definite bias and discrimination with hiring and salaries between men and women
• With women and men working in different industries, the more female-dominated industries received lower wages
• Women were given a higher share of domestic and unpaid work
• For women who had more time away from the workplace, career progression and opportunities were more limited.
Elevated Training Supports Women Achieving Equal Rights and Pay
Elevated Training is dedicated to empowering women in construction and related industries receive the training they need to reach their full potential and be rewarded with equal rights and pay to their male counterparts. All courses are tailored to equally accommodate the training needs of both men and women in these industries, with Saturday training available for women who can’t attend training Monday to Friday due to work or personal commitments.
The registered training organisation (RTO) has both male and female trainers running their courses who are industry experienced and understand every student has different learning needs, with some requiring more one-on-one training. All trainers believe in gender equality and providing a supportive, non-discriminatory learning environment where women will feel comfortable learning at their own pace.
Contact Elevated Training today to find out more about the courses they offer by calling (07) 55 245 925 or enrol online and receive a 10% discount.