CCF Victoria plays a significant role in the community, leveraging our position as the peak industry body for Civil Construction to support a range of charities and community benefitting initiatives, including but not limited to;
Founded in 2014, FightMND was established with the purpose of finding effective treatments and ultimately a cure for Motor Neurone Disease.
FightMND has been the voice and guiding star for Australians who want to fight ‘The Beast’. This horrible and debilitating disease gradually takes away the patient’s use of their arms and legs, their ability to eat and swallow, their speech and ultimately their ability to breathe, all in an average timeframe of just 27 months.
CCF Victoria participated in Daniher’s Drive 2018, raising awareness and funds to help fight MND, led by a passionate group of “Women in Civil”.Visit Fight MND
Life Again Foundation
Mental health is ﬁnally being recognised as an important topic in recent years, and it is a part of life that affects us all. CCF is delighted to have commenced a partnering arrangement with the Life Again Foundation; with the purpose being to raise the proﬁle of men’s health amongst the Federation’s membership base, the broader industry, and the community.Visit Life Again Foundation
Civil Skills Cadetship Program
The CSC Pilot Program is a civil industry led solution and is designed and developed in response to industry needs. It is a capacity development opportunity for all stakeholders involved; targeted participants, Industry Mentors, Lead Trainers, CSC Working Group Members, RTOs and Group Training Organizations, including relevant Victorian Government Departments.
The broad outcomes of the CSC Pilot Program are to:
• Develop the capacity of entry level worker to confidently commit to the Certificate III in Civil Construction and gaining sustainable employment as an apprentice with a civil industry employer.
• Develop the capacity of all stakeholders involved, to explore and deliver blended approaches to training and upskill industry representatives to take on the role as mentor.
• Distribute and facilitate briefing session introducing the CSC Program Implementation Kit (product) to regional areas (TAFEs) where there is need for skilled entry level construction workers.
The underpinning philosophy of the CSC Program is built on a strengths based approach. This is a shift in the way we think about and respond to individuals who may have experienced difficulties and perhaps lack confidence in themselves. The focus of the CSC Program is on identifying, developing and importantly investing in and building the skills, capabilities and assets of individuals so they can establish sustainable lives.Visit Civil Skills Cadetship Program
Blue Hats Suicide Prevention – Incolink
Incolink have been working with construction workers for 30 years to look after their health, wellbeing, and entitlements. Their latest initiative is Blue Hats, a new suicide awareness and prevention program to provide support to construction workers in Victoria.
The construction industry employs more than 625,000 people across Australia. Australian construction workers are more than twice as likely to die by suicide than workers in other industries.
CCF Victoria is supporting the Blue Hats Initiative by helping to spread the word about this important issue to our members and the wider industry.Visit Blue Hats Suicide Prevention – Incolink
Jointly funded by Cancer Council Victoria and the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) since 1988, the SunSmart program leads the world in skin cancer prevention. SunSmart’s mission is to reduce skin cancer incidence, morbidity and mortality through a targeted prevention and early detection program.
SunSmart’s UV safety training sessions cover everything workers need to know about UV radiation, checking for skin cancer, and sun protection in the workplace. Sessions are backed by evidence-based research to help businesses meet their OH&S obligations.Visit SunSmart