Small Employer of the Year

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Winner: HiQA Geotechnical

HiQA Geotechnical provides a quality control service to the civil construction industry, testing construction materials such as soils, concrete, aggregate and asphalt throughout the NT. The company began in 2008 as a one-person operation and now has 18 full-time employees in Darwin, Katherine and Alice Springs.

HiQA has found quality training helps retain skilled staff. To support continuous improvement they facilitate and present an annual Training Conference where opportunities for upskilling are offered and have created a training officer position.

Two HiQA trainees have completed a Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques and a further four are currently enrolled in the course. The company’s training officer is undertaking a Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety which will give HiQA two qualified WHS staff members.

HiQA sees their investment in training as giving them a competitive edge by providing clients with skilled and professionally qualified staff.

Last updated: 24 June 2019

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