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Aussies spending billions on home renovations

Australians are spending record amounts on home renovations, as the building and construction industry continues to prosper.

Tradies are in high demand across the country as people look to spend their hard-earned money on upgrading home offices and other projects.

Australians usually sink tens of billions of dollars a year into overseas travel.

But big family trips are off the menu for the foreseeable future due to border closures and quarantine regulations

Instead, people are pouring their money into home renovations.

The value of approved projects passed the $1 billion mark for the first time in February 2021 and grew to $1.14 billion in March 2021, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

That is a huge increase on the monthly average of about $680 million in 2019.

With international travel still a pipedream, those figures are likely to remain high.

Techskill Academy offers several courses which would be perfect for people looking to capitalise on the home renovation boom.

Those courses range from the outdoors, such as a Certificate III in Landscape Construction AHC30916 to the indoors such as Builder Restricted to Kitchen, Bathroom and Laundry (Queensland).

Or keep all bases covered by completing a Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) CPC40120.

The boom has forced some older builders back onto the tools with the demand for work so huge.

Thousands of students are enrolling in building and construction courses, according to Queensland government figures.

Queensland’s Training and Skills Development Minister, Di Farmer, said the increase in enrolments would help forge a pipeline of tradies.

“We actually structure our investment and subsidies according to the jobs that are actually in demand and we’re tweaking that constantly to make sure that we’re actually meeting those industry needs,” Ms Farmer said.

To learn more about the exciting opportunities, get in touch with Techskill Academy today.

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