Are you a tradie with experience on the tools but you haven’t gained a qualification yet? Are you thinking ‘why is education needed to become a builder’ when you already know your way around the worksite?
Here’s what you need to know to learn the benefits of completing an online building course and why education is important if becoming a builder is one of your career goals.
1. Ability to quote and earn more
Although you can work in the building industry without a formal qualification, it’s still important to get qualified and invest in your education. This is because unqualified tradies will be limited in the roles they can take, such as a labourer, a concreter, or a painter. But, with experience, qualification, and the right licence type, you’ll be able to charge significantly more for your services. In fact, you could earn up to $25,000 above the average wage if you are a qualified tradie.
2. Learn how to supervise and manage your own construction projects
You might have plenty of building skills and experience, but do you know how to supervise a project or work as a leader for a big company? Studying an online building course, like the Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) CPC50120 not only ensures your building skills are up to industry standard, you’ll also gain essential skills for starting your own business as a builder in the future.
3. Win more big-ticket projects
The building and construction industry is one of the largest sectors in the country, employing around 1.2 million people. That is a lot of people to compete with for work. Being a qualified builder is only going to help your career prospects. For example, Queensland’s construction industry is set to expand to $62 billion over the next five years, with 136 major projects in the pipeline.
More construction companies are outsourcing, largely due to greater access to specialists, and the ease of communicating with outsourced workers. You can take advantage of this shift to outsourcing by being an experience and qualified builder.
4. Become eligible to apply for your licence
Most importantly, education is needed to become a builder because you’ll need to complete a qualification to meet the technical requirements to get your builders licence. Becoming a licensed builder is different in each state and territory, but every authority will require you to have industry qualifications. Without a builders licence, you won’t have legal or insurance protection and could potentially miss out on growing your income.
Whether you are new to the tools and looking for an online building course to gain more skills or knowledge, or you have the experience and want to use that to gain a qualification to earn more money or apply for your licence, fill out the form below to speak to one of our Education Consultants today and find the right course for you.
Sources: Canstar, Infrastructure Magazine