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Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) CPC50210

Diploma of Building and Construction

(Building) CPC50210

FREE preliminary assessment

Want to know if you are eligible to receive credit for the skills and experience you’ve gained over the years?

Complete the form on the right to request a free preliminary assessment

Course details

The Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) CPC50210 is a nationally recognised program, designed for construction workers wanting to work as a foreman, site manager, or senior manager within the medium-rise building and construction market. It is the perfect step-up from low-rise construction projects, and for those who are looking to leverage their skills to move into commercial works across a range of tasks.

Join a growing sector in commercial works covering a wide span of different types of commercial projects. Run your own business or work as a leader for a large employer. This recognised program will provide knowledge of WHS obligations, commercial aspects of large projects, tendering processes, structural principles, and understand the elements of best practice and successfully manage sub-contractors.

If you are planning to apply for an Industry Builders Licence* or Medium-Rise Builders Licence, the CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) qualification is what you need. Please refer to your state building authority for further details on building licence application. At Techskill Academy, we offer this course via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and in a blended learning context including online self-paced study and tailored solutions to suit your busy schedule, lifestyle and budget.

This qualification is relevant to today’s current industry standards and reflects the skills and competencies needed to grow a successful career or business. Completion of this course will ensure graduates are compliant and qualified to work within the medium-rise building and construction market. You can even take your building and construction management career to the next level with the Advanced Diploma of Building and Construction (Management) CPC60220 next and become a qualified project manager or job site supervisor for large high-rise complex construction work.

*Please refer to your state building authority for further details regarding the licence application.

Study options

You might be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning for your previous work or study, saving you time and money on your course. Ask our team about your eligibility.

Self-paced
online study

Online learning provides options for participants to learn in a self paced environment. Perfect for those with busy schedules. Our philosophy is, Learn, Develop, Improve. Anytime. Anywhere!

Need customised study options? We have tailored options to meet your needs and the needs of your staff. Ask our experienced consultants how we can tailor a program to meet your busy schedule, lifestyle, and budget.

More info

RPL requirements

If you have the evidence to demonstrate your existing skills and knowledge for one or more units, you can apply for recognition, technically called recognition of prior learning or skills recognition. We will conduct an initial assessment over the phone to help you determine if you are eligible. This option may reduce the need to complete formal training and assessment.

Email us at enquiries@techskill.com.au or call us on 1300 089 979 to enquire.

As a guide, typical entrants into this program are:

Tools required

Payment options

*Terms & Conditions apply. Fees may vary and subject to change

Program inclusions

Course structure

The CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) requires the completion of 18 units comprising of 13 core units and 5 electives. These units of competency have been developed in consultation with industry experts along with our facilitators who draw upon real-life case studies and examples to ensure the knowledge you gain is practical and applicable to current industry practices.

Students will have up to 18 months to complete this program. If the learner requires more time please see extension options in our student handbook or contact our office.

Study now
& pay later!

Potential future pathways

Potential career pathways

Potential career pathways may include but are not limited to:

Potential education pathways

Potential education pathways may include but are not limited to:

Recognition of prior learning

RPL - Skills recognition

You might be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning for your previous work or study, saving you time and money on your course. Click learn more or take our FREE skills assessment to check your eligibility.

Contact us

Sam Latu
Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) CPC40110 + Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) CPC50210
Read More
"Overall process was very smooth, any time I needed anything verified or queries answered, Glenn would rectify any issues and find the solution, was very skeptical at first but will definitely go through Techskill Academy to continue to further my career. Highly recommend Glenn Graham. Cheers."
Daniel Morrison
Diploma of Business Administration BSB50415
Read More
“I am extremely proud and happy to have completed my Diploma of Leadership and Management with Techskill Academy. Each and every step working with Techskill Academy has been positive and encouraging. The entire experience has been great. I would strongly recommend you and your team engage Techskill Academy just like me and my team have done. You won’t be disappointed as you watch your team learn, develop and grow with your own eyes.”
Kurt Zincke
Advanced Diploma of Building and Construction (Management) CPC60212
Read More
"Techskill has given me the opportunity to excel through the succession levels of my employment. Their system and processes are very accommodating to people with a busy career. The team is lovely and very approachable. I cannot recommend them enough!!
Curtis Gray
Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) CPC50210
Read More
“I’ve just started the program, I’m already enjoying the course and finding it’s well put together. It’s much more in-depth compared to other construction courses and I will definitely be recommending it to others."
Stephen Gray
Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) CPC40110
Read More
“Very informative and helpful, the team were awesome and always happy to take my calls, a very easy process."
Paul Foy
Diploma of Project Management BSB51415
Read More
"Professional and easy to work with. I have recommended this RTO to other Project Managers in my industry."
Bennett Zanner
Certificate III in Landscape Construction AHC30916
Read More
"The dedicated team at Techskill Academy was very helpful and professional. They were quick and easy to deal with. Special thanks to Blake and the rest of the team. Would highly recommend! "
Kane Constructions
Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety BSB41415
Read More
"We wanted a course that was tailored to our company Safety system. We also wanted scheduled face to face group sessions relevant to the construction industry. Techskill Academy listened to our needs and provided a great course and dovetailed a great course facilitator. The communication from Techskill Academy was clear and the personnel management efficient and thorough. The feedback from our participants was very positive and they gained valuable knowledge. Well Done.”
Nadine Czerner
Advanced Diploma of Building and Construction (Management) CPC60212
Read More
"Techskill assessed all of my skills and experience and were able to recognise that experience as prior learning. I was able to upgrade from my 20 year old Associate Diploma to an Advanced Diploma with recognised prior learning from all of my on the job experience."
Andrew Spencer
Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) CPC50210
Read More
"We have completed multiple courses with TechSkill Academy and always found the process easy and very helpful."
James Barker
Diploma of Project Management BSB51415
Read More
"Fast, thorough, polite, punctual, friendly, easy. TechSkill Academy clearly provide a good service and run a very efficient business!"
Michael Rahilly
Advanced Diploma of Building and Construction (Management) CPC60212
Read More
"I utilised Techskill to guide me through the RPL process whilst looking to obtain my Advanced Diploma in Building. I found the process to be streamlined and extremely straight forward (thanks to the excellent support from the team who were assigned to me). What I thought would be a long and arduous process became simplified and easy to finalise. I would have no hesitation in recommending Techskill to anyone looking to obtain their chosen qualifications."
Craig Macdonald
Diploma of Project Management BSB51415
Read More
"Hi my name is Craig Macdonald I have just studied and passed the Diploma of Project Management. I was totally impressed with the system of teaching, the follow up from staff ,admin, teachers this has been the best online study I have experienced. I would highly recommend this company to any one thinking of advancing their knowledge or career. Thank you Techskill."
James Kerr
Certificate III in Landscape Construction AHC30916
Read More
"Old fashion amazing customer service and first-class assistance to complete my Cert III. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the team!"
Cameron Rattray
Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) CPC50210
Read More
"Over all process was good, went smooth and quickly Blake Florimo was very easy to deal, any questions I had he was all over it. would recommend Techskill just because of him."
Darrell Jennings
Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety BSB41415 & Diploma of Project Management BSB51415
Read More
“Many thanks to Techskill Academy for a great professional service. Highly recommend this organisation for recognising prior learning skills. Speak to Ronnie today!”
Dean Taaffe
Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety BSB41415 & Diploma of Project Management BSB51415
Read More
“My experience was positive. The course was broken up into 6 sections making it easier to understand and complete. (2 units per section) The training provider was very understanding towards this being a part time study with work being our main focus. The teachers all seem to have a wide experience of knowledge allowing the course to be relatable within my own field. 10 out of 10 service.”
Marcus Costar
Diploma of Project Management BSB51415
Read More
“Blake Florimo is awesome to deal with. His content and knowledge on subject is outstanding. His guidance throughout the RPL process was excellent. Always willing to help and always in contact throughout. Highly recommend Blake.”
Matt Thomas
Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) CPC50210
Read More
“Techskill Academy really made the whole process very simple. I found that all the staff were very professional, and had good communication throughout. All in all, I would recommend Techskill Academy for any courses in the future!”
Aaron Lowe
Advanced Diploma of Building and Construction (Management) CPC60212
Read More
“I have personally utilised the services of the Techskill Academy team to further advance my qualifications to upgrade my Builders Licence with QBCC and would have no hesitation in recommending them or engaging their services for other potential students in the future.”
Aron Willett
Diploma of Project Management BSB51415
Read More
“Knowledgeable friendly staff that takes you on the learning journey and provide information every step of the way. You will feel comfortable and engaged at all times. I recommend learning with Techskill"
Jamie McKinless
Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety BSB41415
Read More
“Great course, very good information explained well. Not just reading from a textbook, real-life situations and common sense learning included."
Daniel McCool
Diploma of Work Health and Safety BSB51319
Read More
“Techskill Academy couldn't be more helpful. Any questions I had, they were only a quick phone call away. I would highly recommend them to anyone"
Thomas Melville
QLD Medium Rise Site Supervisor units derived from CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
Read More
“It was a very smooth process, very easy to understand and follow with no issues throughout "
Sonya Blackburn
Advanced Diploma of Building and Construction (Management) CPC60212
Read More
“Techskill Academy was great, very responsive to any queries I had and genuinely wanted to work with me to achieve my Advanced Diploma. I would and already have recommended them to others. Studying whilst running a business doesn't need to be hard, especially with Techskill Academy! "
Donald Craig
Diploma of Work Health and Safety BSB51319
Read More
“From the first consultation, I received great recommendations and advice to undergo RPL in line with my goals and experience. I cannot fault one person from my experience at Techskill Academy. The support & correspondence I received was second to none. I have nothing but pleasure & gratitude from working with Techskill, start to finish. I’ve already referred their services to others and will likely refer more."
Tim Reid
Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) CPC40110
Read More
From my first call Guy was beyond helpful I was unsure about a lot of the process and he walked me through it. Called me 3-4 times during the process and was never late to call me when we planned a time. It was the easiest process. Would recommend !
Tony Macri
Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) CPC50210
Read More
I was recommended to Techskill Academy to refresh and improve my knowledge in building and obtain a Certificate IV in Building & Construction. I found them to be fantastic - very direct & professional in the assistance and advice offered to me. I also re-enrolled to obtain a Diploma in Building & Construction. With these two qualifications from Techskill, my builders licence was granted in NSW. I can’t thank you guys enough - especially Ronnie who assisted me and guided me through both courses, but more importantly the reduced fees offered to me for being an existing student. I eventually studied & obtained a third qualification - Diploma in Project Management from Techskill. Again, this was only possible with the constant assistance from Ronnie. I highly recommend Techskill to all tradespeople who want to improve their knowledge in the building industry. Ask Ronnie to assist you!
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Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) CPC40110

Certificate IV in Building and Construction

(building) CPC40110

FREE preliminary assessment

Want to know if you are eligible to receive credit for the skills and experience you’ve gained over the years?

Complete the form on the right to request a free preliminary assessment

Course details

The CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) qualification is the perfect step forward for anyone looking to grow their career or business within the residential and commercial building and construction sector. It is the perfect start if you want to apply for an Industry Builders Licence* or Low-Rise Builders Licence*.

Low-rise construction is one of the leading growth sectors in Australia and has been for many years. Completion of this nationally recognised qualification will provide you with the knowledge and validation to move towards becoming a registered builder in most Australian states. With this qualification, you’ll gain the skills and knowledge to potentially start your own business, run multiple building sites under your licence* and take advantage of this qualification, or scale your current business through the ability to quote and take on your own low-rise residential and commercial projects.

Outcomes:

There are 16 units in total comprising 13 core units and 3 electives units. Depending on your years of experience and skills gained over the years from your workplace, industry or previous studies, you may be eligible to receive credit through our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) program. This means you may potentially fast track your way to a formal qualification, save time and months worth of investment. 

The CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) is one of our popular courses and provides candidates with the technical and managerial skills to become a Foreman and/or Site Manager for low-rise buildings and construction projects. 

This qualification is relevant to today’s current industry standards and reflects the skills and competencies needed to grow a successful career or business. Students who are interested in advancing their career and working in a range of medium-rise commercial work has the choice to bundle this course with the Diploma of building and construction (building) CPC50210 for the price of just one. Click on the button below to find out more about our bundled packages.

*Please refer to your state building authority for further details regarding builders licence application.

Study options

You might be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning for your previous work or study, saving you time and money on your course. Ask our team about your eligibility.

Self-paced
online study

Online learning provides options for participants to learn in a self paced environment. Perfect for those with busy schedules. Our philosophy is, Learn, Develop, Improve. Anytime. Anywhere!

Need customised study options? We have tailored options to meet your needs and the needs of your staff. Ask our experienced consultants how we can tailor a program to meet your busy schedule, lifestyle, and budget.

More info

Full training requirements

Students enrolling for full training for the following two (2) units must have access to a construction workplace or worksite. You will be required to conduct practical project applications on site. This applies to the following units only:

Please call our team for further details.

RPL requirements

If you have the evidence to demonstrate your existing skills and knowledge for one or more units, you can apply for recognition, technically called recognition of prior learning or skills recognition. We will conduct an initial assessment over the phone to help you determine if you are eligible. This option may reduce the need to complete formal training and assessment.

Email us at enquiries@techskill.com.au or call us on 1300 089 979 to enquire.

As a guide, typical entrants into this program are:

Tools required

Payment options

*Terms & Conditions apply. Fees may vary and subject to change

Program inclusions

Course structure

The CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) requires the completion of 16 units comprising of 13 core units and 3 electives.

These units of competency have been selected in consultation with industry experts along with our facilitators who draw upon real-life case studies and examples to ensure the knowledge you gain is practical and applicable to the industry.

Students will have up to 18 months to complete this program. If the learner requires more time please see extension options in our student handbook or contact our office.

*Access to a construction workplace or worksite required for this unit, for full training projects

Study now
& pay later!

Potential future pathways

Potential career pathways

Potential career pathways may include but are not limited to:

Potential education pathways

Potential education pathways may include but are not limited to:

Recognition of prior learning

RPL - Skills recognition

You might be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning for your previous work or study, saving you time and money on your course. Click learn more or take our FREE skills assessment to check your eligibility.

Contact us

Sam Latu
Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) CPC40110 + Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) CPC50210
Read More
"Overall process was very smooth, any time I needed anything verified or queries answered, Glenn would rectify any issues and find the solution, was very skeptical at first but will definitely go through Techskill Academy to continue to further my career. Highly recommend Glenn Graham. Cheers."
Daniel Morrison
Diploma of Business Administration BSB50415
Read More
“I am extremely proud and happy to have completed my Diploma of Leadership and Management with Techskill Academy. Each and every step working with Techskill Academy has been positive and encouraging. The entire experience has been great. I would strongly recommend you and your team engage Techskill Academy just like me and my team have done. You won’t be disappointed as you watch your team learn, develop and grow with your own eyes.”
Kurt Zincke
Advanced Diploma of Building and Construction (Management) CPC60212
Read More
"Techskill has given me the opportunity to excel through the succession levels of my employment. Their system and processes are very accommodating to people with a busy career. The team is lovely and very approachable. I cannot recommend them enough!!
Curtis Gray
Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) CPC50210
Read More
“I’ve just started the program, I’m already enjoying the course and finding it’s well put together. It’s much more in-depth compared to other construction courses and I will definitely be recommending it to others."
Stephen Gray
Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) CPC40110
Read More
“Very informative and helpful, the team were awesome and always happy to take my calls, a very easy process."
Paul Foy
Diploma of Project Management BSB51415
Read More
"Professional and easy to work with. I have recommended this RTO to other Project Managers in my industry."
Bennett Zanner
Certificate III in Landscape Construction AHC30916
Read More
"The dedicated team at Techskill Academy was very helpful and professional. They were quick and easy to deal with. Special thanks to Blake and the rest of the team. Would highly recommend! "
Kane Constructions
Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety BSB41415
Read More
"We wanted a course that was tailored to our company Safety system. We also wanted scheduled face to face group sessions relevant to the construction industry. Techskill Academy listened to our needs and provided a great course and dovetailed a great course facilitator. The communication from Techskill Academy was clear and the personnel management efficient and thorough. The feedback from our participants was very positive and they gained valuable knowledge. Well Done.”
Nadine Czerner
Advanced Diploma of Building and Construction (Management) CPC60212
Read More
"Techskill assessed all of my skills and experience and were able to recognise that experience as prior learning. I was able to upgrade from my 20 year old Associate Diploma to an Advanced Diploma with recognised prior learning from all of my on the job experience."
Andrew Spencer
Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) CPC50210
Read More
"We have completed multiple courses with TechSkill Academy and always found the process easy and very helpful."
James Barker
Diploma of Project Management BSB51415
Read More
"Fast, thorough, polite, punctual, friendly, easy. TechSkill Academy clearly provide a good service and run a very efficient business!"
Michael Rahilly
Advanced Diploma of Building and Construction (Management) CPC60212
Read More
"I utilised Techskill to guide me through the RPL process whilst looking to obtain my Advanced Diploma in Building. I found the process to be streamlined and extremely straight forward (thanks to the excellent support from the team who were assigned to me). What I thought would be a long and arduous process became simplified and easy to finalise. I would have no hesitation in recommending Techskill to anyone looking to obtain their chosen qualifications."
Craig Macdonald
Diploma of Project Management BSB51415
Read More
"Hi my name is Craig Macdonald I have just studied and passed the Diploma of Project Management. I was totally impressed with the system of teaching, the follow up from staff ,admin, teachers this has been the best online study I have experienced. I would highly recommend this company to any one thinking of advancing their knowledge or career. Thank you Techskill."
James Kerr
Certificate III in Landscape Construction AHC30916
Read More
"Old fashion amazing customer service and first-class assistance to complete my Cert III. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the team!"
Cameron Rattray
Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) CPC50210
Read More
"Over all process was good, went smooth and quickly Blake Florimo was very easy to deal, any questions I had he was all over it. would recommend Techskill just because of him."
Darrell Jennings
Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety BSB41415 & Diploma of Project Management BSB51415
Read More
“Many thanks to Techskill Academy for a great professional service. Highly recommend this organisation for recognising prior learning skills. Speak to Ronnie today!”
Dean Taaffe
Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety BSB41415 & Diploma of Project Management BSB51415
Read More
“My experience was positive. The course was broken up into 6 sections making it easier to understand and complete. (2 units per section) The training provider was very understanding towards this being a part time study with work being our main focus. The teachers all seem to have a wide experience of knowledge allowing the course to be relatable within my own field. 10 out of 10 service.”
Marcus Costar
Diploma of Project Management BSB51415
Read More
“Blake Florimo is awesome to deal with. His content and knowledge on subject is outstanding. His guidance throughout the RPL process was excellent. Always willing to help and always in contact throughout. Highly recommend Blake.”
Matt Thomas
Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) CPC50210
Read More
“Techskill Academy really made the whole process very simple. I found that all the staff were very professional, and had good communication throughout. All in all, I would recommend Techskill Academy for any courses in the future!”
Aaron Lowe
Advanced Diploma of Building and Construction (Management) CPC60212
Read More
“I have personally utilised the services of the Techskill Academy team to further advance my qualifications to upgrade my Builders Licence with QBCC and would have no hesitation in recommending them or engaging their services for other potential students in the future.”
Aron Willett
Diploma of Project Management BSB51415
Read More
“Knowledgeable friendly staff that takes you on the learning journey and provide information every step of the way. You will feel comfortable and engaged at all times. I recommend learning with Techskill"
Jamie McKinless
Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety BSB41415
Read More
“Great course, very good information explained well. Not just reading from a textbook, real-life situations and common sense learning included."
Daniel McCool
Diploma of Work Health and Safety BSB51319
Read More
“Techskill Academy couldn't be more helpful. Any questions I had, they were only a quick phone call away. I would highly recommend them to anyone"
Thomas Melville
QLD Medium Rise Site Supervisor units derived from CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
Read More
“It was a very smooth process, very easy to understand and follow with no issues throughout "
Sonya Blackburn
Advanced Diploma of Building and Construction (Management) CPC60212
Read More
“Techskill Academy was great, very responsive to any queries I had and genuinely wanted to work with me to achieve my Advanced Diploma. I would and already have recommended them to others. Studying whilst running a business doesn't need to be hard, especially with Techskill Academy! "
Donald Craig
Diploma of Work Health and Safety BSB51319
Read More
“From the first consultation, I received great recommendations and advice to undergo RPL in line with my goals and experience. I cannot fault one person from my experience at Techskill Academy. The support & correspondence I received was second to none. I have nothing but pleasure & gratitude from working with Techskill, start to finish. I’ve already referred their services to others and will likely refer more."
Tim Reid
Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) CPC40110
Read More
From my first call Guy was beyond helpful I was unsure about a lot of the process and he walked me through it. Called me 3-4 times during the process and was never late to call me when we planned a time. It was the easiest process. Would recommend !
Tony Macri
Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) CPC50210
Read More
I was recommended to Techskill Academy to refresh and improve my knowledge in building and obtain a Certificate IV in Building & Construction. I found them to be fantastic - very direct & professional in the assistance and advice offered to me. I also re-enrolled to obtain a Diploma in Building & Construction. With these two qualifications from Techskill, my builders licence was granted in NSW. I can’t thank you guys enough - especially Ronnie who assisted me and guided me through both courses, but more importantly the reduced fees offered to me for being an existing student. I eventually studied & obtained a third qualification - Diploma in Project Management from Techskill. Again, this was only possible with the constant assistance from Ronnie. I highly recommend Techskill to all tradespeople who want to improve their knowledge in the building industry. Ask Ronnie to assist you!
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Women in Construction: time to smash down the gender bias wall

Women in Construction: time to smash down the gender bias wall

The construction industry in Australia generates more than $360 billion a year in revenue and employs around 1.2 million people. But what percentage of that workforce is women? And how can you become a tradie lady and smash down the gender bias wall?

LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT IS THE GENDER SPLIT IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the building and construction industry is the most male-dominated sector in Australia – particularly at managerial and executive level. Around 97% of CEOs and 88% of senior managers in the industry are men. But there are signs more women are interested in working in construction.

Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) data found female tradies completing apprenticeships more than doubled from 2010 to 2020, while the over number of women in construction increased from 44,583 in 2015 to 59,587 in 2020, for an increase of 34%. But overall, across the country, just 2.5% of tradies are women.

Female participation charts

Source: CSQ

WHICH POSITIONS ARE WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION MOST LIKELY TO WORK IN?

Although women make up around 13% of the construction workforce, of that close to 87% work in office positions, such as administration, sales, or management. CSQ said the most popular trades for women were painting, tiling, gardening and landscaping, plastering, and earthmoving plant operators.  

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE BARRIERS WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION FACE?

A 2016 study by the University of NSW found issues such rigid work hours, parental leave policies, pay inequality, and exclusion, all contributed to barriers for women working in the construction industry. The study cited a lack of work life balance for women, who felt they were left to choose between working in construction of caring for their family. This extended to parental leave policies.

Parental leave is viewed as an actual and resource cost on construction project, with little recognition of the cost on women’s pay equity and career progression” – UNSW study

There is still around a 14% gender pay gap in Australia, and the construction industry is slightly above the national average at 16.6%.

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics

ARE THINGS IMPROVING?

Some companies are looking at ways to increase female representation on the tools, such as actively hiring more women, and giving them greater access to opportunities for career progression. There is data to suggest 13% of construction companies are now owned by women, which is an increase of 64% over five years.

Infrastructure company ACCIONA Australia and New Zealand recently ran a construction project with a 50:50 split of men and women to see the results, and the project finished ahead of schedule and under budget.

“We wanted to break the paradigm. It’s very unusual to finish ahead of time and ahead of budget. So that was an excellent outcome.” – ACCIONA Australia and New Zealand COO Andre Noonan.

Mr Noonan said it makes absolutely no sense for the entrenched gender bias to continue because it’s simply not sustainable as a business model.

Women in Construction: time to smash down the gender bias wall

Governments are also actively working to boost the number of tradie ladies. The Queensland government has set targets for its construction arm QBuild to boost the overall representation of women in construction. In New South Wales, the state government announced it will support 3,000 training placed for women in trades to boost representation. The Victorian government also plans on greater funding for apprenticeships and training for women.

“Each year, governments spend billions of dollars on procurement, and procurement guidelines are one of the most powerful tools that governments have got to accelerate gender-inclusive economic growth.”  – Victoria’s Public Sector Gender Equality Commissioner Niki Vincent

HOW TO GET STARTED

You can also help boost female representation in the construction industry by studying an online building or construction course. With strong future growth predicted, and increased incentives for women to join the industry, the future looks bright for tradie ladies.

Get in touch today to learn more about your study options.

Sources: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Construction Skills Queensland, ABC, Australian Industry and Skills Committee, UNSW, Big Rentz, Queensland government, NSW government, Victoria government

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5 reasons you should consider becoming a tradie in 2022

The building and construction industry continues to be one of the biggest and fastest-growing sectors in Australia. It employs around 1.2 million people and generates more than $360 billion in revenue. If you are considering becoming a tradie in 2022, here are 5 reasons to make the jump.

1. Tradies are in high demand

Australians have saved a huge amount of money during the pandemic, as lockdowns and border closures wreaked havoc on travel and entertainment plans. Research from Hipages, an online services company, found 83% of Australians saved an average of $1183 a month during lockdowns, and many people are starting to tip their money into home renovations. Tradies will be in demand in a range of roles such as carpentry, plumbing, plastering, and building.

2. It can be a lucrative career

Working as a tradie not only affords good job security, but it can also be a lucrative career. A survey by ServiceSeeking.com found more than 25% of Australian tradies earned more than $100,000 a year. If you aspire to become a licensed builder and work for yourself, you could potentially charge up to $150/hour for your work, according to service.com.

3. Be your own boss

If you are interested in having the freedom to work for yourself, becoming a tradie can give you that opportunity. For example, in Queensland close to 99% of construction businesses are either people working as sole traders (60%) or small businesses with 1-19 employees (39%).

5 reasons you should consider becoming a tradie in 2022
Source: Construction Skills Queensland

Overall, there are close to 410,000 construction businesses across Australia, with the majority either sole traders or small businesses.

4. Strong sense of job satisfaction

Working as a tradie can offer you a great sense of job satisfaction. A recent study of construction workers found 65% rated their job satisfaction between 8 and 10 on a scale of 1-10, and the average score for the group was 7.9.

A similar study also found 56% of tradies loved their job, compared to just 37% across other industries. Tradies listed interacting with customers, learning something new, working outdoors, job variety, and seeing visible accomplishments as some of the reasons they loved their work.

5. You can get qualified fast

One of the best reasons to become a tradie is you can do it quickly. Whereas studying a degree can take upwards of three years, completing an online building and construction course may take less time.

The Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) CPC40110 is the perfect course for someone looking to grow their practical building skills and knowledge, and completing it can help you meet the technical requirements to apply for a builders licence* in most state and territories in Australia.

If you want to launch your career as a tradie in 2022, fill out the form below to speak to one of our Education Consultants who can find the right course for you.

*Please refer to your local building authority for details regarding builders licence applications

Sources: National Skills Commission, news.com, Service.com, Construction Skills Queensland, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Newswire, Insight DIY

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What skills do you need to get paid more in construction?

What skills do you need to get paid more in construction?

Are you a construction worker who wants to know how to make more money? The construction industry is one of the biggest and fastest growing in Australia, and the more skills you have, the more likely you are to get paid more. If you want to know what skills you need to earn more, keep reading.

1. BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION KNOWLEDGE

It may sound obvious, but if you don’t have technical building and construction skills, you will be unable to demand high wages, and most likely have to settle for general labouring positions. You can complete an online building and construction course to make sure you have the technical skills you need to further your career in the construction industry.

2. COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Having strong communication skills is a great way of boosting your appeal to employees or clients. A recent study found poor communication was the root cause of 48% of construction failures. Construction sites can be chaotic at times, with several different internal and external stakeholders to deal with. Being a good communicator can help you get paid more.

3. PROJECT MANAGEMENT SKILLS

Construction projects have many moving parts, and delays can drastically increase the duration and cost of a project. Strengthening your project management skills can give you the confidence to take on bigger projects as a business owner in the construction industry.
If you are chasing a promotion at work, having project management skills and qualifications on your resume could make the difference to your job application. Project managers in the construction industry can earn upwards of $150,000 a year.

What skills do you need to get paid more in construction?

4. BUSINESS SKILLS

Much like any business, construction businesses need people with competent business and administration skills. Having the skills and knowledge to prepare a budget, keep records, and organise reports could be a valuable string to your bow.

5. LEADERSHIP SKILLS

You don’t need to be a manager to develop leadership skills. Having the ability to manage a work site or lead a small work crew gives you opportunities to advance your career and get paid more. Having leadership skills not only makes you a candidate for promotions, but they can also give you the confidence to start your own small construction business.

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If you need to develop new skills and knowledge to boost your career in the building and construction industry, fill out the form below to speak with one of our Education Consultants today to find the right course for you.

Source: PlanGrid, SEEK

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10 highest paid construction jobs in Australia

10 Highest paid construction jobs in Australia

Being a construction worker in Australia can be a very lucrative career. The building and construction industry is one of the biggest in the country, and with the right experience and qualifications you can earn well upwards of $100,000 a year.

Here are the top 10 highest paid construction jobs you may find interesting.

10. EARTHWORKS CONTRACTOR

Civil earthworks contractors prepare the groundwork for infrastructure and construction projects by clearing and removing soil, rocks, structures, tree roots etc from a work site. You may also be tasked with supplying new soil and levelling it out for the next stage of construction. According to Canstar, a financial comparison site, civil earthworks contractors typically earn around $97,000 a year.

9. CARPENTER

Carpenters are responsible for a range of tasks such as constructing, erecting, and installing structures made of wood and similar materials. Carpenters can also repair damaged structures. Canstar found the average salary for a carpenter was $102,000 a year.

10 Highest paid construction jobs in Australia
8. CONCRETER

Working as a concreter can be very physically taxing, but it’s also one of the highest paid construction jobs in Australia. Concreters pour, spread, smooth, and screed slabs of concrete to make structures such as floors, stairs, paths, ramps, and bridges. If you work as a concreter, you could earn up to $107,000 a year according to Canstar.

7. PLUMBER

Plumbers install, maintain and repair drains, pipes, taps, and equipment used for water supply, drainage, and sewerage. Working as a plumber you may also fix heating, cooling and ventilation systems. According to Canstar, plumbers can earn around $110,000 a year.

6. SITE SUPERVISOR

Working as a Site Supervisor, you will oversee and run operations on a construction site to make sure the project runs safely, and on time. Site Supervisors ensure a high level of performance and compliance with safety regulations. You could earn around $110,000 a year working as a Site Supervisor.

Source: SEEK

5. CRANE OPERATOR

Crane Operators will operate cranes to lift, move, and position heavy objects. You will also perform inspections and maintenance on equipment and need to be compliant with safety regulations on work sites. Crane Operators can earn upwards of $120,000 a year.

Source: SEEK

4. BUILDER

Builders are one of the most in-demand jobs in Australia with people spending record amounts on home renovations. Builders will build and renovate residential, commercial, and industrial building and sometimes work on demolitions and excavations. If you are a licensed builder you will be able to work on larger projects, and most licensed builders will be self-employed and run their own business. Although salary will vary, builders typically earn upwards of $120,000 a year according to service.com.au. You will need to meet technical requirements to apply for your builders licence*, such as completing the Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) CPC40110.

3. FOREPERSON

Working as a foreperson can be a very lucrative role in the building and construction industry. A foreperson oversees and directs other construction workers on a work site. You will be a point of contact for managers and the executive team, and for people working under you. You could earn up to $150,000 a year working as a foreperson. The Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) CPC50210 is designed for construction workers who want to boost their career and chase a promotion as a foreperson.

Source: SEEK

2. CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGER

A project manager in the construction industry is responsible for overseeing and organising every stage of a project. You may need to review architectural plans, co-ordinate, and lead teams, manage schedules, and organise materials and labour. Project managers are one of the highest paid construction jobs in Australia, and you could potentially earn close to $200,000 a year.

Source: SEEK

1. CONSTRUCTION MANAGER

One step up from a project manager, construction managers will oversee and advise all staff on the progress of a project. Construction managers are involved in all aspects of a work site’s operations and will need to liaise with property developers, building owners, clients, and subcontractors. Construction managers are the highest paid construction workers in the country and earn more than $200,000 a year.

Source: SEEK

If you want to boost your career and step into one of the highest paid construction jobs in Australia, take a FREE skills assessment now to find the right qualification for you or fill out the form below to speak with one of our Education Consultants.

*Information here is a guide only and regulations change for each state. Please check with your local authority for licensing applications or more information.

Sources: Canstar, SEEK

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Why is education needed to become a builder?

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.

Source: Canstar

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

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How will the removal of the head contractor exemption in Queensland affect construction work?

Head contractor licensing reforms in Queensland have been postponed to July 2022 and will have a significant impact on construction work in the state.

If you are currently working with/for a construction company, or own a property development company and don’t have a QBCC licence, continue reading.

What are the current licensing requirements under the QBCC Act?

The QBCC Act commonly requires that an entity or individual need a suitable QBCC licence to carry out construction work.

Reforms to the Act in 2013 allowed unlicensed head contractors and property developers to contract out construction work to licensed subcontractors, and therefore be exempt from the penalties usually associated with doing unlicensed building work in Queensland.

When are the exemptions being removed?

The Queensland parliament passed legislation in 2020 to remove the head contractor licensing reforms, which was due to commence on July 24, 2021. But this has been postponed to July 24, 2022.

What does this mean for head contractors and property developers?

If you are a head contractor or a property developer, you should strongly consider obtaining a QBCC licence to ensure you are able to carry out construction work. It also worth reviewing contracts and documents to study what, if any, “building work” is included and if you need to make any changes.

What does this mean for subcontractors?

If you are a subcontractor, you should consider whether head contractors hold an appropriate QBCC licence prior to undergoing any building work together. The changes will essentially mean: no licence, no pay.

How to get qualified?

Becoming a licensed builder in Queensland will require you to meet technical requirements, such as industry experience and qualifications, and a range of character assessments.

If you need to complete an online building course to ensure you meet the technical requirements to obtain a QBCC licence, get in touch to discuss your options.

Source: QBCC, McCollough Robertson

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How to start a career as a Site Supervisor in Queensland

Have you been thinking of starting a career as a Site Supervisor in Queensland, but you aren’t sure what experience or qualifications you need to kickstart a career in the construction industry?

In Queensland, working as a Site Supervisor provides a pathway for industry entrants, as you do not need any building or construction experience. A Site Supervisor licence is essentially a “P plate” builders licence if you are also interested in obtaining a full builders licence in the future.

To begin your construction career, here’s what you need to know before you get started – including which online building courses can potentially help you get there.

1. Site Supervisors in high demand ahead of big-ticket projects in Queensland

There are more than 245,000 construction workers in Queensland, making it the second largest industry in the state, and it is expected to increase to around 300,000 by the end of the decade. Infrastructure work for the Brisbane 2032 summer Olympics, and other big-ticket projects like the Cross River Rail and Brisbane Metro will fuel a surge in demand for builders and tradies across the state, and Site Supervisors will be needed to oversee and coordinate the operations of building sites.

2. Site Supervisors can earn up to $110,000 a year

You can potentially earn upwards of $110,000 a year working as a Site Supervisor in Queensland, although you are more likely to start at around $75,000 a year as an entry level Site Supervisor.

2. Site Supervisors can earn up to $110,000 a year
Source: SEEK

3. Be the hero for monitoring the progress of construction projects

Working as a Site Supervisor you will monitor the progress of building and construction projects and ensure compliance with work health and safety regulations. You’ll be responsible for assessing hazards and risks and conducting inspections. Site Supervisors help coordinate deliveries of materials and equipment and supervise other employees and subcontractors. Other tasks may include:

• Developing and implementing systems and procedures that enable tradespeople and employees to carry out their tasks in the most efficient way
• Arranging preventative maintenance of machinery as required
• Working closely with senior management and stakeholders to ensure a safe and efficient operations of the site
• Maintaining accurate records

4. Learn a range of skills to forge a successful career

While no experience is required, you will still need a range of skills to forge a successful career as a Site Supervisor in Queensland and apply for your QBCC licence, such as:

• Sound knowledge of building and construction codes and regulations
• Understanding of safety regulations and WHS policies
• Leadership skills
• Strong analytical skills
• Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
• Excellent communication and time-management skills

One of the best ways to ensure you meet the technical requirements to apply for your QBCC licence is by studying an online building course, such as the Low Rise Site Supervisor Queensland course. Completing the course will equip you with the relevant skills and knowledge needed to start your career in the building and construction industry in Queensland. You’ll be getting current industry standards training in areas such as:

• Leading team effectiveness
• Planning building or construction work
• Reading and interpreting plans and specifications
• Applying legal requirements to building and construction projects

5. Queensland is the only state that offers this opportunity

Queensland is the only state that offers the Site Supervisor licence. The building and construction industry in Queensland is regulated by the Queensland Building and Construction Commission, who issue builders licences. Their guidelines state you must hold a QBCC Site Supervisor licence to lawfully supervise building work, regardless of whether you are an employee or a contractor.

If you think you’re ready to start your building career in Queensland, you can take a FREE skills assessment now or get in touch with one of our Education Consultants for a free consultation.

Sources: Queensland Treasury, SEEK, QBCC, Talent

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What are some of the best jobs in the building and construction industry?

The building and construction industry is one of the most vital sectors of the Australian economy. The industry generates more than $360 billion and employs around 1.2 million people, across a range of construction jobs.

But what are some of the best jobs to pursue if you are looking for building and construction work?

1. BUILDER

Australians are spending record amounts on home renovations, and becoming a builder is a great way to take advantage of the boom. Registered builders in Australia can earn upwards of $150,000 a year, and there is expected to be plenty of construction work in the future too.

If you’re interested in fast-tracking your career as a builder you could complete the Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) CPC40110. Not only could it be the perfect step to applying to become a licensed builder*, but you’ll also gain the skills and knowledge to potentially start your own business or run multiple building sites.

2. SITE SUPERVISOR

Site supervisors oversee and run operations on a building site to ensure the project runs smoothly. The average salary as a site supervisor is $110,000 a year, and there is work available on both residential and commercial construction sites.  

Source: SEEK

Online courses include studying a Low Rise Site Supervisor (Queensland) or a Medium Rise Site Supervisor (Queensland). Both courses are great if you have little or no experience and want to get your foot in the door to start your career as a construction worker.

3. FOREPERSON

After you’ve gained some experience in the construction industry you might want to take the next step and become a foreperson. You could earn up to $150,000 a year working as a foreperson and overseeing and directing other construction workers.

Source: SEEK

Once you have been working in the industry for at least three years you could complete the Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) CPC50210. The course is designed for construction workers who want to make a step up in their construction career, and provides students with knowledge of WHS obligations, commercial aspects of large projects, tendering processes, structural principles, and many more.

4. PROJECT MANAGER

Project management involves planning, managing, overseeing, and executing a construction project. Project managers earn an average of $130,000 a year in Australia in the construction industry.

Source: SEEK

The Diploma of Project Management BSB50820 is one of the most in-demand courses for people seeking to learn how to effectively manage the cycle of a project from start to finish. You’ll gain an understanding of project management methods and techniques, which will be transferable across several different industries.

5. LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS OWNER

Australians spend more than $6 billion a year on landscaping services, and the sector is expected to grow over the next decade. Owning your own landscaping business is a great way of securing construction work.

Source: IbisWorld

The Certificate III in Landscape Construction AHC30916 covers topics such as drainage installation, landscape features, paving and retaining walls, and also gives you an understanding of to start your own landscape construction business.

6. CONSTRUCTION MANAGER

Working as a construction manager affords you a comfortable level of job security, and a healthy salary. Construction managers can earn upwards of $200,000 a year.

Source: SEEK

If you have at least three years of industry experience you could be eligible to turn your skills and expertise into a formal qualification with the Advanced Diploma of Building and Construction (Management) CPC60220 and start pursuing a role as a construction manager.  

If you want to start, or enhance, your building and construction career take a FREE skills assessment now or get in touch with one of our education consultants today.

*Information here is a guide only and regulations change for each state. Please check with your local authority for licensing applications or more information.