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Qld Site Supervisor Builder Medium Rise Licence

October 30, 2017 0 Comments
Qld Site Supervisor Builder Medium Rise Licence

What can you do with a QLD Site Supervisor Builder medium rise licence? The QLD Site Supervisor Builder medium rise licence is a mandatory, government-recognised qualification that is necessary for any builder wishing to supervise medium rise building projects in Queensland. To be eligible for this licence, applicants must already have a level of qualification […]

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Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety Enhances Your Building Career

October 16, 2017 0 Comments
Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety Enhances Your Building Career

Whether you are looking to get started in the building and construction industry, or are currently working in the industry and are looking to improve your career prospects, then a new qualification can be an effective way to enhance your value. If you are still contemplating which certification to add to your list of qualifications, […]

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Here’s what you should do to obtain your Builders Licence in Australia

October 2, 2017 0 Comments
Here’s what you should do to obtain your Builders Licence in Australia

Whether you are an Australian Citizen or an overseas applicant, an Australian Builder Licence is needed to legally work as a builder or tradesperson. There is certain criteria needed to obtain a Builders Licence, including training and certification. Here is a guide on how to get your Builders Licence in 2018. How to get your […]

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The QLD Site Supervisor Builder Low Rise Licence

September 21, 2017 0 Comments
The QLD Site Supervisor Builder Low Rise Licence

The QLD Site Supervisor Builder – low rise license enables license holders to undertake the following work: Building Work on Class 1 or Class 10 Buildings Class 1a buildings include single dwellings (can be used for accommodation) eg. detached houses, or more than one attached dwellings. Each dwelling must be separated by a fire-resistant wall. […]

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Need for Construction Professionals on the Rise

December 12, 2016 0 Comments
Need for Construction Professionals on the Rise

Great news for Construction Professionals as the need for tradespeople and professionals within the building and construction sector in Australia is currently on the rise. This is following red hot conditions in the apartment building market. According to a recent analysis of employment, the demand for construction professionals in Australia was up by 13% in […]

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What is RPL?

November 23, 2016 1 Comment
What is RPL?

If you’re considering further studies or training, take a closer look at the skills that you already have and you might be surprised at how little time you need to get your qualifications. If you’re skilled enough, you may not even have to study at all and still obtain a qualification. RPL or Recognition of […]

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What are Units of Competency?

November 14, 2016 0 Comments
What are Units of Competency?

Confused about units of competency, elective units, modules, courses and other building qualifications training jargon? Then you’ve come to the right place! Let’s take the confusion away and look at the different parts that make up the training qualification in an easy to follow format. Think of: Units of Competency as centimetres Modules as metres […]

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Identifying Workplace Hazards in the WHS Risk Management Process

March 14, 2016 0 Comments
Identifying Workplace Hazards in the WHS Risk Management Process

When it comes to a Work Health and Safety Risk Management Process there are 5 steps to follow. These are: Step 1.    Identify hazards Step 2.    Assess risks that may result because of the hazards Step 3.    Decide on control measures to prevent or minimise the level of the risks Step 4.    Implement those control […]

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Building and Construction Scholarship Awards

February 26, 2016 0 Comments
Building and Construction Scholarship Awards

Back to Basics would like to congratulate the 2016 Scholarship winners – Lance Fourie (Established Category), Samuel Lawrie (Up and Coming Category) and Leeanne Creese (additional). Lance (ACT) is a seasoned professional carpenter cabinet maker. Originally from South Africa, Lance worked hard to immigrate to Australia with his family and is now looking to improve […]

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Quality Assurance for House Builders

January 6, 2016 0 Comments
Quality Assurance for House Builders

Following the correct Quality Assurance procedure is not only ethical practice for a builder, it fulfills the requirements of the International Standard. Master Builders Australia developed the National Standard of House Builders Quality System. Obviously it is for  house builders and designed to comply with the quality system requirements of the International Standard AS/NZS ISO […]

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