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What is the Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Estimating)?

October 9, 2017 0 Comments
What is the Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Estimating)?

The Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Estimating) is a course that provides training on how to identify and produce cost schedules and estimations for building and construction projects. This course also teaches students skills and knowledge in the areas of project scheduling, contracts, tendering, OH&S and quality system management, financial monitoring and environmental management. […]

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Contract Administrators Needed

August 18, 2017 0 Comments
Contract Administrators Needed

According to feedback from recruitment agencies, there is a massive demand for Project Managers, Construction Managers, and Contract Administrators here in Australia following a boom in the home building sector (and the demand for residential dwellings) as well as various large Civil Construction projects. And update on each state’s needs are as follows: New South […]

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Australian Standard Set to Improve Fire Safety

March 9, 2017 0 Comments
Australian Standard Set to Improve Fire Safety

Australians expect to be safe from risks of fire when frequenting public places such as malls, airports, and corporate buildings. Fire Safety includes designing buildings to allow quick evacuation and use of construction materials are to a standard. Serious injuries and tragic of loss of life due to fire reminds everyone just how important it […]

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Changes to QBCC Regulations

April 18, 2016 0 Comments
Changes to QBCC Regulations

The Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) has made some changes to their regulations, effective from the 1st of April 2016. These changes include: The 2 year experience requirement for all trade contractor licence classes (except fire, building design and hydraulic design classes) has been removed. Builder Licence applicants will still be subject to experience […]

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How Do I Get My Builders Licence?

September 7, 2015 0 Comments
How Do I Get My Builders Licence?

There is a different process and criteria for each state and territory for getting a Builders Licence. Most states and territories (except WA and VIC) require you to complete a range of units within CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building). In some cases, you will need to complete the whole qualification. You will also need […]

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7 Tips for Success through Distance Education

September 3, 2015 0 Comments
7 Tips for Success through Distance Education

The reasons people choose Distance Education varies. Amongst the most popular reasons are that you currently work or study full time, have family and commitments that require the flexibility that Distance Learning offers, you live remotely and are unable to travel to a traditional class, or it could be that you wanted to take advantage […]

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Why You Need a USI Number for Skills Training

August 7, 2015 0 Comments
Why You Need a USI Number for Skills Training

If you’ve looked at enrolling for skills training this year, you’ve probably read about the USI (Unique Student Identifier). Just a few years ago, the idea of an accessible, up-to-date government database of transferrable personal records was akin to science fiction, but now all students undergoing nationally accredited and recognised training are connected to this […]

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Exciting Statistics in the Construction Sector

July 6, 2015 0 Comments
Exciting Statistics in the Construction Sector

According to the latest statistics in the construction sector there has been a surge in construction jobs. This has been in the area of home building – in particular, apartments and multi-residential dwellings. Indeed, the figures from January 2015 to April 2015 are double that for the same period in 2013. Approximately 17,200 new construction […]

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Info on Cert IV Building and Construction

June 17, 2015 0 Comments
Info on Cert IV Building and Construction

Barring few jurisdictional exceptions if you want to get a builders licence in Australia you need two things: A Cert IV Building and Construction, and A qualified trade or engineering background There are other parts to the equation and standards you will have to meet depending on your experience, skills background and which state/territory you […]

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ABCB Cadetship Program

April 28, 2015 0 Comments
ABCB Cadetship Program

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has just announced that the applications process for the 2016 ABCB Cadetship Program has been opened. The ABCB Cadetship Program is a great opportunity for a graduate from a building industry to take on a role for 12 months within the ABCB. The ability to further your career will […]

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