“White Card” course Wednesday 7th October – Book now

Screen Shot 2015-09-21 at 8.37.31 amThe popular “White Card” unit CPCCOHS1001A – Work safely in the construction industry, will be running Wednesday 7th October. The course starts at 8:30am sharp. People with a CITB card only have a $25 gap payment, without the CITB card the cost is $100. To book and pay online, click on this link fcta.com.au/shop/white-card-1-day-course-6-hours-face-to-face or email admin@fcta.com.au or call 83675615. The course will be held at 15 Jacobsen Crs, Holden Hill.

CITB sponsored short courses – the more you learn, the more you earn!

FCTA – Building Careers runs a series of short courses for existing tradespeople to increase their skills. Lots of the courses have cross over skills, bricklayers usually have the hand skills to pick up acrylic rendering quickly. Tilers who have only worked on domestic bathrooms and laundries can learn how to do high margin tessellated tiling. Anyone who is looking to gain their contractors license has the ability to attend the two mandatory small business units to apply for their license. For more information, download our brochure by clicking >> Website brochure, or call us on 8367 5615 or email admin@fcta.com.au.


Next Contractors Licence Course Runs On 18th -19th April 2015 & 2nd – 3rd May 2015


The SA Contractors Licence course is becoming more and more popular. In South Australia tradies are required to complete 2 small business units before the can apply for a licence, visit cbs.sa.gov.au for more information. We run the course over 2 weekends, taking a 1 week break inbetween so you can spend some time with family!

Our course is run by a qualified builder with extensive knowledge of the Building Code of Australia. Remember, without a contractors licence, customer who refuse to pay cannot be forced to!

The course costs $450 for CITB construction industry workers, or $950 for people ineligible for a CITB number. Visit citb.org.au to find out more about how to apply for an industry training card.

To book your place email admin@fcta.com.au or call 83675615. You can pay online here 

Unique Student Identifier – New Government Requirement To Study



From 1 January 2015 all students will be required to have a USI, because…government. This is a requirement for all courses, including the White Card and Contractors Licence courses.

It’s easy…follow these 6 simple steps

STEP 1: Have at least one form of ID ready: Driver’s License, Australian Passport, Medicare Card, Birth Certificate, Visa (with non-Australian Passport), Immigration Card or Citizenship Certificate.

STEP 2: Have your personal contact details ready: Address, email and/or phone number.

STEP 3: Visit usi.gov.au and click on ‘Create a USI’.

STEP 4: Agree to the terms and conditions and follow the steps.

STEP 5: Write your unique number down and keep it somewhere handy and safe.

STEP 6: Bring this number with you when you enrol.

Contractors Licence – new dates added

We have added new dates for our contractors licence course. The course take 4 days in total to complete. Call us on 8367 5616, or email admin@fcta.com.au to book in a place. If you have a CITB card the cost is $450, without the card the cost is $950.

The next dates are:

September 13th – 14th 2014 & September 27th – 28th 2014

October 11th – 12th 2014 & October 25th – 26th 2014

November 8th – 9th 2014 & November 22nd – 23rd 2014

Need more information? Read our post on the steps involved to get a licence 

Waterproofing course on 29th Jan will be rescheduled

After this weeks hot weather made it nearly impossible to get any work done, we’ve decided to reschedule our waterproofing course. When dates have been confirmed an update will be posted. If you are interested in attending and have time free at specific dates, email info@fcta.com.au so we can take that into consideration when we reschedule.

Jan 18 – 19 & Feb 1 – 2 Contractors Licence Course

The SA Govt requires tradies to complete 2 business units as part of their contractors licence application. The units are:

  • Apply Legal Concepts &
  • Small Business Finance

The course runs over 2 weekends, 4 days in total. The first weekend session is Jan 18-19, take a break the next weekend and complete the course on Feb 1-2. We start at 9am and finish at 5pm. Time is allowed each Sunday to discuss the assignments and ask the trainer questions.

The cost for the course is $450 for CITB card holders, or $950 without a CITB card. Download the course flyer by clicking here

Call us on 8367 5615 to book, or email admin@fcta.com.au


2014 Short Courses & Pre-apprenticeship intake

Pre-apprenticeship Cert II Construction Courses will be running throughout the year. The next course commences 03/02/2014 and runs for 10 weeks. This course is currently funded by Skills for All for eligible students. Short courses in tiling, waterproofing, fibrous plastering and solid plastering will be run at Holden Hill, with the next course being a 3 day waterproofing course commencing 29/01/2014.