Sub-Contractors Licence course, now offered at FCTA

FCTA will be offering experienced tradies the chance to complete the 2 units required for a contractors licence. The SA government require people applying for their contractors licence, to complete a business finance and a legal applications course. These will be run over 2 weekends from October 5-6 & 19-20. That is 4 days in total. Places are limited with members from the Wall & Ceiling Lining  Association having first preference. The cost for CITB card holders is $450, without the CITB discount the cost is $950. Call us to secure a place on 83675615 or email Download our  FLYER for more information on the course & to see other dates for 2013.

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White Card Course, Wednesday 1st May

We’ll be running a White Card course on Wednesday 1st May, cost is $85 or $25 if you have a CITB card. The course runs for 6 hours and will be held at Holden Hill. Call 83635615, or email to book a place.

White Card Class Tuesday, April 9th 2013

We will be running a White Card course, CPCCOHS1001A on Tuesday April 9th. The course starts at 8:30am and runs for 6 hours.

To book a place please call 83675615, or email The cost is $25 for CITB card holders, and $85 for those without CITB membership. Payment can be made through PayPal on our website, or cash on the day.

Pt Augusta Week 6 Update

The team in Pt Augusta has been busy developing their hand skills, with a focus on practical projects. Most of the team are from the Pt Augusta, Quorn and Whyalla region, where these types of courses are not normally available. This course was fully funded by the CITB as a way of getting more people into the industry. While the building industry is experiencing a short term slow down, the longer term trend shows a severe shortage of skilled tradespeople being available in the building industry. Reflecting this is research from the ABBTF, indicating the average age of a bricklayer is 46.

Brett Starting A New Project

Jason's Letterbox

Nic's Pier to Letterbox

Ashley's Internal External Wall Project

Jason's Internal-External Project

Mark Washing Down His Project

Mark's External Wall Project

Nic's Pier

Week 2 CITB Pt Augusta Pre-Apprenticeship Course

The Pt Augusta Youth Centre provided FCTA with the facility being used for this course. Finding a suitable location for training had been one of the issues preventing similar courses being run in Pt Augusta. Over the coming weeks the pre-apprenticeship team will begin work on a few projects within the Youth Centre, to showcase what they have learned. In week 2 the team have been learning some of the fundamental skills of bricklaying, that they will use throughout the course, and will give them an advantage over other people looking for working in the construction industry.

Wk 1 Pt Augusta CITB Pre-Apprenticeship Course

The first week of the CITB Pt Augusta Pre-Apprenticeship course, and the participants have already started learning how to lay bricks. FCTA takes training out of the classroom, and focuses on the development of practical hand skills. This helps our students gain an understanding of what its like to work in the construction industry. While building up the self esteem of students with learning or literacy difficulties.

Port Augusta Pre-Apprenticeship Course – Commences March 19th

FCTA- Building Careers have run numerous Pre-apprenticeship courses over the years, and have found these courses to be a great way for people to gain work in the construction industry.

The course runs for 10 weeks, and is full time from 8am – 3:30pm Monday – Friday.

Successful students will be awarded a Certificate II in Construction Pathways

Practical projects, in Bricklaying and Solid Plastering, will be the focus of the course to develop hand skills.

The course has been sponsored by the CITB, so there is no charge for students. If you are interested, please click on our CITB Flyer 19032012 Pt Augusta for more information. All applicants are required to meet with one of our team for a chat to discuss why they would like to do the course. Interviews will be held on March 8th from 10am – 2pm, at Employment Plus 12Chapel St, Pt Augusta. To book a time, please call us on 08 8367 5615, or email

Outstanding Pre-apprenticeship Award Winner: Angelo Calabria

FCTA- Building Careers have introduced an award for the most outstanding student to complete a pre-apprenticeship. Angelo was voted the best pre-apprentice by the trainers who worked with the team every day, with an average score of 90% across all his practical projects. Angelo is seeking an apprenticeship in Wall & Floor Tiling, but unfortunately does not have his license at the moment. That aside, it is easy to see the enormous value Angelo will be able to add to any work place. If you are seeking an apprentice in the north eastern suburbs with a great work ethic and proven ability, please call us at FCTA (8367 5615) to discuss the range of government incentives available.

FCTA trainers, Phil Adams, Warren Baff & Phil Sweet presenting Angelo with his award and certificate