July 2016 – June 2017 Short Course Dates To Be Confirmed


FCTA – Building Careers will be launching the new financial years short course dates in July. Currently we are waiting to have CITB funding confirmed. The CITB provide discounted training to eligible tradies living and working in South Australia. If you do not yet have a CITB card, visit their website to apply http://www.citb.org.au/FundingSupport/AmIeligible.aspx

If you would like us to contact you when the new dates are released, email admin@fcta.com.au and we will be in contact next month.

Future dates for our pre-apprentice Certificate II in Construction course will also be announced shortly. At this stage we expect the next course will run from July 5th 2016 for 10 weeks.

 

Make the CITB’s “My Profiling” app a priority for all apprentices in 2016.


Screen Shot 2015-09-28 at 9.54.55 amLast year the CITB rolled out a new way for employers and apprentices to track the skills and work apprentices undertake. It’s via a simple smartphone app that can be downloaded following this link. It takes a few minutes Friday afternoon for apprentices to login and record what they have done for the week. So if they spent 1 hour each day preparing the site, they click on that image and enter 5 hours for the week. This will now be the way the CITB processes incentive payments to employers, so its worth a small amount of effort each week.

If anyone is unsure about the app or would like to be given a demonstration in person, just call us on 83675615 to set up a time. Apprentices will be reminded each day they attend trade school to log their work into my profiling as well.
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Short Courses on Offer in 2014


FCTA – Building Careers has a range of short courses scheduled for 2014. Some of these courses are available at a discounted price to people currently working in the construction industry, via the CITB. The CITB co-funds these courses, prices listed will have a cost with CITB discount applied and without. CITB cards do expire, but you can visit their website to renew or apply for a card if you haven’t in the past.

The following courses are on offer, click the title of the course to download a flyer:

Date Course Name Cost
29/01/2014 – 31/01/2014 Waterproofing – Internal Wet Areas 3 Day Course* Please not current standard is AS3740 -2010 CITB= $150 Without = $500
10/02/2014 – 14/02/2014 Traditional Sand & Cement Rendering 5 Day Course CITB= $100 Without = $650
24/03/2014 – 28/03/2014 Solid Plastering – Including Rendering Quoins & Bands 5 Day Course CITB= $100 Without = $650
28/04/2014 – 02/05/2014 Decorative Fibrous Plastering 5 Day Course CITB= $200 Without = $720
05/05/2014 – 07/05/2014 Acrylic Rendering 3 Day Course CITB= $150 Without = $500
19/05/2014 – 23/05/2014 Introduction to Tiling 5 Day Course CITB= $150 Without = $670
02/06/2014 – 06/06/2014 Advanced Tiling 5 Day Course CITB= $200 Without = $720
07/02/2014      02/05/2014      25/07/2014     17/10/2014 White Card  1 Day Course   6 Hours Face to Face CITB= $25 Without = $100
18/01/2014 – 19/01/20140

1/02/2014 – 02/02/2014

 

08/02/2014 – 09/02/2014

22/02/2014 – 23/02/2014 

Contractors Licence Course 4 days over 2 weekends. CITB= $450

Without = $950

Timings:
Weekday courses run from 8am – 3:30pm.

Payment Methods:

Cash, cheque, electronic funds transfer or paypal credit card payments via website

To secure a place, please email us.

Student completing advanced tiling task at FCTA

CITB Pre-apprenticeship Course – Week 7 Update


This week the students continued on with tiling and solid plastering tasks. After a hectic few weeks, all the students have now had the chance to work on tasks in Bricklaying, Tiling and Solid Plastering. This helps students work out which trade they most enjoy before trying to gain an apprenticeship. There has been research into the success of Pre-apprenticeship courses, in helping students achieve and complete apprenticeships. Across all the various industries, the building and construction industry was one of the few that highlighted the success of these courses in helping students gain and complete apprenticeships.

CITB Pre-apprenticeship Course – Week 6 Update


Congratulations to Cameron from the CITB Pre-apprenticeship team! Cameron has gained work tiling after completing some work experience with a former FCTA Apprentice. The rest of the team are very interested in getting onsite to learn more about the trade, and hopefully gain work. Below are some photos from this week, showing the quality of work the team is capable of, and the entertaining personalities that show how they’ll fit in on any site!

Angelo working on a tiling project

Angelo's completed project, like all of Angelo's work, this is outstanding

Nick 'The Gun' working on his tiling project, and possible future modeling career

Nick cutting tiles for his project

Kirsty tackling the start of a project

Nick R putting some finishing touches on his project

CITB Pre-apprenticeship Update – Week 5


The students have hit the halfway point, and we have some of the team working on advanced bricklaying projects, others trying tiling and solid plastering. It’s the best way to decide which of the mortar trowel trades students are most interested in. At this point we have students we would recommend highly for work experience. If you are interested in giving one of the team a break, please call us on 0883675615, or email info@fcta.com.au

Angelo has achieved high marks across Bricklaying and Tiling

Cameron has excelled in Tiling

Zac trying out Solid Plastering

Owen with his finished project

FCTA Trainer, Paul Adams reviewing Owen's project

The students have hit the halfway point, and we have some of the team working on advanced bricklaying projects, others trying tiling and solid plastering. It’s the best way to decide which of the mortar trowel trades students are most interested in. At this point we have students we would recommend highly for work experience. If you are interested in giving one of the team a break, please call us on 0883675615, or email info@fcta.com.au