Christmas Closing Times & January 2017 Course Dates


FCTA – Building Careers will be closed from 12pm Friday 23rd December 2016, and will reopen Monday 9th January 2017. If you have any queries during this period, please email info@fcta.com.au or call 83675615 to leave a message.

Apprentices are welcome to attend from 8am 9th January.

Our popular pre-apprenticeship Certificate II in Construction course will commence on Tuesday 24th January. Interviews for this course can be arranged from January 9th.

A new short course, Introduction to Plastering will be running from Monday 30th January – Friday 3rd February 2017. This course is CITB sponsored for members, and covers the basic of working with and repairing plasterboard and cornice. To book into this course, visit our book & pay page or click this link

Wall & Ceiling Lining Industry and Apprentice Resources


image (1)CSR’s ‘Red Book’ is the most well known guide in the industry. It is now available as partof CSR’s Gyprock App. Just search for ‘gyprock’ in the app store.

Another resource is the Australian Wall & Ceiling Lining Industries presentation on fire rated installation. This unit of study looks like becoming a core part of apprentice training in the next couple of years, but for now is only an elective. Considering the trend towards ‘infilling’ suburban areas with townhouse developments, this unit covers crucial safety information.