News and Blogs

Changes to CITB Funding of Short Courses

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) have been providing subsidies for further training in the Construction Industry for over 25 years. Unfortunately, this financial years budget has been reduced. As a result, some of the costs for our short courses have...

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Apprenticeship transfers – proceed with caution

Over the years FCTA has helped hundreds of employers sign up new apprentices. One of the ways we have recommended signing up an apprentice has been via an apprenticeship transfer. The idea behind this seems like a low-risk recommendation, but this year we have seen an...

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Pre-Apprenticeship Course Starting 10th September 2019

FCTA - Building Careers is running a Certificate II in Construction (CPC20112) Pre-Apprenticeship Course starting 10th September. The course runs for 10 weeks, Tuesday - Friday commencing 10/09/2019 - 15/11/2019. The SA Government is funding eligible participants via...

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New Apprentice Pay Rates July 2019 Guide

New Apprentice Pay Rates July 2019 Guide

Employers and apprentices frequently ask us about their pay rates. How much you get paid is a hot topic at trade school! To help out, we have utilised the FairWork Ombudsman's Pay Rate Tool. This is a free resource and I encourage anyone referring to this page to...

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Pool Tiling Is An Elective Unit For Apprentice Tilers

Outside of regional areas, pool tilers tend to be specialists who focus exclusively on pools. This unit is an elective that tilers and their apprentices can undertake at FCTA - Building Careers. We've had apprentices enrolled in both solid plastering and wall &...

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Have your say about changes to how Bricklayers are trained

Have your say about changes to how Bricklayers are trained

Apprentice bricklayers complete a Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying. This qualification comes from a training package that lists exactly what trade schools must train apprentices in. If you feel that changes should be made, here's your opportunity! Some of...

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New Report Reveals Major Skill Gaps

Just as most of our employers have experienced difficulty recruiting apprentices, the Australian Industry Group is reporting on major skills gaps. This report was originally posted: https://www.manmonthly.com.au/news/ai-groups-new-report-reveals-major-skill-gaps/ A...

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Heritage Trade Training – The Risk Of Inaction

Over the last 20 years, Australia has experienced unprecedented growth in the building and construction industry. Driven by the biggest housing boom in a generation, new builds have been going up all over the country. Demand for Bricklayers, Tilers, Stonemasons and...

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Country’s top tradies earning a fortune – news.com.au

THE AUSTRALIAN tradies who make the most money have been revealed. One trade is able to charge nearly has much as $100 per hour. WHEN you think of high-paying jobs, doctors and lawyers usually come to mind. But it turns out being a tradie can be just as lucrative. New...

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Are school-leavers really not interested in trades?

Originally published: news.com.au AFTER receiving their high school results over the past fortnight, graduates across Australia will be thinking long and hard about their options. But while they’re going through their course options and preparing job applications,...

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Christmas Trading Information

Christmas Trading Information

FCTA - Building Careers will be closed for the Christmas Holidays from 12pm Friday 22nd December. We will reopen Monday 8th January. If you need to contact us during this period, please call Trisch on 0400597117 or email [email protected] We'd like to wish everyone...

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