Bricklayers in demand | industry news

Bricklayers are in demand, with experts saying the profession enjoys a far greater sense of pride and accomplishment than that of other construction trades. The Australian Brick and Blocklaying Training Foundation has experienced a 63 per cent increase in the number...

How to Restore Heritage Protected Homes – Workshop

FCTA – Building Careers in partnership with Renewal SA’s Works Program, has developed a one-day workshop to help owners of heritage properties with restoration planning. South Australia is blessed with a variety of heritage-protected character homes. Owning these...

Federal government to extend 50% apprentice wage subsidy | Industry news

The Federal government has decided to extend the 50% apprentice wage subsidy. This scheme saw employers sign up 100,000 new apprentices and trainees in just five months. The Prime Mister is expected to announce the extension today, removing the 100,000 cap and...

Pre-apprenticeship Course Starts 23rd of March 2021

There are multiple junior apprenticeship positions currently available in South Australia. FCTA – Building Careers is running a combined Certificate II in Construction courses for JobTrainer eligible students and TGSS high school students. Contact us to discuss your...

Vale – Connor Musolino – bricklaying’s quiet achiever 31/3/2001 – 17/1/2021

We have trained hundreds of bricklaying apprentices over the last 20 years. One of the joys of being a family run business is seeing our young apprentices complete their training and go out into the world to apply their skills and form their new careers. We see the...

Heritage Trades in high demand | Industry news

The skills of yesteryear are still desperately needed today but a lack of awareness means few people are training for what are often very lucrative careers. Such is the demand that experts say workers can virtually name their price, with many people offered jobs...

Contractors Course Update

Given Consumer Business Services (CBS) decision to increase the number of units required to apply for a contractor’s license, we have made the decision to no longer run our weekend contractor’s course. Tradies are now required to complete 6 units of study. Details of...

Governments COVID ‘Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements’ and Incentives Information

Below is some information on the various initiatives the Federal Government announced last week. This information has been copied from a media release. In South Australia, there are 2 apprenticeship brokers to choose from to sign up a new apprentice or get advice...

Get ready to become a bricklaying apprentice

FCTA - Building Careers is currently developing a short 4-week course to help students gain bricklaying apprenticeships. There are currently 12 employers in South Australia looking to hire junior apprentices. All you need to do is register your interest by emailing...

Covid19 Update – We are still open for apprentices & onsite visits

Our trade school at Holden Hill is still open for apprentices to attend training. To ensure we comply with social distancing requirements, we are requesting employers and /or apprentices contact us to book in beforehand. Our trainers are also available to come onsite...

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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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Heritage SA | Owning a heritage place

If you own, or plan to purchase, a heritage listed place you may have some concerns about how listing will affect your use and enjoyment of it. Some people fear that anything they do to the property will reduce its significance and most people fear the possible...

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High hopes for hemp in Australian building industry

The builders of an award-winning home made from hemp hope to inspire a shift towards making it a mainstream construction material. Balanced Earth recently won the Master Builders New South Wales Energy Efficient Building award for a home in the Byron Bay hinterland,...

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