Our course guide for 2017 can be downloaded by clicking on the following link: 2017 course guide . Courses offered included our popular Cert II in Construction CPC20112 Pre-apprenticeship course, dates for the sub-contractors license course, and information on our short courses across tiling, bricklaying, waterproofing and plastering.

The Certificate II in Construction will run for 10 weeks, Tuesday – Friday 8am – 3:30pm on the following dates:

24/01/2017 – 31/03/2017

07/02/2017 – 13/04/2017

28/03/2017 – 02/06/2017

Short courses, other than the sub-contractors course, can be scheduled with 2 weeks notice at dates that suit you. There is no minimum number for these courses.



Cert II Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Course Starts 28th April 2015

CITB Pre-apprentice students at work

Pre-apprentice students at work

Our next Cert II Construction (CPC20112) course starts on Tuesday 28th April. The course runs for 10 weeks Tuesday – Friday at 15 Jacobsen Crs, Holden Hill. This course is often referred to as a ‘pre-apprenticeship’ course as there are employers seeking this qualification to hire apprentices. A variety of trades are covered during the 10 weeks including, bricklaying, tiling, solid plastering, concreting, scaffolding and wall & ceiling lining (on request). Students will focus on developing practical skills. There is however some book work required, and our trainers are here to assist people with any reading or writing issues. The course is currently covered by Skills for All funding for eligible students, to check your eligibility, click here.

SNOBBERY, policy neglect and funding cuts are steadily eroding Australia’s vocational education and training sector, a leading academic has warned.

On a per-student basis, spending has gone backwards. Between 1999and 2011 per student government VET spending fell by 25 per cent against a 30 per cent rise in spending per primary school student and a20 per cent rise per secondary school student. In higher education, per student spending has been largely flat.

Jim Baff Scholarship: places offered in Certificate II Construction – applications open for 13th October 2014 course

FCTA – Building Careers offers a limited number of fee free training scholarships as part of the Jim Baff Scholarship programme. Jim opened FCTA in 2001 with the goal to deliver quality training in a flexible environment. As a former Rotary President, Jim had a strong desire to offer community assistance to people who had a good work ethic, and who wanted to change their lives via a career in the building industry. Places are limited, applications should be made to Trisch Baff at [email protected], or calling 08 8367 5616.

Important: Changes to pay rates for apprentices signed up after 01/01/2014

On March 21st 2014 the Fair Work Commission made significant changes to how apprentices are paid. Progression of pay rates is now linked to the amount of competency they achieve at trade school. If apprentices complete more than 25% of their trade school before their contract of training anniversary, they are now to be paid at the 2nd year apprentice rate.

Pre-Apprenticeship course kicks off today 03/02/2014

We had a good response to the Cert II Construction course, with a full class starting today. These Certificate II courses are generally referred to as ‘pre-apprenticeship’ courses as most of the students are seeking an apprenticeship at the end of the course. We’ve had great success placing pre-apprenticeship students into apprenticeships. If you are looking at hiring an apprentice, call us on 8367 5615 for help with incentives and some advice on the process. A weeks work experience is a great way to get to the best candidate for your business.

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2014 Short Courses & Pre-apprenticeship intake

Pre-apprenticeship Cert II Construction Courses will be running throughout the year. The next course commences 03/02/2014 and runs for 10 weeks. This course is currently funded by Skills for All for eligible students. Short courses in tiling, waterproofing, fibrous plastering and solid plastering will be run at Holden Hill, with the next course being a 3 day waterproofing course commencing 29/01/2014.