Pre-Apprenticeships in Construction

How to Do a Pre-Apprenticeship

In Australia, trades are quickly becoming more popular than white collar jobs. Plumbers, builders, electricians and carpenters are all in high demand thanks to recent boosts to the Australian construction industry. Competition for work is fierce, and it’s important to secure a good apprenticeship in order to get your career started the right way. Why not give yourself the extra edge by signing up for a pre-apprenticeship course?

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Lost Your White Card?

What to Do if You Lose Your White Card?

A white card is an essential qualification for anyone who is considering a career in construction. It is formally recognised as a Work Safely in the Construction Industry Card, of the unit CPCCCOH1001A. It shows that the holder has completed the necessary induction course in construction health and safety and possesses all of the skills and knowledge to work responsibly in the industry.

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Other Construction Courses

What Other Construction Courses Are Available?

Getting a job in construction is pretty straightforward. Most aspiring workers sign up for apprenticeships in their chosen fields. An apprenticeship allows you to come to grips with the job in a real-time work situation – plus you get paid. But what if you want to delve a little deeper? These days, many colleges in Australia offer courses in construction. Here, you will develop all of the practical skills you need ...

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Construction Company Emergency Plan

What is a Construction Company Emergency Plan?

Construction sites are rife with on-the-job hazards. These can be brought upon by a variety of factors, including changing weather conditions, flooding, fire, electrical issues, dangers posed by heavy machinery and harmful substances. Every construction company needs to have a clear emergency plan in place should any of these factors pose an immediate threat to the lives of its workers.

 Emergency plans are usually developed well in advance of ...

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Safety Blitzes on Construction Sites

Safety Blitzes on Australian Construction Sites

A safety blitz is a thorough, no-holds-barred WHS inspection of a construction site. A safety blitz will take apart, examine and critique a workplace’s handling of a variety of on-the-job hazards. These include the management of electrical and fire hazards, potential flooding, working at height and the incorporation of appropriate protective working gear.

A safety blitz seeks to arrest and eliminate any breaches in workplace health and safety protocol. A ...

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Construction on the Gold Coast

Is the Construction Industry on the Gold Coast Dying?

In 2008, the global recession hit construction industries around the world. Particularly affected were industries in the UK and US, with sky-rocketing job losses and plummeting levels of productivity. Australia, however, emerged from the crisis relatively unscathed. This is due to a few shrewd investments in construction on the part of the government. For the most part, Australian construction has been on the rise, with many exciting projects ...

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Staying Healthy in Construction

How to Stay Healthy While Working in Construction

These days, a job in construction is a great gig. The good hours, pay and excellent benefits are quickly making construction work more popular than more conventional white collar jobs. It’s not for sissies, however. Sure, you get to ditch the office cubicle for the great outdoors, but this comes with a variety of on-the-job hazards that you need to be prepared for. How, then, to keep your health ...

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Earnings Working in Construction

How much can You Earn Working in Construction?

Construction work is on the fast track to becoming one of Australia’s most popular career options. It is the perfect option for people seeking to break away from office cubicles, air conditioning and grey suits, and get involved in something a little more rough and ready. Construction jobs boast attractive benefits and appealing hours – most workers start their shifts early in the morning and finish up in the ...

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Building and Construction Diploma

Completing a Diploma in Building and Construction

Getting a job in the construction industry is easy, right? After all, it’s just a matter of finding a good apprenticeship and learning the skills on-site. However, did you know that there are other ways of finding good – and well paid – work in Australian construction? One of the most popular methods of getting the edge on the competition is by doing a construction course.

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Working Alone on a Job Site

Why you shouldn’t work alone on a job site


Working for the construction industry might be risky. The nature of the job carries dangers, and accidents can lead to serious injuries or perhaps death particularly when you are working alone.

(Occupational Safety and Health Administration)OSHA law code requires companies to provide a work area that is secure and free from dangers. However, everyday construction staff faces dangers that risk their health and lives. Statistics also ...

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