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Building Trades courses offer students a chance to gain hands-on experience in a number of trades and apply their expertise in the construction industry.

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Medical duo building new qualifications

"As older students I think we have a bit more insight into life and where we want to be and how we are going to get there… We’re here to learn, but we have fun too." – Brad, Construction student

It's not often you hear of a medical professional taking on an apprenticeship as a builder – even rarer to find two in the same class.

But that's what you find at TAFE NSW, with Brad Carey, a radiographer of 18 years, and Matt Ring, an emergency nurse of 14 years, both enroled in a six-month pre-apprenticeship course in construction while juggling their hospital rosters.

"I'm at a point in my life where I want to do something different and building my own house is one of those things," says Matt.

Brad agrees, adding that while two jobs and study was a hefty workload, he had wanted to be a builder for more than 10 years. "I do afternoon shifts at the hospital to make this work. As older students I think we have a bit more insight into life and where we want to be and how we are going to get there."

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Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

Course code: CPC50210

Would you like to further your career in the construction industry? The Diploma of Building and Construction will put you on the pathway for employment as a site manager or project This qualification is designed to meet the needs of builders, including selecting contractors, overseeing the work and its quality, and liaising with clients. The builder may also be the appropriately licensed person with responsibility under the relevant building licensing authority in the State or Territory. Builder licensing varies across States and Territories and additional requirements to attainment of this qualification may be required. The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry. The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all included units of competency to be delivered in this context. Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement. Additional units of competency may be required to meet builder registration requirements in various States and Territories.

Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

Course code: CPC40110

This qualification is designed to meet the needs of builders and managers of small to medium-sized building businesses. The builder may also be the appropriately licensed person with responsibility under the relevant building licensing authority in the State or Territory. Builder licensing varies across States and Territories and additional requirements to attainment of this qualification may be required. The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry. The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context. Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCWHS1001 covers this requirement. Additional units of competency may be required to meet builder registration requirements in various States and Territories. Licensing/Regulatory Information Check with relevant state and territory licensing and regulatory authorities. State and territory jurisdictions may have different regulatory requirements.

Diploma of Building Design

Course code: CPP50911

This qualification applies to building designers who undertake building design projects covered by the Building Code of Australia (BCA), except Construction Type A buildings. Building designers may specialise in residential projects, including new buildings, heritage restorations and additions or renovations; or they may also undertake commercial and industrial projects, such as factories, motels, offices, restaurants, retail or service outlets and warehouses.

Statement of Attainment in Building Simple Websites

Course code: 357-R4022V01

Have you ever thought that there must be a better way to market your business, display your photo's and trip logs? Why not learn to build your own website? This course will give you the basics of building a simple website that you can use to showcase your hobby etc. You have control over the look and feel of your site. Want to embed video? no problems! How about sharing recipes? This may be the course for you.

Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying

Course code: CPC60115

This qualification reflects the role of building surveyors or certifiers who apply knowledge of compliance requirements and construction methods and materials to the implementation of statutory building surveying requirements or to the provision of advisory building surveying services. The scope of work undertaken by building surveyors varies across jurisdictions and can include: providing code-consulting advice to clients on the compliance requirements for proposed building developments processing planning and building applications conducting mandatory construction inspections auditing buildings and following up on areas of non-compliance issuing certificates of occupancy. Building surveyors require an understanding of relevant compliance requirements as well as of traditional, new and emerging construction methods and materials. They make a significant contribution to the development and construction of the built environment, often working in collaboration with specialist consultants to assess and verify that proposed and actual building works are compliant and to ensure the safety of building occupants. Building surveyors work in a highly regulated environment and must carry out their role ethically and according to legislative and regulatory requirements. Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to building surveying in some States. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm those requirements.

Statement of Attainment in Provide building surveying services for residential buildings up to three storeys

Course code: CPCSS00004

This skill set covers the competencies required by building surveyors or certifiers who apply knowledge of compliance requirements and construction methods and materials to the implementation of statutory building surveying requirements or to the provision of advisory building surveying services. It applies to services provided for Class 1 and 10 buildings and structures as defined in the Building Code of Australia (BCA), up to three storeys and not more than 2000 square metres in floor area. Pathways Information The completion of this skill set provides a pathway to the Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying and a range of other CPC qualifications. Licensing/Regulatory Information At the time of endorsement, licensing, legislative, regulatory, certification or accreditation requirements apply to this skill set. For further details, check with the relevant licensing body in each jurisdiction. Target Group This skill set is for people currently working as, or intending to work as, private or municipal building surveyors specifically on Class 1 and Class 10 buildings and structures as defined in the BCA.

TAFE Plus Statement in Property Services CPD - Australia Building Styles

Course code: 357-28302V02

This short course examines the Australian Building Styles and can be used by salespeople and property managers to appraise properties. It includes examples of building styles and methods to determine of the age of buildings. In New South Wales the renewal of a licence or certificate of registration is conditional on the holders undertaking Continuing Professional Development (CPD) each year. This course meets the requirements for 12 CPD points and has been developed in accordance with the NSW Office of Fair Trading requirements for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for the purposes of licence and certificate renewals under the Property, Stock and Business Agents Act 2002.

Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Estimating)

Course code: CPC40308

This course is for people wanting to work in the building and construction industry. You will acquire the skills and knowledge required to work as a construction estimator/scheduler for low rise buildings.

Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Site Management)

Course code: CPC40508

This course is for people wanting to work as building site managers/supervisors. You will acquire the skills and knowledge required to manage building and construction sites for low rise residential and commercial buildings.

Statement of Attainment in Inspect Buildings - Fire Safety

Course code: 357-R5252V01

This skill sets provides the knowledge and skills to assess building plans relative to locating, identifing and checking operating and restoring installed fire safety systems under direct supervision and operate building evacuation systems and emergency procedures.

Certificate III in Scaffolding

Course code: CPC30911

This course is for construction workers who need to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding and associated equipment. Scaffolders plan, build and erect scaffolding and working platforms for construction projects, as well as building stands and tiered seating for public events such as concerts or sporting events. The course covers planning, erecting and dismantling modular and tubular scaffolding. You will learn how to build modular and coupler scaffolds, fall protection devices, catch platforms and bracket scaffolds. You will also learn about associated scaffolding operations.

Certificate III in Shopfitting

Course code: CPC30116

This qualification reflects the role of shopfitters who construct or renovate high quality retail environments, including preparing walls and floors and fabricating, installing and finishing shopfronts, internal shopfitting units and partitions. Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement. Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to shopfitting in some States. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm those requirements. This qualification is suitable for an Australian apprenticeship pathway.

Certificate III in Signs and Graphics

Course code: CPC30216

This qualification reflects the role of sign manufacturers who design and produce signs and graphics for a range of purposes. Signs and graphics can be produced using a range of traditional and contemporary techniques, often involving the use of advanced printing software and technology, and a range of methods for illumination and fabrication. No licensing, legislative, regulatory, or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of endorsement.

Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining

Course code: CPC31211

This course is for people who want to work in the plasterboard trade. You will learn how to install, apply and finish plasterboard, fibre cement sheeting, pre-cast fibrous plaster sheets and mouldings, partitions and suspended ceiling systems.

Statement of Attainment in Asbestos Removal (Supervisor)

Course code: 563-10837V01

This course is for people required to supervise the removal of asbestos containing materials (ACM). You will develop skills in identifying requirements of the WHS Regulations and Codes of Practice to develop safe work procedures, consult with clients, complete site establishment plans, develop procedures for working at heights, develop safe work method statements, develop waste procedures and complete WorkCover notification procedures. On completion of this course candidates will be eligible to apply to WorkCover NSW for the classification of Asbestos Removal Supervisor for inclusion on the licence of an asbestos removal enterprise.

TAFE Plus Statement in Confined Space Refresher

Course code: 160-22727V01

This course offers one day hands on refresher training for those entering confined spaces.

Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

Course code: CPC30611

This course is for apprentices who work in the painting and decorating trade. You will learn about the processes, materials, tools and equipment used and develop specialised skills associated with the surface coating industry. You will also learn about the relationship of this trade to others in the building and construction industry.

Certificate III in Timber and Composites Machining (Flat Panel Machining)

Course code: MSF30313

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required to perform timber and composites machining for the manufacture of furniture, cabinetry, windows and doors, and other components utilising a range of specialist machinery, and includes preparing and working from drawings and cutting lists. The skills include static and computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine set up, operation maintenance and basic troubleshooting. Specialist Stream 1 -- Flat Panel Machining =========================== Where specialisation is achieved, RTOs should identify this as follows: MSF30313 Certificate III in Timber and Composites Machining (Flat Panel Machining) There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification. However, depending on the jurisdiction, licensing or regulatory requirements may apply to the use of some units in this qualification. Local regulations should be checked for details.

Certificate IV in Gas Supply Industry Operations

Course code: UEG40114

This qualification provides competencies to supervise and conduct Gas Supply Industry activities including installation, diagnostics and maintenance of distribution and transmission gas pipelines, cylinders and associated equipment. It is an Australia Qualification Framework (AQF) level 4 qualification and provides the required knowledge and skills to carry out specialised and/or skilled routine and non-routine work activities autonomously and takes limited responsibility for the work of others.

TAFE Plus Statement in Oral Technical Assessment (OTA)

Course code: 162-24502V01

Oral Technical Assessment, Flexible delivery, Minor Building Categories of trade work.

Certificate I in Construction

Course code: CPC10111

This course is for those with no previous employment or connection to the construction industry. It provides the educational requirements for those seeking a 'Fair Trading' Minor Maintenance/Cleaning non structural repair licence. You will learn about Occupational Health and Safety, planning for work, following basic instructions and using tools and materials. It is also suited to those undertaking VET in schools programs. The unit CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry is designed to meet OHS regulatory authority requirements for OHS induction and must be achieved before access to any building and construction work site. The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context. A substantial period of work placement is recommended to ensure the unit outcomes are met.

Certificate III in Gas Supply Industry Operations

Course code: UEG30114

This qualification provides competencies to conduct Gas Supply Industry activities including installation, maintenance, fault find and repair, operations of distribution and transmission gas pipelines, cylinders and associated equipment. It is an Australia Qualification Framework (AQF) level 3 qualification and provides the required knowledge and skills to carry out work activities autonomously and takes responsibility for their own work.

Statement of Attainment in Non-Friable Asbestos Removal

Course code: 563-10777V02

This course is for people who work with or intend to work with non- friable asbestos. It covers the essential knowledge and skills in non-friable asbestos removal, as required by Safe Work Australia's model codes of practices. You will learn about health hazards and how to work safely with non-friable ACM. Applicants who complete this course can perform non- friable asbestos removal work for enterprises who hold a Class B Non-Friable Asbestos Removal licence issued by WorkCover NSW.

Statement of Attainment in Rigging Advanced for High Risk Work

Course code: TTPCET0124V01

This course is for people wanting to upskill their qualifications to work as an advanced rigger in the construction and / or entertainment industry.

Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying

Course code: CPC30111

This qualification provides a trade outcome in bricklaying and blocklaying. The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as two specialist fields of work. The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context. Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.

Certificate III in Concreting

Course code: CPC30313

This qualification is designed to meet the needs of concreters working in concreting operations on residential and commercial projects. The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as a specialist field of work. The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context. Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement. This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway. Refer to CPSISC website for further career and pathway information: http://www.cpsisc.com.au/career Licensing/Regulatory Information -------------------------------- This is a licensed occupation. Check with relevant state and territory licensing and regulatory authorities. State and territory jurisdictions may have different regulatory requirements.

Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling

Course code: CPC31311

The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as a specialist field of work. The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context. Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.

Certificate I in Construction

Course code: CPC10111

This course is for those with no previous employment or connection to the construction industry. It provides the educational requirements for persons seeking to obtain a 'Fair Trading' licence in fencing. You will learn about Work Health and Safety, planning for work, following basic instructions and using tools and materials the erection of fences and gates, irrespective of the construction materials used, within or on residential property boundary lines. It is also suited to those undertaking VET in schools programs.

Certificate III in Carpentry

Course code: CPC30211

This course is for apprentices in the carpentry trade. You will learn the basic foundations and content to develop the skills and knowledge used in the building and construction industry to efficiently produce quality work. You will also learn about safe work practices and about the context of the building industry.

Certificate III in Formwork/Falsework

Course code: CPC31511

This qualification provides a trade outcome in construction of formwork and falsework. covering work in residential and commercial applications. The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as a specialist field of work. The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context. Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCWHS1001 covers this requirement.

Certificate III in Glass and Glazing (specialising in Glazing)

Course code: MSF30413

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required to perform a range of glass and glazing job roles, including safely manufacturing, processing, moving and installing various types of glass and handling glazing materials and components. The MSF30413 Certificate III in Glass and Glazing reflects vocational outcomes for those performing glass processing, glazing or architectural glass functions in residential and commercial operations and could include manufacturing, processing, installation and stained glass and leadlighting design. Job roles would be in a defined range of skilled operations, usually within a range of broader related activities involving known routines, methods and procedures, where some discretion and judgement is required in the selection of equipment, services or contingency measures and within known time constraints. Specialisation is possible in this qualification depending on the electives chosen. A specialisation can be identified on the testamur where a minimum of six (6) elective units of competency are achieved in one of the three elective groups and units chosen must include those marked with # in each specialist group: Group C - Glazing This specialisation is identified as follows: MSF30413 Certificate III in Glass and Glazing (specialising in Glazing) There are no specific licenses that relate to this qualification. However, depending on the state and territory where work is undertaken licensing may relate to this qualification where the candidate is required to work on-site. The licensing requirement will usually involve construction induction training. Where licensing is required the unit CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry should be selected. If no licensing requirement exists (e.g. where all work will be off-site) then the unit MSMWHS200 Work safely should be selected.

Certificate III in Joinery

Course code: CPC31912

This qualification provides a trade outcome in joinery covering work for residential and commercial applications. Occupational titles may include: - Joiner. The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as a specialist field of work. The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context. Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement. Licensing/Regulatory Information Check with relevant state and territory licensing and regulatory authorities. State and territory jurisdictions may have different regulatory requirements

Certificate III in Roof Tiling

Course code: CPC30812

This qualification provides a trade outcome in roof tiling for residential and commercial construction work. The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as a specialist field of work. The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context. Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.

Statement of Attainment in General Induction to Construction (NSW Whitecard)

Course code: 163-52868V01

This unit of competency specifies the mandatory work health and safety training required prior to undertaking construction work. The unit requires the person to demonstrate personal awareness and knowledge of health and safety legislative requirements in order to work safely and prevent injury or harm to self and others. It covers identifying and orally reporting common construction hazards, understanding basic risk control measures, and identifying procedures for responding to potential incidents and emergencies. It also covers correctly selecting and fitting common personal protective equipment (PPE) used for construction work. This unit meets the general construction induction training requirements of: Part 1.1 Definitions and Part 6.5 of the Model Work Health and Safety Regulations Division 11 of Part 3 of the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 for Western Australia Division 3 of Part 5.1 of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2007 for Victoria. The following items of personal protective equipment (PPE) will be available to participants during assessment activities: Eye protection Hearing protection Hard hat High visibility retro reflective vest. Eye and Hearing Protection equipment remains the property of the participant on completion of the course.

Statement of Attainment in Owner Builder Compliance

Course code: 161-91509V01

This course meets the educational requirements set by NSW Fair Trading to obtain an Owner-Builder Permit to undertake home building work valued at over $20,000. The course ensures that applicants for a NSW Fair Trading Owner-Builder permit receive consistent industry information relevant to the construction of a dwelling (which includes a house, terrace, town-house, garage, swimming pool and certain other structures and improvements). The course also ensures applicants have sound underpinning knowledge of the compliance issues and construction process to supervise and coordinate the construction, alteration, repair and/or additions to a dwelling valued at $20,000 or more.

Statement of Attainment in Scaffolding Advanced for High Risk Work

Course code: TTPCET0127V01

This course is for people wanting to upskill their qualifications to work as a scaffolder in the construction and / or the entertainment industry.

Statement of Attainment in Work Safely at Heights

Course code: 168-03065V02

Work Safely at Heights is aimed at providing candidates with the necessary skills and knowledge to undertake work at heights safely and competently, participants will develop skills to select height safety equipment and apply it to specific tasks. This course covers all relevant information about health & safety standards, general working at heights applications & preparations, permits & processes, hazards and associated risks, roles and responsibilities, PPE.

Certificate II in Construction

Course code: CPC20112

This qualification provides an occupational outcome and a range of support tasks applicable to a majority of construction work sites. The qualification has core units of competency that are required in many Certificate III qualifications. The elective options are structured to allow choice from a range of units aligned at Certificate III level and in total could provide meaningful credit in a construction industry Australian Apprenticeship. The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context. Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCWHS1001 covers this requirement.

Certificate II in Drainage

Course code: CPC20712

This qualification provides an occupational outcome in draining. The qualification has core and elective units of competency that include units common to other qualifications in the plumbing industry, as well as specialist drainage units of competency. The plumbing industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context. Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.

Certificate III in Gas Fitting

Course code: CPC32713

This qualification provides a trade outcome in gas fitting. Occupational titles may include: - Gas fitter. The qualification has core and elective unit of competency requirements that cover some common skills for the plumbing industry, as well as gas fitting specialist units of competency. The plumbing industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context. Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement. This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway. Licensing/Regulatory Information -------------------------------- This is a licensed occupation. Check with relevant state and territory licensing and regulatory authorities. State and territory jurisdictions may have different regulatory requirements.

Certificate III in Roof Plumbing

Course code: CPC32612

This qualification provides a trade outcome in roof plumbing. Occupational titles may include: - Roof plumber. The qualification has core and elective unit of competency requirements that cover some common skills for the plumbing industry, as well as roof plumbing specialist units of competency. The plumbing industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context. Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCWHS1001 covers this requirement.

Statement of Attainment in Rigging Basic for High Risk Work

Course code: TTPCET0122V01

This course is for people who want to gain access into the construction industry to work as a rigger. Participants will acquire the skills and knowledge required to perform high risk work within the industry.

Statement of Attainment in Scaffolding Intermediate for High Risk Work

Course code: TTPCET0126V01

This course is for people wanting to upskill their qualifications to work as a scaffolder in the construction and / or entertainment industry.

Certificate III in Flooring Technology

Course code: MSF30813

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required to perform flooring technology tasks, including preparing flooring surfaces, including polished concrete floors; and installing and finishing carpet, resilient, vinyl and timber flooring materials and polished concrete floors. There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification. However, depending on the jurisdiction, licensing or regulatory requirements may apply to the use of some units in this qualification. Local regulations should be checked for details.

Statement of Attainment in Dogging Skills for High Risk Work

Course code: TTPCET0121V01

This course is for people who want to gain access into the construction industry to work as a dogger. Participants will acquire the skills and knowledge required to perform high risk work within the industry.

Statement of Attainment in Scaffolding Basic for High Risk Work

Course code: TTPCET0125V01

This course is for people who want to gain access into the construction industry to work as a scaffolder. Participants will acquire the skills and knowledge to perform high risk work within the industry.

TAFE Statement in CPD 4

Course code: 163-18004V01

From 1 January 2008, all licensed builders and swimming pool builders under the new CPD system will be required to accumulate at least 12 points in each year. Most CPD activities allow you to claim one (1) point per hour, and if you earn more than 12 points in a year, you can roll over a maximum of 11 extra CPD points into the following year. Each of our programs will earn you four (4) points and you can earn them in the comfort of your own home. Our courses are interactive which means you can ask any questions and interact with other builders during the session. All you need is a computer and internet access. Topics will cover areas such as contract law, homebuilding contracts, workers compensation, occupational health and safety, sub-contractors, home building disputes, use of Sketchup and sustainability. Topics may be subject to change if latest news items are relevant to the building industry. Building concepts 1, 2, 3 & 4 will be a two hour session that includes a thorough explanation of current issues that concern the licensed builder in the home building industry. The sessions offer explanation and quizzes that embrace topics of interest to our builders that may include: the latest inclusions in the current BCA and its referenced standards government regulations from departments such as WorkCover, Fair Trading, Fair Work Australia, Small Business, ATO etc local government regulations around the submission of building projects for approval and compliance of building work helpful computer technologies such as SketchUp, SmartFrame, Gantt Project, PlusSpec etc

Certificate II in Construction Pathways

Course code: CPC20211

This course is for people who want to work in the primary trades in the construction industry, with the exception of plumbing. The qualification is designed to introduce you to recognised trade callings in the construction industry. The electives are structured to allow choice from areas of trade skills as an introduction to a range of occupations.

Certificate III in Blinds, Awnings, Security Screens and Grilles (specialising in Security Screens and Grilles)

Course code: MSF30913

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required to design, construct, install and repair interior and exterior blinds and awnings and security screens and grilles using a range of materials, fixtures and fittings for residential and commercial premises. Work is usually performed in a defined range of skilled operations, usually within a range of broader related activities involving known routines, methods and procedures, where some discretion and judgement is required in the selection of equipment, services or contingency measures and within known time constraints. Specialisation in Security Screens and Grilles is possible in this qualification and identified on the testamur where a minimum of five (5) Group B elective units of competency are achieved in blinds and awnings. Where a specialisation is achieved, RTOs should identify this as follows: MSF30913 Certificate III in Blinds, Awnings, Security Screens and Grilles (specialising in Security Screens and Grilles) Licensing applies in some jurisdictions for installation of blinds, awnings, security screens/grilles and shade sails. Local regulations should be checked for details.

Certificate III in Carpentry and Joinery

Course code: CPC32011

This course is for apprentices in the carpentry and joinery trade. You will learn how to produce work suitable for residential and commercial applications.

Certificate III in Plumbing

Course code: CPC32413

This qualification provides a trade outcome in plumbing. The qualification has core and elective unit of competency requirements that cover common and specialist skills for the plumbing industry in six specialist streams: - Stream 1 Water - Stream 2 Sanitary - Stream 3 Drainage - Stream 4 Mechanical Services - Stream 5 Roofing - Stream 6 Gas services. The plumbing industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context.

Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services (Operations Stream)

Course code: CPC40912

This qualification provides an outcome for: - experienced fire operators with responsibility for project design and supervision (Fire services stream) - experienced plumbing service operators with responsibility for project design and supervision (Air conditioning and mechanical services stream) - plumbers who manage a plumbing business (Plumbing and services Management stream) - specialist plumbing services tradespersons and operators seeking to deepen their technical skills (Plumbing and services Operations stream) - specialist hydraulic consultants (Hydraulic services design stream). The qualification has core and elective unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the plumbing industry, as well as the four specialist streams and a range of elective options. The plumbing industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context. Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement. This is a licensed occupation. Check with relevant state and territory licensing and regulatory authorities. State and territory jurisdictions may have different regulatory requirements.

Statement of Attainment in General Construction WHS Induction in NSW

Course code: 563-10006V02

This course is for people who want to meet the general level of work health and safety induction training for the construction industry, as required by state legislation. Successful completion will achieve the WorkCover NSW WHS Induction Training 'White Card'.

TAFE Statement in Asbestos Awareness

Course code: 164-11627V01

This course is designed for workers in the construction or electrical industries and for those undertaking home renovations where potential exposure to asbestos may occur. Learners will learn about identifying asbestos containing materials (ACM) and be able to inform safety risks including ways to avoid the disturbance of ACM.

TAFE Statement in CPD 3

Course code: 163-18003V01

From 1 January 2008, all licensed builders and swimming pool builders under the new CPD system will be required to accumulate at least 12 points in each year. Most CPD activities allow you to claim one (1) point per hour, and if you earn more than 12 points in a year, you can roll over a maximum of 11 extra CPD points into the following year. Each of our programs will earn you four (4) points and you can earn them in the comfort of your own home. Our courses are interactive which means you can ask any questions and interact with other builders during the session. All you need is a computer and internet access. Topics will cover areas such as contract law, homebuilding contracts, workers compensation, occupational health and safety, sub-contractors, home building disputes, use of Sketchup and sustainability. Topics may be subject to change if latest news items are relevant to the building industry. Building concepts 1, 2, 3 & 4 will be a two hour session that includes a thorough explanation of current issues that concern the licensed builder in the home building industry. The sessions offer explanation and quizzes that embrace topics of interest to our builders that may include: the latest inclusions in the current BCA and its referenced standards government regulations from departments such as WorkCover, Fair Trading, Fair Work Australia, Small Business, ATO etc local government regulations around the submission of building projects for approval and compliance of building work helpful computer technologies such as SketchUp, SmartFrame, Gantt Project, PlusSpec etc

TAFE Plus Statement in Introduction to Revit (3D CAD)

Course code: 158-28758V01

Learn how to prepare simple house plans using Autodesk Revit software. Learn how to design with both parametric 3D modelling and 2D drafting elements creating intelligent objects to represent real physical building components such as walls and doors. (Accrues 10 building CPD points)

TAFE Plus Statement in AutoCAD - Level 2

Course code: 158-22752V01

Advanced skills and applications using AutoCAD software for architectural purposes. Builds on basics learned in AutoCAD Level 1 program. Study a range of techniques and skills in AutoCAD including: dimensions, hatching, paper space, change properties, blocks, viewports, grips, inquiry, content explorer, aerial view, double line and more. (6 CPD Points)

TAFE Plus Statement in AutoCAD - Level 1

Course code: 158-22749V01

Introduces AutoCAD software for architectural purposes. Learn how to set up drawing environment (using units, limits, layers, line types), learn the commands used to draw (line, rectangle, circle, ellipse, polygon, arc), how to zoom, pan and erase, copy, mirror, fillet, offset, move, rotate, extend, trim, stretch and print the drawing you have created. (12 CPD Points)

Statement of Attainment in 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD)

Course code: TDP-R5001V01

This course applies to the production of 3D models utilising computer equipment. Operations include, the creation and manipulation of entities such as arcs and lines and primitives such as spheres, cones, cylinders and boxes using industrial software. The unit applies to the fields of mechanical, electrical/electronic, fabrication, and fluid power.

Statement of Attainment in Revit (Advanced)

Course code: 161-00006V01

Produce rendered and animated fly-bys and walk-throughs of three-dimensional (3-D) models for small-scale building design projects covered by the Building Code of Australia (BCA), except construction Type A buildings. It also covers demonstrating and discussing the rendered animations with clients and stakeholders.

Statement of Attainment in 3D Revit (Introduction)

Course code: 161-00005V01

Produce three-dimensional (3-D) models for building design projects covered by the Building Code of Australia (BCA), except construction Type A buildings. It also covers demonstrating and discussing the representations with clients and stakeholders. It also covers demonstrating and discussing the representations with clients and stakeholders.

TAFE Plus Statement in Exploring Reconciliation

Course code: 160-18206V01

This course runs over two sessions and is an opportunity to learn how to facilitate a process with your team that brings together, builds upon and reflects, knowledge, behaviours attitudes and policies that are required to engage, build and maintain respect, relationships & opportunities with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people.

Certificate IV in Web-Based Technologies

Course code: ICT40315

This qualification provides an individual with the skills and knowledge to design, develop, build and administer websites using a range of website technologies. Licensing/Regulatory Information No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Statement of Attainment in Property Sales

Course code: 357-R7110V01

This course includes the skills and knowledge to work as a salesperson in the property industry. It covers appraisal, listing, marketing, sale of properties by private treaty and auction. It also covers negotiation, building client relationships and presentation of reports.

TAFE Statement in AutoCAD Level 1

Course code: 165-600038V01

This course will give you an overview of the AutoCAD operating system commands, menus and techniques, and the skills and knowledge necessary to produce 2D annotated working drawings for a wide variety of drafting disciplines. Topics include AutoCAD menus, AutoCAD toolbars, two dimensional drawing commands, AutoCAD terminology, the AutoCAD drawing editor and how to co-ordinate systems. You will also learn basic plotting and printing techniques, layers, colours and linetypes, hatching and get an introduction to Modelspace and Paperspace concepts. AutoCAD 2017 by Autodesk will be used in the completion of this course.

TAFE Statement in AutoCAD Level 2

Course code: 165-600039V01

This course will give you an overview of the AutoCAD operating system commands, menus and techniques, and the skills and knowledge necessary to produce 2D annotated working drawings. This course will teach yout advanced AutoCAD commands for 2D and 3D. This will enable you to complete more advanced two dimensional and three dimensional annotated drawings for a wide variety of drafting disciplines. Topics covered are: 1. Paperspace/Modelspace 2. AutoCAD templates 3. Advanced AutoCAD 2D commands 4. Blocks and Block libraries 5. Isometric drawings 6. External referencing 7. 3D User Co-ordinate systems 8. 3D Wireframe 9. 3D Solid modelling 10. 3D Rendering. Software version AutoCAD 2010 by Autodesk will be used. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Students must have completed AutoCAD Level 1 or have equivalent experience.

Statement of Attainment in Introduction to Mobile Application Development

Course code: 166-54594V01

This course will provide you with the essential skills required to build a native mobile application for Android devices. It will take you through the development process and the deployment of your application.

Statement of Attainment in HVAC and BMS Controls

Course code: 165-500111V01

This course would suit Individuals that are looking to gain a fundamental understanding of control processes and application of Direct Digital Control (DDC) in the HVAC sector, or people seeking to enter the field of Building Management System (BMS) controls, servicing and engineering.

Statement of Attainment in Autocad 2D Advanced

Course code: 160-32324V01

This Statement of Attainment will introduce students to Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) and enable you to develop basic skills ising Autocad software to produce 2D drawings. This course can initiate the development of CAD skills needed in various industries including but not limited to Engineering and Construction, Building, Architecture and Surveying.

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What job opportunities could trade courses lead to?

A building trades course can lead to a number of job opportunities, from working as a self-employed builder to overseeing projects and construction sites.

Qualifications in building trades can lead to a job as a plumber, sign writer, site foreman, builder or bricklayer. The average weekly salary for a plumber is $1,200. 

Whether you're just starting out in your building trades career, want to gain more qualifications, add to your previous experience, or simply broaden your horizons, TAFE NSW offers a wide variety of courses at a number of levels to suit you.

TAFE courses in the area include Plumbing, Carpentry, Construction, Bricklaying, Building Surveying, Roof Tiling, Building Design, Drainage and Building and Construction.