The construction industry is a major sector of the Western Australian workforce and economy, and encompasses a huge variety of career pathways. It is closely aligned to building and includes a large range of trades such as carpentry and joinery, glass, bricklaying and glazing and roof plumbing, as well as an array of fields like site management, line management, estimating and contracting.
The Diploma of Building Design builds on the skills obtained in the Certificate IV in Residential Drafting and provides more drafting and design experience in Revit (CAD software) for residential and commercial small-scale building projects.
You will cover principles of energy efficient design and sustainability for design projects and occupational health and safety requirements for this booming industry.
Once you've completed this Diploma you will be able to apply your skills to diverse building design projects which may incorporate residential, commercial, public or industrial projects including new buildings and renovations.
Build your career from the ground up
Work as a builder and manager of a small to medium building business dealing with low-rise residential and commercial construction projects. Learn to plan and supervise construction work and prepare, cost and schedule contracts.
A career built from the ground up
This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to work in building management, production teams and operations workforce to manage and support a small to medium building business dealing with low rise construction projects. Completing this course will help you gain the diverse range of skills needed to project manage the construction of low rise residential and commercial constructions.
Lay the foundations for a solid career
This apprenticeship will give you skills and knowledge to pour concrete for domestic, commercial, and public buildings.
Lay down the foundations of a solid lifetime career
Successfully complete this course and you'll have the knowledge and skills to pour concrete for domestic, commercial, and public buildings.
The Certificate III in Concreting is an apprenticeship; please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.
A trades career working with glass
This apprenticeship will give you the skills to work as a glazier in the construction industry, fabricating and installing residential and commercial glazing.
Do you want a trades career with the class of glass?
You will gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in the construction industry, fabricating and installing residential and commercial glazing, preparing and installing mirrors, shower screens, and splashbacks, working with architectural and structural glazing, measuring, calculating the right amount of materials for the job, and workplace health and safety.
The Certificate III in Glass and Glazing is an apprenticeship, please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.
Gain a trade where your career is set in stone
This apprenticeship course will get ready for a career as a construction mason or stonemason where you will take stone from excavation to a finished product through shaping, cutting, machining, finishing and laying.
Do you want a trade where your career is set in stone?
When you complete the Certificate III in Stonemasonry you will be ready for a career as a construction mason or stonemason.
You will gain the knowledge and skills to take stone from excavation all the way to a finished, polished object including stairs, walls, fireplaces, chimneys, kitchen benchtops, monuments, gravestones.
The Certificate III in Stonemasonry is an apprenticeship; please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.
Keen to take the lead in construction?
Gain a broad range of practical skills and knowledge needed for supervision in construction.
Keen to take the lead in construction?
You'll gain the skills and knowledge needed to identify and assess a range of building and construction techniques, including concreting, brickwork, carpentry, electrical services, plumbing and drainage, tiling, ceiling fixing and painting. Once you successfully complete this short course running on Tuesday and Thursday evenings you'll receive a Certificate of Participation.
You will need to have safety goggles, gloves and safety shoes but no previous experience is necessary. All tools and materials will be supplied.