How to Build Confidence while Doing Construction Industry Training


Imagine if you had the confidence to speak to people with ease, to follow your dreams of working in construction, and to apply for any courses or jobs that you want.

If you’ve always been a shy person or have struggled to present yourself professionally, there are plenty of things you can do to start building confidence.

In this blog, we will show you how to build confidence so that you can do construction industry training and apply for jobs in construction.

Learn construction basics

Sometimes a lack of confidence just comes from not having much experience.

If you are just out of high school or are new to the construction industry, then it makes sense that you don’t have confidence in this area.

A lot of people who start a new area of training lack confidence, so you don’t have to beat yourself up about that. It’s just part of being new.

That said, you can definitely ease the discomfort that comes with being the newbie.

One way that aspiring builders and tradies gain confidence is by doing a Certificate II in Construction Pathways (CPC20220).

The Cert 2 in Construction Pathways teaches you all the basics for work in the building trades, helping you gain confidence in this subject.

The Certificate 2 in Construction Pathways also gives you a quick introduction to different types of trades, like carpentry, joinery, shopfittings, bricklaying and more.

With a Cert II in Construction Pathways under your belt, you will feel more confident to continue in construction industry training.

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Develop work and study skills

If your lack of confidence comes from not having any work experience at all, or from a history of struggling in school, you can gain confidence by developing foundational skills.

We recommend doing a Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways (FSK20119 ) to prepare yourself for future training and work in construction.

In this course, you learn or brush up on important skills like easy maths and communicating.

You’ll also learn really great skills that help you in all aspects of life, like how to stick to routines, how to cope with challenges and problems, and how to get on well with others.

Because technology is such a big part of how we learn and work these days, you’ll also cover basic computer skills so you have the confidence to use computers for work or study.

As you do the Certificate 2 in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways, you quickly gain confidence in your ability to learn and your ability to work in any job.

This certificate is also a good way for you to ease into vocational training like certificate 3s and 4s or diplomas.

Rather than diving straight into a certificate 3 and a trades apprenticeship, starting with the certificate 2 lets you gradually work your way up as you slowly build your confidence and foundational skills.

Brush up your English

If English isn’t your first language, then you can build confidence by brushing up your English skills.

If this sounds like you, you could do a Certificate II in EAL (Employment) 22488VIC.

By studying English as an additional language (EAL), you’ll improve your confidence in speaking and getting along with other Aussies, helping you with teamwork and much more.

Even if you thought your English was good enough to get by at the supermarket or even at the pub, you might need to brush up on English for work purposes.

When you do the Certificate 2 in EAL (Employment), you’ll learn English language skills specifically to help you study, do an apprenticeship and for jobs.

You’ll be impressed by how much your confidence will grow as soon as you master English language for educational or professional purposes.

Also, if English isn’t your first language, then maybe you found it hard to get the practise you need because your friends and family speak your own language.

This certificate 2 gives you the chance to practise speaking and writing English and gets you ready to step into further studies.

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How to gain confidence for construction

Are you uncertain about following your dreams of studying or working in construction? If so there are plenty of things you can do to start building confidence.

By doing a Cert 2 in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways, a Cert 2 in Construction Pathways, or a cert 2 in EAL for employment, you can build the confidence you need to follow your career dreams.

Thinking about doing construction industry training in Australia? Find out how to build your confidence to get started by chatting with a course advisor on 1300 534 363 (LEGEND) or request a callback today.