Why You Should Invest in Education to Further your Career


If you’re thinking of working in building and construction, you may be wondering, ‘Why is it important to invest in education?’ On the one hand, you can work as a labourer, or even a tradie, without a qualification. On the other hand, a lot of people are doing building and construction certificates these days.

In this article, we’ll discuss some of the benefits of investing in education—yes, even in building and construction certificates. Qualifications like the Certificate IV in Building and Construction can have huge benefits. This is true for people starting out as tradies and for experienced tradies wanting to take the next step in their careers.

Part 1: Why education is important

Increased earnings

Did you know that people with post-secondary qualifications earn more money? According to government statistics, this holds true for people with building and construction certificates like the Certificate IV in Building and Construction.

Work out how much you could be making by getting your certificate. Take the Builders Academy Australia quiz and you’ll find out what you could be making in just a few years from now.

Find out how much more you could be earning as a qualified carpenter through BAA.

Start your own business

After working as a tradie for a few years, you might like to start your own business. This is a great way to earn more money and to be the master of your own destiny. By owning your own business, you call the shots, and you don’t have to report to anyone.

That said, starting your own business isn’t easy. But building and construction certificates, like the Certificate IV in Building and Construction, teach you essential skills for starting a business. Alternatively, certificates can lead to senior (and higher-paying) jobs like site manager, construction project supervisor, coordinator, or planner.

Get more work

Building and construction certificates help you get your builders licence. While some tradies work without them, these days more and more customers ask to see a builders’ licence. With a licence, you don’t risk losing any jobs.

You also need a licence to get public liability insurance. Smart customers don’t want to take a chance on a tradie without insurance, because they could end up paying huge sums of money if something goes wrong. Again, a licence prevents you from missing out on these business opportunities.

Here’s another thing. Investing in your education shows customers and employers that you take your trade seriously. It shows commitment. A Certificate IV in Building and Construction is not just a piece of paper, it’s evidence that you’re an expert.

Read more in Why You Should be Certified as a Tradie.

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Part 2: How to invest in your education

Decide what to study

There are heaps of building and construction certificates out there, but not all of them will help you further your career. You need to choose the right course for your career path and get your qualification from a trusted provider.

To help you decide what to study, go to the BAA blog where you’ll find real stories about people who did building and construction certificates. These stories explain why the person chose their certificate, what they go out of it, and where it is leading them in the future.

You can also get advice from a real person on the phone. Simply request a call from BAA and an advisor will get in touch. You can discuss your specific career goals, or if you’re still unsure, learn more about what options are out there. The advisor will explain the different certificates and help you choose the right one for you.

Choosing your education provider

Choosing an education provider is very important. If you’re going to invest in your education, you should go to a credible school that delivers proven results.

Compare the quality of different education provider. You can do this by creating a checkbox of important things. You might include whether the school offers funding, what their reputation is like, and whether they give access to trainers.

Don’t forget to contact the schools you’re interested in to ask questions. At Builders Academy Australia, we’re always happy to chat.

Ready to further your career?

Whether you’re starting out as a tradesperson, or wanting to take the next step forward, investing in education is key to success. Qualifications like the Certificate IV in Building and Construction can help you earn more money and get more customers. Education also gives you the skills you need to start your own business or to get a manager role. Whatever your goals are, you should invest in education to further your career.

Looking to take the next step in your career with a Certificate IV in Building and Construction? Contact our team at 1300 LEGEND (1300 534 363) or request a callback and we will get back to you with all the information you need.