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7/09/2017
CARPENTRY PRE-APPRENTICESHIP INFORMATION SESSIONS

CARPENTRY PRE-APPRENTICESHIP INFORMATION SESSIONS

BUILDERS ACADEMY AUSTRALIA–Building Your Future 

Building future residential cities and regions is more than creating houses.  In an age of increasing demand for housing and more than half the world’s population living in cities, getting ready for tomorrow’s building landscape means thinking about the bigger picture. BAA prepares aspiring carpenters to make a profound impact on the building and construction environment for the next generations.

Join us for a FREE information session Tuesday 24th October from 9am-12:30pm at the Wyndham trade training Centre at Thomas Carr College 35 Thomas Carr Drive Tarneit to learn more about the 22216VIC Certificate II in Building and Construction (Carpentry) Pre-Apprenticeship.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE

INDUSTRY CONNECTED 

Based on the principle of “builders training builders”, Builders Academy Australia (BAA) has been a high-quality vocational education and training provider since registration in 2005.  BAA draws on its deep connections to Simonds Homes and with this close industry link, BAA provides the highest quality curriculum and training services to meet real industry needs.  BAA is proud to be connected to a strong community of industry partners.  At BAA, you learn from industry leaders who are qualified and experienced in creating qualified carpenters who will build the spaces in which we live. BAA is renowned for successful student outcomes, strong links with industry, and innovative approaches to learning. BAA works closely with the industry to develop programs and initiatives that respond to a rapidly changing workforce to address current and future skill shortages.

IS THIS COURSE FOR YOU?

This course is designed for people working towards becoming carpenters.  This program will prepare you for an apprenticeship in carpentry. Gain a competitive advantage by being the apprentice every carpenter wants, and increase your employment prospects.

WHATS IN IT FOR ME?

This program is a first step to getting an apprenticeship in the building industry or in carpentry. It is a comprehensive course based on hands-on experiences. It involves both theory and practical skills in building and construction, with an emphasis on carpentry. This qualification is about giving you exposure to the work, equipment and expectations you’ll face as an apprentice. You’ll also gain valuable knowledge about the industry and career opportunities.

COURSE DURATION

This course has a duration of 26 weeks and is delivered in specially designed facilities where an emphasis is placed on providing hands on, practical training, running three days per week from 8:00am – 3:30pm.

VENUE: Wyndham Trade Training Centre Thomas Carr College 35 THOMAS CARR DRIVE TARNEIT 3029
START DATE: Monday  30th October 2017

MATERIALS

Before starting your pre-apprenticeship course with Builders Academy Australia you or your employer are required to purchase the following:

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Suitable steel cap work boots (must be ankle high and meet or exceed Australian Standard AS/NZS2210.3 for Type 1 safety footwear)
  • Hi-Vis long sleeve shirt (must meet AS/NZS 4602.1:2011 High-Visibility Safety Garments for Day use only and rated UPF 50+. AS/NZS 4399: 1999 Sun Protective Clothing – Evaluation and Classification)
  • Suitable work pants (denim and tracksuit pants are not permitted)
  • Safety glasses (must comply with Australian standard AS/NZS 1337.1:2010 for medium impact protection)
  • Work gloves (must comply with standard EN 388:3131 and meet Risk Category II: Gloves of Intermediate Design For Intermediate Risk, cleaning gloves are not permitted)
  • Hearing protection (must not have a radio included, and must comply with Australia New Zealand standard AS/NZS 1270:2002)

WHAT DO EMPLOYERS LOOK FOR?

Employers look for apprentices and trainees who are work-ready, adaptable and efficient. Training elements and the advice you get throughout the course will emphasise the importance of understanding what clients want, how to work with an employer and contribute to a safe and efficient workplace.

ADVANTAGES OF THIS PROGRAM

  • Being a trained pre-apprentice will give you an advantage over non-trained applicants when applying for apprentice positions.
  • This program is a valuable pathway in gaining a carpentry apprenticeship.
  • This course provides students with a solid foundation of introductory industry skills and knowledge before they start work.
  • This qualification is fast becoming the primary point of entry into the building and construction industry and can open the door to a future carpentry apprenticeship

HOW CAN BUILDERS ACADEMY HELP YOU ENTER A CARPENTRY TRADE?

BAA, through its strong employer networks through the Simonds Group and our other industry partners will work with those students who wish to continue on with an apprenticeship in carpentry upon successfully completing this Certificate II pre-apprenticeship program to assist them in finding an apprenticeship in carpentry either with their own chosen employer or with a Simonds employer. This is a very unique offering and is available through BAA because of our strong connections to industry.In addition to building and construction employers, BAA work in partnership with Apprenticeship Centres and Group Training Organisations (GTO’s).  BAA cannot guarantee an apprenticeship employment outcome but will endeavour to assist students as best they can.

CARPENTRY- A Career that Builds the Nation 

Careers in the building and construction industry are booming. The Victorian building sector has experienced increased activity largely due to record low interest rates and strong population growth. The need for qualified carpenters is great.  Qualified carpenters will be needed in Australia’s growing residential building sector as Victoria’s population will almost double within 35 years.  An extra 2.2 million dwellings will be necessary to house the state’s population by 2051. This means Victoria will require almost 55,000 new dwellings per year over the next 35 years (1).  BAA ensures that our carpentry students graduate with an industry-respected nationally recognised qualification in an industry with strong employment rates and excellent job prospects. require almost 55,000 new dwellings per year over the next 35 years (1).  BAA ensures that our carpentry students graduate with an industry-respected nationally recognised qualification in an industry with strong employment rates and excellent job prospects.

1. Urban Development Institute of Australia Victoria

WHAT WILL RESIDENTIAL CITIES OF THE FUTURE NEED? 

You.

Your Commitment.

Your Skills.

Australia needs qualified carpenters to build the residential cities and suburbs of tomorrow – are you ready for the challenge?

TRUST YOUR FUTURE WITH BUILDERS ACADEMY AUSTRALIA

To find out more or secure your seat at our upcoming information session please give us a call on 1300 LEGEND (534 363) – our team of course advisors are ready to take your call.