Meet Luke: Certificate III Student with CWBTS
“Eventually I want to be an owner-builder. Get a couple of guys working for me and start building houses. Work hard and keep at it. You’ve gotta enjoy your work.”
We think doing your cert III training on the job as a full-time apprenticeship is a great way to learn. For today’s interview, we caught up with Luke Davies, who’s finishing his CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry. He’s working for a NSW-based builder and doing on-the-job training through our partner RTO, City-Wide Building and Training Services. Scroll through the pictures below to read how it works! Cheers Luke.
Name: Luke Davies
Age: 23 years old
Training: Currently completing a CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry with our partner RTO, City-Wide Building and Training Service (CWBTS), delivered via workplace training
Employer: Malcolm Graffin Building, Murwillimbah, NSW
“Ever since I left school I’ve been pretty much doing this kind of work. I got into it at a young age.
“The certificate III is heaps good. Mal, our boss, shows us most of the work. Then Josh the trainer checks in. He’ll visit to see how we’re going and we can go see him any time if we need help with anything, like extra learning.”
“You get modules to do. For every type of job we do, you have to do a little test on it. When I complete one, Mal will sign me off and then Josh will. I show them photos and I do my theory.”
“Yeah, I love working here. It’s good. Everyone is pretty laid back, there’s heaps of variety, you get a lot of use of tools.
“I’d like to work for Malcolm as long as I can. Eventually, when I’m up to scratch I’ll go work on my own. Start to get my name out there and stuff.”
“We do a lot of framing here, some new houses and fix-ups around town. At the moment we’re working on a seat for a shopping centre in Brisbane.”
“I’m probably gonna do the certificate IV. Yeah. Get me more further ahead. Eventually I want to be an owner-builder. Get a couple of guys working for me and start building houses. Work hard and keep at it. You’ve gotta enjoy your work.”
Legend. Thanks, Luke! CTA.
Interested in studying for your certificate III through on-site training? Check out the CWBTS courses here or phone our team on 1300 534 363.
Are you an employer who’d be interested in working with CWBTS? Read our interview with Daniel’s boss Mal here.