Eliza’s Journey: Breaking Barriers as a Woman in Construction with BAA


Meet Eliza, an incredible tradie who has broken barriers to embark on a rewarding career in the  construction industry. Eliza first became interested in building and construction when she would go with her dad to the worksite. With her dad’s encouragement and fueled by her passion for the industry, Eliza kicked off her construction career with BAA.

In this blog post, we’ll share Eliza’s inspiring story, highlighting her experiences as a woman in construction and her journey with us. In a male-dominated industry, Eliza’s story shatters stereotypes and proves that women can excel in the construction industry. Let’s dive in!

Eliza’s Journey with BAA:

Discovering BAA: A Game-Changer for Eliza

Eliza realised that the path to becoming a successful construction professional required more than just enthusiasm; it demanded knowledge, skills, and formal qualifications.

Eliza heard about Builders Academy Australia (BAA) and our comprehensive training programs on the radio and decided to reach out to inquire about our offerings.

The Cert IV Experience and Securing a Position with Hickory

Eliza’s first step with BAA was completing the Certificate IV in Building and Construction, which provided her with essential knowledge and practical insights. 

“It provided with the basics knowledge you need to then go onto a building site like your plan, how to read plans, how to interpret plans, its the specifics of the job that take you to the role of real world builder” she explained. 

Armed with her qualification, Eliza landed a position with Hickory, a renowned construction company, where she began to put her newfound expertise into practice.

Meet legend Eliza

Flexible Learning: Balancing Work and Study:

To accommodate her work commitments, Eliza chose BAA’s flexible learning options, including online classes. This allowed her to continue working while studying towards her Diploma of Building and Construction. The flexibility of online construction training allowed her to learn at her own pace and conveniently fit her studies around her busy schedule, demonstrating BAA’s commitment to providing accessible education for aspiring professionals.

The Tuition Fee Free Advantage:

One significant advantage Eliza experienced was the Tuition Fee Free initiative offered by BAA. This is Fully Government Subsidised program that allowed her to pursue construction without the financial burden of tuition fees. This initiative by the Victorian government opened doors for aspiring tradies like Eliza. Don’t miss out on this opportunity, find out if you are eligible here.

Why Choose BAA?

BAA welcomes individuals from all backgrounds and empowers you to pursue your dreams of a career in construction. At Builders Academy Australia, we are dedicated to helping aspiring tradespeople achieve their career goals. When you choose BAA, you gain access to a range of benefits:

  • Tuition Fee-Free Study: BAA’s Tuition Fee Free initiative ensures that financial constraints don’t hinder your pursuit of education. Regardless of your existing qualifications, you can access high-quality training without worrying about tuition fees.
  • Flexible Study Options: BAA recognises that juggling work and studies can be challenging. That’s why we offer flexible study options, including online and evening classes, allowing you to tailor your learning experience to suit your schedule.
  • Australia’s Most Awarded Building & Construction Training Provider: By choosing BAA, you’re enrolling with the most awarded RTO in the building and construction industry. Our reputation and commitment to excellence guarantee that you’ll receive top-notch education and training that sets you apart from the competition.

Eliza checking construction site

Take the Next Step with BAA:

Her advice for starting your journey with BAA? 

“Basically just take a leap and do it”

Being a woman in the construction industry, Eliza’s journey is just one example of how BAA empowers individuals, especially women, to flourish in the construction industry. If you’re inspired by her story and eager to embark on your own transformative journey, contact BAA today.

Let BAA be your trusted partner in unlocking your true potential in the world of construction. Our friendly team is ready to provide you with the information you need to embark on your own remarkable journey of success. Take the first step towards a fulfilling career in construction by contacting BAA today.