Take the first step to becoming a qualified roofer with this introductory short course. Develop the basic hand and employability skills needed to obtain an apprenticeship.
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Develop the basic skills and knowledge needed to gain an apprenticeship with this introductory roofing short course.
According to the Australian Government “Australian Jobs 2021” report, the construction industry represents around 9% of workers in Australia and a significant number of new jobs have been added in recent years. In particular, technicians and trade workers in the construction industry account for 32% of workers. Construction Skills Queensland estimates a state-wide construction industry labour shortage of 20% in response to the boom in new housing as well as large infrastructure projects in the pipeline, including the Brisbane 2032 Summer Olympics. Now is the time to consider a construction trade for your future career!
The Get Ready for Roofing short course will introduce you to the trade where you will learn to use roofing tools, equipment and materials, and cover topics including setting up roof battens, loading roof tiles, mixing bedding, laying roofing ridges, cutting roof tiles, installing sarking and much more! You will also learn about workplace health and safety, develop an understanding of the Building and Construction industry and learn about the possible career pathways available.
This intensive two week course provides hands-on training delivered by industry-experienced teachers and on-site industry work experience.
Upon successful completion of this short course you will be well placed to seek an apprenticeship as a roofer in the Construction industry. To further your employability opportunities you will be able to enrol into the Construction Industry White Card course for no additional fee (not required if already hold a White Card).
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There are no formal entry requirements for this course.
To take part in this course, you will need to be a:
TAFE Queensland strongly recommends:
You will be required to undertake one week (5 days) of work experience.
TAFE Queensland will be able to assist in finding work experience placements, our teachers are well connected with their industries.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Requirements:
Students are required to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.
All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.
Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.