Construction has a vital role to play in post-pandemic recovery of Queensland. The construction industry is one of the largest contributors to the Queensland economy at 8.8% in 2017-18. And as we look at life after COVID-19, supporting the construction industry is critical.
While economic uncertainty is currently the norm, the McKinsey Global Institute forecasts that providing the virus can be contained, and with the implementation of some very sound economic policy, activity will be solid as early as 2021.
In preparation for life returning to ‘normal’ there’s never been a better time to build on your skills.
TAFE Queensland is delivering Construction Skills Queensland supported training in a range of certificate IV and higher-level vocational training courses.
The initiative is called the Higher Level Skills program, and enrolments are currently open. It’s geared towards existing workers of the building and construction industry who want to further develop their skills and build their career. The best part about it? Thanks to funding from Construction Skills Queensland you won’t have to pay much at all.
As part of the program TAFE Queensland currently offers 11 different qualifications in civil construction and general construction.
Mature-aged student, Jeffrey Daley has nothing but praise for the Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) that he completed in 2017. Jeffrey, a qualified plasterer who runs his own plastering business, completed the diploma to upgrade his skills and expand his business.
“Once I had finished the diploma I was then able to submit my application for a medium-rise license which would give me the opportunity to build medium-rise structures."
“It also helped me to understand more of the management side of medium-rise structures."
Jeffrey said that one of the benefits of studying at TAFE Queensland was that he really enjoyed being able to learn from people who have worked in the industry and knew exactly what they were teaching.
If you’re looking to expand your skills, whether you’re a sole trader, or someone in the construction industry, the Higher Level Skills program could help.
TAFE Queensland is a proud recipient of Construction Skills Queensland funding.
Check out the full range of eligible courses. Eligibility criteria applies.
Contact us today and get started.