This qualification is designed for professionals in the building and construction industry wanting to apply for a Low-rise Builders License or to advance their knowledge to acquire a higher-level position in the building and construction industry. This course is designed for builders or owners of small to medium sized businesses in the construction industry who want to up-level. It is targeted to all tradies, including: Carpenters, Bricklayers, Leading Hands, Building Estimators, Site Supervisors and/or Project Managers.
According to the Australian Government’s Job Outlook service, future growth is strong for those in construction management roles, ensuring the skill learned in this qualification will be in high demand. The average salary for this role within Australia is estimated between $100,000 to $180,000.
Upon completion, students will have gained extensive skills allowing them to plan building construction work; apply structural principles; supervise on-site construction; apply building code; meet standards and legal requirements to maintain industry quality; manage contracts; and manage small business finances. Successful completion will allow you to then apply for a Builder – Low Rise License, setting you up to successfully manage a residential building business.
Completion of specific units of competency within this qualification may also allow you to apply for a Site Supervisor Builder Low Rise License. General induction training is also required to be completed before entering a construction site in accordance with the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work – this requirement is satisfied by completing unit CPCCOHS1001A –“Work safely in the construction industry”. Please note that additional units of competency may be required to meet builder registration requirements in various States and Territories. For more information, please contact your Licensing Issuing Body or contact Fresh Start Education by telephone on 1300 980 999 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Students must be 18 years or older and will be required to demonstrate the required level of Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills.
Whilst there is no formal pre-requisite required to enrol into this qualification, it is beneficial for students to have some relevant industry experience working in a managerial position within the workplace. This may have been obtained through formal and/or informal training, work experience and life experience.
To ensure that this is the most suitable qualification to achieve individual career goals, all applicants to this program will undergo a Pre-qualification Interview. In this interview we discuss career goals, assess eligibility, and discuss current knowledge and experience.
All students, who have two (2) or more years’ industry experience, are offered a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Assessment. This RPL Assessment process is undertaken by a qualified industry experienced Trainer and Assessor who will measure each student’s current knowledge and experience against the performance criteria of the qualification. Should individuals have already acquired knowledge and skills considered within the learning criteria of this qualification, they may not need to complete all units of competency within the qualification. As a result, if an application for RPL is successful, a student may:
Should a student have already completed some units within this qualification, they may also be eligible for Credit Transfer. To apply, evidence of completed prior studies equivalent to the units of competency within the qualification must be provided.
For more information please refer to the Fresh Start Education Student Handbook.
Fresh Start Education deliver relevant industry training and assessment that provides you with the skills, knowledge and experience to achieve this Nationally Approved and Accredited Business qualification.
Our course content has been purposefully developed to be future-focused, complete with current industry topics that are practical and relevant to your career!
To achieve this qualification, you must demonstrate competency in 12 units of competency.
To make sure this is the right qualification for you, please review the units of competency listed below to ensure that your scope of works meets the requirements of the qualification.
Manage Small Business Finances
Apply Building Codes and Standards to the Construction Process for Low Rise Building Projects
Manage Occupational Health and Safety in the Building and Construction Workplace
Select and Prepare a Construction Contract
Identify and Produce Estimated Costs for Building and Construction Projects
Produce Labour and Material Schedules for Ordering
Select, Prepare and Store Constructions Materials for Low Rise Projects
Plan Building or Construction Work
Conduct On-Site Supervision of Building and Construction Projects
Apply Legal Requirements to Building and Construction Projects
Apply Structural Principles to Residential Low-Rise Constructions
Apply Structural Principles to Commercial Low-Rise Constructions
Read and Interpret Plans and Specifications
Students may need regular access to a laptop or desktop computer with the following:
Fresh Start Education offers blended pathways of training and assessment that is contextualised to meet the specific training needs and circumstances of each individual student.
Fresh Start Education’s blended training model may include one (1) or more of the following training and assessment delivery pathways supported with written, oral and recorded on-site or simulated work environment assessments:
If you are considering enrolling for this qualification, please review the units of competency listed below to make sure this is the right qualification for you.