A Bumpy Year
For many, 2021 has been a bit of a bumpy ride. With Covid restrictions keeping people in lockdown for extended periods, some have taken the opportunity to reflect on their careers.
Are you happy doing what you do? Would you love to change careers and try something totally new? Maybe you’d like to move into another area of expertise within the same industry?
If you’re looking for a fresh start to 2022, the construction industry may be just the thing you’re looking for. With lots of different avenues to pursue, it really is a smorgasbord of opportunity.
“…it’s just a matter of finding the role that suits you, and your interests and skills.”
Benefits of a Career in Construction
There are many reasons why a career in construction is appealing. Diversity, job stability and security, as well as flexibility of work are among them.
Construction is a big umbrella that covers many different jobs – from on site ones like carpentry, plumbing and electrical, to administration ones like site supervisors and site managers. So really, it’s just a matter of finding the role that suits you, and your interests and skills.
A career in construction offers job stability at a time when many other industries are floundering. Construction goes from strength to strength and is in fact Australia’s third largest industry for the number of people it employs and its contribution to the economy. In a recent Australian Financial Review article, it was said that “The nation’s construction sector is in the midst of a boom despite the ongoing challenges posed by the pandemic.”
The construction industry is also a lucrative one. While wages can vary according to experience and location, most people working in the industry are well paid. But more importantly, there is great scope for wage growth as people move into different roles.
Lockdowns also demonstrated how much people value their freedom and the ability to move around to different locations. The construction industry certainly offers plenty of opportunity to move around the country doing what you love. While different states have different regulations and licensing requirements, skills are essentially the same and can be employed anywhere.
“The construction industry certainly offers plenty of opportunity to move around the country doing what you love”
Where to start?
So, construction is very appealing for all the aforementioned reasons, but where do you start?
We highly recommend the CPC40120 – Certificate IV in Building and Construction which is a common and popular pathway to many roles in the industry. Many of our students start with the Certificate IV and then do other courses that lead to them becoming site managers, estimators and even registered builders.
The course consists of 19 units including:
- 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
- Produce labour and material scheduling for ordering
- Plan building and construction work
- Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
The qualification is designed to work around your existing schedule. We have many students with full time careers like our AFL cohort, who are able to gain their construction qualifications while working. Our trainers are renowned for going the extra mile and helping students from different backgrounds, and from different life stages, to thrive and succeed.
If you’d like more information, please contact us for a chat.