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Building and Construction

Working in partnership with industry

Our School of Engineering, Design and Construction has a long-standing reputation amongst the industry and its associations as a leader in building and construction training. We provide a range of customised training to develop workforces, including nationally accredited qualifications, specific units and customised programs. We work in partnership with many associations and industry bodies to ensure our training is current with industry standards.

We provide the following services to industry and individuals:

  • Trade apprentice training, tailored to employer or individual needs
  • Customised courses for specific requirements
  • Assessment on or off the job
  • Recognition of Prior Learning
  • Mentoring, coaching and tutoring
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Development of small business skills.

Get in touch to find out more.

Head of School - Engineering, Design and Construction
Dr Sashigaran Sivathasan
Phone: 03 9269 8602
Email: building@melbournepolytechnic.edu.au
 
On-site & Industry liaison – Building and Construction
Simon Hester
Phone: 03 9269 8786
Email: simonhester@melbournepolytechnic.edu.au

Occupational Health and Safety

Melbourne Polytechnic has industry experienced staff delivering a comprehensive range of consultancy services and training programs to enable you to provide a safe and productive workplace.

Melbourne Polytechnic provides your business with training needed for you to meet your OH&S obligations in accordance with WorkSafe requirements.

Industry and site specific courses and programs can be tailored to your individual workplace or site requirements:

  • manual handling
  • risk assessment
  • hazard identification and risk control
  • safety management safety systems
  • OH&S management and supervisory training
  • emergency preparedness/evacuation training
  • duty of care

Further Information
Head of Department – Building and Construction
Nathan Cryer
Phone: 03 9269 8701
Email: building@melbournepolytechnic.edu.au

On-site & Industry liaison – Building and Construction
Simon Hester
Phone: 03 9269 8786
Email: simonhester@melbournepolytechnic.edu.au

Advance your career

If you’re already working in the building and construction industry, Melbourne Polytechnic can provide you many opportunities for you to advance your career though qualifications and recognition of prior learning.

Consider the options below:

  • Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) – the Builder’s Registration Course in association with the Master Builders Associate of Victoria (BDAV)
  • Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) – How to start building your own business
  • Certificate IV in Plumbing Services – Licencing and Registration Course in association with the Plumbing Industry Commission
  • Study pathways from certificates through to advanced diploma courses
  • Earn while you learn with our apprenticeship programs
  • Customised programs incorporating specific units of competency to ensure your skills are at their best

If you already have experience in the building and construction industry and want to obtain a formal qualification, you could be eligible to receive recognition of prior learning.

Recognition of Prior Learning acknowledges the experience you may already have from working on the job, and assesses your level of competency against individual units within a qualification.

Based on your experience, you may then receive credit to all or part of a qualification. For any parts of the qualification that you may not receive credit for, training to fill this gap is provided, and you can obtain the formal qualification.

If you have already obtained part of a qualification you may also be available for a credit transfer so that you do not need to complete these units again.

Recognition of Prior Learning is available for all building and construction courses. Please contact our office on 03 9269 8746 for more information.

Why Melbourne Polytechnic?

Melbourne Polytechnic has been a leading industry trainer for over 100 years. Our Building and Construction Faculty has a long standing reputation amongst industry peers and associations as a leader in trade services training who choose us for:

  • competitive costing
  • qualified industry experienced staff using the latest technologies and methodologies
  • training tailored for small or large groups
  • customised courses and assessments
  • mentoring and career advice for your employees
  • nationally accredited qualifications
  • large open plan flexible work spaces enabling  full size simulated projects
  • Melbourne Polytechnic works in partnership with the Master Builders Association of Victorian, the Plumbing Industry Commission and other industry bodies to ensure our training is current with industry practice and standards.

Some of our industry partnerships include:
Victorian Building Authority                       
Master Builders of Victoria                                           
Australian Cabinet and Furniture Association                 
Master Painters Association of Victoria                         
Housing Industry of Australia                                           
Association of Wall and Ceiling Industries Australia          
Australian Shop and Office Fitting Industry Associations    
Australian Brick and Blocklaying Training Foundation