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NSW Construction Climate

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How Construction Training Institute is contributing to the current construction boom in NSW. Construction Training Institute (CTI) is an Australian registered training organisation that provides innovative educational pathways to develop the skills and qualifications of trainers and industry leaders. CTI has a flexible, tailored approach to help fast-track the learning…

Do you have what it takes to be a Master Builder?


Queensland’s best builders have been recognised for their artful housing and construction skills at the Master Builders Brisbane Housing & Construction Awards held earlier this month at the Brisbane Convention Centre. The award for the 2016 Brisbane Project of the Year went to Watpac Construction Pty Ltd’s One-Eighty Brisbane, while…

New heights for the Gold Coast building sector

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What is behind the growth which has turned the Gold Coast into Queensland’s economic powerhouse? Construction jobs and billion dollars’ worth of developments have flooded the Gold Coast this year, seeing the number of cranes more than doubling in a matter of months. Reports reveal 35 tower cranes are filling…

Get qualified for $39/fortnight!

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Skills Assessments Funded by Smart & Skilled Do you currently have the skills and experience in a trade but require an official qualification? Construction Training Institute have partnered with Smart & Skilled NSW to provide funding for participants in our Skills Assessment and prior learning programs. What is Skills Assessment?…

2016 Trade Salaries Revealed

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In this thriving industry, trade businesses and trades people are reaping the rewards. With a 0.3% increase from last year, a tradesman earns on average $60.88 per hour. New reports reveal the wealthiest tradesmen for 2016 are builders in New South Wales, earning $77.85 an hour, a rise of 27.7%…

New Brisbane developments set to create more than 2000 construction jobs


Brisbane City Council and Queensland Government have recently approved several new construction projects in the city’s CBD set to create more than 2000 new construction jobs for local workers. Proposed projects include further wharf developments as well as a new skyrise of serviced apartments.  The Queens Wharf project alone is…

2016 Outlook infographic


Want more info? Check out our in-depth blog post here. For more information on our offerings or to find out more about the above statistics contact a CTI team member today.

2016 outlook for building industry


The building and construction industry has traditionally been one of the largest employing industries in Australia. We take a look at industry predictions for this year and what that means for you. Employment in the building industry Australian Construction Industry Forum reported in its November 2015 forecast that overall employment…

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) infographic


Want more info? Check out our in-depth blog post here. If you need any more information about skills assessment or RPL, contact the friendly team at CTI today. We will be able to talk you through the process of enrolment or provide more information about whether you would make a…

How do I know if I’m qualified for recognition of prior learning (RPL)?


Recognition of prior learning (RPL) recognises previously gained skills and experience towards a formal qualification. As RPL focusses on outcomes rather than how or when you acquired this knowledge or skill, it can be difficult to know whether your experiences would qualify for RPL or not. Examples of prior learning,…

Thinking about taking up a trade in the construction Industry? Now’s the time.

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The global financial crisis of 2008 hit the construction industry hard. Thankfully, for the first time in a very long time, the industry looks to be finally showing signs of genuine positive growth. Lowered interest rates paired with increasing immigration trends have increased the need for residential and commercial construction.…