Message from the CEO

Short courses: You asked and we delivered

The training landscape is forever changing. Not only are there constantly new skills, techniques and technologies to learn about, but time and geographical pressures are at play too. Master Builders strives to meet your needs. As a result of your feedback requesting more short courses, we’ve aimed to expand our offerings and developed a list of new short courses that cover a variety of topics including:

• Waterproofing
• Asbestos Awareness
• Building Permit Applications
• Preliminary Works (Domestic)
• Business Fundamentals, and
• Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS).

These courses have been developed with your feedback in mind, and this is but a taste of what we now offer. With these and other new short courses, detailed within this guide, we hope that more of you will be able to upskill yourselves and your staff in the areas you want and need. However, there is always room to improve so please keep your feedback coming so we can continue to provide you with the training you require.

Another way we are keeping you one step ahead is by offering the CPC50308 Diploma of Building and Construction (Management). We are one of only a handful of RTOs that provide this course. Why is this important? Changes to training requirements mean applicants for the Project Manager (Domestic) – which will supersede the Domestic Builder (Manager) registration – will now be required to undertake the CPC50308 Diploma of Building and Construction (Management) as well. By offering this course we aim to make it as easy as possible for you to access the training you need.

Further evidence of our commitment to industry support, Master Builders has seen an 86 per cent increase in regional training over the past three years. In the 2016-2017 financial year we provided nearly 80,000 hours of training and achieved close to a 90 per cent student satisfaction rating (according to the most recent Victorian State Government RTO Performance Indicator report). This is 15 per cent higher than the reported 75 per cent approval rating for all RTOs. Master Builders has firmly established itself as a leader in vocational education and the numbers really do speak for themselves.

We continue to have a wide range of regional and metropolitan training locations with our newest facilities in Ringwood, Narre Warren, Frankston, Mill Park and Rockbank going strong. Furthermore, we offer onsite training and at times that are suitable to you.

This guide demonstrates how Master Builders, with our strong industry connections and relationships, is uniquely positioned to deliver you the best training and education available. Contact our Training Department on (03) 9411 4555 to discuss the many opportunities available to you.

Radley de Silva
Chief Executive Officer