Build Your Career

Build Your Career is a building and construction pre-employment training course.

It runs full-time for 10 weeks, 8.30am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

The course is a combination of classroom learning and hands-on construction experience, through the refurbishment of a SA Housing Authority property.  SYC will deliver the classroom learning.  Locations of the construction work will vary but will be confirmed with participants before the course commences.

Participants will learn the skills needed to prepare them for job opportunities with SA Housing Authority builders. Learner Support Services will be available to students who need assistance to address issues which might make it difficult to complete their training and transition to employment.

Successful graduates will achieve (FSK20113) Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways incorporating accredited units from (CPC20112) Certificate II in Construction.

Following completion of the course, the Authority will organise work placements and job trials for graduates with builders.

→  Find out more information about Build Your Career, Construction Course

I Got Built

I Got Built is a course for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people wanting to gain an apprenticeship in a construction trade such as: carpentry, plumbing or painting.

The course is designed to prepare participants for apprenticeship opportunities generated through the maintenance of the Authority’s public houses.
Running full-time for 8 weeks, the course is a combination of classroom learning and hands-on construction experience, through the refurbishment of a SA Housing Authority property.

Successful graduates will achieve: (CPC20112) Certificate II in Construction delivered by Carey Training (100% Indigenous owned and operated company), RIIMPO318F Conduct Civil Construction Skid Steer Loader Operations, and First Aid Training.

Work experience and/or job trials will be offered to participants in the final week of training. These will be provided through SA Housing Authority contracted maintenance companies who are offering apprenticeships to graduates.

Participants will also benefit from free:

  • DHS/Police clearances for participants
  • Resume and interview training
  • Case management and Mentoring (delivered by Indi Services, an Aboriginal Business Enterprise, approximately one hour per week, per participant)
  • Drug and alcohol testing and support
  • Personal Protective Equipment (supplied by Programmed Facility Management)
  • Program polo and long sleeve shirts (supplied by the SA Housing Authority)

→  Find out more information about 'I Got Built'  Program, Construction Course

Empowering Career Options

Empowering Career Options is aimed at improving the vocational skills and employment opportunities for victims of domestic and family violence (DFV) living in Metropolitan Adelaide. It also provides a safe environment for participants to meet with others who have similar lived experiences so they can overcome the social isolation which often comes with DFV and learn to build new friendships and support networks.

The course provides end-to-end support to assist them in successfully gaining a nationally accredited qualification and entering sustainable employment. Participants have the opportunity to complete units of competency – Certificate III in Business Administration – over an 8 week period, and with no out-of-pocket expenses.

Participants will also gain:

  • Improved employability skills, self-belief and work attitude, designed to ensure they are confident and job-ready
  • Work experience placements where participants can demonstrate their work readiness to employers and gain valuable on the job experience
  • Exposure to open and sustainable employment opportunities
  • Support and counselling services throughout the program

Where participants are already linked with other providers, we will work with them through a holistic case management model to ensure the best outcome.

→  Find out more information about the Empowering Career Options Program

Doorways 2 Construction

Doorways2construction (D2C) is a Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Schools Program which was established by the Construction Industry Training Board in conjunction with South Australian Secondary Schools, and jointly funded with the State Government. The Program provides senior school students with a construction pathway, integrated within the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE).

Year 11 students will undertake training at a Certificate I or II level with a general introduction to construction skills, knowledge, career development, and worksite safety. D2C is recognised in the SACE at Stage 1 credits.

D2C Plus provides a seamless pathway into a partial Certificate III. D2C Plus is recognised in the SACE at Stage 2 credits.

Students completing D2C Certificate I or II will benefit from:

  • 4 weeks of work placement
  • Career advice, site visits, career talks
  • White Card: Workplace, Health and Safety (WHS) induction requirements in the building and construction industry
    Training in Asbestos Awareness & KESAB Clean Site
  • PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)

→  Find out more information about the Doorways 2 Construction Program

Building Links provides senior school students outside of D2C schools with the opportunity to undertake a similar fee-for-service course with a construction pathway, integrated within the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE).

The course is designed to give students hands-on experience by renovating and remodelling existing Housing SA properties. This course combines structured workplace training at a live construction site, practical work sessions and theory.

Year 11 students will undertake training at a Certificate I or II level with a general introduction to construction skills, knowledge, career development, and worksite safety. Building Links is recognised in the SACE at Stage 1 credits.

D2C Plus provides a seamless pathway into a partial Certificate III. D2C Plus is recognised in the SACE at Stage 2 credits.
Students completing Building Links Certificate I or II will benefit from:

  • 4 weeks of work placement
  • Career advice, site visits, career talks
  • White Card: Workplace, Health and Safety (WHS) induction requirements in the building and construction industry Training in Asbestos Awareness & KESAB Clean Site
  • Basic PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)

→  Find out more information about Building Links, Construction Course Certificate I

→  Find out more information about Building Links, Construction Course Certificate II

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