The construction industry in Australia has particularly high standards when it comes to safety and licensing.
Up skilling and gaining further industry related tickets and licences by taking short courses related to the industry you’re seeking work in can significantly improve your chances of landing a job.
By having extra courses on your resume, you will stand out from the crowd and more desirable to a potential employer!
5 short courses to help you land a job:
This is a standard requirement for anyone who wishes to enter a construction site in Australia. If you are considering work in the construction industry, you should consider doing this course prior to applying for jobs – it will show initiative and commitment.
A confined space ticket is an ideal up-skill for anyone currently or aiming to work in the construction industry. Examples of confined spaces that may be found on construction sites are: excavation spaces, trenches and sewerage pipes. This is often a desired qualification.
Elevated Work Platform (EWP)
An EWP ticket allows you to operate elevated boom-type platforms of more than 11m legally, in a variety of industries. EWP’s are commonly used in industries such as construction, mining and building. An EWP licence is often a mandatory requirement, especially on big construction sites or in the mining industry.
Working at Heights
Working at heights is a high-risk activity and falls in the construction industry accounted for 37% of falls related fatalities between Jan 2003 and December 2015. By having completed a Working at Heights course, potential employers can be assured that you are aware of hazards and risk management for working safely at heights.
This course provides employees with the skills and knowledge to assist in the instance of a medical emergency until the arrival of further assistance. With health and safety being paramount on construction sites, this shows initiative and will be favourable with employers.
In a highly competitive job market it is in your interests to up skill as much as possible in your field of work.
Having showed the initiative to put yourself through courses and having a range of skills may be the difference between you and another applicant getting the job.
Star Training & Assessing provide a range of training courses and see education as the most important tool for progress.
For more information on courses in your area, contact Star Training & Assessing today.