There’s never been a better time than now to prepare your career or business for the future. Times are challenging at the moment, but with a new focus, you can stop putting off that qualification and make a start now.
Master Builders Education and Skills Development is committed to providing more online training than ever before, ensuring your learning experience is safe and supported.
Now is the time to start something new and take advantage of the opportunities the recovering economy will present. Prepare yourself now with education and training to position yourself strategically for the economic upturn.
Benefits of training with the Master Builders:
- Online qualifications and industry courses
- We come to your worksite for On-site Recognition of Prior Learning
- Pathways to trade, demolition, renovation, and building licences
- Reputable training provided by industry experts
- Backed by the industry’s longest-standing association
- The most up to date industry relevant resources
- Supportive trainers and staff to help you every step of the way
- Easy to use online learning portal
- Stay connected with industry
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To assist people along their pathway to a building or trade licence, industry expert trainers assess existing skills, work experience and knowledge with the On-site Recognition of Prior Learning program, which can be conducted in your time at your workplace.
On-site RPL is offered across NSW with support from our regional networks in Norwest, Newcastle, Ballina, Wollongong, Port Macquarie, Gosford, Ulladulla, Orange and Albury.
Online Education and Training
You can now study online with the flexibility and convenience of choosing where and when you participate. Gain the technical skills and knowledge to progress your career and take your place in the industry. The online enrolment and training platform is easy to use with video tutorials and legislative resources with supportive representatives to help you every step of the way. Complete a Nationally recognised qualification or industry professional development short course online:
- DIPLOMA OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT
- DIPLOMA OF BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION (BUILDING)
- CERTIFICATE IV IN BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION (BUILDING)
- CERTIFICATE IV IN WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY
- ASBESTOS AWARENESS
- COMPLYING DEVELOPMENT
- MANUAL HANDLING
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A few tips to help navigate through these unprecedented times
With social distancing measures and trade restrictions in place for the foreseeable future, it is important that we look after not just our physical but mental wellbeing.
Our lifestyles and working environments have been majorly disrupted; the pubs and clubs are closed, footy and sports have been cancelled, we have been restricted on how we can interact with our loved ones, and limited to only leaving our homes for what are deemed essential activities. All of these things can place an enormous amount of stress, strain and anxiety on individuals and family units. Now more than ever it’s important that we take steps to stay connected and look out for one another.
Here are some tips and ideas that can help you to navigate through these unprecedented times:
Technology and Communication:
Being there for family members, peers and colleagues has never been more important. But how do you interact with and support the nearest and dearest to you with social distancing measures?
The use of social and online technologies to remain connected with family and friends has become the new norm. A few popular Apps are Facetime, WhatsApp and Zoom which are free to download and easy to use. For operating business, other apps which may help are office 365, Google products, online timesheets and staff rostering software. Make use of technologies to ensure you stay regularly connected with your families, friends, clients and staff.
If you are unfamiliar with the technologies, there are plenty of tutorials on YouTube or help through the programs themselves so dive in and learn new skills.
With some extra time freed up on the weekends, now is the time to put in place plans for the future. What could the future look like for your career or business, and what do you need to future-proof yourself and prepare for coming out on the other side of COVID-19? These plans could include many aspects of your life – career, business, social life, financial.
Imagine the many potential opportunities that will be available in the future and how you can be ready to take advantage. Putting achievable plans in place with realistic goals, will help you get through this challenging time and give you something to look forward to. To help with your plans ask yourself:
- How has business changed now?
- What are the negative and positive impacts?
- How can you factor in key learnings and outcomes for new plans?
- What activities do you want to do with your family once restrictions are lifted?
Education and training:
Investing in education and training will help you strategically position yourself for your next steps in the Building and Construction Industry. There is no better time to think about your future career and enrol into a qualification or professional development course.
By taking advantage of new online learning technologies, studying has never been more flexible and convenient. You can schedule your studies to fit in with work and life commitments. Studying and learning something new can provide for positive experiences and improve your overall mental wellbeing. By taking on a new course and learning new skills you can:
- Achieve a new focus and direction
- Set new goals to achieve
- Provide a distraction from the media
- Meet new people in the industry with like-minded goals
- Create a positive and enjoyable experience
- Feel supported by your trainer and new peers
- Build your confidence
- Learn from others
Resources for anxiety and mental health:
If you are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, stressed or depressed or if someone you know is feeling this way, please make sure you seek assistance by consulting your doctor or seeking the advice of an appropriately qualified healthcare professional.
Mates in Construction is an organisation that can help and is specifically focussed on helping those in the building and construction industry. Mates in Construction provides integrated industry intervention programs to raise awareness of mental health and suicide. Mates in Construction aims to build stronger and more resilient workers, connects workers to the best help and support available, and assists businesses with mental health awareness. For more information go to https://mates.org.au/ or call 1300 642 111.
Beyond Blue and Lifeline have advice on how to care for your mental well-being during COVID-19, with a focus on the importance of connection, perspective, routine and being generous to others. You can call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636, 24 hours a day.
Here are a few mental health tips to get you through:
- It's good to talk
- Celebrate the small wins
- Take it one step at a time
- Focus on the good days
- Be proud of your achievements
- Have faith in your abilities
- Block out media
- Listen to music
- Eat healthily and exercise
- Vitamins and herbs such as St John’s Wort and a good cup of tea
- Go fishing!
This is general information and is not intended as medical advice and we encourage you to seek professional assistance if your mental health is affected.
Keep up to date with economic and industry information from official government sources and the Master Builders of NSW website https://www.mbansw.asn.au/covid19