Industry Training

Here’s the list of the latest training available this month, provided by registered training organisations.


Strategy and planning are key to business success and can make a significant difference to your day to day operations. Maximise your business outcomes by learning the foundations for developing a strategic plan.

It doesn’t matter if you are just starting out in business and have no idea what the next steps are or if you have been in business for years, this workshop will help you gain a clear picture of your direction.

  • Tuesday 10 March, 2.00pm – 5.00pm
  • Newcastle MBA Office
  • Members $250, Non-Members $285
  • 3 CPD Points

AWCI Business Essentials Lunch

Join the AWCI NSW’s first of the 2020 Business Essentials Lunches for Wall & Ceiling Contractors.

This is a great opportunity to network with other wall & ceiling contractors.
Limited to 50 attendees. Registration essential.

All attendees will come away with a clear understanding of the Security of Payment Act and how to use it to obtain prompt payment, as well as an information pack to take away with you to refer to. This session is suitable to anyone involved in running a wall & ceiling business and will suit plasterers, their admin/accounts staff, partners.

Elon Zlotnick from Lander & Rogers will be presenting the facts on ‘A practical guide to getting paid promptly using the Security of Payment Act’

FREE Bus to Sydney for Northumberland Members!

AWCI NSW is providing a courtesy bus for our NORTHUMBERLAND MEMBERS to bring them to this seminar, pick up in Newcastle at 10am and returning at 8pm.

  • Date: Friday, 13 March – 1pm
  • Dooleys Waterview Club, Silverwater – FREE bus from Newcastle for AWCI members at 10am
  • Cost: FREE – Lunch & soft drinks provided
  • RSVP by 6 March

HIA Wet Area Waterproofing 2 day practical workshop

Enhance your existing knowledge of industry standards relating to product, installation, and application in the field of wet area waterproofing.

  • 12th and 13th March 2020 8.30am – 4.30pm
  • Member:  $675.00 (inc GST), Non-member: $726.00 (inc GST)
  • 14 CPD points


The Master Builders industry best practice waterproofing short course is designed to provide you with the practical skills and knowledge you need to ensure internal waterproofing for bathrooms, kitchens and laundries is done right the first time.

  • Wednesday 18 & Thursday 19 March, 9.00am – 4.00pm each day
  • Business Growth Centre, Gateshead
  • Members $700, Non-Members $910.00
  • 14 CPD Points


Our Master Builders industry best practice waterproofing course is designed for participants to gain up-to-date skills and knowledge to meet current industry needs for the internal/external waterproofing sector. This 9-day workshop is suitable for those who have a certain level of experience in the waterproofing sector, may need to upgrade their skills and are seeking to apply for their contractor waterproofing licence. 

  • 20, 21 & 22 March
  • 3, 4 & 5 April
  • 17, 18 & 19 April
  • Business Growth Centre, Gateshead
  • Members $3000, Non-Members $3300
  • 23 CPD Points

Understanding HIA Building Contracts

This workshop provides a detailed understanding of domestic building contracts, using the relevant HIA contract for your region as an example. The contract is explained in full, describing each schedule and clause.

  • 27 March 2020 9.00am – 1.00pm
  • HIA Office – Hunter, Mayfield
  • Member:  $198.00 (inc GST), Non-member: $240.00 (inc GST)
  • 4 CPD points

HIA Safety Testing and Inspecting of Electrical Equipment

Learn to perform inspections and tests using approved Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) equipment and in accordance with the relevant requirements and standards.

  • 3 April 2020 8.30am- 4.30pm
  • HIA Office – Hunter, Mayfield
  • Member:  $375.00 (inc GST), Non-member: $440.00 (inc GST)
  • 7 CPD points


Take the next step in your building career. Turn your existing skills and experience into a CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) qualification along your pathway to a Builder’s licence. This course will teach you the necessary skills to manage a small building and construction business.

  • Classroom, RPL or online available
  • Members $3950, Non-Members $4250

Residential and Low Rise Building – CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

This program covers the skills and knowledge needed by professional builders in the low-rise residential sector of the building industry.

  • Online – monthly intake
  • Member: $4,850.00 (GST exempt), Non-member: $5,500.00 (GST exempt)
  • Funding Eligibility. This training is subsidised by the NSW Government under Smart and Skilled. Your eligibility and applicable fees payable for your training under this funding will be determined as part of the pre-enrolment, Notification of Enrolment process.


Complete a nationally recognised qualification and gain valuable skills and knowledge to progress your career. Learn how to manage all aspects of construction projects including leading teams, managing changes and project risk, effective resource management, project planning, finance management, stakeholder management, and more!

  • Online
  • Members $3500, Non-Members $3850


Develop your business management skills and technical knowledge in the building and construction industry with this Diploma course. Together with the practical on the job skills, you will be equipped with an advanced level of knowledge to manage a team within residential or commercial small to medium-sized projects.

  • Online or RPL
  • Members $3950, Non-Members $4250


The role of the Work Health and Safety officer is highly important as it ensures the business complies with its work health and safety obligations under WHS laws. If you have experience in the supervision of work health and safety practices on site, Master Builders can help get your skills, knowledge and experience recognised.   

  • Online and RPL
  • Members $2750, Non-Members $3000