Building and Construction courses
This course delivers the basic foundations and content for students to develop the skills and knowledge used in the building and construction industry, specialising in brick and blocklaying techniques.
You will learn about brick/block types, brick/block accessories, glues, brick/block patterns and cement mortars.
You will also learn how to lay bricks and blocks using different bonds, including laying of brickwork/blockwork for domestic, commercial, industrial and public buildings, as well as how to construct ornamental panels, feature walls, arches and columns.
Sufficient evidence for the awarding of this qualification will require the student to undertake work placement outside of TAFE NSW.
Students are required to also complete the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (SAC 2006) before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry covers this requirement, and will be delivered on campus.
At Nirimba College, the international students will spend 20 hours a week carrying out the practical component of the course. They will be required to do another 10 to 20 hours a week of self-study to assist in achieving the outcomes of the qualification.
This qualification is designed to meet the needs of builders, including selecting contractors, overseeing the work and its quality, and liaising with clients. This course is for people wanting to work as builders. You will learn the skills and knowledge required to manage low and medium rise building projects. This course may assist you in getting a builder's licence in NSW.
This qualification is for people who want to become builders and managers of small to medium building businesses. You will acquire the skills and knowledge required to coordinate the overall construction of low-rise buildings, which entails selecting contractors, overseeing the work and its quality, and liaising with clients.
The Certificate 3 in Carpentry course provides the learner with skills and knowledge required for the basic construction techniques. From excavation of footings, preparation of the floor system, construction of wall and roof framing, cladding and lining, sequencing construction to suit other trades (plumber, electrician, plasterer, painter, tiler, bricklayer, etc) through to the completion.
On successful completion, the learner will have the ability to work unassisted with Tradespersons in the residential and commercial construction industry.
This course is for people wanting to enter or currently employed in the civil construction industry. It reflects the role of people working as senior civil works designers or para-professional designers who support professional engineers.
You will learn to perform tasks that are broad, specialised, complex and technical and include strategic areas and initiating activities. Specific areas covered include civil drafting and advanced underpinning principles associated with civil design such as engineering mathematics, statics and strength of materials.
By completing the course you will be able to design complex projects to ensure the implementation of a client's site requirements. This involves skills such as risk management, team effectiveness, managing design processes and establishing and maintaining quality systems.
You will be assessed in a work environment or a simulated environment as specified in the Resources and Infrastructure Training Package. You will be advised of the requirements relating to accessing a workplace(s) and relevant OHS safety requirements at enrolment.
This course is for those working as designers or design paraprofessionals who support professional engineers. They perform tasks involving a high level of autonomy and requiring the application of significant judgement in planning and determining the selection of equipment/roles/techniques for themselves and others. They are required to develop site specific work designs to ensure the implementation of the clients site requirements. They demonstrate the application of a broad range of technical, managerial, coordination and planning skills.
You will acquire the skills and knowledge to produce detail drawings according to engineering designs and Australian Standards (AS). The skills you will develop include use of computer-aided design (CAD) software functions and ability to apply industry and discipline specific knowledge to produce models, produce drawings and schematics for specialised engineering-related areas of industry. Other skills covered in this course may include information gathering, such as on-site visits, calculations, consultations and research.
This course is for people who want to work in formwork and falsework in residential and commercial applications. You will learn how to carry out excavation and general demolition of minor building structures and setting out and levelling operations.
Formwork is the surface, supports and framing used to define the shape of concrete until it becomes self-supporting and includes the forms on which the concrete is poured, the supports which withstand the loads imposed by the forms and concrete, the bracing which may be added to ensure stability and the footings. The supports, bracing & footings utilised can also be known as falsework.
You will also learn how to work safely at heights, erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground, suspended slabs, columns, beams and walls, operate elevated work platforms, install curtain walling, construct timber external stairs, bulkheads and assemble partitions.
This course is for people who want to work in the painting and decorating industry. You will learn about the processes, materials, tools and equipment used and develop specialised skills associated with the surface coating industry.
This course is for people aspiring to become a certified professional in spatial information services. You will learn how to deal with the fields of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), remote sensing, photogrammetry, mapping and geographic information systems.
At the completion of the course you will be able to collect, store and analyse geospatial data and prepare documentation based on that data.
This course is for people seeking an entry point to the spatial information services sector. Included in this sector are organisations involved with remote sensing and photogrammetry, mapping and surveying, land administration and geographic information systems.
This course is for students who want to become surveying technicians. The course prepares students for a range of specialisations, such as land surveying, engineering surveying and mining surveying.
This course is for people who want to work in the wall and floor tiling trade. You will learn how to lay tiles on a variety of internal and external surfaces which may be horizontal, vertical, curved, sloping and twisted. You will receive training in the tools required for this work also learn about waterproofing wet areas, tile types, tile accessories, tile glues, tiling patterns and cement mortars.
Additional cost for protective clothing is approximately A$350.
Randwick College has close links with the wall and floor tiling industry, the Master Builders Association of NSW and the CFMEU (Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union) and will assist, where possible, in finding work experience placements for students.
For further general information about qualifications, work placement, articulation, facilities and equipment, assessment methods and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) visit about TAFE NSW.
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