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Become a builder with our courses in Western Sydney, NSW, and online across Australia

As the third largest industry in Australia, and with a workforce that makes up for nearly 10% of the nation's employment sector, you can trust that the building industry has plenty of career opportunities. And with the rewarding satisfaction of seeing your hard work contribute to an overall construction, it's easy to see why someone would want to join this industry.

If you're wondering how to become a builder and gain the necessary skills to get you noticed by employers, TAFE Western Sydney has the answer. We offer various building courses in Western Sydney, plus online to students across Australia.

Through the fantastic educational and teaching facilities of our advanced specialist centres, you'll be able to complete your building course and enter the workforce with confidence and current industry knowledge.

Learn how to become a builder with TAFE Western Sydney by browsing our courses on offer and find the best fit for you today.

Example Uni and/or Career Pathways

Click on the link below for an example Uni and/or Career Pathways.

Example Uni and/or Career Pathways (PDF, 706KB)

Get Your Skills Recognised

Building Site

The Building Industry Skills Centre (BISC) at Nirimba College, Quakers Hill, in Sydney's North West, is the specialist assessment unit of TAFE NSW - Western Sydney Institute.

The BISC is a purpose built facility for assessment and training for the building and construction industry that provides the following services:

  • Recognition pathways and gap training tailored to your needs for qualifications in building and construction
  • Workcover licence training and assessments
  • OH&S training and consultancy
  • Forklift and order picker training and licensing assessments
  • Skid steer, excavator and civil construction equipment training and licensing assessment
  • Scaffolding, rigging and dogging training and licensing assessment.

BISC also offers a selection of WSI PLUS Short Courses and CPD Courses.

For additional information please visit the Building Industry Skills Centre Website.

GreenSkills Hub

GreenSkills Hub

The Green Skills Hub is a state-of-the-art energy efficient building located at Nirimba College TAFE NSW - Western Sydney Institute. The Green Skills Hub models sustainable practices and delivers a range of green/environmentally friendly skills sets. A  range of discipline areas including Building, Electrical, Electrical Engineering, Plumbing, Refrigeration and Information Technology engage with the hub in an innovative manner that allows for the sharing of ideas, resources and practices.

GreenSkills Hub: read more

60 seconds with Greg Hill

Greg Hill

Course studied: Diploma of Building Studies

Greg Hill, a self employed Carpenter and Joiner, aspired to hold a building licence so that he could further develop his career. Having now completed his building qualification, Greg hopes to pursue management and supervision positions for residential and commercial building projects.

"I have always had an interest in building and construction. I get great satisfaction from being able to design and construct a solution to meet the outcomes and requirements of all parties involved in the project. TAFE allowed me to learn from teachers with real world experience."

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