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Fast Track to Qualifications

The Fast Track to a qualification is an assessment-only pathway for people who believe they have gained the skills and knowledge required to meet the requirements for a qualification in their area of work. Click on the name below to open an information pack (where available).

At the BISC we focus on the main building industry skilled trades occupations such as:

At the trade level:

  • Carpentry
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Refrigeration
  • Shopfitting
  • Wall and Ceiling lining
  • Bricklaying
  • Construction Waterproofing
  • Roof tiling
  • Paving
  • Concreting
  • Landscaping
  • Joinery
  • Non-Structural Repair Work
  • Pressure Washing Graffitti Removal Brick Cleaning

Post Trade level:

  • CIV Building and Construction
  • CIV Plumbing

Critical skills such as Asbestos removal and Asbestos removal supervisor courses are also available.

Diploma and Advanced Diploma:

  • Building Design
  • Building and Construction (Management)
  • Building Surveying
  • Plumbing and Services

Minor trade works such as home handyman, fencing, pest control and many other Office of Fair Trading License related qualifications can also be fast tracked.

For more information please contact our customer service team on 02 9208 7470 or via email on buildingskills.wsi@tafensw.edu.au

Carpentry RPL Info Pack (PDF, 836KB)

Shopfitting RPL Info Pack (PDF, 591KB)

Landscaping RPL Info Pack (PDF, 522KB)

Joinery RPL Info Pack (PDF, 1,062KB)

What does it mean for you?

To get fast tracked through a qualification you will have to provide significant evidence of your skills and abilities. Our consultants work with you every step of the way through the process.

The advantages of a Fast Track

  • No need to revise and go over things you know and practice everyday
  • Less time spent travelling to and from college
  • Fast access to an Office of Fair Trading license (where applicable)
  • Work at your own (fast) pace.

The “Fast Track” is not for everyone

  • There will be work for you in locating documentation, certificates, and gathering and presenting the evidence required to prove your skills and knowledge. Fees are paid up front, rather than spread out over two or three years.

To see if you are ready to step onto the Fast Track to qualifications you can assess your skills and knowledge before you decide. Go to SkillsBook® to help you determine if you have the skills and experience required for your chosen vocation. It is quick and it is free.

Alternatively contact the BISC on 9208 7470 to arrange for a free self-assessment kit to be sent to help you decide.

If you are still unsure you can always call the BISC on (02) 9208 7470 and get referred to one of our industry experts.

FAST Track support

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Skills Book You may also like to like to find out if your current skills match those required for qualification you are considering applying for before you enrol. Using Skills Book is “Easy and Free” and can assist you to determine the right career path.

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