Friday, June 21, 2024

NSW Govt opens $80m construction training institute

The NSW Government has today officially opened the $80 million Institute of Applied Technology for Construction at TAFE NSW Nepean in Kingswood.

Minister for Skills, TAFE and Tertiary Education, Steve Whan joined industry and university partners of the Institute for a ribbon cutting and official unveiling of the facility.

“This new facility will provide specialist training in civil construction, carpentry, electrical and plumbing, helping to fill skills gaps in Western Sydney and across the state,” said Minister Whan.

“The Institute is doing an amazing job by delivering online Micro skill and Micro credential programs in project management, contract administration, building information modelling, and digital skills in construction.

“I’m so pleased to see that learners across Australia have already enrolled in more than 10,000 micro-skills or micro-credentials delivered by The Institute of Applied Technology Construction.

“The Institute will help upskill the next generation of construction workers, who will be able to continue to build the much-needed homes this state needs.”

The Institute of Applied Technology is a partnership between TAFE NSW, construction company CPB Contractors, and Western Sydney University.

The new facility features a civil construction sandpit, and large workshop spaces to accommodate the construction of full-scale buildings for use in carpentry, plumbing, and electrotechnology training.

The new 7500m2 facility at TAFE NSW Kingswood achieved a 5 Star Green Star rating from the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA). It features a solar system that generates more than 50 percent of its daily power usage, and electric vehicle charging stations for learners and staff.

Institute of Applied Technology Construction course list:

Micro credentials

  • 2D CAD Drawings and 3D Models in Construction
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Construction
  • Commercial & Contract Management in Construction
  • Contract Administration Fundamentals
  • Contract Administration in Construction
  • Cost Management in Construction
  • Emerging Leaders in Construction
  • Excel in Construction
  • Frontline Leaders in Construction
  • Introduction to Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Construction
  • Introduction to Project Scope Management in Construction
  • Microsoft Office 365 Foundations in Construction
  • Power BI Fundamentals in Construction
  • Project Management Foundations in Construction
  • Project Management Fundamentals in Construction
  • Project Management Fundamentals in Construction
  • Project Risk Management in Construction
  • Schedule Management in Construction
  • Stakeholder Engagement and Management in Construction

Micro credentials in development:

  • Experienced Leaders in Construction
  • Project Integration Management in Construction
  • Quality Management in Construction
  • Scheduling – MS Projects in Construction
  • Power BI Data Visualisation in Construction
  • Procurement and Commercial Management in Construction
  • Construction Communication
  • Contract Law/Dispute Resolution
  • Introduction to Claims and Variations in Construction
  • Reality Capture Technologies
  • Integrating GIS and BIM in Construction

Micro skills

  • Experienced Leaders in Construction
  • Project Integration Management in Construction
  • Quality Management in Construction
  • Scheduling – MS Projects in Construction
  • Power BI Data Visualisation in Construction
  • Procurement and Commercial Management in Construction
  • Construction Communication
  • Contract Law/Dispute Resolution
  • Introduction to Claims and Variations in Construction
  • Reality Capture Technologies
  • Integrating GIS and BIM in Construction.

Find out more about courses offered by the Institute of Applied Technology for Construction.

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