So you’ve Become a QLD Bricklayer!
Develop your bricklaying trade career …and build a business
Trade Certificate Qualified… What Now?
Congratulations on your bricklaying qualification. You now have the perfect foundation to make career choices. This is your future freedom! Within the building and construction industry you have a number of career paths to choose from.
Further advice can be found at the Master Builders Association (MBA) or the Housing Industry Association (HIA). Their websites have excellent information on further training as well as general news on the construction industry. They will also guide you through the regulations such as how and where to obtain an Australian Business Number (ABN), GST, compliance issues, etc.
Business Management Course (BMC)
If you’re already a QLD bricklayer, in order to progress your bricklaying trade career or to start your own building business, The Building Services Authority (BSA) Act states that a BMC course must be completed to fulfil licensing requirements. Master Builders Association and Housing Industry Association run BMC course regularly throughout the State and their licensing staff will book a course date that suits you. Once completed, MBA and HIA can also help you complete and lodge your licence application with the BSA. After that it’s just a short wait until it arrives.
There are four requirements you need to achieve to obtain a licence issued by the Building Services Authority (BSA):
- Technical qualification
- Experience requirements
- Financial requirements
- Managerial qualifications
Master Builders Association (MBA)
MBA offer many benefits to their members including information on how to become a builder, along with advice on progressing your bricklaying career, starting your own building business, becoming a subbie and many other benefits. Contact MBA to enquire.
Housing Industry Association (HIA)
HIA Members also have the opportunity to obtain advice, information, training support and many other member benefits and a national qualification which seeks to help contractors, and those preparing to operate as contractors, to establish and manage their own business. Contact HIA to enquire.
So now you’ve become a QLD bricklayer… it’s time to build your trade career – and business further. Contact ABBTF for more info.