Fee-free training for women

Sixty funded Women in Construction scholarships are up for grabs, but you’ll have to be quick and apply today!

The Institute of Applied Technology – Construction (IATC), in conjunction with TAFE NSW, Western Sydney University, and CPB Contractors, is offering 60 funded places for women construction workers.

The scholarships come at a time when the construction industry in Australia is facing a shortage of over 100,000 workers, according to IATC. The courses take eight weeks to complete and provide industry-specific skills recognised as evidence of competence. They can be completed online or face-to-face:

•  Project Management Foundations in Construction

•  Introduction to Project Scope Management in Construction

•  Project Risk Management in Construction

•  Stakeholder Engagement and Management in Construction

•  Quality Management in Construction

•  2D CAD Drawings and 3D Models in Construction

•  Introduction to Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Construction

•  Microsoft Office Foundations in Construction; and

•  Power BI Fundamentals in Construction.

Successful applicants will be offered a pre-class connection session to meet other women and visit a construction site in Sydney.

However, eligibility to apply for a scholarship depends on the completion of two free two-hour microskills courses of which there are six to choose from: Introduction to contract administration in construction; Introduction to digital skills in construction; Introduction to project management in construction; Introduction to sustainability in construction; Introduction to women in construction; and The Role of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in construction.

You have until 5pm today (7 May 2024) to apply.        

About the author

Desi Corbett

Desi is the Editor of Concrete in Australia and at the helm of our magazine for 8 years. She was behind the Institute's weekly news bulletins from 2016-2021 and is now writing our focused news items. Desi has been an engineering news and features journalist/editor across all disciplines since 2013 - part of a 30-year career writing for a wide range of industries.