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Building Practitioners

3 Steps to Becoming a Registered Builder

3 Steps to Becoming a Registered Builder Thinking of applying to become a Registered Builder in Victoria? Check out the three key steps you need to go through to become […]

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3 Tips to Manage Building & Construction Projects

No matter how big or small your building and construction project is, you will need to be well-organised, have excellent communication skills, hold the ability to delegate tasks and prioritise […]

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Victoria’s Building Laws Changed on 1 July 2018

Changes to Victoria’s building laws came into effect on Sunday, 1 July 2018. The reforms affect all building practitioners in Victoria, as well as some plumbing contractors and suppliers. The […]

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Events & Classes

Diploma Graduation August 2018

On Wednesday 1 August 2018, our Diploma Graduation Ceremony was held at Quest Melbourne Airport. The evening included a wonderful address from our guest speaker, Chris Hunger (past student and […]

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Preliminary Works Activity in Domestic Building

When applying for a Domestic Builder Registration with the Victorian Building Authority (VBA), you must be able to demonstrate experience in Preliminary Works Activity. This includes things like applying for […]

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VBA – Building Regulations – Seminar Series

The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) are hosting a series of seminar in relation to the new Building Regulations 2018. All building practitioners, apprentices and industry stakeholders are invited to attend […]

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Industry News

Top 10 Technology Trends in Construction for 2019

Over the past few years there’s been some great advancements in technology being utilised on construction sites. Here’s the Top 10 Technology Trends in Construction for 2019:   1. Augmented […]

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Victoria’s Construction Sector Leads A Strong Economy

Victoria’s Building Industry is among the strongest in the nation, with the Victorian Government’s sound financial management creating jobs and ensuring the state’s economy continues to grow. Data released by […]

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Victorian Building Permits Data 2017-2018

Victorian Building Authority (VBA) – Media Release Victoria recorded its highest-ever number of building permits and highest-ever value of building work in a year during the 12 months to 30 June […]

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Owner Builder & Renovator

3 Tips to Manage Building & Construction Projects

No matter how big or small your building and construction project is, you will need to be well-organised, have excellent communication skills, hold the ability to delegate tasks and prioritise […]

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2017 – The Year Of Building Reforms

In 2017 there were many changes to legislation within the Building and Construction Industry. There were a series of amendments made to the Building Act 1993 which led to reforms […]

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Renovation Boom On The Way

1980s houses are set to provide significant opportunities in the renovations market over the next three years.   The latest HIA Renovations Roundup forecast shows expected values of the renovations […]

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Study and Careers

Advice for students studying the Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

We recently chatted with Parker Brent Trainer and Assessor, Stuart Rash about what advice he’d give to students studying the CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) course. Here’s […]

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Chris Hunger – How to start a construction company

Former Parker Brent student, Chris Hunger recently shared his journey of how he become a successful builder after completing his Certificate IV and Diploma qualifications with Parker Brent. Chris also […]

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3 Tips To Manage Study

As a Trainer and Assessor, I’ve seen lots of student excel in their chosen Building and Construction course. So, what’s their secret? The answer is simple! They have clear goals […]

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How long does an owner builder course take?

Becoming an owner builder is something many find to be quite rewarding; it allows you to complete the construction of your own domestic property, with your hand mainly having major […]

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How to become an owner builder?

How to become an owner builder? An owner builder is someone who assumes authority on any construction-related projects undertaken on their domestic property. Many people prefer the autonomous nature that […]

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What is an owner builder course?

Conducting construction-related work on one’s own land is a process many people undertake in Victoria, and the sense of freedom and personal success that comes with it is a bonus. […]

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