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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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Benefits Of Becoming A Registered Building Practitioner

What are some of the key benefits of becoming a Registered Building Practitioner?   There are many people who enjoy the freedom and flexibility of working as a building contractor. […]

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Building Regulations 2018 Overview

The Building Regulations 2018 commenced on 2 June 2018. Changes have been made to the documentation of permits to improve information for the regulator, the general public and building owners. The new […]

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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

Careers In Building & Construction

Imagine a career when you can work anywhere across Australia, whether it’s in an office or outside on-site. Where you can be a tradesperson or be a manger, an employee […]

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Stockland Commences Sustainable Townhouse Project In Rowville

Australia’s largest residential developer, Stockland celebrated the start of construction of the Waterlea Estate. Waterlea is located in Melbourne’s growing south-east corridor in Rowville. Located in a growth corridor, the […]

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Massive Boost To Construction Work In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government’s strong infrastructure pipeline is driving a building boom, with construction work completed in Victoria growing by a massive 18.6 per cent over the year while the […]

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Owner Builder & Renovator

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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Owner Builder? Know Your Obligations

On 1 July 2017, there were changes introduced by the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) in regards to the Owner Builder obligations. These changes have been introduced to help ensure that domestic […]

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Study and Careers

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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Careers In Building & Construction

Imagine a career when you can work anywhere across Australia, whether it’s in an office or outside on-site. Where you can be a tradesperson or be a manger, an employee […]

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