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Dealing with Condensation and Marginal Gains Workshops

Study Method:  Online

Duration:  2 hours

CPD Points: 2

Who can attend:  Builders

Overview:  Dealing with condensation in Dwellings (new and old)  Adam Hirst will present this course and cover the main causes of condensation in particular buildings or projects.  It will provide an overview and provide photographic evidence of occurrence and solutions. Will detail moisture triggers, relative humidity and ways to increase air temperature and decrease humidity. Subfloor condensation issues, rising damp and tackling roof condensation will also be covered.

Marginal Gains-Small Changes-Great Results  Rodney Tattam workshop is designed on the basis of breaking the contractor working environment into many sections.  Once broken into these major areas, then providing a myriad of questions and situations to help contractor address all situations, providing better solutions for himself, his client and the industry as a whole.  We look in-depth into quoting, presentation, ordering, building and contracts.  The workshop is aimed to help builders handle and overcome many of the significant challenges facing them in the construction industry at this time.

Preparation of Hardwood Timber Floor Install and Four Steps to Understanding your Clients

Study Method:  Online

Duration:  2 hours

CPD Points: 2

Who can attend:  Builders

Overview:  This course will discus the importance of the correct preparation of hardwood flooring installation.  It will go further into detail on the following topics, sub floor preparation, inspection and checklists, importance of moisture testing and common flooring issues that may arise.  It will also discuss the types of people builders will interact within their business. For the industry it will give a better understanding that protects both the client and the builder during the really challenging times we are currently undergoing.

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Render Finishing Systems

Study Method:  Online

Duration:  1 hour

CPD Points: 1

Who can attend: All Building Services Providers

Overview: This course aims to increase their knowledge and understanding of render finishing systems.  The course duration is one hour and is approved by the Australian institute of Architects.

At the conclusion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Recognise the importance of correctly specifying the coating requirements for key substrate types, to ensure appropriate material selection for the project design (AACA Competency Documentation: Detailed Design: Schematic design 4.6 Investigation and integration of appropriate material selection for the project design).
  • Identify the risks associated with inappropriate specification of cement render over certain substrates, to ensure the design response incorporates assessment of relevant legislation, codes and industry standard coatings (AACA Competency Design: Conceptual design 3.4 Design response incorporates assessment of the relevant legislation, codes and industry standards).
  • Recall the difference between Paint, Render and Flexible Acrylic Texture and Membrane to ensure integration of materials and components based upon an understanding of their physical properties (AACA Competency Design Documentation: Detailed design 5.5 Integration of materials and components based upon an understanding of their physical properties).
  • Identify key factors influencing and impacting on project costs relevant to material selection for render finishing systems (AACA Competency Design: Pre-design 2.3 Evaluation of factors influencing and impacting on project costs).

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Concrete Floor Treatments

Study Method:  Online

Duration:  1 hour

CPD Points: 1

Who can attend: All Building Services Providers

Overview: This course is targeted at Australian building industry professionals and examines the subject of Concrete Floor Treatments & Coatings.  The course duration is one hour and is approved by the Australian institute of Architects.

At the conclusion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Identify the importance of structural design considerations and potential risks for concrete floor treatments and coatings in planning, development and construction. Design: Pre-design 2.2
  • Identify the correct concrete floor treatment and coating design response to meet the objective of the design brief, user intent and built purpose.  Design: Conceptual design 3.1
  • Identify correct concrete floor treatment and coating design response to meet the objective of the design brief, in accordance with legislation codes and industry standards. Design: Conceptual design 3.4.
  • Recognise the importance of appropriate material selection to meet the project’s concrete floor treatment and coating design and application requirements. Design: Schematic design 4.6

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Passive Sustainability in Residential Design

Study Method:  Online

Duration:  6 hours

CPD Points: 2

Who can attend: All Building Services Providers

Overview: This course will reveal the building elements for creating a comfortable residential home through passive design. It will explain some of the features, their function and beneficial aspects that when placed together, provide the potential for better liveable built environments.

There are 12 modules covering the key elements of Passive Design within this course, and when all of these elements work together to make a home comfortable, it's describe as... ‘passive design’.

This course takes up to 6 hours to complete and is suitable for a range of building professionals (such as designers , draughts persons, engineers surveyors and builders) and trades (such as carpenters, electricians and plumbers).

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Fosroc - Below Ground Waterproofing

Study Method:  Online

Duration:  1 hour

CPD Points: 1

Who can attend: All Building Services Providers

Overview: This course examines in-depth the below ground waterproofing system and how that knowledge informs the considerations and impact of a properly designed solution to a construction project.

The course duration is one hour and is approved by the Australian Institute of Architects. One CPD point will be attained upon achievement of formal assessment (12 questions, 67% accuracy).

The course is targeted at Australian building industry professionals with an intermediate level of industry experience and or knowledge of waterproofing systems.

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Building Approvals in Tasmania

Study Method: Online, self-paced

Duration: 2 hours

CPD Points: 2

Who can attend: Builders, Building Service Providers, Plumbers and Gas-Fitters

Overview: This course is designed to provide you with a an overview of the Tasmanian building industry regulatory framework and provides details on some of the key legislation and the process.

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Sustainability and the Government

Study Method: Online, self-paced

Duration: 4 hours

CPD Points: 4

Who can attend: Electricians, Plumbers, Building Service Providers and Gas-Fitters

Overview: This online course covers the importance of sustainable building, adapting to climate change, energy efficiency, the NCC, industry initiatives and tools for sustainable building.

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Compliance and Legislation

Study Method: Online, self-paced

Duration: 4 hours

CPD Points: 4

Who can attend: Electricians, Plumbers, Building Service Providers and Gas-Fitters

Overview: This online course covers harmonisation of WHS laws, licensing requirements, first aid regulation, managing safety in the workplace, hazards, risk and WHS control measures

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Energy and Water Management

Study Method: Online, self-paced

Duration: 4 hours

CPD Points: 4

Who can attend: Electricians, Plumbers, Building Service Providers and Gas-Fitters

Overview:  This online course covers energy management, energy efficient appliances, solar energy, lighting options & indoor and outdoor water management.

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A Guide to Effective Window Design and Performance

Study Method: Online, self-paced

Duration: 3 hours

CPD Points: 3

Who can attend: Builders

Overview: This course covers window design including glass thickness, lamination, insulation & glazing, films, conduction, energy ratings, weather tightness & noise.

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A Guide to Compliance, Legislation and Installation

Study Method: Online, self-paced

Duration: 3 hours

CPD Points: 3

Who can attend: Builders

Overview: This course covers window wind loads, thermal comfort, bushfire attack levels, BCA provisions, strata schemes, correct installation & care and defective operation.

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Waste Management - Understanding Legislation Waste Management Planning

Study Method: Online, self-paced

Duration: 4 hours

CPD Points: 2

Who can attend: Builders

Overview: This course unwraps the National Waste Policy for builders and receive clear guidance on a builder's responsibilities under the policy.

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Waste Management - Understanding Waste Strategies to Minimise Waste

Study Method: Online, self-paced

Duration: 4 hours

CPD Points: 2

Who can attend: Builders

Overview: This course explores the categories of renewable waste and receive practical guidance on waste management planning.

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Drone Technology in the Workplace

Study Method: Online, self-paced

Duration: 2 hours

CPD Points: 2

Who can attend: Builders.

Overview:  The course helps organisations integrate drone technology. The key benefits of drone technology are an increase in safety, an increase in efficiency, and an increase in innovation.

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AHHA Program for Heating Installers (Members)

Study Method: Online, self-paced

Duration: 6 hours

CPD Points: 6

Who can attend: Builders.

Overview:  The Australian Home Heating Association Inc (AHHA) has developed this Program for Solid Fuel Heating Installers.

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AHHA Program for Heating Installers (Retailers)

Study Method: Online, self-paced

Duration: 6 hours

CPD Points: 6

Who can attend: Builders

Overview:  The Australian Home Heating Association Inc (AHHA) has developed this Program for Solid Fuel Heating Installers, and Retailers of heating products.

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AHHA Program for Heating Installers (Non-Members)

Study Method: Online, self-paced

Duration: 6 hours

CPD Points: 6

Who can attend: Builders

Overview:  The Australian Home Heating Association Inc (AHHA) has developed this Program for Solid Fuel Heating Installers. The AHHA Installers Program consists of three online courses and a video presentation on installation practices. This course includes 12 months AHHA membership.

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Five Key Areas of Construction

Study Method: Online, self-paced

Duration: 4 hours

CPD Points: 2

Who can attend: Builders, Electricians, Plumbers.

Overview: This course covers the 5 key areas of construction safety including fall prevention, moving plant, electrical safety, form work safety & risks of asbestos.

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Safety in Design

Study Method: Online, self-paced

Duration: 8 hours

CPD Points: 8

Who can attend: Architects, Building Designsers, Builders

Overview:  The Safety in Design Course is a self-paced program consisting of videos, presentations, and documentation, covering all aspects of Safe Design.

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Five Key Energy Efficiency Strategies for Homes

Study Method: Online, self-paced

Duration: 4 hours

CPD Points: 4

Who can attend: Architects, Builders ,Building Designers, Building Surveyors, Engineers, Plumbers, Electricians.

Overview:  This course has been developed to communicate the most common energy efficiency issues that affect existing homes. It provides basic steps to understand suitable solutions in order to retrofit homes

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Introduction to Planning

Study Method: Online, self-paced

Duration: 2 hours

CPD Points: 2

Who can attend: Architect, Builder, Building Surveyor, Building Designer, Engineer, Plumber.

Overview:  Planning is the act of managing competing demands for land use in cities, towns and regions. This course outlines common Planning purposes and processes that support decision making for the use of land.

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Working with Planners

Study Method: Online, self-paced

Duration: 2 hours

CPD Points: 2

Who can attend: Architect, Builder, Building Surveyor, Building Designer, Engineer, Plumber.

Overview:  This course outlines how to work effectively with Planners. It outlines the role and obligations of Planners and when to engage one, and the qualities to look for when engaging a Planner to assist you to get your project approved.

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Systems Thinking in Residential Design

Study Method: Online, self-paced

Duration: 2 hours

CPD Points: 2

Who can attend: Architect, Builder, Building Surveyor, Building Designer, Engineer, Plumber.

Overview:  This course covers the theory behind systems thinking, case studies showing success in energy efficiency design and tools for systems thinking.

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Understanding the NCC Energy Efficiency Provisions for Volume One

Study Method: Online, self-paced

Duration: 1 hour

CPD Points: 1

Who can attend: Building Services Providers

Overview: This course will provide you with a basic understanding of the energy efficiency provisions within NCC Volume One.  This course is aimed at all building professionals.

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Updated: 20 Sep 2022

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