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Careers and learning

Discover how you can get started with our apprenticeships or develop your career through our diverse range of industry-related training courses

Careers and learning

Discover how you can get started with our apprenticeships or develop your career through our diverse range of industry-related training courses

Whether you're at the start of your career and want to learn everything about the building trade or if you are looking to expand your skills to run your own business. We can help you with exciting apprenticeships and hundreds of nationally recognised training courses to help you succeed in your future aspirations.

Become part of the emerging and skilled talent of tradespeople to build a better future

Maybe you have just left school and aren't sure what you want to do, then an HIA apprenticeship might be the perfect fit for you. We offer advice on how to get an apprenticeship, what the work will be like, what you get paid and much more. You can hear straight from our apprentices and what they love about working in the building industry.

We want you to not only prosper in your chosen career path but excel in whatever it is that you want to work towards. Take a look at the latest training courses including qualifications in building and construction, diplomas and specialised short courses such as managing your finances and interpreting plans and specifications.


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Forge your career in building and construction

The sky's the limit for what you can achieve as a HIA apprentice, whether it's building homes, cabinetmaking and carpentry or painting. Find out where we can take you.

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What apprenticeships do HIA offer

Maybe building dream homes is where your career lies or creating something from scratch with timber. HIA offers a wide range of apprenticeships for you to choose from.

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How to get a builder’s licence

Make sure you get the right advice for licensing or registration for your trade in the building and construction industry.

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Why study with HIA

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Get qualified with HIA

Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) CPC40120

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Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) CPC50210

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Certificate III in Carpentry - CPC30211

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Certificate I in Construction - CPC10111

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Are you eligible for government funding?

There are many types of government funding available for eligible courses. Find out whether you can qualify and start on your journey for further education or to fine-tune your current skills. 

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27 Sep
Wet area waterproofing

Enhance your existing knowledge of industry standards relating to product, installation and application in the field of wet area waterproofing.

23 Aug
Trade contractors licensing

This course has been developed to assist trade contractors to satisfy the mandatory requirements set out by the Queensland Building and Construction Commission.

29 Jul
Construction induction card (White card)

Often referred to as White card. This course will provide the mandatory basic health and safety training required to obtain the nationally recognised Construction induction card.

26 Oct
Construction induction card (White card)

Often referred to as White card. This course will provide the mandatory basic health and safety training required to obtain the nationally recognised Construction induction card.

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Apprentice success stories

Awards Apprentice
One big adventure
Jake Blokker capped off his unique apprenticeship by being named the 2020 HIA Jim Brookes Australian Apprentice, but he’s determined it’s just the beginning of a rewarding building career.
May 20
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Digging deeper
Mentoring programs have supported thousands of apprentices in their early years, and following their conclusion, HIA reveals insights about why many are failing to complete their trade training.
Nov 20
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A cut above the rest
Monique Juratovac threw convention out the window when she signed up for a bricklaying apprenticeship. Despite the naysayers, she is determined to carve out her own path in the construction industry.
Feb 21
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