Numerous reports have pointed to a looming skills shortage in the construction industry, the consequences of which could present a threat to thousands of construction projects between now and 2019. Some experts have predicted that by 2019 the skills shortage could put at least 27,000 construction projects at risk across the country.
Problems associated with skills shortages in the construction industry is expected to peak in the next five years and may result in contractors turning down lucrative projects.
Some of the skills that are in high demand include surveyors and bricklayers. The demand for skills is expected to soon outstrip supply if we don’t see improvement in skilled labour numbers.
The demand for housing as well as the booming infrastructure construction sector which is enjoying a healthy pipeline of projects in the near future, may result in many builders not being able to fulfil their demands.
There are fears that a lack of suitably qualified workers may threaten thousands of projects in the pipeline over the next few years.
Experienced professionals, builders, contractors and other tradespeople are being encouraged to invest in training. Recruiting and training apprentices, is one way we can invest in the future of the industry, as well as retaining existing employees by keeping them happy on the job site, perhaps averting the problems related to skills shortages.
In Australia there has been a rise in the unemployment rate, so by recruiting workers into construction, we can address 2 major issues affecting the nation - unemployment and ashortage of construction workers.
In WA and around the country there has been a significant decline in mining construction but the boom in residential and infrastructure construction has offset this downturn.
Whether you’re involved in mining construction, infrastructure or residential construction, you will be faced with hazards on a daily basis. That is why you must first be in possession of a White Card.
Wherever you are in Australia, even in remote and regional areas, you can now complete construction training online. The WA White Card is valid nationally so wherever in the country you choose to live and work, you will not need to repeat the training.
Most potential construction workers are choosing to complete white card training online because it costs less and takes a lot less time to complete.
The online white card course is more affordable than the old fashioned type of education which forces you to attend classes and sit for exams in person, a nerve racking and time consuming practice. Not to mention the high cost of registration for face-to-face training and travel expenses students would have to incur.
Students who choose to complete the WA white card course online, are able to slot their training into their regular schedule. The course is available for completion anytime night or day. Most previous students were able to complete the course in 3-4 hours in one sitting, whereas others chose to complete the course over a longer period, reviewing just small portions of the course at a time – the choice is in your hands.
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