At Builders Academy, we understand that not all of our students can access the right learning resources because of their location or lifestyle. That’s why many of our building and construction courses are offered online.
As technology has evolved, we’ve made the most of it, coming up with innovative ways to deliver our online building and construction courses. So if you’re Interested in a career in building and construction and looking to taking the leap into online learning, here’s what you need to know.
Is studying building and construction online right for me?
Before getting into the nitty gritty of how to study building and construction online, it’s important to ask yourself this question. While we’ve made sure the process is as easy and engaging as possible, not every student is suited to this kind of learning.
To help you make a decision, let’s look at the benefits. When you study building and construction online, the key benefit is that you can learn from anywhere – at home, at a café, or somewhere quiet like the local library. This means if you’re living in a rural or remote area of Australia, you’ll still have the access you need to complete your training.
We understand that you might already be a tradie by day, or that you’re busy juggling family commitments. With so much to do, squeezing in your study can be tricky. But with online learning, you’ll have access to course information at any time, helping you pick up on things you might have missed, or concepts you didn’t quite understand.
Online learning also often works out to be a cheaper learning alternative, as many of the traditional costs of using a classroom space and equipment don’t apply.
Ultimately, choosing to study building and construction online is a personal decision, often influenced by where you live, your professional life, and family commitments. But if you’re having trouble deciding, simply start by thinking about the benefits.
What are my options?
The building and construction industry is vast. But at Builders Academy, we don’t want you to miss out on opportunities to study what you want, just because your location or lifestyle doesn’t allow it. That’s why we offer a range of building and construction courses online, including:
- BSB41415 – Certificate IV Work Health and Safety
- CPC40110 – Certificate IV Building and Construction (Building) (Straight No Experience)
- CPC40110 – Certificate IV Building and Construction (Building)
- CPC50210 – Diploma Building and Construction (Building)
- CPC50210 – Diploma Building and Construction (Building) (Straight No Experience)
If you’re interested in enrolling in any of these courses, simply get in touch with us and we’ll walk you through the details.
Learning in a virtual classroom
Training in building and construction requires a high level of engagement. That’s why we’ve transformed many of our self-paced online courses into virtual classrooms.
This means you can interact with trainers and other students in real time, just as you would in a normal classroom environment. You’ll have a set schedule of virtual classes each week, which you can attend from anywhere you see fit.
Virtual classes are a great alternative to self-paced learning, giving you the tools you need to stay motivated and get the most out of your training.
The right technical requirements
At Builders Academy, our online building and construction courses are run through a state of the art learning management system (LMS).
It goes without saying that to access our course content, you will need a computer and Internet connection. For more information on which computers are compatible, the software you’ll need, which Internet browsers you can use, and other recommended technology accessories, check out our guide on online course technical requirements.
Navigating our LMS
If you choose to study online, you’ll need to get comfortable with using our LMS. As this is where most of your learning will take place, it’s important to understand how to find your way around easily and efficiently.
To get you up to speed, we’ve designed a comprehensive online learning guide for you to read over and get acquainted with. In this guide, you’ll find everything you need to know about:
- Navigating our LMS
- Communicating with your trainer and other students
- The experience of being an online student
- Live sessions in virtual classrooms
- Assessment and feedback
- Using other LMS tools