Gold Coast School of Construction
Whilst there are many Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) such as schools, TAFEs and private providers delivering building and construction studies to their students, not many have the opportunity to provide their students with a real construction learning environment rather than a simulated one.
Consequently, Hutchinson Builders established the Gold Coast School of Construction – RTO Provider #32409 (GCSC) to provide workplace based training programs to produce productive, capable and informed graduates who meet industry recruiting requirements. We have now expanded our operations to provide flexible, innovative training in a number of areas including apprentice training.
This commitment and the overall Hutchinson Builders Workforce Development Strategy that it is a part of, was recognised in 2011 when Hutchies won the Queensland and then Australian Training Awards – Employer of the Year.
In 2012, the GCSC won the Construction Skills Queensland Private Registered Training Organisation of the Year Award.
Introducing the world of building and construction
Many of Hutchies 1300+ staff have had a lot of experience in the world of construction through a trade, on the job experience or through a construction related university qualification. But what if you wanted to get into that world … Continue reading
Parklands Project Update
The redevelopment of Parklands is one of the most significant urban renewal projects ever undertaken on the Gold Coast. The $550 million master planned development features 1,252 dwellings with a mix of apartments, townhouses and a 5,840m2 retail precinct spaces built … Continue reading
Apprenticeships on the Rise
Hutchies has been pretty serious about the business of growing the numbers of construction apprentices in its own business for probably over 100 years. We currently have over 80 Hutchies apprentices under training across our 25 teams along with another … Continue reading
Latest Pre-Trade Job Outcomes
Take a look at the latest job outcomes for the Certificate I in Construction (pre-trade) courses that ran between April – September 2015. At the Gold Coast School of Construction we care about our students and want them to obtain … Continue reading
Arrow Energy Indigenous Programme
In partnership with Arrow Energy, Hutchies and the Gold Coast School of Construction (GCSC) are providing training and employment opportunities for Indigenous youths throughout southern Queensland. Through Arrow’s support the GCSC recently purchased a commuter bus to assist with getting students to their training and to sites for their structured workplace learning. Arrow are also … Continue reading
Why schools should choose GCSC to deliver Certificate I in Construction
In 2015 the Gold Coast School of Construction (GCSC) will partner with selected Queensland Secondary Schools to support the delivery of Certificate I in Construction under a Preferred Supplier Agreement with the Department of Education, Training and Employment’s VET Investment … Continue reading
GCSC wins QLD Private Registered Training Organisation of the Year Award
Hutchies’ own training school (the Gold Coast School of Construction-GCSC) wins The Construction Skills Queensland Award for Private Registered Training Organisation of the Year! This prestigious award was made after judging the school against a large number of similar organisations … Continue reading