Construction Trade Qualifications has been an educational training provider on the Central Coast since being registered as an RTO in 2015.
CTQ has been involved in many community projects, showcasing the skills and knowledge learnt by our students during their course. These include the Disability Pathway at Castle Personnel Mayfield, the balcony awning at Youth Connections in Kariong & the Garden Pergola at OASIS Centre Wyong. 33% of our students have undertaken a CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building & Construction and 40% of our students have undertaken a CPC20112 Certificate II in Construction.
We collaborate with local providers to ensure greater educational outcomes and employment opportunities are made available. This additional support means students will have access to a wide range of work placement opportunities, ongoing mentors, disability support and cultural sensitivity.
Working locally, CTQ offers customised training and can generate educational pathways for employees that promote the objectives and goals of an organisation. We want to help improve the knowledge and compliance of your workforce and ensure that the educational outcomes match the requirements of your project.
We care about our communities and the growth and stability that can come by tailoring qualifications and workshop educational packages to meet their expectations and goals. This means actively engaging with the younger emerging workforce to prepare them for their career in the industry and creating more opportunities for those looking for change and re-entry into a trade. We ensure there is a wide range of training experience in the construction sector, and always have an open-door policy where students can seek support after graduation.
Meet our TeamCTQ provides high-quality training; the guys that own the business are your trainers, they are focused on providing person-centred training and want to see you thrive in the industry.
Business Owner, Trainer, Management, and Builder
To be able to build a program and watch overtime how it can change through education and delivery, the outcome for a family or an individual due to opportunity and skills created. Knowing that through support and education real changes can be made.
Employment areas: All RTO operations, focusing on training and compliance activities.
Favourite Quote: “Education is the key to all happiness, quoted Martin Luther King. It shows that true change can be spawn from opportunity or chance but guaranteed from education and knowledge.”
Operations & Finance
Investing time with our Youth and Cultural Students. Developing their skills outside of construction to understand that vocational training is not about ticks or crosses, pass or fail, but more focused on the Student, the experience and achieving their goals.
Employment areas: Working on all the details within the RTOs operations and finance sector behind the scenes to ensure compliance, structure and security in business.
Favourite Quote: “”A person has got to balance work and life and family in order to be a balanced person.” — P.J. O’Rourke.
Business Administration Officer
Having recently completed a Certificate III in Business Administration, Amy realised the benefits of education and in turn how the combination of employment and training can lead to an exciting career, Amy is now moving to a Certificate IV in Business and will continue to align her studies with her role in CTQ. Amy is passionate about learning new tasks and is a willing and eager staff member who is loving her role.
Employment areas: Student System Management, Administration and Reception.
Favourite Quote: “The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best.” – H Jackson Brown Jr.
Best thing about working at CTQ: My favourite thing about working for CTQ is being able to be a part of the beginning of a student’s career in the construction industry. It is inspiring to watch our younger student’s passion for Construction.
Katrinna brings 19 years’ experience in the VET, Education and Training Sector to CTQ. Katrinna has worked in the Employment Services, Group Training, Australian Apprenticeship Programs and Registered Training Organisation fields and has joined CTQ as the RTO Manager. Katrinna has a passion for seeing students engage in their education and training goals and helping people grow, develop and enhance their skills and knowledge, leading to fulfilling employment.
Employment areas: RTO Management, Compliance and Administration.
Favourite Quote: “Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.” — Dolly Parton
Best thing about working at CTQ: Seeing a student achieve their career goals, knowing we have helped a student move from entry level training to an Apprenticeship or Traineeship is so rewarding.
After working in the industry for a couple of years and completing her Certificate II, Certificate IV and Diploma in Construction, Kayla realised the benefits of education and how the combination of employment and training can lead to an exciting career. Kayla is passionate about learning new tasks and is a willing and eager staff member who loves giving all students equal opportunities.
Employment areas: Health and Safety
Favourite Quote: “Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mine worker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.” – Nelson Mandela.
Best thing about working at CTQ: Everything, I enjoy working in my role with students and my colleagues.
Tony has worked in multiple sectors of the construction and civil construction industry for over 20 years, learning, experiencing and sharing knowledge along the way. His experience in the training industry has evolved to aim to create and deliver training that will cater to students of all levels, maintain the highest standard and attention to detail.
“Education and learning is the best pathway to progressing in professional and personal life. Never stop learning and always take the opportunity to share that with others.”
Employment areas: Training in areas of pre-construction courses in order to result in future employment. Mentoring skills in and out of the classroom to best prepare the student with successful employment.
Favourite Quote: “Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” — George Bernard Shaw.
Best thing about working at CTQ: The opportunity to teach and train people of all ages and all levels, either entering or working in the Construction Industry.
Having an analytical background in Fraud and Compliance, Michael brings a skill set to the CTQ team dedicated to continuous improvement to the business.
Employment areas: Working behind the scenes on the RTO’s documentation, continuous improvement and administrative resources.
Favourite Quote: “You come to this planet with nothing and you leave with nothing, so you’d better do some good while you are here.” – Alex Van Halen.
Trainer & Assessor
Rob is an experienced building professional, he has over 40 years of industry knowledge and expereince across both the Residential & Commercial building industry. Rob commenced work in the industry as an apprentice carpenter, he then worked through the ranks from Site Foreman to the role of Senior Project Manager, this gave him a broad understanding of all facets of the industry. Rob enjoys training our Certificate IV in Building & Construction students and sharing his many years of experience working on many and varied projects across all sectors of the industry.
Employment areas: Training Certificate IV in Building & Construction (Building)
Favourite Quote: “If it is to be, it is up to me.“ – Ron Barassi
Trainer & Assessor
Justin is an experienced plumber and has had his own plumbing business for over 16 years. Justin enjoys training the Certificate II in Construction students and giving them an introduction into the construction industry.
Employment areas: Training entry level construction courses.
Favourite Quote: “Do not go where the path may lead, instead go where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph waldo Emerson.
Social Media & Marketing Officer
To be able to grow the brand and awareness of all we do at CTQ, Danielle comes a background in Social Media, Marketing, Website management and much more.
Employment areas: Social Media platforms, marketing & website management.
Favourite Quote: “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail” – Benjamin Franklin