Hutchies training

Welcome to Hutchies training

Hutchies Training is an enterprise-based registered training organisation (RTO) that specialises in providing real-world, hands-on training for people starting or developing a career in the construction industry. Hutchies’ students learn on live job sites, working with the latest construction techniques, equipment and policies.

Hutchies Training provides pre-employment, pre-apprenticeship, apprenticeship, and short courses specifically for the construction industry. They are different to most other training organisations because they focus on their speciality and stick to what they know — building and construction. Being part of a large builder like Hutchies means staying up to date with the latest construction legislation, techniques, innovation, equipment and policies.

Type of training

Hutchies Training offers a real-world, hands-on training for the construction industry. Their accredited courses deliver students to live job sites where they learn the latest construction techniques, equipment and policies.


Hutchies Certificate I in Construction prepares you for your first job in construction.


Completing an apprenticeship gives you a nationally recognised qualification that can take you anywhere.


Hutchies offer accredited training in a range of construction and skills qualifications.


Trade Ready (Face to Face/ Online)

The Trade Ready program (CPCCBC5004, CPCCBC5006, CPCCBC5010) offers technical training, employability skills and career education integrated into a live construction project. The course runs for six weeks, and students are fully immersed in an operational construction project 5 days a week.

You'll complete three subjects, including working safely at heights and asbestos awareness (10675NAT, 11084NAT), plus green skills training, 120 hours of Structured Workplace Learning, and a Personal Development Program.

The Trade Ready Course is funded by Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ), which provides financial assistance to make upskilling more affordable for many people in the construction industry.

This program is ideal for anyone who wants to pursue a career in the construction industry.

Hutchies highly skilled and experienced trainers perform the assessment. The assessment process meets the National Assessment Principles and Hutchies provide relevant equipment, facilities and training materials to create a learning environment that gives our students the ability to succeed.

Elevated Work Platforms (Face to Face)

This course (CPCCBC4012, CPCCBC4053) covers the use of scissor lifts and boom lifts and is delivered in one day at any of our Hutchies Training sites.

In this training, you will undertake a range of skill development tasks to prepare you to operate the specified elevated work platforms. You will be exposed to as many different variations as possible during the 8 hour program, to assist you in safely using, operating electrical, hydraulic and mechanical scissor lifts and boom lifts.

The course is funded by Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) for eligible applicants.

This training supports construction workers in the safe and effective operation of electrical, hydraulic and mechanical scissor lifts and boom lifts.

The training can also be applied to construction work on residential and commercial work sites.

At the end of the course, you will undertake both practical and theoretical assessment of your knowledge about scissor and boom lifts.

The training’s assessment processes meet the National Assessment Principles and Hutchies provide equipment, facilities and training materials to create a learning environment that help students succeed.

Work safely at heights (Face to Face)

In this training (BSB41419), students will learn a variety of skills needed to work safely at heights. There will be a strong focus on practical skills, and students will have the chance to practice these skills in a real construction environment. The goal is to expose students to as many different scenarios as possible, so that they can make informed decisions about which fall preventative control measures to use. This training will support construction workers in the safe and effective completion of tasks at height.

Face to face vs. Online learning course

When it comes to learning, there is no one-size-fits-all method. Some students prefer to learn independently, while others prefer to be in a more structured environment. However, face-to-face learning has been shown to be an effective way to learn knowledge and skills. This is because it often combines different ways of learning, such as writing, reading, discussion, presentations, projects, group work, film clips and demonstration. This allows students to learn in a way that best suits their needs and preferences. In addition, face-to-face learning provides opportunities for students to receive feedback and support from their peers and instructors.

An online learning course is one you take online using a computer, without being with a teacher or other students in a classroom. You have greater flexibility and can study from home. However, this also means you need to be more disciplined and motivated since you will not have someone physically present to remind and guide you. Most courses don’t need you to be online at a certain time of day or night, but you must actively participate in the course during the course time frame. This can be done through reading materials, discussions, group work and submitting assignments.

When it comes to the world of online learning versus face-to-face learning, the biggest differences have always been in terms of fostering connection and collaboration between learners. With the abrupt stop of face-to-face learning delivery, learning and development professionals have lost the positive social impact that comes with in-person interaction. While this is a valid concern, it's important to remember that the digital world offers its own opportunities for connection and collaboration. In-person social interaction does have a richness that might be hard to replicate online, but when it comes to the corporate world, online learning can be just as effective.

When it comes to education, one question that has always been debated is whether online or face-to-face learning is better. Each option has its own advantages. To better understand the two, it is important to highlight some crucial features of face-to-face learning, which are different in online learning.

One of the first differences is the setting in which the learning takes place. When learning face-to-face, students are in a physical classroom with their peers and teacher. This type of learning requires students to be present at a specific time and place. Online learning, on the other hand, can take place anytime and anywhere as long as the student has access to a computer and the internet.

Advantages of Online learning

  1. It is more affordable and saves time
  2. It is more scalable
  3. Access to training courses on your own terms
  4. Learning at your own pace with no meeting time
  5. More consistent than face to face learning
  6. Delivered by different instructors with same level of quality

Advantages of Face to face learning

  1. Face to face interaction with learning instructor
  2. Enables more effective non-verbal communication
  3. Ability to motivate, inspire and engage
  4. Ability to discuss, collaborate, practice and role play


Hutchies Yard / 584 Milton Road, Toowong QLD 4066