.... potentially save thousands of dollars on building your new home or renovating your old home ......
Learn how we have helped literally thousands of owner builders to save real money and successfully complete their owner builder project.
Discover the secrets the builders use to make their profit and potentially put that money in your pocket.
Gain the knowledge to complete your project on time and on budget and learn how to satisfy the legal requirements and obligations that come with being an owner builder.
* HOW TO MANAGE TRADES
* SOURCE AND PURCHASE MATERIALS AT THE RIGHT PRICE
* COMPLY WITH RELEVANT LEGISLATION INCLUDING INCLUDING OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
* MAINTAIN ACCURATE PROJECT RECORDS AND DOCUMENTATION
Our courses are nationally accredited and successfully completing the course will lead to you receiving a certificate which satisfies the local authority for the issue of an owner builder permit and ......
a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment issued under the Australia Quality Training framework;
Owner Builder Course Online Overview
Almost anyone can be an owner builder.
Over the years Abacus Training has helped hundreds of owner builders just like you to successfully manage and coordinate their projects and build your own home.
Many of them have saved thousands of dollars along the way!
The course is designed to give you the skills and knowledge to manage and run a domestic construction project.
It will not teach you how to swing a hammer, hang a door, fix plasterboard or lay drainage pipes, that is what the experts do and why they have completed studies and gained experience in their respective fields.
We teach you how to organise and manage those trades, how to buy right, what to consider when you are designing your house.
You will also learn about your responsibilities and obligations as an owner builder.
WHAT THE OWNER BUILDER COURSE COVERS
This comprehensive online course covers the following areas:
* roles and responsibilities of an owner-builder (legal aspects)
* working with consultants and professionals (design and engineering)
* financial control and record keeping (establishing a budget and managing project cash flows)
* planning and scheduling (construction schedules, participant registers)
* plan reading and interpretation
* contract requirements (legal requirements of contracting with tradespersons and suppliers)
* workplace health and safety (occupational health and safety regulations)
* conflict prevention and resolution
The course also gives guidance and tuition in using the many tools which are provided in the Owner Builder Project Management Kit and the Safety Management System which have been developed specifically for use by owner builders and is free to all students completing an owner builders courseonline with ABACUS Training.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON BEING AN OWNER BUILDER VISIT OUR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS .....
* how to save the builders margin
click here to access sample course
click on the photo to access and download a sample of the owner builder course online.
Owner Builder Site Safety
Owner Builders represent a significant part of the total construction numbers for building approvals issued in respect to domestic dwellings throughout Australia. Owner Builders as the responsible person on site, takes on the role of the Principal Contractor and is recognised as such in law and must comply with the requirements of the relevant workplace health and safety acts and regulations for the relevant state or territory. In most cases this will require the owner builder to complete a mandatory accredited general safety induction course provided by a Registered Training Organisation.
The basic course and the tools we provide with your owner builder course is in no way meant to substitute for the mandatory course. It is provided to increase you knowledge and awareness and to give you access to tools, knowledge and skill which will help you manage safety on your site.
Please enjoy the slide show below which we hope will start you thinking about your safety obligations as an owner builder.
Visit your state workcover site for more information.
Owner Builder Insights
In keeping with our theme of providing the very best in Owner Builder information we run an owner builder blog and an owner builder forum.
Each of them are written to give as much information to the owner builder as possible.
The blog is open and available for all to view, the information is provided free of charge as a service to owner builders all over the world, while the forum is restricted access to our online and correspondence students.
Each of these valuable resources becomes better and more effective as you our students participate and give your feedback and experiences " Insights" for all to share.
So please read the blog posts and leave your comments or thoughts.
Just another way we continue to bring you the best in owner building.
Best Regards and Happy Building - Rick Heaton