Below you’ll find our curated selection of courses, activities and events run by relevant bodies that we feel would be helpful for our members. We’ll update these resources from time to time, so be sure to check back here to browse available training opportunities.

Green Star – Interiors: Advanced course

Thursday 7 March 2024 | 10:00am – 2:30pm AEDT | 5 CPD points

With tenants demanding healthier, greener and more ethical spaces, it is critical to focus on what’s inside a building and the impact it can have.

Green Star – Interiors rates the sustainable design and construction of any building fitout works. The Interiors rating tool aims to assist clients and project teams to objectively rate their projects, and achieve sustainability goals.

Led by industry demand for training in this area, we are excited to launch our new Advanced course on Interiors. Join us to explore the rating tool and examine what best practice looks like.

This newly created course is a must-have for professionals currently using the Interiors tool or planning to use it in the near future.

This course will cover:

  • Scope of Green Star – Interiors tool
  • How to put together a good submission
  • How the tool rewards great material choices
  • How to have the project’s innovation rewarded
  • Green Star Fitouts and the future
  • Credits including GHG, potable water, LCA, Sustainable Products and Innovation



Silica awareness and safety

Crystalline silica (quartz) is a basic component of natural and manufactured materials of commonly used products in the construction industry. Repeatedly breathing in silica dust can lead to serious illness and can be deadly. Working with materials containing silica can put workers at the potential risk of exposure if adequate controls are not in place and followed.

On successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  1. recognise the risk and serious long-term impacts of silica dust exposure.
  2. identify where silica dust exposure occurs in the workplace.
  3. describe the role and responsibilities of workers and employers in minimising exposure to silica dust.
  4. use the hierarchy of controls to eliminate or reduce exposure to silica dust in the workplace.
  5. assess and develop action plans to address gaps that will eliminate or reduce exposure to silica dust.

As you work through the course you will have the opportunity to progressively check your understanding by answering some questions at the end of each topic. Upon completion of the course, undertake the assessment quiz and the feedback activity to obtain your certificate of completion.

This course is aimed at everyone who works in the construction, manufacturing and engineered stone industry.

For more information click here.

TAFE Queensland

TAFE Queensland is Queensland’s largest, most experienced training provider. They deliver practical, industry-relevant training across a range of industries from entry-level certificates and micro-credentials to bachelor’s degrees, at more than 50 locations across Queensland.

Trade-specific training:

Construction Skills Queensland programs:

Gold Coast:

Starting and managing a small business

TAFE QLD Small Business Mentoring Program:
Click here

Design Institute of Australia

The DIA Recognised Course™ program is an opportunity for tertiary institutions to align their courses with the design industry’s peak body. Students will have the assurance their course is of appropriate standing to meet industry expectations.

Find out more here.

Institute of Architects

The Australian Institute of Architects offers a variety of CPD activities.

To find out more click here.