What is Build Up Tassie?

Build Up Tassie is a free pre-employment program run by Centacare Evolve Housing. Build Up Tassie provides individual and client-centred coaching, wellbeing support, skill development and industry exposure for young people looking to enter the construction industry. When employed with our industry partners, such as St Joseph Affordable Homes, Build Up Tassie continues to support, train and coach apprentices and qualified trades.

What we do

Are you in school and seeking a career in construction? Or have you finished school and are not sure how to piece together the next steps? Build Up Tassie is a free work-readiness program for anyone typically aged between 16-24 looking to enter the construction industry.

Construction pre-employment program

A nine-week orientation program in construction/civil construction. A focus on practical skills, life skills, work-readiness, qualifications and one-on-one coaching.

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Wellbeing program

We have a dedicated team of Wellbeing Coaches ready to provide support to Build Up Tassie participants, apprentices/trainees, staff, and subcontractors. We also offer a range of resources, training, and workshops for industry partners looking to focus on wellbeing.

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Community and Industry Engagement

Build Up Tassie regularly presents at schools attends community events to provide information about pathways into the construction industry.

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Apprentice/Trainee Support and Coaching

Build Up Tassie Apprentice Coaches work closely with apprentices and trainees to ensure they have every chance of success throughout their career.

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A lot of homes. A lot of stories.

Build Up Tassie supports young people into the construction industry, primarily through apprenticeships and traineeships with St Joseph Affordable Homes. St Joseph Affordable Homes have commenced construction of over 500 homes. That's a lot of homes and a lot of stories.