Studying with Builders Academy Australia

Builders Academy Australia (RTO 21583) were established by the reputable Australian building company Simonds Homes to train their builders in accredited qualifications.

Now open to the general public, the training you can access through Builders Academy Australia is delivered by experienced tradespeople with up-to-the-minute knowledge of the industry.

Orientation for online students

If you choose to study online, the online orientation will introduce you to the online learning platform and how online study will work. You will gain helpful advice on preparing to study and establishing good study habits.

How do I enrol?

If you’re ready to start, get in touch with your SEEK Learning Consultant, who can:

  • Discuss study and payment options with you.
  • Assist with the enrolment process and save you time.
  • Give you information on start dates and study materials.

What do my course fees cover?

If you study online, your course fees will cover all learning materials and support.

If you study at a training venue, you have the option to bring your own laptop to class and access the learning materials online. If you would prefer to use hard copy course materials you will need to pay an additional fee for these.

Recognition of Prior Learning

You may be able to get credit for some units of the course you study based on your existing knowledge. Previous studies and work experience may be recognised through a Credit Transfer or Recognition of Prior Leaning.

If you get credit for certain units, you won’t need to study these units and can complete the course in less time.

How to succeed at studying online

Studying online gives you the flexibility to fit your learning to your lifestyle. To study online successfully, you need to:

  • Get organised by designating a study space free of distractions and set it up so you have all your study tools close to hand.
  • Schedule your study in chunks during the week and stick to these times like any other appointment. If you have to cancel this time, reschedule it back in your diary straightaway at a different time, so you don’t fall behind. Letting others know when you will or won’t be available can also help you stick to your schedule.
  • Make sure you put important dates in your diary, such as when you are going to submit assignments, sit tests or organise a work placement.
  • Communicate regularly so you don’t feel isolated. Contact your teachers by email, and connect and chat with teachers and other students through Building Academy Australia's interactive online platform.
  • Stay motivated by heading to SEEK Learning's Facebook or Twitter page, checking out our YouTube channel, or visiting our blog Course of action when you’re in need of inspiration or information.
  • Ask for help when you need it. There’s plenty of support out there, from friends and family, to your teachers and student support resources – you just need to ask!

Technical requirements

If you are studying on campus and wish to bring your own computer to access course materials, you will need to ensure your device meets these requirements.

You will be able to access Builders Academy Australia’s Wi-Fi and Learning Management System.

PC requirements:

  • Windows XP Service Pack 2+ (until the end of 2015), Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10
  • An Intel Pentium 4 processor or later that's SSE2 capable
  • 350MB of free disk space
  • 512MB of RAM

Mac requirements:

  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • An Intel processor that's 64-bit
  • 350MB of free disk space
  • 512MB of RAM

Supported browsers:

  • Chrome 23 or later
  • Safari 6 or later
  • Internet Explorer version 9 or later version
  • Firefox 17 or later


  • Good quality headphones with a built-in microphone

Withdrawing from a diploma

If you decide to stop studying your diploma, you’ll need to formally withdraw from the course.

To withdraw, you will need to complete a Deferment Transfer or Discontinuance form and email it to:

Withdrawing before a census date

To avoid incurring a VET FEE-HELP debt, you will need to send your email and completed form to Builder’s Academy Australia before your census date.

If you paid your course fees upfront, you will receive a full refund of course service fees paid.

Withdrawing after a census date

If you withdraw from your course after the census date, you will incur a VET FEE-HELP debt. If you paid your course fees upfront, you will receive a refund of pro rata course service fees paid.