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Building Trades Trainer

Roper Gulf Regional Council - Katherine, NT

Trades & Services
Source: uWorkin


Designation &
Classification Level RGRC Level 6

Position No 1040 Division Housing

Business Unit Infrastructure Services and Planning Reports To Regional Contracts Manager

Location Katherine Date Created January 2021

Date Approved January 2021



The Builder Trades Trainer position will provide building trades-related training, mentorship and project
management for a team of local Indigenous building staff in various communities.

The strategic aims of this position will be to:
  • Ensure high quality and cost effective repairs and maintenance services for Territory Housing assets
in various communities

  • Coordinate/Supervise a team of Housing Maintenance Officers across a number of communities
  • Ensure high quality and cost effective repairs, maintenance and upgrade services to Council’s and
other government assets in various communities, subject to RGRC’s contractual obligations
  • Develop the building trades careers of local Indigenous staff
  • Achieve formal training outcomes for local Indigenous staff, including Certificate II, Certificate III in
relevant courses
  • Expand the local capacity to manage building projects and establish independent building trades-
related business enterprises


  • Mentor and lead a crew of Housing Maintenance Officers staff in various communities to meet the criteria for a Territory
Housing Repairs & Maintenance contract and work to develop the skills, accreditation and output of work crews.

  • Manage and Retain staffing levels as per the contractual obligations, this will include supporting and encouraging the
development of work ethics and team participation on projects.

  • Provide on the job training and guidance to local Housing Maintenance staff
  • Carry out Performance management of staff if required
  • Coordinate and assist in the management of work related to repairs, maintenance, upgrades and new construction of
buildings and facilities in various communities

  • Liaise with other RGRC staff, external contractors and suppliers in order to achieve cost-effective and high-quality building
project outcomes.

  • Coordinate Staff to ensure all required works are completed and reported back to Territory Housing within the required

  • Sound knowledge of materials and their uses, to correctly identify a maintenance issues and know what material is required
to repair.

  • Keep records and monitor Quarterly statistics and report to Contracts Manager within established timeframes
  • Attend Contractor meetings and communicate the daily operations or concerns back to Territory Housing
  • Assist with reports to councils around the Housing Maintenance Operations
  • Provide sound knowledge and assistance to the Contracts Manager for future contract applications
  • Provide responses to Territory Housing regarding ministerial complaints
  • Report and Tenant Damage or Contractor required issues to TH for actioning
  • Coordinate procurement and liaise with RGRC staff, external contractors and suppliers for goods and services as required.
  • Maintain all construction equipment, tools, materials and stock in a safe, accountable and professional manner. The
position will be required to maintain a register of tools and materials register and ordering of additional materials.

  • This position may be required to perform any other administrative duties within the incumbent’s scope as determined by



  • Diploma or Advance Diploma and or minimum of two (2) years’ working knowledge and or experience in a similar role
  • Appropriate trade qualification with industry experience
  • Proven ability to undertake procurement
  • Proven ability to train and supervise Indigenous staff in a culturally appropriate manner
  • Tickets / Licences to operate a range of plant and equipment
  • Good communication skills both written and verbal, ability to write reports and correspondence where required
  • NT White Card
  • 4wd (unsealed road) course
  • Working with Children Clearance (OCHRE Card) required at the commencement of employment or a current receipt of an
application for an exemption to be approved by SAFE NT

  • Provide current First Aid Certificate and/or willingness to participate in relevant training.
  • Current Northern Territory Manual “C” Class Drivers Licence or ability to obtain
  • Able to meet the inherent requirements of the position both physically and mentally.
  • Be an Australian Resident or provide the current, relevant Visa to work within Australia (Please note that RGRC do not
currently undertake sponsorship).

  • Undertake a new Criminal History Check prior to commencement of employment and renew your Criminal History Check
every three (3) years, or as per the Criminal History Check Policy.


  • Possession of Cert IV in Workplace Training and Assessment or ability to obtain same.
  • Knowledge of Community Capacity Building Principles
  • Previous experience in delivering or supporting accredited training packages
  • Knowledge of barriers experienced by Indigenous people prohibiting successful training delivery
  • Ability to communicate with, listen to and be understanding of urban and traditional Indigenous people