About WTSD

Established in 2003, to address the skills deficiencies in regional areas by Warren Smith, who had a training background that went back to the early 1990’s as an Army Instructor with 22 Construction Regiment RAE, was the Chairman of the OHS Committee with Transfield Tunnelling (at a time when they held the world safety record) and an extensive 31 years’ experience in the Construction Industry in varying roles.

WTSD PTY LTD initially delivered OHS General Construction Induction training, Traffic Controller, Forklift and Job search training. This gave an opportunity to institute compliance management systems, operational procedures and formalise approved training packages to accommodate a network of clients who were demanding more training services, which consequently led to an expansion of the business.

A gradual reduction in regional employment pursuit and a subsequent growth in the resources and infrastructure projects have seen an expansion of our consultancy operation to deployments state wide in NSW, ACT and Queensland. The civil construction industry is primarily engaged in civil engineering work on infrastructure related projects covering such diverse fields as roads & subdivisions, bridgeworks, railways, harbours, sewerage and drainage, electrical infrastructure, pipeline and recreation works.

In economic terms, engineering construction work has accounted for millions of dollars and has contributed to over 2.5% of Australia’s gross domestic product (GDP).

It is estimated that nearly a million people are employed in the building and construction industry.  The research released in March 2013 by the CPSISC, and modelled by the Centre for International Economics, predicts the industry faces an increase of 45,000 jobs over the next three years.

The industry is expected to see employment increase by 1.5% every year until 2016 – but the CPSISC says this can be improved, as the industry isn’t ready to meet that demand.

The report says while these 45,000 additional jobs are welcome, they “do not directly replace the gap caused by recent shortfalls in apprenticeship flows and aged attrition trends occurring over the next decade”.

The Industry’s future is likely to be markedly influenced by technology enhancements which are increasing the range of multiple function equipments and reducing the degree of functional separation and specialty.

This is reflected in the WTSD Certificate II and III in Civil Construction qualifications which are assessed either on-the-job or through formalised courses of instruction that focus on elective competencies such as pipe laying or concreting in a tangible vocational environment.

Essential industry prerequisites such as White card-General Construction Induction, Traffic Control, High Risk Work tickets in Dogging, Rigging and Scaffolding, HSR training, Plant tickets, confined spaces, work at heights, chainsaws, and RMS Bridgework concreting courses facilitate the enhancement of career paths in the workplace by addressing industry skills deficiencies.

Well-known for subject matter knowledge and understanding, the WTSD reputation is soundly complimented by our professional trainers who have extensive construction experience with established business relationships and current industry employment.