Essentially, GCSC are an ‘enterprise based RTO’. That is to say we do not live outside of the construction industry like most other training organisations but instead are an integral part of industry.

Being part of out parent company – Hutchinson Builders, allows us to keep up to date with the latest construction techniques, equipment and policies. Our students have the chance to be fully immersed in the construction industry as part of the training and not have it simulated.

The GCSC represents a unique blend of very experienced individuals with collectively over 100 years of experience in education and the construction industry.

Regardless of our staff and contractor’s depth of knowledge and experience, we recognise that the knowledge base is growing at a pace that makes it impossible for us to be the ‘front of all knowledge’.

Consequently, we are a team of people who are characterised by our facilitation skills and willingness to learn. We are noted for our innovative solutions, not boring repetition of the past.

As innovative as the organisations, contractors and workers we support, the GCSC is constantly developing a range of products and services designed to be adapted as solutions for building industry capability and skilled individuals.

GCSC is an arm of Hutchinson Builders, and as such, is an important part of ‘Hutchies’ commitment to increasing the skills and capacity of its own and other contractors’ employees. The depth and quality of this workforce development strategy has been recognised with us winning:

The 2014 Construction Skills Training Centre Principal Contractor of the Year;

The 2012 Construction Skills Queensland Private Registered Training Organisation of the Year;

The 2011 Australian Training Awards Employer of the Year;

The 2011 Bert Training Queensland CTQ Academic Employer of the Year;

The 2011 Queensland Training Awards Employer of the Year;

The 2010 Queensland Training Awards-School Based Apprentice of the Year;

The 2009 Construction Skills Queensland Employer of the Year Award;

The 2008 Master Builders Queensland Employer of the Year Award;

The 2008 Master Builders Queensland Apprentice of the Year Award; and

The 2008 Construction Skills Queensland Employer of the Year Training Excellence Award.