Tertiary Catalogue

Construction and Property

Building Greener Cities

Catalyst

Cities are one of our greatest inventions, they bring us together and drive wealth - but as more of us flock to live and work in them, we need to find ways to make them greener, more sustainable and efficient places to live. Physicist Dr Niraj...Show More

Electrical Safety

Shedding Light on Electricity

In "Electrical Safety", we first look at the dangers of electric shocks by actually demonstrating an electric shock. We then look at the safety features built into our homes and electrical devices that keep us safe from electric shocks.

Voltage, Current, and Resistance

Shedding Light on Electricity

In this episode, we look at how electrical equipment is designed to use the right amount of current for the voltage supply that it's designed for. After a brief recap on electric current, we look at what voltage is and how it is measured. we then...Show More

Working with Ratios

Numeracy in Construction

Converting units and working out ratios is an integral skill for working in construction. This video explains the mathematical reasoning behind converting units of volume and scaling ratios and how it can be applied to calculate the correct...Show More

Calculating Volume

Numeracy in Construction

An understanding of the volume of spaces is an essential skill for working in construction. This video explains the basic formula for volume and how it can be applied to easily calculate the amount of concrete needed for a house foundation by...Show More

Multiplication

Numeracy in Construction

There are many applications for multiplication when working in construction. This video explains how multiplication skills can be used to calculate wall areas and the size of covering panels to work out how much material needs to be ordered for...Show More

Calculating Perimeter

Numeracy in Construction

Calculating the perimeter of a block of land is a crucial skill for working in construction. This video explains the basic formula for perimeter and how it can be applied to calculate the length of fencing required for a construction site, as...Show More

Estimating and Quotes

Numeracy in Construction

The ability to estimate material quantities and provide quotes is a helpful skill for working in construction. This video explains how to estimate the area and materials needed for a tiling job, incorporating unit conversions, and how to allow...Show More

Calculating Area

Numeracy in Construction

Calculating the area of a construction space is an important skill for working on a building site. This video explains the basic formula for area and how it can be applied to easily calculate wall area, incorporating length conversions, and...Show More

Applying Emulsion Paint to a Ceiling Area

Construction: Painting and Decorating

This video is a session demonstrating how to apply emulsion paint to a ceiling area by brush and roller.

Applying Solvent-Borne Paint to a Door: Part 3

Construction: Painting and Decorating

This video is part 3 of a session demonstrating how to apply solvent-borne paint to a panel door.

Tracing a Projected Image: Preparation

Construction: Painting and Decorating

This video is part 1 of a session demonstrating how to trace a projected image. It examines how to prepare a surface.

Applying Solvent-Borne Paint to a Door: Part 2

Construction: Painting and Decorating

This video is part 2 of a session demonstrating how to apply solvent-borne paint to a panel door. It demonstrates how to prepare an undercoat.

Tracing a Projected Image: Preservation

Construction: Painting and Decorating

This video is part 3 of a session demonstrating how to trace a projected image. It looks at the best way to preserve the image.

Tracing a Projected Image: Design

Construction: Painting and Decorating

This video is part 2 of a session demonstrating how to trace a projected image. It focuses on designing the image.

Applying Solvent-Borne Paint to a Door: Part 1

Construction: Painting and Decorating

This video is part 1 of a session demonstrating how to apply solvent-borne paint to a panel door. It looks at the required tools and preparing the door.

Applying Lining Paper: Part 3

Construction: Painting and Decorating

This video is the final part of a session demonstrating how to apply lining paper to a wall area. It looks at hanging the paper.

Applying Lining Paper: Part 2

Construction: Painting and Decorating

This video is part 2 of a session demonstrating how to apply lining paper to a wall area. It looks at applying size, cutting the paper, and applying the paste.

Applying Lining Paper: Part 1

Construction: Painting and Decorating

This video is part 1 of a session demonstrating how to apply lining paper to a wall area. It looks at the tools and materials required, mixing the paste, and marking out the wall.

Measurements and Calculations

The Construction Industry Toolkit

Fundamental to the work done by just about anyone on a construction site is the ability to measure accurately and calculate various quantities of materials required on building projects. This video starts with an overview of the types of...Show More

Reading and Interpreting Plans and Documents

The Construction Industry Toolkit

Any construction project has a multitude of plans and documents associated with it and it is critical that any construction worker is able to accurately read and interpret those that are relevant to their roles onsite. This video looks at the...Show More

Planning and Organising Work

The Construction Industry Toolkit

One of the skills that employers in the construction industry value most in their employees is the ability to plan and organise work. Construction projects are complex and many tasks require detailed planning and organisation to complete. This...Show More

Communication

The Construction Industry Toolkit

The ability to communicate effectively is one of the most important skills any construction industry worker needs. Poor communication can have disastrous consequences, including endangering the safety of workers and hindering productivity and...Show More

Workplace Health and Safety

The Construction Industry Toolkit

Construction sites are potentially highly dangerous working environments. All workers must have a sound understanding of the importance of workplace health and safety in every aspect of what they do. This video examines the importance of...Show More

Identifying Pathways and Working Effectively

The Construction Industry Toolkit

The construction industry employs more than a million people Australia-wide in hundreds of different trades-based and professional roles. For anyone entering a course or trade, it is vital to understand what is required to be an effective worker...Show More

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