Career Development

Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) employees have access to a range of personal and professional development opportunities. We support staff to develop their capabilities and to build their careers through a range of formal and informal programs. Staff can participate in agency-wide training initiatives, training specific to their area of work, or individual training tailored to personal needs.

The ABCC also provides:

  • Supported study assistance opportunities involving discretionary assistance to employees where that study supports the business interests of the ABCC:
    • including financial assistance and time off for examinations/assessments, to undertake courses of study which will enhance their ability to contribute to the achievement of the ABCC’s goals.
  • Strong focus on continuous development:
    • At the ABCC, all staff complete a Learning and Development Plan with their manager that identifies essential and desirable developmental needs; ways to address these training needs are then explored, including: formal qualifications such as the Public Sector Management Program and Certificate IV in Government (Investigations).
    • Mentoring opportunities are available for guidance and support
  • Secondment opportunities:
    • To assist staff to develop skills and competencies through a variety of experiences on different matters and projects, secondment opportunities may be offered both internally and externally.
  • Continuing Professional Development:
    • The ABCC supports all staff who hold a current practising certificate relevant to their role and are required to complete the continuing professional development (CPD) units.