Founded in 2005, CWBTS offers nationally accredited qualifications for the building and construction industry. These include trades training through the apprenticeship and traineeship models as well as higher level training with building and construction and work health and safety. Training is delivered primarily in the apprentice’s workplace, using both their existing project tasks, as well as the use of our mobile training vehicles and our simulated trades training centres.
Here at CWBTS, we live and breathe building and construction. We intimately understand the industry and have strong relationships within the building and construction community and the education sector.
Through these established connections, we are able to deliver qualifications that provide real-world skills. Our graduates leave our learning organisation with a stronger network and the confidence to take the next step in their career.

Why choose CWBTS?

CWBTS currently celebrates:

  • Over 700 Active Students studying in qualifications that include Carpentry, Concreting and Civil Operations
  • Over 5000 graduates with above industry average completion rates
  • 85% Student Satisfaction rates
  • 2021 Finalist NSW Small Training Provider of the Year
  • 2022 Finalist NSW Small Training Provider of the Year

What We Believe


Building Futures through Education


Empowering every learner to reach their full potential through quality and innovative education, tailored for the industry of tomorrow, today!

Values To Live By

At CWBTS, our values are more than just words—they are the foundation of our identity. These core principles guide our actions, shape our culture and influence our decisions. They determine who we are, what we do, and who we choose to join our team. Deeply ingrained in our DNA, these values remain steadfast as we grow and evolve.

One Team, One Dream - Teamwork

United as one team with a common vision, we collaborate to innovate and achieve success together. Our collective strength drives us toward empowering each learner, reflecting our dedication to building futures through education.

Trust with Us - Integrity

Integrity is at the heart of everything we do, forming the foundation upon which we build trust. We are committed to transparency and reliability, ensuring that every action we take aligns with our mission to build futures and uphold educational excellence. By being consistent in our words and actions, we foster a trustworthy environment that values honesty and ethical behavior.

Your Vision is Our Mission - Customer Centric

Your aspirations direct our mission. We focus on your needs and goals, committing ourselves to deliver educational experiences that empower you to achieve your fullest potential.

Building Excellence - Excellence and Quality

Our commitment to excellence is evident in every aspect of our operations. We consistently pursue the highest standards to ensure our learners gain superior skills and knowledge, preparing them for the demands of tomorrow’s industry.

We Disrupt to Construct - Innovation

Innovation drives us to challenge the status quo and embrace new ideas. Our forward-thinking approach allows us to construct cutting-edge educational solutions that anticipate and meet the evolving needs of the industry.

At CWBTS, these values are not just guidelines, but commitments that inform our strategies, our teaching and our approach to the future of education.

Get your experience recognised

CWBTS is a learning organisation that offers nationally accredited qualifications for the building and construction industry.

Our qualifications range from traineeships and apprenticeships up to Diploma level and cover trades such as carpentry, concreting, formwork, civil and building and construction.

Strategic Partnership with the Simonds Group

CWBTS became part of the Simonds Group in 2015 which included Simonds Homes, one of Australia’s largest domestic home builders.
This allowed CWBTS great insight into employee and Industry focused educational delivery with an emphasis on the importance of meeting Industry needs. Building homes since 1949, Simonds Homes celebrates a heritage that is celebrated and trusted by Australian families and Industry.

In December 2021, the ownership of CWBTS changed yet a strong strategic relationship with Simonds Homes remains. Simonds Homes is one of many strategic partners that CWBTS work closely with.

A Part Of UP Education

For over 25 years, UP Education has built an innovative, student-centred global learning community. UP Education provide outstanding educational opportunities for students seeking a tertiary study experience in New Zealand or Australia.
UP Education acquired CWBTS in December 2021. UP Education operates 30+ campuses in 10 locations in New Zealand and Australia. CWBTS are proud to be a part of UP Education.

Here are a few reasons why:

  • 250,000+ students educated across hundreds of courses
  • 25+ years educating international & domestic students
  • 800+ people with a passion for amplifying potential
  • 30+ campuses in 10 locations across Australasia
  • 6 partnerships with leading universities
  • 10 private colleges in the group


UP Education believe that with great care and focus on the individual, potential can be exponential. UP Eduction and CWBTS offer much more than education — together we are passionate about equipping students with life-long, dynamic skills that prepare them to take on everything their future holds.

Why study with us?

  • You will be trained by a qualified trainer and tradesperson who has current and relevant experience in what you will be learning and will be able to give you real world insights.
  • Flexible modes of delivery from classroom-based, workplace-based and online training available for a range of courses.
  • Delivery is available across both urban and rural parts of Australia
  • We have a strategic partnership with Simonds Homes, one of Australia’s largest homebuilders.
  • We offer a variety of fee payment options, including access to Commonwealth and state government subsidies for eligible students and payment plans.

Who studies with us

  • We have a wide-ranging student base which includes but is not limited to:

    1. Trainees and apprentices;
    2. Tradespeople wanting to start their own business or develop their skills;
    3. Non-tradespeople who work within the building and construction industry.

    We cater for both individuals wanting to develop their skills and employers wanting to develop the skills of their staff.

Ready to take your next step towards your building and construction career?

If you would like to find out more about CWBTS then please either pick up the phone and give us a call on 1300 4 CWBTS (1300 429 287), drop us a line through the website, or jump onto one of our social media channels like Facebook, LinkedIn or Instagram.

About our RTOs

Legal name: City-Wide Building & Training Services Pty Ltd
Trading name: CWBTS
RTO Code: 91138
ABN: 42 100 650 084
ACN: 100 650 084
Key links: Training.gov.au & MySkills.gov.au

Builders Academy Australia (BAA)

Legal name: House of Learning Pty Ltd
Trading name: Builders Academy Australia
RTO Code: 21583
ABN: 21 144 869 634
ACN: 144 869 634
Key links: Training.gov.au & MySkills.gov.au