About Us Personally:
Peter McCabe is a TAFE lecturer and qualified carpenter and builder (NSW builders licence # 133677C; QLD builders licence # 1148383) who holds over 14 years of experience in the building industry. Peter’s most recent career highlight has been volunteering his past 4 summers (totalling well over 12 months of his own time) in restoring Mawson’s Hut in the Antarctic. Peter’s primary role was that of field leader and expedition carpenter.
Throughout this project his primary responsibilities were to provide daily reports and on site team management and act as media liaison as well as designing and constructing a remote field hut for the site within a strict time frame that would serve as a living quarters for future parties at the windiest valley on earth. This project also involved his expertise for the external and internal construction of new and existing buildings using various design techniques customised to withhold extreme temperatures.
His qualifications include:
Also since early 2009, Peter has been lecturing a course in General Construction (Trade Entry) at TAFE. This course allows people seeking entry into the general construction industry, primarily in the carpentry and bricklaying trades.
- Cert IV in Training & Assessment
- Trade Certificate in Carpentry/Joinery
- Certificate 4 in Residential Building Construction (with distinction)
- Certificate 3 in Carpentry/Joinery (credit level)
- Certificate 1 & 2 in Carpentry/Joinery Pre-Apprenticeship (Award of Excellence)
You can always catch Peter’s monthly talkback radio show on 2UE which talks about DIY jobs around the house. He provides handy and useful DIY tips that can make a difference to any project or you can talk to him direct, by going to our contact us page and finding his details.
Peter Berginc is a qualified Trainer & Assessor with over 10 years experience in the building industry and over 10 years experience delivering owner-builder training to students all over Australia. Peter was the first provider in Australia to develop a website where students could enrol online and sit their assessment online as well. This allowed the convenience
for students that were in remote areas the ability to complete their course entirely from home. The website, designed and built by Peter is the face of ABSOLUTE Education.
Due to strict changes in training across Australia, Peter started ABSOLUTE Education and became a fully qualified Registered Trainign Organisation (provider # 91521). He is proud to say that he did it all on his own and specialises in delivering online owner-builder and construction training.
ABSOLUTE Education Pty Ltd (Trading as ABACUS Owner-Builder Online) is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO #91521) and is committed to providing the most comprehensive and cost effective education to owner-builders.
We ensure that prospective owner-builders meet the educational requirements of the QLD Building Services Authority (QBSA) and the WA Building Commission.
We are able to achieve this through an in-depth knowledge of the relevant laws, combined with a strong technological knowledge.
ABSOLUTE Education Pty Ltd mission is to provide prospective owner-builders with
a convenient and cost effective education course that is simple yet informative.
ABSOLUTE's priority is to provide owner-builders with a valuable resource that will allow them to complete
their construction works on time, on budget and have a dwelling that is fit for its purpose.
ABSOLUTE Education Pty Ltd currently offers an education course that allows owner-builders
to demonstrate to the QLD Building Services Authority or the WA Building Commission, that they have successfully met their educational obligations and thus
enabling customers to receive their owner-builders permit.
The Value of ABSOLUTE:
ABSOLUTE Education offers prospective customers value in a variety of areas including;
ABSOLUTE Education Pty Ltd; Looking Ahead:
- Our service is available at all times, meaning you can complete your course requirements at your convenience.
- Course is easily understood by non experienced or first time owner-builders.
- Course material is updated regularly to reflect any changes in building practices and codes.
ABSOLUTE Education is looking at ways to provide prospective owner-builders with even better value for money. Our
Goal is to develop key partnerships with suppliers and offer customers with a wide variety of discounts on materials and service