Practice Aptitude Assessment
Building and Construction Industry
Group Training Australia (SA) Inc.
This practice aptitude assessment would not have been possible without the support of
the State Government, Group Training Australia (SA) Inc and the support and expertise
of the many people listed below. I would especially like to thank Jerry Nowak for the
tireless amount of work and effort he has put into the maths component of this project. I
under-estimated the size of the task, however Jerry was so keen to see the project through
he put in countless hours over and above what he was required to give, his supreme
dedication and his great passion enabled me to produce a much needed resource for
students contemplating a career in the trades.
I am sure that over the years many thousands of students will benefit from Jerry’s
dedication to the project.
Another special mention must go to Jane Harvey. Jane was the person who initially
planted the seed in respect of developing an aid to assist students prepare themselves for
interviews and assessments in the trade areas. Jane has been there during the planning
and programming stages, to assisting with the coordination of the many other people who
have assisted in some form in the development of this resource, to grouping the maths
examples under appropriate headings and preparing the answers.
Jane has fought with me every inch of the way, through thick and thin at times, to
produce a quality product which we hope will fill a vast void that has been identified in
this sector of the VET/Career education pathway of students.
Department of Education and Children’s Services
Premier’s Industry Awards for Teachers of Science and Mathematics
Department of Further Education Employment Science and Technology
Underdale High School
Western Futures – Futures Connect
St Michael’s College