Upskill staff with Future Focus.

We offer hands-on programs, presented by experienced builders, designed for contractors and their employees.

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Training and mentoring for your up-and-coming stars.

Future Focus is the program that teaches the stuff that matters onsite. Head contractors, subcontractors, builders and anyone interested in learning more about how they can improve their business. Quarterly payment plans are available.

Contract Administrator

2020 commencement date TBA.

  • Improve contract management
  • Negotiation utilising DISC
  • Forecasting & contingencies
  • Cash-flow modelling
  • Claiming EOTs
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Site Supervisor

2020 commencement date TBA.

  • Negotiation utilising DISC
  • Programming fundamentals
  • Spotting contract red flags
  • Forecasting delays
  • Working with subbies
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Project Manager

2020 commencement date TBA.

  • Manage client expectations
  • Negotiate project risks
  • Keep on time and budget
  • Enhance forecasting abilities
  • Build trusted relationships
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2020 commencement date TBA.

  • Prevent cost blowouts
  • Giving accurate quotes
  • Work-winning strategies
  • Identify contract risks
  • Negotiate with subcontractors
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Upskill your Staff

It’s more profitable to train and upskill your team that it is to hire externally.

Maximise Profits

Avoid unnecessary losses and future- proof the profitability of your business.

Grow your Network

Interact with other contractors, subcontractors and teams.

Mentorship & Advice

Employees will gain the confidence to mentor others.

Meet your Program Instructors

Richard Pawle and Matt Ravlich have over 40 years of combined industry experience. They’ve managed and built multimillion-dollar construction companies from scratch, and are nationally recognised for their contributions to the industry. They’ve also experienced their fair share of knock-downs and dismal contracts. So, it’s safe to say they know the industry inside out: what to look for, what to avoid, and what is needed to succeed.

David Hillam - Architects

The impact has been the discipline but also the intelligence that Aston has brought to the organisation in the way that they worked with the directors.

David Hillam, Principle, Hillam Architects

Jesse Doherty

The positives are endless, for me I have consistent business results, I have continued and predictable growth within my business, I have better staff retention and I have better staff engagement levels.

Jesse Doherty, Director, EuroTechnik

Mark McNally - McNally Group

I think the DISC profiling is very valuable because it was almost a path of self discovery as well. The leadership team all did the DISC profiling ourselves, learnt about and understand a little bit more about what makes us tick and what makes others tick.

Mark McNally, Managing Director, McNally Group

Shannon Harding

The tasks I’ve given them have been quite difficult, but then we have had unique issues in multiple businesses which Aston were the only provider that were actually able to support.

Shannon Harding, General Manager, Novo Resources

Stuart Bell - APP Corp

Aston took the initiative to really ask questions about the business, about the structure, and how we’ve been engaging with the market externally but also how we were engaging with each other internally.

Stuart Bell, Project Director, APP Corporation