Construction Planning Academy

Advance you career in construction

Solid Support’s Construction Planning Academy provides both on site and online project management training specifically for people working in the construction industry. Our training is suitable for people in different functions – commercial, construction, contracts, design, estimating, finance, marketing, project management, and workplace health & safety. The courses are created by our construction planning experts. They are delivered by our team of experienced consultants who have trained thousands of construction industry professionals. This means that you will learn valuable practical information and best practices in addition to the standard training topics that the curriculum offers.


During our project management training, you will learn how to create a new schedule or take ownership of an existing schedule. You will learn how to adjust, resource, monitor and revise that schedule over the life of the project. We begin with the basics by teaching fundamental planning techniques, and can cater for all levels of experience.

We have divided each of our courses into various process driven modules. All the trainees begin at module 1 and work through depending on required competency. From experience, we know that this rectifies poor fundamentals and increases the outcome of good implementation after the course.
Solid Support has a range of training products that is supported by 27 years of construction planning, visualisation and forensic analysis.
On-site training 
  • All classes are delivered by construction planning professionals with years of hands-on construction planning and adult education experience.
  • We can deliver the training at your location of choice.
  • Each module is approximately 4-6 hours, depending on the course.
  • We have preferred minimum group training size of 3 and a maximum of 12.
  • Classes for small groups of 4 can be held at your local Solid Support office.
  • Modules can be customised based on training needs of the client.
  • Scheduled on an as needed basis / ad hoc
  • You get access to ongoing on the job support afterwards

Course inclusions  

  • We provide each participant with a hard copy manual for each module they attend. 
  • CPD points (NSW) and a certificate of completion are awarded to each participant. 
  • Guided by expert instructors and access to ongoing on the job support from them.

What you need

  • Internet access 
  • Laptop computer with the software installed. The computer should be capable of running a Windows OS environment, has a minimum of 4 GB RAM, 64 GB of hard drive storage, mouse/touchpad and one USB 2.0 port.

Online training 

  • All classes are delivered by construction planning professionals with many years of hands-on construction planning and adult education experience.  
  • We offer both live and on-demand classes. The live courses are run in real time using Microsoft Teams. If you missed your live sessions, you will have access to the recording of the sessions via a OneDrive.  
  • Each of our Onsite training modules are split into smaller micro-modules of 75 – 90 minutes long. 
  • Work from home at your own speed 
  • Fixed schedule – Online via MS Teams 
  • With access to ongoing on the job support afterwards 

Go to our Course Overview to view our available Online Training and book easily online.

Course inclusions  

  • We provide each participant with a hard copy manual for each module they attend. 
  • CPD points (NSW) are available.
  • Guided by expert instructors and access to ongoing on the job support from them.
  • Certificate of completion are awarded to each participant after finishing the complete module (i.e. Module 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 & 1.4)

What you need

  • Internet access 
  • Laptop computer with the software installed. The computer should be capable of running a Windows OS environment, has a minimum of 4 GB RAM, 64 GB of hard drive storage, mouse/touchpad and one USB 2.0 port
  • Second monitor with speakers and microphone to follow training (questions can be asked during the training or typed into the chat function)

Annual Training Plan  

  • Solid Support is your training partner in construction and project management  
  • Lock-in regular training dates to train groups of staff from beginner to advanced users 
  • Modules can be customised based on your training needs 
  • We offer on-site training and online training, or a combination of both 
  • We can set up vouchers for easy access and booking for your staff 
  • After setting the training dates, we will arrange and organise the training from a to z 
  • We report weekly and invoice after training date 

Course inclusions  

  • We provide each participant with a hard copy manual for each module they attend. 
  • CPD points are available.
  • Guided by expert instructors and access to ongoing on the job support from them.
  • Certificate of completion are awarded to each participant after finishing the complete module (i.e. Module 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 & 1.4)

Meet our National Training Manager

Daren Maynard BSc (UWI), MSc (Warwick), PhD (UTS) MIISE, PMP®. works as the National Training Manager at Solid Support. He has responsibility for the coordination, curriculum development, and content delivery of the Construction Planning Academy. He is an Industrial Engineer specialising in Projects Portfolio Management. He has worked in the construction, digital media, education, and energy sectors in Australia and in the Caribbean. 

In the past 15 years, he has taught at all level of education from K – 12 to university & continuing professional development levels. This teaching experience has been concurrent with his project management experience. His professional and research interests are in (a) Organisational Systems, (b) Portfolio, Programme & Project Management, (c) Learning, Training & Development, and (d) Technology Management.