Building UpSkills

Building UpSkills (BUS) directors have worked in relevant industries and owned or managed construction related companies.  BUS trainers and assessors hold qualifications in Training and Assessing, Teaching, Building Surveying and related industries. They have the skills and expertise to deliver and assess the White Card Online Training Course.

Meet the Team

Director Catherine Gorrie

Catherine is the Company Director of Bushfire Consulting Services (BFCS) and Building UpSkills (BUS). Catherine intitially formed the Company in 2010, after completing her Graduate Diploma in Bushfire Protection from the University of Western Sydney and attaining her “recognised qualified consultant” as a Fire Protection Association Australia BPAD-Level 3 Certified Practitioner, (BPAD20751).
Catherine is a qualified Environmental Health & Building Surveyor (TAFE 2005), and has over 16 years of local government experience including Development Assessment and Building Certification. In 2013, the training arm of BFCS was launched, and the Company presents training seminars for Development Assessment Officers, Building Certifiers and Building Designers in Bushfire Assessment Skills.  Catherine's passion for providing training drove her to gain qualifications in Training and Assessment and establish and offer quality training through Building UpSkills, the companies specialist training branch.


Office Manager Laura Richards

Laura has been working with BFCS since June 2014. Prior to this she worked within large organisations and has brought her gained expertise, skills and knowledge of office management to BFCS and now BUS as well.  Her can do attitude combined with her efficiency makes her a great asset to the team.  She is currently undertaking a Graduate Diploma in Bushfire Protection through UWS.



Building UpSkills White Card Training is fully accredited as a nationally recognised Registered Training Organisation: RTO number: 41471.

BUS undergo regular internal compliance audits and are fully accredited with and recognised by ASQA and subject to their audits.