Building Habits That Matter (BHTM) Program

Total Training Days

3 Full days or 6 Half days


Certificate of Attendance

Cohort Size

Maximum 12 participants

Delivery Mode

Face-to-Face Workshop



Building Habits That Matter Program (BHTM)

The ‘Building Habits That Matter’ (BHTM) Program is a ground breaking opportunity for Apprentices to enhance their interpersonal skills to turbo charge their careers.

The objective of the BHTM Program is to provide Apprentices with key skills that are often overlooked during the early stages of their apprenticeship.

Areas covered include:

  1. Being mentally ready for the job site
  2. Being a good communicator
  3. Understanding basic problem solving methods
  4. Presenting with a positive attitude
  5. Having strong personal values and respecting others
  6. Learning how to adapt
  7. Understanding their own emotions and building resilience

What is Unique about BHTM?

The BHTM Program has been created for industry by industry.  Future Institute, a Registered Training Organisation, in Partnership with Blanc Homes, are passionate about developing the next generation of tradesmen and women and have analysed the key challenges that Apprentices face in the early years of their career.

In addition, Future Institute and Blanc Homes obtained essential feedback from industry leaders to identify the key outcomes that would benefit the participants and employers as a result of this program.

Regardless of what industry your apprentices work in, this program will assist in enhancing performance and influencing positive behaviours.

Program Topics

The Building Habits That Matter (BHTM) Program is broken down into six (6) topics which can be delivered over six (6) half day or three (3) full day face to face workshops. The recommended program duration is 4-6 months to allow practical application of the new skills and knowledge.  The program includes eLearning modules and practical workplace applications for each topic.

Topic 1: Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

Key topics covered:

  • Dimension 1 Self-awareness
  • Dimension 2 Self-regulation
  • Fight or flight responses when things get tough
  • Adaptability

Topic 2: Communication

Key topics covered:

  • (EQ) Dimension 5 – Social Skills
  • Build workplace relationships
  • Communicate effectively in the workplace
  • Communication styles
  • Overcome communication barriers
  • Workplace Diversity
  • Resilience

Topic 3: Presenting with a Positive Attitude

Key topics covered:

  • Better understanding of apprenticeship / job role
  • Where your duties fit within the team
  • Contributing to a safe workplace
  • Your values – Value judgement process

Topic 4: Work-Life Balance

Key topics covered:

  • Managing Conflict
  • (EQ) Dimension 4 – Empathy
  • Lifestyle – (Work life balance) Making healthy choices
  • Being open to constructive feedback

Topic 5: Teamwork

Key topics covered:

  • Developing work priorities (Time management)
  • Rock, pebbles and sand activity
  • Being courteous
  • Collaborating effectively
  • Seeking information from others
  • Communicating effectively with your supervisor
  • Responding to queries

Topic 6: Building Confidence

Key topics covered:

  • Seeking assistance when difficulties arise
  • Identify opportunities for improvement
  • Taking control of your learning journey
  • Positive mindset
  • Confidence
  • Role model for others

Delivery Model

Future Institute have designed the BHTM Program to be conducive to the busy workload of an Apprentice.  Completing eLearning (underpinning knowledge) prior to each workshop ensures that the workshops remain interactive and relevant to the workplace.


There will be a 2 hour induction prior to the commencement of the program to ensure participants are fully prepared.  This will include a demonstration on how to use the eLearning, understanding expectations and meeting fellow participants.

Interactive eLearning

Online eLearning modules are provided for each topic prior to the workshops.  Each module is carefully designed to provide an interactive experience and outline essential knowledge to assist in the effectiveness of the workshops.  Each module is no longer than 30-45 minutes, depending on the participant.

Face to Face Workshops

A total of six (6) half-day  or three (3) full day workshops will be conducted over a 4-6 month period.  The workshops can be delivered at Future Institute’s training facility or delivered at your organisation or worksite with appropriate training facilities.

Workplace Application

At the end of each workshop, participants will be required to complete workplace tasks to apply their learning.  This application will be tailored to the workplace using real workplace projects and scenarios.  Our team will work closely with your organisation to identify accountability options.

“The knowledge I gained about talking to people you wouldn’t normally talk to or find difficult to talk to and resolving problems with other people instead of coming to disagreements will really help me in the future. Those two topics, I think, would help a lot of young apprentices that maybe don’t have a good relationship with their host trainer. I would definitely recommend this course to them. At the start, I was a bit hesitant and thought that the course wasn’t going to be for me and that I would never use or need it. But I did what [my boss] said at the start and participated as much as I could and I’m really happy I did because I can safely say it will help me in the future”.

Want more information?

Future Institute customise this program for organisations and require a minimum of 8 Apprentices to form a cohort.  Contact us today to discuss how we can customise this program to meet the needs of your apprentices by aligning it to your organisations values, behaviours and workplace scenarios.

1300 329 300 or email,

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