What's it like to be a Civil Construction Worker?
Civil Construction Workers work on civil construction and infrastructure projects performing a variety of physical tasks. They clear and prepare sites to be worked on, direct traffic through worksites, move materials around the site and operate the machinery used in road working.
Tasks and duties
- Preparing work sites by clearing grass, scrub, topsoil and debris.
- Erecting and dismantling barricades, signage and lights on construction sites.
- Loading and unloading construction materials and equipment and transporting them around sites.
- Adhering to OHS protocols and complying with environmental and safety orders.
- Directing traffic through construction sites.
- Mixing, pouring and spreading gravel and concrete.
- Digging holes and preparing sites for installation of drains and other fixtures.
- Shovelling excavated materials onto conveyor belts and wheelbarrows for removal.
- Spraying road surfaces with water, tar and road oils.
- Operating machinery such as pavers, rollers, diggers and excavators.
- Landscaping surrounding areas with trees, shrubs and grass seed.
Civil Construction Workers are physically fit and enjoy practical work in a team environment. They work outdoors and are employed by civil contractors, government authorities and local councils.
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How to become a Civil Construction Worker
- Complete construction induction training at a registered training provider (RTO) to attain your OHS White Card.
- Purchase suitable personal protective equipment (PPE) such as safety footwear, ear and eye protection and high visibility clothing.
- Hold a current driver’s licence.
- Search for employers offering traineeships providing the Certificate III in Civil Construction (RII30915).
- You may want to complete additional training to attain licences for the operation of heavy machinery such as skid steer loaders, excavators, backhoes and rollers. These are typically achieved by attending short courses and should be gained from an RTO.
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