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Civil Construction Traineeship

A Civil Construction Traineeship will prepare you for work on constructing residential, commercial and industrial infrastructure, such as roads, bridges, tunnels, building foundations and more.

This Australian Apprenticeship is classified as a Traineeship due to the relevant qualification.

Civil Construction Trainees often assist in the building of formwork for concrete structures. They may work in various environments, from residential developments constructing footpaths, to mine sites, or working on foundations for large-scale concrete structures like bridges.

How Long is a Civil Construction Traineeship?

The completion of a Civil Construction Traineeship takes approximately 3 years. During this time you will undertake hands-on training with a host company while studying a nationally accredited qualification, RII30920 Certificate III in Civil Construction.

A number of specialisations are available with this qualification including:

  • RII30920 Certificate III in Civil Construction (Road Construction and Maintenance)
  • RII30920 Certificate III in Civil Construction (Bridge Construction and Maintenance)
  • RII30920 Certificate III in Civil Construction (Bituminous Surfacing)
Civil Construction Traineeship

What is a Civil Construction Worker

After obtaining a Civil Construction qualification, you can pursue diverse career paths, encompassing positions such as road builder or road marker, bridge constructor, and tunnel constructor.

This opens up opportunities for specialised roles within specific domains like bridge construction and maintenance, bituminous surfacing, road construction and maintenance, road marking, pipe laying, tunnel construction, traffic management, as well as general civil construction roles.

A Civil Construction Trainee's daily tasks may include:

  • Handling resources and infrastructure materials and safely disposing of nontoxic materials
  • Using explosive power tools and machinery to excavate an area, meeting requirements for the next phase of construction
  • Assembling and dismantling temporary site fencing, hoarding and access gates
  • Operating a front-end-loader to move boulders and earth into tip trucks for removal from site
  • Manually digging trenches to control water flow on a project site or for laying down major pipelines
  • Spreading and compacting concrete in accordance with build requirements

Civil Construction Trainee Skill Requirements

Civil construction trainees require a range of skills to excel in their field. These include:

  • Enjoy practical and manual work
  • Physical strength and stamina
  • Safety awareness
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Communication and teamwork

Find a Civil Construction Traineeship

Commence a Civil Construction Traineeship with MIGAS by visiting our Jobs Board for current roles, as well as other construction apprenticeship opportunities.

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