Why Civil Construction

Civil Construction workers maintain and build roads, railways, bridges, tunnels, pipelines and dams. They also work with concrete, steel, build sub-divisions and technical infrastructure like sewer systems, wind farms and power stations.

In this industry spend a lot of time working outdoors, and often in out of the way places.

Safety is very important in this industry, with machinery, large construction materials and traffic making the workplace busy and dangerous.

There a many different ways you can work on a civil construction site. From labouring, traffic management, operating machinery through to project management and engineering. With such a diverse range of skills required on the job, everyone needs to be a team player!

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Pathway for Civil Construction

The pathway into becoming a Civil Construction worker requires you to show that you want more than just a job in the industry - you want a career!

Although there isn't always a structured pathway into the industry with one formal qualification, there are still other qualifications depending if you want to do on site.

Cert I

  • Automotive
  • Reading procedures and instructions
  • Work safely
  • Construction White Card

Cert II

  • Plant operator
  • Traffic management
  • Trades assistant

Cert III

  • Certificate III in Civil Construction


To download the Build your career - Civil Construction brochure click HERE

I'd encourage anyone thinking of entering the industry to give it a go and see if you like it - you won't know if you don't try.

Emily Shadbolt