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What does a Construction Labourer do?

A Construction Labourer works on a building site to assist builders and tradespeople to complete a construction project. Your job will vary depending on the project but you might have to get a work site ready by clearing rubbish and debris or getting necessary equipment into position. You’ll spend time loading and unloading construction materials and you might have to perform tasks like digging a trench or mixing concrete. You may have to operate machinery or do other work as instructed by your team.

A Construction Labourer is a very physically demanding role. You’ll need to be fit and capable of all sorts of manual labour and heavy lifting. You’ll spend a lot of time outdoors and will need to travel regularly to different job sites. It’s important you can work as part of a team and follow instructions closely.

Construction Labourer Courses

There are 9 courses available for people who want to become a Construction Labourer.

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How much does a Construction Labourer earn?

In Australia, a full time Construction Labourer generally earns $960 per week ($49,920 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Construction Labourer?

There’s been a big increase in the number of Construction Labourers in Australia over the last five years. There are currently 38,200 Construction Labourers in Australia, compared to 34,000 five years ago. Construction Labourers can find work in all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Construction Labourer?

If you’re thinking of becoming a Construction Labourer you could consider enrolling in a Certificate I or II in Construction. These courses will introduce you to basic construction skills and ensure you can work safely on a building site. You’ll become familiar with a range of construction tools and materials. You might also consider a Certificate II in Construction Pathways./p>

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within civil construction. Click on the occupation for information on the course you should enrol in to start your journey.

Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au.