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Road Construction Worker Courses

A Road Construction Worker is part of a construction team that builds and repairs roads. You might operate machinery, transport materials or direct traffic. Road Construction Workers perform earthworks to prepare a site for construction, lay asphalt, bitumen or other materials to create a road surface and seal and finish new work. You may specialise in one of these roles or perform various tasks as required on site.

Road Construction Workers have a physically demanding role and work in difficult conditions. You’ll be outdoors in all sorts of weather and you’ll perform your job in a dusty and noisy environment. You’ll need to be able to follow directions and work as part of a team.

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Popular Road Construction Worker Courses

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Road Construction Worker earn?

In Australia, a full time Road Construction Worker 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 Road Construction Worker?

The number of people working as a Road Construction Worker has increased in recent years and there are now 10,300 people in this role in Australia (this has increased from 8,000 five years ago). Road Construction Workers may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Labour Market Insights

How do I become a Road Construction Worker?

To become a Road Construction Worker, consider the Certificate III in Civil Construction Road Construction and Maintenance. This course covers topics including repairing potholes, handling bituminous materials, spreading asphalt, concreting, digging, levelling and directing traffic.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within civil construction. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.