Do you want to work in the Building & Construction industry in Canberra but don’t know where to start?  Search job descriptions for a list of the skills, training and licences you may need, as well as where to get further information and help.

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Trade Assistant/Labourer

A builder’s labourer assists on construction sites and helps other trades people with a range of manual site preparation work. They are skilled workers able to use a range of construction tools.

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High Risk Occupations

You may need to get an ACT High Risk Work Licence to do some jobs in the building and construction industry in Canberra. This involves training and assessment from a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

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If you are allowed to work in Australia, you may be able to do an Australian Apprenticeships. Apprenticeship are available to school-leavers, and job-seekers re-entering the workforce or changing their career.

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A Registered Training Organisation (RTO) is a recognised training provider able to deliver nationally recognised courses, qualifications and assessment. A number of RTOs in the ACT offer construction courses.

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Construction Worker

Also known as: Trade Assistant, Builders Labourer. Construction workers assist tradespeople on building and construction sites by doing a range of manual labouring jobs. Employment as a Construction Worker may be casual

Builder's Labourer

Also known as: Trade Assistant, Construction Worker. Builder's Labourers assist tradespeople on building and construction sites by doing a range of manual labouring jobs. Employment as a Labourer may be casual or full-time. To be a


Apprenticeship or Trades Assistant. A concreter’s job is to pour, place, spread, compress, finish, and cure concrete for buildings and other structures (like floors, stairs, ramps, footpaths, bridges) – by using


3 Types: Basic, Intermediate, Advanced. Scaffolders work on platforms and handrails on building or industrial sites. They also construct and dismantle temporary structures such as stages, seating and catwalks. Scaffolding work