Careers in Civil Construction

Interested in starting a career in a dynamic, progressive and growing industry?

The civil construction industry offers a wide range of occupations providing employment and career opportunities. The industry is one of the largest employers in Victoria, providing a diverse range of jobs and career pathways. Below is an example list of the different roles available and their required levels of training. (This is a guide only.)

Roles & Required Levels of Training

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Level A

Roles:

  • Construction Labourer – Civil
  • Construction Labourer – Bituminous Surfacer
  • Precaste Concrete Worker
  • Plant Operator (backhoe, grader, excavator, etc.)
  • Trades Assistant
  • Construction Labourer – Bituminous Surfacer

Required Level of Training

Usually has a skill level equal to the completion of Year 10, VCE or VCAL, Certificate I or II. Apprenticeships and traineeships may be offered at this level.

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Level B

Roles:

  • Traffic Controller
  • Leading Hand
  • Piper Layer
  • Crane Operator
  • Contract Supervisor
  • Earthworks Technician
  • Drafting Assistant
  • Cultural Heritage Advisor
  • Site Occupational Health & Safety Coordinator.

Required Level of Training

Usually has a skills level equal to a Certificate III or IV, or at least three years relevant experience. Apprenticeships and traineeships may be offered at this level.

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Level C

Roles:

  • Civil Construction Manager
  • Contract Manager
  • HR Advisor
  • Site Manager
  • Civil Construction Designer
  • Social and Digital Media Advisor
  • Site Occupational Health & Safety Advisor.

Required Level of Training

Usually requires a level of skill equal to a Diploma or Advanced Diploma. Training is often undertaken through a Vocational Education and Training (VET) provider. Some universities offer courses at this level.

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Level D

Roles:

  • Project Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Engineer
    • Geotechnical
    • Design
    • Quality
    • Environmental
  • Occupational Health & Safety Specialist
  • Public Relations Professional
  • Cultural Heritage Manager
  • Commercial Lawyer
  • Quality Auditor
  • Land Surveyor Civil Engineers
    • Traffic
    • Road
    • Structural
    • Materials and Testing

Required Level of Training

Usually requires a level of skill equal to a Bachelor Degree or higher qualification. Study is often taken at a university.

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CCF offers a range of skills training programs to assist you in obtaining the qualifications required for the role type / career path of your choice. CLICK HERE for more information on our training programs, or contact the CCF Team on 1300 DIAL CCF or email support@ccfvic.com.au