CCF Taster Program

The CCF Victoria, Taster Program is an opportunity for students, who are still in school, from years 10 and 11, to experience what is would be like to take on a career in construction. The Taster Program is an intensive experience for students. Based on the experiences of the Taster Program, students are ready to take up an apprenticeship in Civil Construction.

This program is informal and driven by the civil industry. It is different from the State Government’s VET in Schools and VCAL offerings. CCF Victoria connects, all the stakeholders; Careers Teachers at High Schools, local Civil Industry organisations and students, (including parents) The connections with civil industry employers  draw on the teaching resources of an established ins and local TAFE institutions or Registered Training Organisations (RTO).

Students who are interested, and selected for the Taster Program, attend a four day focused training program. The Civil Construction worksite is an ever changing environment where safety is of vital importance. Student complete “White Card” and of self and others The four days is a combination of theory and interactive activities, including the completion of Civil Construction Induction, commonly known as “White Card”.

Following the four days of focused training, students are then match up with civil construction organisations, where they spend a one week on work placement.  Feedback from all stakeholders has been positive. Many CCF members use the Taster Program to “try before you employ”, with students having time, to make a decision about whether a career in Civil Construction is for them.

Students are exposed to the full spectrum of careers in the civil industry, from hands-on operator level, to the managing civil engineering projects.

Find out more / Register

For more information on the CCF Taster Program, or to discuss registration, contact the CCF Team on 1300 DIAL CCF of email