Civil Construction

This entry-level course is designed to kick start your career in becoming a civil construction worker or labourer. Every time you go anywhere by road, rail, plane or boat, you will use infrastructure built by the civil construction industry.

Searching for a motivating career that provides the rewards of job satisfaction, excellent income potential and working with teams of people? Then civil construction could be a good fit for you!

What is civil construction?

The civil construction industry is made up of companies, individuals, and resources involved in planning, designing, and constructing Australia’s civil infrastructure.

What you will learn:


While undertaking this course you will learn hands-on construction techniques, entry-level skills and the knowledge you need to work in the civil construction industry. These skills will help you secure an apprenticeship in the construction industry.

Learners will gain the skills and knowledge required to work safely and competently across a range of work tasks that are carried out regularly within civil construction.

Discover a career which has:

  • Rewarding work – You can work in a team environment on amazing projects built with your hands from the ground up.

  • Great opportunities – The construction industry is booming and will for another decade at least. Good staff are desperately needed and wages are growing fast as a result
  • Flexible career – The Centre can help you get the education and skills to get a job with many opportunities to grow and develop an exciting career

  • Secure job – The industry is currently in a long-term growth phase. Governments across Australia are investing heavily to build new infrastructure

Why work in the Civil Construction Industry?

Whether you’re good at operating machinery or want to specialise in a certain material, there are jobs in construction that are tailored to how you see yourself working. This course will give you knowledge and practical skills to enter a career in the civil construction industry.

Learners will learn a range of basic skills including:

  • General measurements and calculations
  • Use of hand and power tools
  • Operation of small plant and equipment
  • Spreading and compacting materials
  • Carrying out concrete work

White Card

CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

A White Card is a compulsory part of every course.  It is a mandatory requirement for all persons wishing to carry out construction type work anywhere in Australia. This training will be included in the course and will be issued on a separate Statement of Attainment, with a card for your wallet once competency is achieved. CPCCWHS1001 derived from Certificate III in Civil Construction (RII30915), training and assessment is conducted by Wodonga TAFE – RTO: 3097

Start dates and locations for 2020:

Wangaratta, classes starting this April

Seymour, classes starting this May

Shepparton, classes starting this May


Submit an enquiry

To find out more or to express your interest email us at contact@thecentre.vic.edu.au or submit an enquiry via our contact form.

The Centre is committed to providing a safe learning space to people of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI), Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD), Sex, sexuality and gender diverse (LGBTQIA+) community and those living with a disability.