W120536 - Construction assistant

Construction assistant
Ararat Rural City Council

If your interested in consuming this opportunity please contact CGLLEN on 03 5352 3266.

Ararat is a large regional centre north-west of Melbourne in the heart of Victoria. Strategically located at an important junction of several major highways, the city is a logical stopping off point for tourists exploring the nearby Grampians Ranges and Grampians Pyrenees wine regions.

The region is renowned for tourism, the production of world-class wines, agriculture and manufacturing, which collectively fire a buoyant regional economy. At Ararat Rural City Council students will be able to complete SWL placements that engage them in a wide variety of industry areas. If you are interested in the opportunity to learn from professionals in local government services, please talk to your careers teacher today about how to apply.

Skills You Might Learn

Students may have the opportunity to attain a broad range of skills while on work placement. These will include valuable general employability skills such as:
- Effective communication.
- Teamwork.
- Problem solving.
- Initiative and enterprise.
- Planning and organising.
- Self-management.
- Learning.
- Technology.
- Liaising and working with colleagues, bosses, customers/clients, and suppliers.
Students may attain vital industry specific skills which will also relate to their studies such as:
- Hands-on practical experience.
- Observing and learning from industry qualified and experienced professionals.
- Working in real-life scenarios and environments.
- Working with tools and equipment necessary to the occupation and business.

Typical Tasks & Duties

Students may undertake tasks and typical duties only if they are completing a relevant VET qualification and the structured workplace learning will allow them to obtain or further develop the skills and knowledge outlined in a relevant unit of competency within the qualification.
Students will be responsible for the following tasks;

- Assisting Ararat Rural City Council trained staff with related facilities management and maintenance activities.
- Engaging with customers related to facilities and maintenance activities as advised by Ararat Rural City Council trained staff.
- Completing all related tasks as assigned by Ararat Rural City Council trained staff.
- Students are permitted to learn how to use plant or equipment only if they are explicitly required in the performance criteria or assessment requirements of a unit of competency the student is undertaking as part of a VET qualification.

Student Requirements

Students are permitted to learn how to use plant or equipment only if they are explicitly required in the performance criteria or assessment requirements of a unit of competency the student is undertaking as part of a VET qualification.
The following requirements must be met;
- Students must have completed the Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) modules in their Industry and Enterprise subject or the OH&S module in the relevant VET course.
- Students are required to have a keen interest in construction, facilities management and maintenance.
- Work will be physical and students will occasionally be required to assist the workplace supervisor during outside activities. Students must remain at ground level and take no risks when power
equipment and/or machines are in operation.
- Students must have a willingness to learn and be able to follow instructions.
- Students must be willing to communicate clearly and work with a team.
- Students must be completing a related subject or have displayed an interest in the area of Construction.
- Work as a productive team member and have skills in effective communication.
- Listen and take advice from fellow workers.
- Respect other people’s belongings.
- Keep a note pad and pen handy to take notes for their own reference.
- Demonstrate the skills they have developed through their VET course or school subject.
- Take their Workplace Learning Record and/or take course assessment tasks to the work placement every day.
- Personal mobile phones are not required and should only be used out of work hours or on meal breaks.

Dress Requirements

Please discuss with the employer at the preplacement interview. Protective, industrial Clothing including safety boots will be required.

Special Transport Requirements

The student or the parent/guardian (where the student is under 18 years of age) is responsible for the student’s transport to and from the workplace. If it is proposed that the student may need to undertake vehicle travel with their employer and/or supervisor during the arrangement (including transporting the student to and/or from the workplace), the employer must complete the Structured Workplace Learning Travel and Accommodation Form. The student or the parent/guardian (where the student is under 18 years of age) must give their consent by also completing this form. If transport is presenting a problem, please contact CGLLEN to discuss available options and support that can be provided. Email: SWL@cgllen.org.au Phone: 03 5352 3266.

RELATED COURSES INCLUDE

  • 22338VIC - Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pre-Apprenticeship)
  • BSB20120 - Certificate II in Workplace Skills
  • CPC20112 - Certificate II in Construction
  • CPC20120 - Certificate II in Construction
  • CPC20211 - Certificate II in Construction Pathways
  • CPC20220 - Certificate II in Construction Pathways
  • VCE0000001 - VCE (including VCE Vocational Major)
  • VCE20116 - Industry & Enterprise
Positions: 1 Position
ID Number: W120536
Industry Area: CONSTRUCTION
Location: Ararat - Explore Region
Mode/Type: Structured Workplace Learning (SWL)
Attendance: To be negotiated with successful student. To be negotiated with Teacher, Student and Employer- Forms required before commencement are Ministerial Order 55 - Structured Workplace Learning Arrangements; Structured Workplace Learning Arrangement Form; and Structured Workplace Learning Guidelines for Employers.
Added By: Central Grampians Local Learning & Employment Network

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