W123399 - Construction assistant

Construction assistant


This industrial construction, joinery and facilities management company has built a reputation for excellence by delivering numerous iconic projects throughout Australia and regional Victoria.

Students on placement are provided with the opportunity to develop personally and professionally in a diverse work environment. Areas include project management, office administration, carpentry, cabinet making and general labouring.

When working at this company you are valued as an important member of the team. Good performance, teamwork and loyalty are well rewarded. We know how important it is to foster a positive and safe work environment and we take pride in offering equal opportunity to people across all age ranges and from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

This structured work placement is available for TERM 3 - week block dates can be negotiated.

Skills You Might Learn

- Time management and punctuality
- Communication skills
- How work as a productive team member
- Levelling
- Basic cutting out
- The use of carpentry hand tools
- Wall framing
- Workplace documents and plans
- Basic scaffolding
- Demolition
- Digging
- Workplace safety

Typical Tasks & Duties

Tasks on the SWL placement will vary depending on the current job, and on each student's areas of skill and interest. Tasks may include traditional carpentry and framing, preparing a building site, handling tools, nailing bracing, nailing triple grips, some cleaning, skirting, cutting timber, working alongside a carpenter, concreting and general labouring.

Student Requirements

- Be enthusiastic and willing to learn, able to follow instructions
- Students must have completed the Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) module in WRS VCAL or else have begun the OH&S module in the relevant VET course
- Students must have a construction induction card (white card)
- Students are required to have a keen interest in the Building & Construction Industry

Student will need to bring lunch, snacks, and water (sunscreen if applicable).

Dress Requirements

Work wear appropriate for the Construction Industry including safety boots.

Special Transport Requirements

Student to make own transport arrangements to Strathfieldsaye for this placement.


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Positions: 1 Position
ID Number: W123399
Location: East Bendigo - Explore Region
Mode/Type: Structured Workplace Learning (SWL)
Attendance: Monday to Friday 7.30am to 3:30pm (30 mins for lunch)
Added By: Goldfields Local Learning & Employment Network


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