Role and key duties
Labourers assist tradespeople on building and construction sites by doing a range of manual labouring jobs.
Duties may include: unloading, carrying and stacking building materials; placing tools and equipment in position; digging trenches using hand tools or jackhammers to break up rock and concrete; placing and compacting filling and quarry materials; helping to erect and dismantle scaffolding (subject to certification in some states and territories), ramps, catwalks, barricades and warning lights; and mixing, pouring and spreading concrete.
Minimum qualification required
Completion of Year 12 or equivalent (including VCE, VCAL or Certificate II VET sector accreditation).
Apprenticeship in General Construction.