Job Description

Builders oversee, coordinate and work on the construction, repair and renovation of homes and other buildings. They may also manage entire projects. Builders must comply with strict safety regulations, including using and wearing protective equipment and ensuring the construction site is safe.

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Formal qualifications are not required to work as a Labourer. However, to work in the construction industry you need to hold a White Card (CPCCCWHS1001 - Prepare to work safety in the construction industry).

Choose an industry to work in. In addition to construction, Labourers may also work in areas such as manufacturing, landscaping and demolition.

Find out if there are any additional clothing, equipment, safety or certification requirements.

Consider taking part in on-the-job training or completing a TAFE course to build on the knowledge you’ve acquired on the job.

Other certifications you may undertake are;

  • Certificate I in Construction
  • Certificate II in Construction
  • Certificate II in Building & Construction


  • Autonomous
  • Cooperative
  • Determined
  • Easy going
  • Efficient
  • Energetic
  • Reliable
  • Resourceful

Key Skills

  • Forklift Licence
  • Construction Induction White Card
  • Maintenance
  • Medium Rigid Licence
  • Willingness to Learn

Future Prospects

Career progression in this industry can lead to roles such as;