Labourers carry out manual tasks in a variety of settings, but commonly work in construction where they help erect scaffolding, clean-up sites and assist specialised workers such as painters and electricians. The manual tasks are generally non-complex and able to be performed with some basic, on-the-job training. Some labourers are particularly skilled in a certain area, such as bricklaying or scaffolding. Occasionally they take up dangerous tasks like handling chemicals or removing lead from buildings.
To work as a Labourer formal qualifications are not required. There are a few tickets you will need to acquire to work in construction. These include but are not limited to;
- White Card (Prepare to work safety in the construction industry)
- First Aid Certificate
- Working at Heights
- Forklift Licence
Choose an industry to work in. In addition to construction, Labourers may also work in areas such as manufacturing, landscaping and demolition.
Consider taking part in on-the-job training or completing a TAFE course to build on the knowledge you’ve acquired on the job.
- Team Player
- Manual Labour
- Operating Machinery
- Safe Work Practices
- Construction Induction White Card
- Willingness to Learn