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Builder's Labourers perform routine tasks in erecting and repairing structures and facilities on building and construction sites and in factories producing prefabricated building components.


  • loads and unloads building and construction materials, tools and equipment and transports them around building sites
  • erects and dismantles temporary structures such as barricades and scaffolding
  • mixes, pours and spreads materials such as concrete, plaster and mortar
  • spreads and levels soil, gravel and sand on roads and driveways, trench bottoms and similar locations
  • assists with assembling and installing piping, valves and fittings
  • assists with installing fixtures such as toilets, wash basins and sprinkler systems
  • digs holes and shovels excavated material onto conveyors, wheelbarrows and trucks for removal.


  • physically demanding
  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

To become a Builder's Labourer

  • You can work as a Builder's Labourer without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

Skills employers are looking for

  • Construction Labour

  • Communication Skills

  • Power Tools operation

  • Carpentry

  • Project Management

  • Demolition

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