Two builders labourers carry timber through a house building site

Builder's Labourer

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.

Overview

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.

Day-to-day

  • 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.

Considerations

  • physically demanding
  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

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Apprenticeships may be available

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.

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