The COVID-19 pandemic has delayed the development of programs that will be offered to members of the general public. We have been limited to only offering programs for safety to essential services workers in the construction industry, including major infrastructure projects. This means, if you wish to do one of the specialised tunnelling courses, you have to become an apprentice or already working in industry before you can start your training at Holmesglen. Your employer can enrol you in one of our courses as part of your training.
Most of the workers on infrastructure programs hold qualifications in another trade or profession and are required to undertake specialist training in the skills and knowledge required to work underground. This can be on an infrastructure or underground mining project.
If you don’t have an employer but you want to work in infrastructure above or underground, employers are currently looking for a wide range of skilled people such as tradespeople, high risk work (HRW) licensed workers to operate plant and machinery, traffic controllers and more.
To get skilled or advance your skills, Holmesglen has public courses available with training conducted at Drummond Street and the VTC. Those are a good starting point to find a job in construction, including tunnelling. Public courses include workplace safety training, industrial skills and High Risk Work (HRW) training.
As the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions have been eased we will be able to offer a limited number of programs to enable people to pursue a career in the civil construction industry sector, including underground operations.
Construction industry skill sets – free courses
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