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Civil construction

Help shape the future of infrastructure with a career in civil construction. Choose to specialise in pipe laying, plant operations, road construction and maintenance, or civil engineering. 

Study civil construction

Civil construction involves the design, construction and maintenance of both natural and physically built environments such as roads, railways, buildings, water reservoirs, sewer systems, bridges, and tunnels. Qualified civil construction workers are currently in high demand for major infrastructure projects in Queensland such as highways, rail networks, and dams.

At TAFE Queensland you'll learn hands-on in our simulated construction sites with access to the same machinery, tools and equipment used in industry. Our teachers are industry-current and will prepare you with the practical skills that employers are looking for.

We offer a range of civil construction courses from entry-level certificates through to our Associate Degree in Civil Engineering (HED001). Gain fundamental civil construction skills with our entry-level certificates or shape the future of Australia's infrastructure projects as an engineering associate. We also offer civil construction courses specialising in road maintenance, pipe laying, and plant operations.

Career outcomes

  • BIM consultant
  • Civil construction supervisor
  • Earthmoving plant operator
  • Engineering associate
  • Labourer
  • Pipe layer
  • Plant operator
  • Road construction worker
  • Structural designer

Information for apprentices

Learn hands on with the same equipment and tools used in industry by combining working for your employer with pracitcal training from TAFE Queensland. You'll graduate with a nationally-recognised qualification and be ready to kick start your career. 

Information for employers

Apprenticeships and traineeships are a smart way to recruit and train employees to meet the needs of your business. No matter what industry you're in, hiring an apprentice or trainee provides your business with real benefits and contributes to your bottom line.

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