The Women in Construction program was designed to people with no previous building or construction experience, all you need to be successful is a positive approach and willingness to learn.
It offers successful candidates a qualification, hands-on experience, comprehensive training and employment on a major Victorian Infrastructure Project.
The program was delivered by a consortium led by Lendlease Engineering, John Holland, Bouygeues Construction and Capella Capital, is building the $11 billion Metro Tunnel including twin nine kilometre tunnels and five new underground stations.
MetroHub, a partnership between Cross Yarra Partnership and Holmesglen Institute, along with the Department of Jobs and Small Business offered the interested woman an opportunity to undertake a 6-week pre-employment program as a gateway into the construction industry.
This program provided:
- a pathway qualification to a civil construction apprenticeship
- practical experience on a major civil infrastructure project
- guaranteed employment on successful completion of the course
- job-ready skills
- life skills training
The program participants attained the:
RII20115 Certificate II in Resources and Infrastructure
This program also includes additional pathway level units of competency:
- CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry (White Card)
- RIIWHS204D Work safely at heights
- RIIWHS205D Control traffic with a stop slow bat
- RIIWHS302 Implement traffic management plan
• Life skills program & ready for work kit including personal protective equipment.
Two of our job seekers, Francis and Sandra successfully graduated and will now commence an Apprenticeship in Civil Construction as paid employment.