Women in Construction – two job seekers graduated and to commence apprenticeship

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

Work Preparation

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.