Builder's Labourer

Also known as Construction Worker.
Performs routine tasks in erecting and repairing structures and facilities on building and construction sites and in factories producing prefabricated building components.
Training time 6 months - 2 years
Average pay $48,600
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 11,000

What does a Builder's Labourer do?

  • loading and unloading building and construction materials, tools and equipment and transporting them around building sites
  • erecting and dismantling temporary structures such as barricades and scaffolding
  • mixing, pouring and spreading materials such as concrete, plaster and mortar
  • cleaning and carrying out minor repairs on stormwater drains and canals, and checking for cracks and leaks in sewerage systems
  • digging holes and shovelling excavated material onto conveyors, wheelbarrows and trucks for removal
  • spreading and levelling soil, gravel and sand on roads and driveways, trench bottoms and similar locations
  • assisting with assembling and installing piping, valves and fittings


  • Bricklayer's Assistant
  • Carpenter's Assistant
  • Tiler's Assistant

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing
Certificate III in Formwork/Falsework
Certificate III in Demolition
Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Specialist Trades)