Landscape Architecture Jobs

How to Get a Job as a Landscape Architect

Are you naturally creative? Do you also enjoy working outdoors? If you’re interested in intersections between art and utility, consider a career in landscape architecture. Here, you will be responsible for the design and manipulation of landscapes for a variety of projects. As a landscape architect, you will be able to restore or rehabilitate disturbed natural environments. You will also design outdoor spaces for functional or recreational purposes. ...

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Working Overseas in Construction

Working in Construction Abroad

A construction job is a stimulating endeavour, offering respite from the drudgery of the office and the nine-to-five. Did you know that construction also offers some incredible opportunities to work abroad? With the right experience and qualifications, construction work can take you around the world, and offer some exciting benefits to boot. Let’s take a look at some things to consider when working in construction abroad.

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Dealing With Stress in Construction

How to Deal with Stress Working in Construction

Working in construction is exciting. It’s as far away from the office as you can get, and no single day is the same. In fact, construction work is almost too exciting, according to recent statistics that reveal that workers in this industry experience some of the highest levels of stress in Australia. But what causes stress on a construction site? And how can you manage stress when it strikes?

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Becoming A Paving Contractor

How to Become a Professional Paving Contractor

A paver is responsible for building roads, driveways and parking lots. Opportunities in the industry are varied, with demand for pavers increasing for residential, civil and commercial projects. As a paver, your work could entail the simple paving of a suburban driveway or the more elaborate task of tiling an entire airport runway.

What Does a Paving Contractor Do?

Paving contractors work with a wide range of materials. ...

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How to Become a Construction Engineer

How to Become a Construction Engineer

Do you have a knack for physics? Are you fascinated by how objects are structured? If you are, a career in construction engineering could be just the thing for you. It’s a challenging but rewarding career that merges creative design with technology. As a construction engineer, your primary objective is to create buildings and edifices that are safe and functional.

What Does a Construction Engineer Do?

You can take on a variety of projects as ...

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Heavy Machinery Jobs

How to Get a Job Operating Heavy Machinery

Are you obsessed with machines? Do you dream of building things on a massive scale, like civil and industrial projects, or large earthworks operations? A career as a heavy machinery operator could be just the thing for you.

Heavy machine conductors are responsible for the maintenance, repair and operation of a range of important tools. These include bulldozers, tractors, excavators, cranes, forklifts, tree fellers, pavers and much, much ...

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Bricklaying Jobs

How to Get a Job as a Bricklayer

Do you enjoy working outdoors? Why not get a job as a bricklayer? This old trade is experiencing a revival of late: current surges in the construction industry mean that building companies are hungry for hard-working and skilled bricklayers. The past year as seen a 13% increase in wages for full-time brickies – and this some looks set to increase on an annual basis.

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Construction Industry Statistics

Statistics about the Australian Construction Industry

In 2008, the world experienced a Global Financial Crisis that was to change the face of the construction industry worldwide. In countries like the UK and US, construction contracted dangerously, leaving thousands without work and the respective economies in tatters.

Australia, interestingly, wasn’t as hard hit by the recession. Productivity in construction dipped a little in 2008 while the rest of the world reeled in financial turmoil. However, things recovered ...

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Pre-Apprenticeships in Construction

How to Do a Pre-Apprenticeship

In Australia, trades are quickly becoming more popular than white collar jobs. Plumbers, builders, electricians and carpenters are all in high demand thanks to recent boosts to the Australian construction industry. Competition for work is fierce, and it’s important to secure a good apprenticeship in order to get your career started the right way. Why not give yourself the extra edge by signing up for a pre-apprenticeship course?

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Lost Your White Card?

What to Do if You Lose Your White Card?

A white card is an essential qualification for anyone who is considering a career in construction. It is formally recognised as a Work Safely in the Construction Industry Card, of the unit CPCCCOH1001A. It shows that the holder has completed the necessary induction course in construction health and safety and possesses all of the skills and knowledge to work responsibly in the industry.

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