Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Demolition Labourer

Working as a Demolition Labourer you will be employed to safely demolish old or unsafe building structures. You will assess building structures to determine the most efficient methods of demolition, establish exclusion zones, strip building structures of valuable or reusable materials and remove debris, rubble and hazardous materials from job sites.

Summary of Training

Core Units – 11 required

  • Work safely at heights
  • Identify hazards on demolition sites and apply risk management strategies
  • Select and use hand tools and equipment for demolition tasks
  • Select and use small plant and equipment for demolition tasks
  • Demolish small buildings and structures using hand tools and small plant and equipment
  • Select and use tools and equipment for hot work in the demolition industry
  • Read and interpret demolition site plans and drawings
  • Carry out measurements and calculations
  • Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • Shift materials safely using manual handling methods
  • Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances

Elective Units – 9 required

  • Remove non-friable asbestos
  • Cut and bend materials using oxy-LPG equipment
  • Control traffic with stop-slow bat
  • Respond to site based spills
  • Manage demolition recyclable, waste materials and contaminated soil using load shifting equipment
  • Operate excavators at ground level to demolish building elements
  • Licence to perform dogging
  • Licence to operate a personnel and materials hoist
  • Licence to perform rigging basic level

Please note that this Job & Training Description provides an example of the selection of non-core units. Alternative combinations of units may be selected and in some cases prerequisite units may need to be completed. For advice contact Apprenticeship Network providers or an approved Registered Training Organisation.

Job Pathways

Construction, Plumbing and Services

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Demolition

IICertificate II
IIICertificate III
IVCertificate IV
DDiploma
AdAdvanced Diploma

This occupation fits generally with these groupings

Industry Group
Construction & Electrical

Work Type
Manual & Realistic

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Commencements Change

The change in Australian Apprenticeships commencements in this overall industry in the past two years. Commencements in 2020: 22870

Source: VOCSTATS, extracted on 13/07/2021. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Employment

Australian Apprentice graduates from this overall industry in employment (in any industry).

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2019, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Wage

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Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2019, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Industry Growth

Growth in employment in this overall industry in the past 5 years. *Pre COVID-19 data

Source: Department of Education, Skills and Employment, 2019. AATIS analysis.

Industry Size

The number of employees in this overall industry compared with other Australian industries. *Pre COVID-19 data

Source: Department of Education, Skills and Employment, 2019. AATIS analysis.

Industry Wage

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Source: Department of Education, Skills and Employment, 2019. AATIS analysis.

Availability Information and More Details

Demolition Labourer - CPC30420
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Commencements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ASbA
Classification T T T T T * A
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Commencements

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ANZSCO Classification: 821113

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