Civil Trades Certification

Developed by industry, for industry, Civil Trades is a nationally recognised accreditation programme for civil contractors. It combines recognised trade qualifications with certified hours of practical experience, leading to registration as a Certified Tradesperson.

Civil Trades

Qualified People. Quality Infrastructure

Developed with industry, for industry, Civil Trade Certification is a nationally recognised accreditation programme for civil contractors. It combines a recognised trade qualification with certified hours of practical experience, and leads to registration as a Certified Tradesperson.

Why get Civil Trade Certified?

Benefits to employers

  • Improves the productivity, efficiency and safety of the workforce
  • Lowers the overall risk profile of the workplace - and therefore your business
  • Improves business attributes and scores during tender evaluation
  • Reduces rework
  • Attracts and retains employees
  • A clear career path to attract young people, providing them with a career path linking to a skilled trade

Benefits for tradespeople

  • Provides an industry career, not just a company job
  • Gives status and provides credibility as a recognisable and respected tradesperson
  • Formal recognition of already acquired competency, skills and experience
  • Income growth opportunities

Benefits to the industry

  • Provides effective method of replacing the ageing workforce
  • Increases industry capability and capacity to meet demands from growth in new infrastructure construction, new technologies, efficiency gains from improved infrastructure asset management and knowledge of new requirements such as health and safety legislation

 

How to get Civil Trades Certification:

To qualify for CTC you must show evidence of:

  • A Civil Infrastructure Level 4 qualification
  • 8,000 hours of practical experience (around 4 years) including 2,000 hours at Level 4 competency
  • Be assessed for a Civil Trade Certificate

Level 4 qualifications eligible for Civil Trades Certification:

  • Bitumen Surfacing Construction
  • Civil
  • Forestry Earthworks
  • Pipeline Construction and Maintenance
 

Three areas for civil trade certification

1
Road Construction & Maintenance
  • Earthworks
  • Road Construction
  • Road Maintenance
  • Non-Structural Concrete
  • Forestry Earthworks
2
Pipeline Construction & Maintenance
  • Trenched
  • Trenchless
  • Water
  • Wastewater & Stormwater
3
Road Surfacing
  • Bituminous Mixes
  • Chipseal
  • Slurry
  • Binder Manufacturing
  • Bituminous Mixing Operation
  • Bituminous Spraying Operation

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