How to Get a Job at the Royal Adelaide Hospital Project, SA.

In the ‘How to get a job at …….’ series we are going to be running over Australian Mining and Construction projects all over the country.  In each post we will include an Overview of the project, a Location Profile, the Companies involved, the Occupations required, the skills / qualifications that will help you to get your foot in the door and the Enterprise Bargaining Agreements.  This will help you to stay in the loop and know how to skill up where needed.  The aim is to help you get yourself into the best position to land a start on the major sites and projects around Australia.


The Royal Adelaide Hospital Project

Construction 2011 -2016 , Estimated at $1.8 Bln.

From the Leighton Contractors Website

The new Royal Adelaide Hospital (new RAH) will be Australia’s most advanced hospital and the single largest infrastructure project in the State’s history. This state of the art facility will be delivered as a Public Private Partnership under the State Government’s Partnership SA Model forming part of the South Australian reformed health system. The new facility will provide world-class care for the people of South Australia.

SA Health Partnership Consortium (SAHP)

SA Health Partnership Consortium (SAHP) comprising Hansen Yuncken, Leighton Contractors, Macquarie and Spotless will undertake the financing, design, construction and operation of the non-clinical services of the hospital for 35 years.

The Hansen Yuncken – Leighton Contractors Joint Venture (HYLC) will be responsible for the Design and Construct aspect of this landmark project.

The new Royal Adelaide Hospital will be located in Adelaide’s west end alongside the new health and research facilities at the SA Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI).

By implementing the vision of world leading medical professionals, the new Royal Adelaide Hospital will incorporate practical and innovative design solutions that integrate the latest cutting edge health care technology.

The new Royal Adelaide Hospital will have 800 beds including 100 same-day beds. It will have the capacity to admit around 80,000 patients per year and will be South Australia’s greenest hospital with numerous Economically Sustainable Initiatives incorporated into the design.

Other features include:

  • 100% single inpatient rooms with opening windows, natural light and access to outdoor areas and green space.
  • 40 technical suites (operating theatres).
  • Technology features including patient weighing beds, wireless technology, equipment tracking capability, and intelligent information systems such as bedside entertainment and meal ordering for patients.
  • Gardens and open green spaces throughout the site providing spaces for relaxation and healing.
  • Advanced IT systems to improve patient safety and provide improved clinical and patient information.
  • A fleet of automated vehicles to help move equipment and supplies around the hospital.
  • An underground car park with approximately 2300 bays.
  • A commercial precinct including a crèche, mini-mart, restaurant, cafes and gymnasium.

For more information about the project please visit


Location Profile – Adelaide

City of Churches, Australias Wine Capital, Adelaide Oval, Mt Lofty Ranges, Glenelg, Manufacturing, Technology, Tourism, Defence Industry, AFL, Beaches, Markets, Bars, Pubs, Cafes, Cricket, Cycling, Tour Down Under, The Ghan, Mountain Biking, Golf, Sailing, Boating, Fishing, Art, Entertainment

Population: 1.225,235  (2011 ABS)

City of Adelaide Council

Adelaide – Rents as at Jul 2012

2 Bed 1 Bath –  $180 – $700

3 Bed 1 Bath –  $185– $540

4 Bed 2 Bath – $290 – $1000

Adelaide – House Prices as at Jul 2012

2 Bed 1 Bath –  $130,000 – $590,000

3 Bed 1 Bath –  $130,000 – $700,000

4 Bed 2 Bath – $180,000 – $1.790,000

Climate data for Adelaide
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high°C 45.7 44.3 41.9 36.9 29.2 25.4 23.1 30.4 34.3 39.0 43.0 42.5 45.7
Average high°C 29.3 29.5 26.5 22.7 19.0 16.1 15.3 16.6 19.0 21.8 25.2 26.9 22.3
Average low°C 17.1 17.2 15.3 12.5 10.2 8.1 7.5 8.2 9.7 11.4 14.0 15.5 12.2
Record low °C 9.2 9.5 7.2 4.3 1.5 −0.4 0.4 1.6 2.6 4.7 5.3 8.0 −0.4
Avg. Rainfall mm 19.7 12.8 26.5 39.3 61.1 79.9 75.7 69.9 59.4 41.5 30.3 30.1 546.3
Avg. Rainy days 2.9 2.0 3.5 5.1. 8.8 11.3 12.0 12.1 9.0 6.7 4.7 4.4 82.5


Companies Involved with the  Royal Adelaide Hospital Project

Hansen Yuncken – Main contractor for buildings
Leighton Contractors – Remediation and bulk civil/excavations
CDC Plumbing – Plumbing
Form 700 – Formwork
Nilsen Group – Electrical and integrated communications


Occupations Required at the Royal Adelaide Hospital Project

  • Electrical Trades
  • Mechanical Trades
  • Building Trades/Formworkers
  • Steelfixers/Concretors
  • Scaffolding
  • Rigging
  • Mobile Plant Operator / Truck Driver
  • Crane Operators
  • Labourer / Trades Assistant
  • Metal Trades


Qualifications to help you get a foot in at the Royal Adelaide Hospital Project

  • Relevant Trade Qualifications and / or SA Licences
  • Occupational Health and Safety – Construction Induction (White Card)
  • Australian Drivers Licences
  • High Risk Work Licence for any required plant, eg. EWP’s, Forklifts, Mobile Crane, Loaders.
  • Safely Working at Heights for EWP workers
  • Ability to pass Medical including Drug and Alcohol screening
  • Dogging/Rigging Tickets
  • First Aid Certificate


Interstate Licence Recognition

A helpful tool to finding out whether your trade qualification needs mutual recognition when working interstate.
Check out the Cribhut Daily post – Thinking about Working Interstate – Licence Recognition


Royal Adelaide Hospital Project Enterprise Bargaining Agreements

An Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) is a collective industrial agreement between either an employer and a trade union acting on behalf of employees or an employer and employees acting for themselves.

At this stage of the project no EBA’s are available.  As companies are awarded contracts this EBA section will be updated.


Disclaimer: Cribhut provides this information with the best intentions, but purely as a guide.  Like most things in life, there are no guarantees.  Your lively hood is your own responsibility and even if following the above recommendations, it is still up to you to do your own research, to be patient, persistent and put in the hard work.

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  1. Kaine Allen

    I’m a third year apprentice carpenter looking for any type of work as a labourer or apprentice builder hard worker keen to do anything


  2. Benjamin Fries

    Friends, I thank you kindly.
    I am a Concrete Patcher/Plasterer with some Formwork experience. With EWP,Forklift,Work@height,Confined Space, HR truck, Roller, White Card, First Aid.
    I need a job ASAP. What avenue should I chase for work?

    • Owen

      Hey Benjamin,

      If you’re chasing work on the larger construction and mining projects, then Cribhut Daily is your avenue. Though, it does take time to register for work on all the different company websites. About half way down each article there’s a list of companies and link to the appropriate website to apply from.

      Remember, When applying for jobs with these large companies it is extremely important to have a well constructed, clear and to the opint resume. More often than not it’s the reason people miss out on opportunities before they even get to the interview stage.

      Check out this article from Cribhut Daily :

      Good luck!

      Owen @ Cribhut

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