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.
About the New Children’s Hospital Project Perth
From the ICN Gateway Website
John Holland has been appointed as the Managing Contractor to deliver the new $1.2 billion childrens hospital in Perth. This landmark project forms the cornerstone of the Western Australian State Governments investment in delivering major social infrastructure for future generations of West Australians and represents the biggest building project John Holland will have ever delivered in Australia.
As Managing Contractor, John Holland will design and construct a new, state-of-the art hospital to replace Princess Margaret Hospital for Children (PMH) that was originally constructed more than 100 years ago.
The hospital will provide tertiary level health services including inpatient and outpatient care and ambulatory care services. It will have capacity for 274 beds, house the States only paediatric trauma centre and nearly double the number of theatres that presently exist at PMH.
The vision for the new facility is to create a centre of excellence that provides child and adolescent-focused and family-centred care for all West Australians. It will be constructed on the QEII Medical Centre site, further establishing this site as a premier medical precinct in Australia. Site works commenced in January 2012 with completion by mid 2015.
Location Profile – Perth
Perth, Rottnest Island, Swan River, Fremantle, Rockingham, Cottesloe Beach, Mining Industry Bases, Manufacturing, Tourism, Beaches, AFL, Surfing, Swimming, Fishing, Boating, Nightlife, Snorkelling, 4×4, Cycling, Golf, Shopping
Population: 1.728,800 (Greater Perth) 2011 ABS
Perth – Rents as at Jul 2012
2 Bed 1 Bath – $190 – $650
3 Bed 1 Bath – $260 – $ 700
4 Bed 2 Bath – $ 320 – $ 1950
Perth – House Prices as at Jul 2012
2 Bed 1 Bath – $150,000 – $1.000,000
3 Bed 1 Bath – $200,000– $2.590,000
4 Bed 2 Bath – $340,000 – $4.500,000
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Companies Involved with the New Children’s Hospital Project Perth
John Holland – Managing contractor to design and construct new children’s hospital.
Various Subcontractors – Subcontractors are more than likely required but none have been announced yet. This section will be updated as new announcements are made.
Occupations Required at the New Children’s Hospital Project Perth
- Electrical Trades
- Mechanical Trades
- Building Trades/Formworkers
- Mobile Plant Operator / Truck Driver
- Crane Operators
- Labourer / Trades Assistant
- Metal Trades
Qualifications to help you get a foot in at the New Children’s Hospital Project Perth
- Relevant Trade Qualifications and / or WA Licences
- Occupational Health and Safety – Construction Induction (White Card)
- Australian Drivers Licences
- High Risk Work Licence for any required plant, eg. EWP, Forklifts, Mobile Crane, Loaders.
- Safely Working at Heights – for EWP workers
- Ability to pass Medical including Drug and Alcohol screening
- Dogging/Rigging/Scaffolding tickets
- CPR and 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
New Children’s Hospital Project Perth 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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