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 University of Sydney Business School Project
From the Univeristy of Sydney Website
The University of Sydney is building a flagship home for the new University of Sydney Business School. This is a transformational opportunity for the Business School to consolidate its facilities, which are currently spread across 20 buildings of varying standards on the Camperdown/Darlington campuses.
The state-of-the-art facilities will better support the University’s objective of providing a business school placed among the top-ranking universities worldwide.
The new precinct will provide facilities that include:
- a 550-seat lecture theatre
- three lecture theatres (300 seats each)
- eight 100-seat case study rooms
- 40 seminar rooms of varying size
- a learning hub
- 1500sqm of informal learning space
From the John Holland Website
John Holland has been appointed head contractor for the construction of the new $180m facility for the University of Sydney Business School, which will include over 34,000 square metres of total building gross floor area.
“John Holland has a strong track record in constructing tertiary facilities, including the redevelopment of the Southbank Institute of Technology in Queensland, Urbanest student accommodation facilities in both Brisbane and Adelaide and the Medical Sciences buildings and Institute of Marine & Antarctic Studies at the University of Tasmania.” Mr. Palin said.
Construction is scheduled to commence during July 2013, and be completed in early 2015.
Location Profile – Sydney
The Harbour City, Bondi Beach, Opera House, Kings Cross, Harbour Bridge, Blue Mountains, Finance, Business, Tourism, Retail, Manufacturing, NRL, AFL, Cricket, Surf, Boating, Fishing, Cycling, Parks, Museums, Arts & Culture, Shopping, Beaches, National Parks, Live Music
Population: 4.391, 674 (Greater Sydney ABS 2011)
Sydney – Rents as at Jul 2012
2 bed 1 bath – $260 – $900
3 bed 1 bath – $280 – $1200
4 bed 2 bath – $310 – $1750
Sydney – House Prices at at Jul 2012
2 bed 1 bath – $190,000 – $1.300,000
3 bed 1 bath – $ 230,000– $2.200,000
4 bed 2 bath – $285,000 – $4.225,000
|Climate data for Sydney|
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|Average low °C||18.7||18.8||17.5||14.7||11.5||9.3||8.0||8.9||11.1||13.5||15.6||17.5||13.8|
|Record low °C||10.6||9.6||9.3||7.0||4.4||2.1||2.2||2.7||4.9||5.7||7.7||9.1||2.1|
|Avg. Rainfall mm||101.5||118.1||129.3||126.3||121.2||130.5||98.6||80.6||68.9||77.4||83.8||77.9||1213.2|
|Avg. rainy days||12.2||12.4||13.5||12.8||13.2||12.5||11.2||10.4||10.6||11.7||11.7||11.5||143.7|
Companies Involved with the University of Sydney Business School Project
John Holland – Has been appointed Head Contractor for the entire project.
Occupations Required at the University of Sydney Business School Project
- 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 University of Sydney Business School Project
- Relevant Trade Qualifications and / or NSW 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
University of Sydney Business School 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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