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 RAAF Base East Sale Redevelopment Project
From the APH GOV website
The aim of the RAAF Base East Sale Redevelopment project is to improve the functionality and capability of the base by upgrading or replacing inadequate and non-compliant facilities, infrastructure and engineering services to meet current and anticipated future requirements. The proposed redevelopment combines the construction of new facilities, civil works, upgrading of engineering services infrastructure, some upgrades of existing facilities, and demolition works.
From the ICN Gateway website
The RAAF Base East Sale Redevelopment involves:
- development of 180 accommodation unit
- physical fitness training facilities
- air traffic control facilities
- services infrastructure upgrades
- chapel and community support facility
- commercial facilities
- security fencing
- 25m firing range
- upgrade of fuel farm
- bore water treatment plant
- demolition works
Location Profile – Bairnsdale & Gippsland
Bairnsdale, Gippsland, Phillip Island, Wilsons Promontory, Gippsland Lakes, Walhalla, Baw Baw Plateau, Strzelecki Ranges, Mining, Offshore Oil & Gas, Power Generation, Farming, Brown Coal, Tourism, Motor Racing, Surf, Fishing, Boating, Hiking, Biking, Snow Skiing, Snowboarding, Flying, Caving, Golf, 4×4, Trail Riding, Canoeing, Kayaking, Rafting
Population 255,850 (Latrobe-Gippsland 2011 ABS)
Bairnsdale & Gippsland – Rents as at Jul 2012
2 Bed 1 Bath – $120 – $380
3 Bed 1 Bath – $140 – $ 800
4 Bed 2 Bath – $ 190 – $ 1000
Bairnsdale & Gippsland – House Prices as at Jul 2012
2 Bed 1 Bath – $95,000 – $620,000
3 Bed 1 Bath – $100,000– $1.400,000
4 Bed 2 Bath – $160,000 – $1.800,000
|Climate data for Bairnsdale Airport|
|Record high °C||44.0||46.2||40.8||37.5||29.4||25.0||22.4||27.0||32.6||34.9||43.5||41.0||46.2|
|Average high °C||25.8||25.4||23.8||20.7||17.5||15.0||14.5||15.7||17.6||19.7||21.7||23.5||20.1|
|Average low °C||12.8||12.8||11.1||8.6||6.7||4.7||3.9||4.5||5.8||7.5||9.6||11.1||8.3|
|Record low °C||4.2||3.5||2.0||0.5||-3.0||-3.2||-3.5||-4.5||-2.2||-1.0||1.6||3.1||-4.5|
|Avg. Rainfall mm||48.9||50.8||44.7||55.8||47.3||59.7||49.1||36.4||53.4||60.7||81.9||60.1||649.1|
Companies Involved with the RAAF Base East Sale Redevelopment Project
Broz Contracting – Living In Accommodation ceiling, wall and carpentry works.
Click here to go through to Broz Contracting website
CCTS Telecommunication Construction – Site wide communication trenching and conduits.
Click here to go through to CCTS Telecommunication Construction website
R&M Engineering – Structural steel for the Water Treatment Plant and Living In Accommodation
Click here to go through to R&M Engineering
Occupations Required at the RAAF Base East Sale Redevelopment Project
- Electrical Trades
- Mechanical Trades
- Building Trades
- Mobile Plant Operator / Truck Driver
- Cleaning and Catering Staff
- Crane Operators
- Labourer / Trades Assistant
- Metal Trades
- Health & Safety
Qualifications to help you get a foot in at the RAAF Base East Sale Redevelopment Project
- Relevant Trade Qualifications and / or VIC 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
RAAF Base East Sale Redevelopment Project Union 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 can be found, as they are found they will be uploaded into this article.
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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