2. What to expect

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So what's this experience all about?

As a Civil Construction Cadet, you will be pioneering a large-scale tunnel construction project through the rocky terrain of regional Toowoomba. Your role will be to continually assess and refine a project plan in order to deliver a safe, functional, and environmentally-sustainable outcome.Β  As you progress through each week, you will become familiar with relevant industry background, practical knowledge, and a variety of real-life tasks that will help you get a taste for this rewarding role.Β 


This work experience includes:

😍 4 weeks of virtual self-guided work experience

πŸ› Β  Series of thought provoking questions, activities, and challenges, relevant to the specialist field.

πŸ™Œ Feedback from your work experience facilitators and industry mentors

πŸ’¬ Access to a social activity feedΒ 

πŸ“Ί Q&A session with an industry πŸ‘·β€β™€οΈ πŸ‘·β€β™‚οΈ professional


What you will gain:

  • An understanding of the key disciplines and concepts relevant to the work of a Civil Construction Cadet as well as their day-to-day tasks
  • Experience in planning a project that complies with time, budget, legislative, and environmental constraints.
  • Understanding construction safety processes and reviewing WHS risk assessments that cover the entire asset life cycle.
  • Practice reviewing virtual field assessments of construction sites.
  • Building an assessment framework and conducting ongoing revision of project design based on data analysis
  • Understanding communication requirements for projects with multiple teams.
  • Exposure to a broad range of pathways, including surveying and geotechnical engineering.
  • Soft skills that set you apart, including communication, creative thinking and interpersonal skills.
  • Certified microcredential titled β€˜Civil Construction Cadet Virtual Work Experience at Inland Rail’, that can boost your chances of kick-starting a career in areas related to geoscience.