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Welcome to the Civil Construction Cadet virtual work experience

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1. Say hello to your mentors

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Nathan Roberts

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Peter Sturwohld

2. Jump into your work experience tasks

Discover Civil Construction

Beginner
2 hours

Discover what a day-in-the-life of a civil engineer looks like, explore the fundamental technical and soft skills you’ll need, and submit a job application for your upcoming project.

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Work ethic, Self awareness, Project management

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Conducting a site survey

Beginner
2 hours

Learn how site surveys are conducted and used in the planning stages of infrastructure construction projects. Navigate the unique topographical challenges of the Toowoomba ranges and deliver a report on your findings and recommendations.

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Environmental awareness, Planning & organisation, Surveying, Critical thinking

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Geotechnical investigation

Intermediate
2 hours

Explore the world of geotechnical engineering. Learn key techniques and processes involved in soil and rock sampling and how these factor into large-scale infrastructure projects. Finally, respond to unexpected sub-surface challenges and roadblocks during the excavation phase.

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Critical thinking, Problem solving, Decision making, Geotechnical analysis

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Future Ideas

Advanced
3 hours

Flex your creativity by coming up with your very own project that looks to the future and draws on developing technologies. Use your newfound civil construction and project management knowledge to innovate and inspire, then pitch your idea to industry experts.

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Civil/construction design, Creativity, Global awareness, Communication

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Adaptability
Adaptability
Writing
Writing
Global awareness
Global awareness
Creative thinking
Creative thinking
Persistence
Persistence
Planning
Planning
Lateral thinking
Lateral thinking
Empathy
Empathy
Persuasion
Persuasion
Conversation
Conversation
Relationship building
Relationship building
Listening
Listening
Digital technology
Digital technology
Decision making
Decision making
Surveying
Surveying
Civil/construction design
Civil/construction design
Geotechnical analysis
Geotechnical analysis
Cultural awareness
Cultural awareness
Project management
Project management
Digital strategy
Digital strategy
Systems design
Systems design
Data analysis
Data analysis
Presentation
Presentation
Storytelling
Storytelling
Global & intercultural fluency
Global & intercultural fluency
Environmental awareness
Environmental awareness
Personal management
Personal management
Planning & organisation
Planning & organisation
Leadership
Leadership
Teamwork & collaboration
Teamwork & collaboration
Interpersonal skills
Interpersonal skills
Creativity
Creativity
Work ethic
Work ethic
Communication
Communication
Problem solving
Problem solving
Resilience
Resilience
Critical thinking
Critical thinking
Self awareness
Self awareness