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Demolition Worker

Demolition workers safely demolish, dismantle and remove building structures and materials including brick, timber, concrete and metal. They not only assess building structures to determine the most efficient methods of demolition, but they also establish exclusion zones and remove hazardous materials before they begin the demolition work.


Certificate III in Demolition


Residential / Commercial / Civil

What might a working day look like?

Every day is different and varies depending on the job, but you may be involved in:

  • Operating different types of demolition tools and small plant equipment safely
  • Dismantling buildings, stripping external and internal fittings for recycling
  • Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
  • Carry out manual and mechanical general demolition
  • Use explosive power tools
  • Remove non-friable asbestos safely
  • Cut and bend materials using Oxy/LPG equipment
  • Construct and dismantle fences and gates

Working hours

  • Full-time hours per week


  • Mostly working outside in all weather conditions 

Skills and personal qualities

  • Be able to understand technical drawings and plans
  • Have a careful, methodical and accurate approach to work
  • Possess Problem solving skills and enjoy practical work
  • Enjoy working in the elements and getting dirty
  • Work within a team
  • Good time management, reading and writing skills

How to get started

Enrol into a Certificate III Demolition traineeship.

Future Pathways and opportunities

  • Business owner
  • Sub-contractor
  • Supervisor
  • Demolition plant operator
  • Demolition team leader

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The Construction Training Fund acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land throughout Western Australia and pay our respect to the Elders both past and present. We thank them for their ongoing custodianship of the lands and waters, and celebrate their rich culture of art, song, dance, language, and stories.