Caboolture State High School has been delivering building construction in one form or another since the late 1980s. Students have been able to participate in traineeships, part-time apprenticeships and access vocational studies in building construction since then.
The College of Civil Infrastructure and Construction (CCIC), funded as a trade training centre by the Australian Government, was officially opened in late August 2009 with an inaugural class of 18 students.
Caboolture State High School is also a Doorway to Civil Construction (D2C) school. The D2C program aims to equip students with an understanding of the civil construction industry by introducing them to occupational health and safety, quality work outcomes, environmental work practices, communication, planning and organisation, and small plant and equipment.
The facilities offer students experience with a range of larger Caterpillar machinery including a front end loader, backhoe, skid steer loader, excavator, vibrating roller, fork lift, scissor lift and knuckle boom lift. In addition to practical experience and an understanding of operator blind spots and no-go zones, students gain an awareness of current industry standard maintenance schedules and practices.
The dedicated training facility is also utilised by the civil industry for site inductions, specific training, meetings and trade shows.
For further information contact CCIC manager Kevin McAndrew.