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Roadside supports team upskilling and study to obtain formal qualifications

Roadside supports team upskilling and study to obtain formal qualifications
August 12, 2022
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Roadside supports team upskilling and study to obtain formal qualifications

Roadside Services and Solutions is proud of our latest Certificate III - Civil Construction graduate, Nick Bark, who not only received his certificate of competency and completion this week, but was also appointed team leader of our guardrail installation division.

Nick’s graduation and certificate presentation continues Roadside’s partnership with the National Skills Institute.

Roadside has taken the opportunity to offer upskilling courses to a number of employees to grow the talent pool at Roadside which continues our commitment to deliver our clients the best service possible. A further three apprentices have been enrolled in the course, including the first female from Roadside to undertake the course.

Nick’s formal training as part of his Certifcate III – Civil Construction included units such as:

Plan and organise work
Carry out measurements and calculations
Read and interpret plans and job specifications
Carry out manual excavation
Support plant operations
Carry out basic levelling
Communicate in the workplace
Install stormwater systems
Install pre-cast gully pits
Install pre-cast access chambers
Install signs
Lay pipes
Maintain drainage systems
Place and form concrete kerb, channel and fixtures
Conduct earthworks
Load and unload plant
Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations
Apply risk management process
Works as a safety observer/spotter
Use hand and power tools
Operate small plant and equipment
Work safely and follow WHS and procedures
Work safely at heights
Control traffic
Implement traffic management plans

“I was a plumber for 10 years, but never actually got my formal qualification. When I applied for a job at Roadside Services and Solutions I thought I would be working in drainage, but soon realised I had the opportunity to work in different divisions, so went to work in signs and now I’m in guardrail,” Nick Bark said.

“Career development is very important to me. My Certificate III – Civil Construction is my first formal qualification and I’ve also just completed a dogman course.

“Roadside has really looked after me in providing me training and growing my qualifications. I really would like to move my way up into management. I’ve now been appointed Team Leader of the guardrail division,” Nick Bark said.

Roadside Services and Solutions Managing Director Craig Woods said, “Roadside is proud to have supported Nick Bark, who is an important member of our team to achieve his Certificate III – Civil Construction.

“With the support of our CEO Daryl Evans, Civil Works Manager James Clappers and his team, Nick has completed this formal training and development on the job within the Victorian Civil Works department.  

“We are proud Nick has committed himself to learn the skills needed within the 30 plus modules of this nationally recognised qualification, becoming yet another professionally trained member of the Roadside team.”

In continuing the commitment to best practices and having a fully skilled team of professionals at Roadside, three more apprentices Dan Rees, Brad Williams and Eboni Zanon have signed up to courses with from the National Skills Institute aided by the drive of Bernard Cloney.

“We are continuing the investment in our people, building on our portfolio of skills capability and living our commitment to enabling equal opportunity and diversity with our first female civil construction apprentice part of this new learning cohort,” Craig Woods said.

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