So, you want to be a Site Classifier?
Here’s what you need.
- Good Math results
- To be able to work unsupervised or in small teams
- A mechanical aptitude
What do Site Classifiers do?
- site survey, including use dumpy and laser leveling equipment; and
- sample, test and assess materials on building sites, including moisture testing, particle distribution testing, and field strength testing; and
- classify building sites through the interpretation of site and laboratory data; and
- prepare plans, specifications and documents for on-site domestic waste water management.
Site Classifiers provide information to councils, architects, building designers and clients about the soil composition on a building site. The results of the tests the site classifier conducts, lead onto designing the building to suit the condition of the land.
How do I become a site classifier?
Firstly, you will need to do some work experience so that you know what the job is about. If you think it’s for you, find an employer that is looking for an apprentice or trainee site classifier. You will need to do some additional training off the job at a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and complete a certificate III in Construction Materials (soil) Testing.
Once you are a tradie in the construction industry, you can continue working for small or large companies and move into leading hand, supervising or management positions. You might even want to start your own business and employ apprentices or trainees yourself. Some tradies even go on to further education to complete courses from Certificate IV to bachelor level. There are plenty of options for qualified site classifiers.