Infrastructure Works

Known locally as the ‘Digger School’, our civil plant training will get you ready for a career in New Zealand’s booming construction industry. You’ll learn how to handle heavy machinery and benefit from our close contacts with local employers.

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This digger and construction training programme is perfect for school-leavers or people with no prior experience in the industry. Once you set out in the industry, it’s up to you which path you decide to follow, from hands-on operations to management and even further study. The programme is also relevant for people already working in the construction, forestry or mining industries who want to up-skill and push their career to the next level.

You’ll work at our quarry site on earthmoving and other machinery and plant to learn the basics of operating safely. Our skilled and diverse tutors are dedicated to delivering expert training in Civil Plant Operations, with students having access to unrivalled technical expertise in project management capabilities and quality assurance skills needed to build better communities and a better New Zealand.

Infrastructure Works qualifications

Civil & Mining

If you're looking for an exciting career in the busy civil and infrastructure sector, New Zealand Certificate in Civil Infrastructure Bulk Earthworks will put you on the right path.


29 Weeks Full-time


On campus


Westport, Greymouth

Career potential

Civil, Civil Plant Operation

Jono Taylor

Jono Taylor

Student story

“I got work straight out of training and it’s been a quick introduction to the industry."

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