​Doorways2Construction™ (D2C) is South Australia's premier Vocational Education and Training (VET) in schools program for the building and construction industry.


  • Create more awareness of the building and construction industry among young people
  • Provide students with accurate information about career opportunities and the tools necessary to successfully seek work in the industry
  • Develop basic skills that students can take into the industry


  • Training:  D2C™ Certificate I or II - Construction in Year 11, and partial Certificate III D2C™ Plus in Year 12
  • Experience: 3 weeks work placement
  • Career advice, site visits, career talks
  • White Card: generic Workplace, Health and Safety (WHS) induction requirements in the building and construction industry
  • Training in Asbestos Awareness & KESAB Clean Site 
Information for Parents & Students

What is the construction industry? The construction industry is divided into three quite unique sectors each dealing with specialised building and construction requirements.

Housing - this sector carries out building and construction work related to a building that has cooking and bathing facilities and is intended to be used for long term residential purposes. Housing work includes any building or construction work on houses, townhouses, units, apartments and retirement villages.

Commercial - carries out building or construction work relating to a rigid, fixed and permanent structure with a roof, other than housing, that is for the shelter or use of people, plant machinery, goods or livestock. Commercial work includes any building or construction work on manufacturing, farming, retail or office buildings and temporary accommodation. Commercial projects also include warehouses, aviation, shopping centres, offices and government buildings.

Civil - Civil work includes all unroofed construction, ground works, demolition, subdivision, roads, rail works, and utilities works such as pipe and cable laying, airports, ports and bridges.

Looking for more info about D2C™?
Get your foot in the door!

Enrol in D2C™ through your school VET Coordinator and gain SACE accreditation. 

Another pathway is a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship in construction via Trade Schools for the Future program.

Participating Schools

Download a copy of participating schools and check out the Google Map below.

Latest updates

The Heritage Trades Program offers construction workers subsidised training at some of South Australia's prestigious heritage locations.

Did you know CITB offer a mentoring program to employers of Aboriginal apprentices? Call 8172 9500 @CITB_SA

This weekend the doors of Z Ward at the former Glenside Mental Hospital will open to the public again to host a showcase of traditional artisan trades in this magnificent heritage building. Visitors will be welcome to roam the building and to find out more about heritage conservation and the skills needed to preserve our heritage places. Artisan tradespeople will present a variety of live interactive demonstrations of traditional skills and their use in conserving heritage buildings, including stonemasonry, fibrous plastering, blacksmithing, lead lighting, roofing, pressed metal and heritage carpentry. You will be welcome to roam this amazing building and to find out more about heritage conservation and artisan skills. The open day is hosted by the new Australian Artisan Trades Academy (AATA) the first heritage skills academy in Australia offering specialist seminars, training courses and practical learning opportunities in the applied use of traditional trades and skills. AATA a unique collaboration between Applied Building Conservation Training and the National Trust of South Australia. Date: Saturday 25th November Time: 10am - 3pm Address: Z Ward. Access via Conyngham Street, Glenside. Map: FREE ENTRY More information call (08) 8202 9200

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