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

doorways2construction in the news!

D2C students from Samaritan College in Whyalla have completed year-long renovation works on semi-detached units ready for new tenants.

Southern Cross News SA, November 2018

7 News, December 2018

D2C students from the Salisbury High School program complete house renovations and hand the project back to Housing SA and new tenant.

9 News, May 2018

House renovations for the Housing SA project is in full swing with students from the D2C Salisbury High School program.


  • 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.

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.