Build Australia’s future

CONSTRUCTION & TRADES

Hands-on work that's shaping the world

Our homes, city buildings, roads and infrastructure all require people with great trade and construction skills. Whether it’s building new things or maintaining and improving existing structures, you can make a difference with a trade.

  • Builder
  • Electrician
  • Steelworker
  • Carpenter
  • Tiler

  • Plumber
  • Glazier
  • Plant Operator
  • Painter
  • Bricklayer

  • Stonemason
  • Concreter
  • Plasterer
  • Welder
  • Refrigeration Specialist

Industry Outlook

Civil Engineering (design & construction of infrastructure including buildings, roads, bridges and utilities) has seen significant growth over the last few years and is forecasted to be a strong leader in the foreseeable future.

This means that demand for everything from draftspeople through to concreters, and plasterers to electricians will be in demand as well. Residential construction is slower (peak growth was in 2016) but demand is still strong for skilled tradespeople in repair, renovations and improvements.

Do you have what it takes?

If you enjoy working with your hands then a trade or career in construction might be the right fit. You’ll learn sought-after skills, and build your knowledge to become respected in your field.

Workplace safety is a high priority in this field, so being able to respect rules and regulations is a must. Attention to detail is important, and you’ll need to be able to work in a team, whether that’s with other people with the same skills as you, or as part of a team of a range of people with different skills, experience and roles.

  • A keen eye for detail
  • Problems solving skills
  • Enjoy physical work

  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Teamwork
  • Determination

  • Adaptablility
  • Willingness to learn
  • Good interpersonal skills

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