Building and Construction Careers

Construction careers offer variety and flexibility. Start with a trade apprenticeship then, go to uni or upskill into a para-professional occupation. Whether you're interested in building or environmental science, there's a career and a lifestyle to suit you.

Thinking about a career in construction? Go for it!


Click here to check out the list of Trades

Cabinet Making
Civil Construction
Construction Waterproofing
Data & Voice Communications
Fire Protection
Gas Fitter
Landscape Construction
Painting and Decorating
Refrigeration & Air Conditioning
Roof Plumbing
Roof Tiling
Solid Plastering
Steel Fixing
Wall & Ceiling Lining
Wall & Floor Tiling

Career Search Tools

Discover trends in the Australian job market to help you decide on a future construction career.

Take the next step and find out what qualifications you will need, and where to get training with My Skills.

Construction Pathways

School Students
Apprenticeship and Traineeship Resources

The Australian Apprenticeship Pathways tool provides information that will help you with the following:

  • Identify your career interests
  • Understand what's involved in your occupation and industry of interest
  • Try an aptitude test
Job Seekers
  • Earn while you learn – you may be eligible to receive financial assistance and a tools allowance.
  • Check out the Australian Apprenticeships website and call 13 38 73.
  • Check out the Adult Apprenticeship website for more details.
  • GTOs employ apprentices and trainees and place them with host businesses who provide work and on-job training. Find an Group Training Organisation (GTO) near you who can discuss your situation and training requirements.