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!

Trades and Para-professional occupations

Click here to check out the list of Trades and Para-professional occupations

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

Career Search Tools

Check out Job Outlook to find out about career and labour market information 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

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
School Students
  • Speak to your VET Coordinator about the Doorways2Construction program available in years 10-12.
  • Look at undertaking a school-based apprenticeship.
    - Students can attend school and study for their SACE.
    - Work towards a nationally recognised vocational training qualification through an Endorsed Training Provider (ETP).
    - Undertake paid part-time work (minimum of 8 hours per week). Extra hours can be negotiated with the employer during school holiday periods.
Adults - If you have left school or are looking for a career change you might be interested in a mature age apprenticeship

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.

Find an Endorsed Training Provider (ETP) near you who can discuss your situation and training requirements.

Construction Workers - are you a tradesperson wanting to recieve formal qualifications or learn a new trade?

An Endorsed Training Provider (ETP) will be able to assist you with RPL (Recognised Prior Learning) to help you receive qualifications as a tradesperson and training advice should you wish to learn something new. Find a CITB endorsed ETP near you today and give them a call to discuss your options.