Women in Construction

2019 Events Calendar

The CITB supports women in the building and construction industry by providing connections to networks and forums. Come along and network with like-minded construction industry professionals and organisations who support women in construction.

Please contact the organisations directly using the links provided in the bookings section. Please note some events may attract a fee.

JanuaryWednesday 23rd - NAWIC/Starfish's 'Welcome Back Drinks', Bohem Apartments, 5pm
FebruaryThursday 14th - NAWIC Professional Development, venue TBC

Thursday 28th - HIA Building Women Breakfast, Plant 4 Bowden, 7am - 9:30am
MarchThursday 7th - NAWIC/Property Council of Australia - International Women's Day Breakfast, Adelaide Oval

Friday 8th - HiViz International Women's Day Lunch, Adelaide Convention Centre with guest speaker, Susan Alberti
MayWednesday 1st - HiViz Women Building SA Luncheon, Adelaide Convention Centre
JuneFriday 7th - HiViz Mentors Lunch, venue TBC

Wednesday 19th - HiViz Site Tour and Networking, Her Majesty's Theatre 

Thursday 20th - Civil Contractors Federation, Women in Civil High Tea, Adelaide Convention Centre
AugustFriday 16th - HiViz Building Excellence Awards
SeptemberThursday 19th - Civil Contractors Federation, Women in Civil and Net Gen combined networking event,Adelaide Skydeck 147 Pirie St, Adelaide

Friday 20th - HIA Building Women Luncheon, National Wine Centre, 12pm - 2:30pm

Wednesday 25th - HiViz Site Tour & Networking, SkyCity Casino
OctoberFriday 25th - NAWIC Awards for Excellence, Chateau Apollo, Frome Street Adelaide
NovemberFriday 22nd - HiViz White Ribbon Day Breakfast

Date TBA - Civil Contractors Federation, Women in Civil Festive Lunch
DecemberDate TBA - HiViz Christmas Networking Event, venue TBA

Women in Construction Programs

Link-up and network with construction industry programs listed below.

South Australia
CCF SA (Civil Construction Federation of SA) Women in Civil Events
CEPU - Women in Male Dominated Occupations and Industries (WIMDOI) Conference
National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)
Master Builders Association - HiViz Women's Network
Australian Brick and Blocklaying Training Foundation (ABBTF)

Lady Tradies Australia
Supporting and Linking Tradeswomen (SALT)
Bricklaying Apprenticeships

Success Stories

Be inspired by these stories of women who are pursuing a career in the construction industry.

Laura, Contract Administrator
Laura is a recipient of the 2018 CITB Building & Construction Scholarships and is completing a Bachelor of Built Environment at Uni SA. Laura also works full-time for Badge Constructions and is the treasurer for the SA Chapter of NAWIC (National Association of Women in Construction). She is a passionate speaker and advocates for women in construction. 

Amy, Site Manager
Coming from a family of tradespeople, Amy was exposed to building and construction from a young age. Attending the doorways2construction™ program at Wirreanda High School helped Amy realise her goal of a carpentry apprenticeship. During her apprenticeship she was offered training to become a site manager and her career developed from there working with commercial builder Mossop Group. Find out how an apprenticeship can open doors and develop career pathways.

Christine, Mason Construction
Christine began her career at high school in the doorways2construction™ program at Salisbury High School. When school finished Christine knew she wanted a carpentry apprenticeship. After a year of looking for employment in construction, Christine secured an apprenticeship with a family business who she undertook work placement with in high school. Her skills, passion and perseverance have contributed to establishing a boutique building company and employing an apprentice. Find out more about her story in the video below.

Supporting Women into the Construction Industry

Find stories and testimonials about women who are making construction their career of choice.

“Doorways has given me experience about what employers are looking for and this has helped me get a job offer with an electrical company for an apprenticeship."
Paige, doorways2construction™ student from Playford International College.

Career Pathway to Electrical Initiative

A group of female D2C students were given the opportunity to undertake workplacement with electrical contractors CME Group in September 2018. The initiative was welcomed by CME Group who approached CITB about ways to encourage women to consider electrical as a career pathway.

The students were interviewed and undertook an intensive electrical safety training program to prepare for working on live building sites. 

We are pleased to report that a Wirreanda Secondary School student was accepted into an apprenticeship with CME for 2019. 

The other students who will complete their studies in 2019 are invited back to CME for workplacement and to help support them to get into the industry.

Left: Katja Gubbins CITB Field Officer with the four workplacement students. Right: Chris Mattner Managing Director of CME Group.