Women in Construction

Get inspired about who's working in the construction industry and find out about networking opportunities!

Success Stories

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

Laura, Project Manager
Laura was a recipient of the 2018 CITB Building & Construction Scholarships and completed a Bachelor of Built Environment at Uni SA. Laura also works full-time for Walker Construction 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, Builder and Business Owner
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.

“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 is a doorways2construction® student from Playford International College.

Paige from doorways 2 construction

Link-up and network with industry groups and events listed below.

South Australia

Find your closest networking group and event by trade

Trades and sectorsGroup or Event
BricklayingBecome a Bricklayer

HIA Cosentino Building Women Luncheon & Building Women Awards


Master Builders Association - HiViz Women's Network
Carpentry & joinery, cabinetmaking

HIA Cosentino Building Women Luncheon & Building Women Awards

Master Builders Association - HiViz Women's Network

Civil constructionCCF SA (Civil Construction Federation of SA) Women in Civil
Communications and electricalCEPU - Women in Male Dominated Occupations and Industries (WIMDOI) Conference

NECA (National Electrical and Communications Association)
Painting & decoratingHIA Cosentino Building Women Luncheon & Building Women Awards

Master Builders Association - HiViz Women's Network
PlumbingMaster Plumbers Crucial Women in Construction events
Solid plasteringHIA Cosentino Building Women Luncheon & Building Women Awards
Wall & ceiling liningHIA Cosentino Building Women Luncheon & Building Women Awards

Master Builders Association - HiViz Women's Network
Tiling - roof & floorHIA Cosentino Building Women Luncheon & Building Women Awards

Master Builders Association - HiViz Women's Network
Trades (general) and paraprofessional roles (engineering, architecture, contract administration, etc.)National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)

National

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