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.

MonthDateEventBookings & Tickets
JanuaryWednesday 23rdNAWIC/Starfish's 'Welcome Back Drinks'
Bohem Apartments, 5pm
FebruaryThursday 14th

Thursday 28th
NAWIC Professional Development Event
Venue TBC

HiViz Women Building SA (Master Builders of SA)
Adelaide 500 Ladies Lunch
Coopers Podium Club, Rymill Park

HiViz (Master Builders of SA)


HIA Building Women Breakfast
Plant 4, Bowden, 7am - 9:30am

NAWIC/Property Council of Australia - International Women's Day breakfast, Adelaide Oval

HiViz International Women's Day Breakfast
Adelaide Convention Centre

HiViz (Master Builders of SA)

AprilDate TBCHiViz Women Building SA Lunch
Adelaide Convention Centre
HiViz (Master Builders of SA)


Date TBA
HiViz Award Nominees and Mentees Lunch
Venue: TBC

Women in Civil High Tea - Civil Contractors Federation
HiViz (Master Builders of SA)

Civil Contractors Federation
JuneWednesday 19thHiViz Site Tour and Networking
Her Majesty's Theatre
HiViz (Master Builders of SA)
July Date TBAWomen in Civil and Net Gen combined networking event - Civil Contractors FederationCivil Contractors Federation
AugustFriday 16thHiViz Building Excellence AwardsHiViz (Master Builders of SA)
SeptemberFriday 20th

Wednesday 25th
HIA Building Women Luncheon, National Wine Centre, 12pm - 2:30pm

HiViz Site Tour & Networking

HiViz (Master Builders of SA)
OctoberTBCNAWIC Awards for ExcellenceNAWIC
NovemberFriday 22nd

Date TBA
HiViz White Ribbon Day Breakfast

Women in Civil Festive Lunch, Civil Contractors Federation
HiViz (Master Builders of SA)

Civil Contractors Federation
DecemberDate TBCHiViz Christmas Networking Event
Venue TBA
HiViz (Master Builders of SA)

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 in electrical as part of their D2C program.

The initiative was welcomed by CME Group who approached CITB about ways to encourage women to consider electrical as a career pathway.

The students who put forward an expression of interest were interviewed and undertook safety training to prepare for working on live building sites. The final four students commenced workplacement in September and we are happy to report that a Wirreanda student will commence an apprenticeship with CME in 2019. The other students who will complete their studies in 2019  have been 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.