Construction is one of Australia's biggest industries, worth $200 billion-plus and employing over a million people. Construction is set to grow further thanks to higher spending on big projects, which means a greater demand for workers. There’s currently a real shortage of skilled workers in the industry so it’s a good time to join. Construction actually covers many different kinds of roles and skills from cabinet making and plumbing to building and machine operations and electrical services.
Would it suit me?
The industry could suit you if you:
Like working with machines and tools
Enjoy manual labour
Like problem solving
Like following plans and designs to build something
Are good at repair and maintenance work
Making calculations and estimates.
How do I get into the industry?
Some of the popular courses in the industry include:
Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician
Certificate III in Carpentry
Certificate III in Plumbing
Certificate IV in Building and Construction
Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations
Speak to your school to find out more.