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.

Typical jobs:

  • Plumber

  • Carpenter

  • Machine operator

  • Architectural draughtsperson

  • Welder

  • Builder

  • Sign painter.

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.


  • Skills


  • Construction

Business Unit:

  • Training Services NSW
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