Building and Construction Trades

Laying the foundation for a career in building and construction

Do you love working outdoors in practical hands-on roles? Are you interested in one day owning your own business? The building and construction trades industry offers numerous career paths and opportunities. The construction industry employs a high share of workers, making it an attractive career option with great salaries and rewards.

At TAFE NSW we have dedicated practical teaching spaces for a number of our Building and Construction Trades courses including specialist centres focused on shop-fitting, kitchen and detailed joinery trades training.

Top 5 careers under Building and Construction Trades

  • Plumber (General)
  • Carpenter
  • Painter and Decorator
  • Construction Project Manager
  • Bricklayer

 

What kind of students pursue this career?

  • Good at planning and organising
  • Love manual work
  • Enjoy technical activities
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to read and interpret plans
  • Good hand-eye coordination
  • Enjoy variety

 

A tool for every trade in the building and construction industry

If you’re looking to nail a career in building and construction, explore the categories below to discover your area of interest. At TAFE NSW we offer a range of apprenticeships and traineeships, customised skills courses for particular parts of the industry and courses to guide you into further study.

Plumbing, Water and Waste Management

Possible career outcomes:

  • Plumber (General)
  • Waste Water or Water Plant Operator

Plumbing, Water and Waste Management  

Carpentry, Joinery and Cabinetmaking

Possible career outcomes:

  • Carpenter
  • Cabinet Maker
  • Joiner

Carpentry, Joinery and Cabinetmaking  

Bricklaying

Possible career outcomes:

  • Bricklayer
  • Stonemason

Bricklaying  

Building Management

Possible career outcomes:

  • Construction Project Manager
  • Building Inspector
  • Estimator

Building Management  

Concreting

Possible career outcomes:

  • Concreter

Concreting  

Tiling

Possible career outcomes:

  • Floor and Wall Tiler
  • Floor Finisher

Tiling  

Resources and Infrastructure Industry

Possible career outcomes:

  • Plant Operator
  • Front End Loader Operator
  • Civil Construction Worker

Resources and Infrastructure Industry  

Hear from our students

Terry

Certificate III in Carpentry

Luke

Certificate III in Plumbing

Pick a category & get started on a career in the building and construction industry

 

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