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. On the North Coast the construction industry employs the third highest share of workers, making it an attractive career option with great salaries and rewards.

At North Coast TAFE 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 North Coast TAFE 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