Trades & Services

Industry Overview

If you’re a hands on sort of person who likes getting stuck into tasks involving the use of tools and machinery to create new things, or you like to work on projects that bring technical concept drawings to life, then a career in the Manufacturing industry could be right up your alley.

Careers in Manufacturing are available in a variety of industries such as: aerospace, furnishing, laboratory operations, metal fitting, engineering and boating, process manufacturing, mineral products, plastics, rubber, recreational vehicles and textiles, clothing and footwear. Structural Steel and Welding Trades workers, and Metal Fitters and Machinists are the trades most in demand in Manufacturing at present. There are thousands of Manufacturing businesses in Australia, employing almost one million people. New developments in sustainable Manufacturing aim to produce goods in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way while at the same time maintaining, if not improving productivity. This makes it a very interesting time to join this sector.

This industry also covers professions such as Garden and Nursery Labourers, Jewellers, Florists, Beauty Therapists, Hairdressers and more! All these types of career paths offer Apprenticeships and Traineeships (together with school-based options), VET and university pathways.

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Training & Qualifications

Training and study options for this industry include Apprenticeships and Traineeships (together with school-based options), VET and university pathways. There are also opportunities to build on your initial qualifications and work experience to gain advanced qualifications for supervisory or management roles. 



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Occupations In This Industry

Scholarships & Grad Programs

There are currently no scholarship and graduate programs available for this industry. But check the job stream below for job opportunities!

Job Stream

Featured Job
  • Landscaping Traineeship/Full time Work

  • Allurescapes Pty Ltd
  • Allurescapes is currently seeking young & enthused landscapers to work amongst their team throughout the Sydney metro area and occasionally greater regions.
    • Consistant work
    • Friendly staff & great working environment
    • Allurescapes covers all types of landscaping
  • Trades & ServicesGardeners
  • Thu 17 May , 2018
  • Sydney, New South Wales
Featured Job
  • Apprentice Landscaper

  • Spire Landscapes
  • We are looking for a first year apprentice to work with our current landscape team
    • Small, friendly, close knit team
    • Quality, established landscaping business
    • Learn skills on the job
  • Trades & ServicesGardeners
  • Wed 16 May , 2018
  • Hornsby, New South Wales
Featured Job
  • Apprentice Printer - 1st year

  • TMA Australia
  • We have a vacancy for a trainee within our production team. This would suit a person who wants to develop a career in manufacturing. Probably NOT a school leaver but someone who has a few years of hands on work experience.
    • Trades & ServicesPrinters
    • Wed 16 May , 2018
    • Granville, New South Wales
    Featured Job
    • Tue 15 May , 2018
    • Caringbah, New South Wales
    Featured Job
    • Tue 15 May , 2018
    • Caringbah, New South Wales