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Do you think you would like to design, build, maintain or renovate properties? What about working as an engineer or crane operator on a major construction site? Perhaps you fancy the idea of becoming a trade professional, such as a cabinetmaker or stonemason? If these occupations grab your attention, then you should explore the career pathways available within the Construction industry. It offers many opportunities to get skilled via many different trade and technical vocational pathways.

Training & Qualifications

Training and study options for this industry can include Apprenticeships and Traineeships (including school-based options), VET and University pathways.

You can start your career in this industry at a Certificate II level, before moving on to attain a Diploma if you wish, or even progress to University matriculation. Specific courses could include:

  • Carpenters and Joiners - Certificate III in Carpentry & Joinery
  • Bricklayers and Stonemasons - Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying, Certificate III in Stonemason
  • Plasterers - Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining

There are advanced qualifications to qualify for more senior roles such as:

  • Building Site Manager - Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Site Management)
  • Specialist Plumber (Air conditioning and mechanical services), Diploma of Plumbing and Services
  • Civil Engineering Professionals ,Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)
  • Architectural, Building & Surveying Technicians , Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying, Advanced Diploma of Surveying
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