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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.
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. 

Careers in this industry

Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Mechanics Automotive Electricians Cabinetmakers Car Detailers Commercial Cleaners Concreters Driving Instructors Florists Greenkeepers Jewellers Mail Sorters Metal Casting, Forging & Finishing Trades Painting Trades Workers Panel Beaters Building & Plumbing Labourers Plumbers Printers Roof Tilers Security Officers & Guards Sheetmetal Trades Workers Beauty Therapists Hairdressers Wood Machinists & Other Wood Trades Workers Wall & Floor Tilers Carpenter Electricians Carpenters and Joiners Motor mechanics Vehicle Body Builder Laundry Workers Arborist Boat Builder and Repairer Bricklayers and Stonemasons Butcher Domestic Cleaners Drainer Electrical Distribution Trades Workers Floor Finisher Garden and Nursery Labourers Gardeners Lift Mechanics Locksmith Make-up Artists Metal Fitters & Machinists Glaziers Graphic Pre-press Trades Workers Industrial Spraypainters Insulation and Home Improvement Installers Landscape Gardener Motor Vehicle Parts & Accessories Fitters Cleaners Plasterer Pest Controllers Roof Plumbers Printing Assistants & Table Workers Service Station Attendants Structural Steel and Welding Trades Workers Structural Steel Construction Workers Tool and Die Maker Vehicle Painter Upholsterer Landscape Construction
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