Take the leap
Explore the many ways to enter the construction industry, such as apprenticeships, vocational education, and uni.
Apprenticeships & Traineeships
Apprenticeships and traineeships offer a unique opportunity to earn while you learn, combining
practical on-the-job training with classroom learning. Unlike traditional academic pathways,
apprenticeships and traineeships offer the unique advantage of earning a wage while training.
Earn while you learn
Get paid for your on-the-job training and earn higher wages as you progress through the program and grow your skills.
Fast-track your professional growth and benefit from the guidance and expertise of industry mentors.
A commitment to the apprenticeship / traineeship program shows dedication to your work and can lead straight into full-time work after graduation.
Cadetships & Graduate Programs
Cadetships and Graduate Programs provide construction management, engineering and architecture students with a solid foundation of the construction industry and prepare them for future leadership roles or specialised positions.
Put theory into practice
Apply your theoretical knowledge in a professional environment.
Experience real-world projects
Get experience working on large-scale construction projects that are shaping your cities and towns.
Enhanced career prospects
Expand your professional network and create potential pathways for permanent employment at the sponsor company.
Some jobs do not require previous experience or training – these are known as ‘direct entry’ and are typically more basic/starter roles.
Cash in the bank
Earn money straight away while you’re starting out in the industry.
Fast entry into the industry
No delay in kicking off your construction journey.
Discover what you like
Freedom to try different jobs and learn which direction you want go in.
Pre-trade programs mix on-the-job experiences, life skills and structured workplace learning, to build your job readiness and to prepare you to move into work in building and construction.
Get fundamental skills
Get the skills and knowledge you need to assist on a construction site from day one, including essential accreditation.
Work on real construction projects
Experience real worksites and work on exciting projects
Pathway into apprenticeship / traineeship
Secure employment through this pathway into an apprenticeship or traineeship.
Uni provides theory-based learning and technical knowledge in construction disciplines like engineering, architecture, and construction management.
Advanced technical knowledge
Master advanced construction techniques, structural design, construction technology and sustainable building practices.
Opportunities for career advancement
Open doors to higher-level positions – like construction project manager, construction engineer, or estimator, with the potential for increased responsibilities and higher salaries.
Exposure to emerging technologies
Work with the latest advancements in construction methods and digital tools, like Building Information Modelling (BIM) and sustainable construction practices.
Vocational Education & Training
Vocational Education & Training (VET) courses give students practical skills and knowledge and provide a smooth transition into the construction workforce. Qualifications you can get through VET include certifications, from Cert I to Cert IV, Diplomas, Advanced Diplomas and Vocational Graduate Certificates.
Get job-ready skills
Hands-on practical learning with real-world scenarios, provides job-ready skills that help you move quickly into the workforce.
Industry recognition and employability
Courses are designed with industry professionals, so your training aligns with the job market.
Options to complete study as full-time or part-time, so you can balance your studies with other commitments.
Work experience helps you to see the many roles in construction, understand how the industry works, and shape your thinking about your choices and next steps towards a successful career. Work experience isn’t just for school students; people of all stages of life can get involved.
Learn from the experts
Spend time on-site shadowing construction professionals and learning the tricks of the trade.
Grow your understanding
Exposure to technical skills, equipment, and safety practices, expand your knowledge of new roles.
Unlock career opportunities
Show hirers you have a genuine interest in construction and have gone to effort to get experience.