It is a basic truth that people will always need homes and businesses will always need offices. Along with shops, restaurants, schools, hospitals – the list is huge. And somebody has to build, plumb, maintain and renovate them.
Whether you work in the domestic or corporate sector, you have a sought after set of skills that are transportable both across Australia and internationally.
The Northern Sydney Institute offers a widely recognised range of courses for the building and construction industries - from communication and basic construction skills to building or plumbing regulation coursework and management training.
A look at the facts...
- Construction is the third largest employment industry in Australia, with jobs in this sector predicted to reach 1.09 million in 352,500 locations by 2019.
- In 2013, skilled trades in construction ranked first in the Manpower Australia list of jobs most in demand for the second year in a row.
- The median weekly earnings for building and construction managers is over $1,500 and above the national average.
(Source: IBIS World;Manpower.com.au; joboutlook.gov.au)
A career in building and plumbing
Possible job roles include:
- air conditioning technician
- architectural drafter
- building designer
- construction assistant
- construction manager
- fire services supervisor
- foreman plumber
- hydraulic design consultant
- hydraulic designer
- roof plumber
- security system installer
Study and career pathways
There is more than one pathway to a successful career, and it may not always be in a
Our Career Guide will give you some idea of how the different qualifications fit together and what they mean in the industry.