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…
- The construction industry employs over one million people in approximately 360,000 establishments.
- It is estimated that up to 70,000 additional jobs will be created by 2016.
- The majority of establishments are small-scale contracting firms employing fewer than five people and often comprising just the working proprietor and partners.
- With senior roles in management and quantity surveying attracting a weekly wage of $1500, the future is very bright for construction ‘tradies’.
(Source: IBIS World Construction Market Research Report)
A career in building
Possible job roles include:
- air conditioning technician
- 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 straight line.
This building and construction career pathway chart will give you some idea of how the different qualifications fit together and what they mean in the industry.