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A career as hands-on as you...

Love an outdoor lifestyle and/or want to be your own boss? Plan, build and develop a solid trade career with our apprentice to post-trade level qualifications, delivered by teachers with years of experience, using industry-current tools and training spaces.

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About the Industry

Building and construction, electrical, automotive, manufacturing and engineering - there's never been a better time to become a tradie in Australia.

Skilled trade jobs are in high demand with engineering and construction projects continuing to rise in Queensland, leading to great job opportunities. Unlike many other careers, working in the trades will give you hands-on, practical skills that you will use every day on the job. Undertaking a trade apprenticeship allows you to experience real hands-on projects from day one, using tools and practicing your skills in a real-world environment.

As a tradesperson, you are also unique in that you can use your skills anywhere in the world. Jobs in most of the trades industries also have a high earning potential and flexible working hours.

Find out more about industry trends, job satisfaction, salaries and key benefits by downloading TAFE Queensland's Trades Industries Insights (PDF, 487KB).

Career Outcomes

  • Bricklayer
  • Building contractor
  • Carpenter
  • Concreter
  • Construction manager
  • Electrician
  • Cabinet maker
  • Plumber

Contact us

Call 1300 914 754 or enquire now