Trades & Services

Industry Overview

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. 

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Occupations In This Industry

Scholarships & Grad Programs

There are currently no scholarship and graduate programs available for this industry. But check the job stream below for job opportunities!

Job Stream

Featured Job
  • Mon 22 Jan , 2018
  • $50,001 - $60,000
  • Eastwood
Featured Job
  • Wed 17 Jan , 2018
  • Emu Heights
Featured Job
  • Apprentice Marine Technician

  • Bate Bay Outboard & Sterndrive Service
  • A great opportunity to commence a career in the Marine industry. Were looking for an apprentice for our busy workshop. Offering work both within the factory and onsite, no two days are the same!
    • Opportunity to learn one on one with a reputable, skilled tradesman
    • Be an important part of a fast growing business
    • Great opportunity for personal growth and to establish a long career in a fun industry
  • Trades & ServicesMotor Mechanics
  • Sun 14 Jan , 2018
  • Kurnell
Featured Job
  • Waterproofing Trainee

  • Danrae Waterproofing
  • We are seeking trainee's who are interested in starting a career in the remedial waterproofing industry. The role will involve various waterproofing skills combined with building skills. You will learn on the job skills and the technical know how from obtaining your Certificate III in Waterproofing.
    • Great team environment - bunch of really good guys
    • Continual career growth through paid training
    • Lots of rewards and recognition
  • Trades & ServicesBuilding and Plumbing Labourers
  • Thu 11 Jan , 2018
  • $40,001 - $50,000
  • Sydney
Featured Job
  • Cabinet Maker Apprentice

  • First Grade Trades Pty Ltd.
  • First Grade Trades is searching for a Cabinet Maker apprentice to join our Sydney based joinery team. We are looking for a highly motivated person at any stage throughout their apprenticeship to join our team.
    • Continuous Mentoring & Guiding.
    • Great company culture & team.
    • Wide Variety of work & great learning environment.
  • Trades & ServicesCabinetmakers
  • Wed 10 Jan , 2018
  • Sydney