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.

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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
  • Apprentice Butcher

  • Griffith Butchery
  • Training to select, cut, trim, prepare and arrange meat for sale and supply and to operate meat processing machines.
    • Award Winning Butchery
    • In Operation for 30 years
    • Griffith - Great location
  • Trades & ServicesButcher
  • Thu 13 Dec , 2018
  • Griffith, Australian Capital Territory
Featured Job
  • Marine mechanic 1st Year Apprentice

  • Kris Oakley Marine Servicing
  • 1st Year Apprenticeship certificate 3 Marine Mechanics Outboard motor servicing and repair. Vessel servicing and wiring. Trailer servicing and repair.
    • If boating is one of your passions, start a career in the marine idustry
    • Small buisness with great team environment.
    • Working with one of the biggest outboard motor and boat brands in Austraila
  • Trades & ServicesBoat Builder and Repairer
  • Thu 13 Dec , 2018
  • Dandenong South, Victoria
Featured Job
  • CNC Machinist, Toolmaker

  • Caman Engineering International
  • At Caman Engineering International an exciting opportunity for an apprenticeship as a FITTER/TURNER, CNC-MACHINIST within a very well established company has come up. If you are looking for an interesting and challenging apprenticeship, are well presented and eager to learn, this might be your first step toward an interesting and challenging career.
    • Brand new purpose built factory
    • Australian owned and operated
    • Located in the Sutherland Shire
  • Trades & ServicesMetal Fitters and Machinists
  • Mon 10 Dec , 2018
  • Kurnell, New South Wales
Featured Job
  • Thu 6 Dec , 2018
  • South Geelong, Victoria
Featured Job
  • Tue 4 Dec , 2018
  • Derrimut, Victoria