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
  • Wed 5 Aug , 2020
  • Caringbah, New South Wales
Featured Job
  • Landscape Apprentice

  • Easigrass Australia Pty Ltd
  • Landscape Apprentice to join a fast growing artificial grass company on the Northern Beaches. As part of this role you will travel both independently and as part of a team to job locations throughout Sydney. The successful candidate will be part of a fast growing company and international brand. Based from our warehouse in Belrose, this is an exciting role with plenty career progression for the right candidate.
    • Be part of an international growing brand
    • Lots of career potential
    • No limits to learning the full landscaping trade
  • Trades & ServicesLandscape Gardener
  • Fri 24 Jul , 2020
  • Queenscliff, New South Wales
Featured Job
  • Mon 20 Jul , 2020
  • Thomastown, Victoria
Featured Job
  • Fri 17 Jul , 2020
  • Smithfield, New South Wales
Featured Job
  • 1st 2nd or 3rd year auto electrician

  • S & S Auto Electrical Services P/L
  • you will be required to do field service as well as workshop duties, knowledge of trucks and machinery and all relevant licences and trade certificate.
    • Truck specialists, mining, earthmoving equipment
    • Established in 1989 trading for over 30 years
    • Field service, workshop support
  • Trades & ServicesAutomotive Electricians
  • Mon 13 Jul , 2020
  • Smithfield, New South Wales