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
  • Mon 19 Aug , 2019
  • Port Melbourne, Victoria
Featured Job
  • Apprentice Hairdresser

  • The O Salon Hairdressers
  • You will be taught to cut, style, colour, straighten and permanently wave hair, and treat hair and scalp conditions as well as all aspects of hairdressing including product knowledge and sales.
    • Learning from outstanding hair professionals
    • Very successful busy salon in Mosman
    • Relaxed working environment
  • Trades & ServicesHairdressers
  • Thu 15 Aug , 2019
  • Mosman, New South Wales
Featured Job
  • Electrical Apprentice, 2 positions

  • Kuga Electrical
  • Looking for 2 apprentices, can be 1st.2nd.3rd or 4th year. Work is commercial and domestic electrical installations. Be part of a growing team. Currently operating in Vic and NSW. Must have hard working attitude and want to learn. Looking for immediate start.
    • Growing team across NSW and Vic, Lots of work and opportunities to learn
    • Job security, job satisfaction and and ongoing skills development
    • Commercial and domestic, LED lighting, Solar and general electrical work
  • Trades & ServicesElectricians
  • Fri 9 Aug , 2019
  • Kings Park, New South Wales
Featured Job
  • Thu 8 Aug , 2019
  • Greensborough, Victoria
Featured Job
  • Tue 6 Aug , 2019
  • Warilla, New South Wales