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
  • Landscape Labourer (or Apprentice)

  • Dirtwork Landscapes Pty Ltd
  • Us: We’re a commercial landscaping company based in Holden Hill, South Australia with a passion for creating exceptional outdoor spaces since 2011. Our last few years have been a period of rapid growth and we’re looking for more vivacious personalities to join the team! We have an in house design team and a large on site team that specialise in developing commercial landscapes, with projects mostly within the education sector but not excluding residential.
    • Trades & ServicesLandscape Gardener
    • Fri 15 Oct , 2021
    • Holden Hill, South Australia
    Featured Job
    • Apprentice Motor Mechanic

    • JSB Automotive Services
    • Apprentice Motor Mechanic Trained in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology Cert III
      • Working along side a skilled and experienced Team
      • Access to learning opportunities for various vehicles and range of repairs
      • Healthy working environment
    • Trades & ServicesMotor Mechanics
    • Thu 14 Oct , 2021
    • Girraween, New South Wales
    Featured Job
    • Apprentice Auto Electrician

    • MAAS Group Holdings
    • We are seeking highly motivated, dedicated individuals who have a genuine interest to kick start their career in an apprenticeship. These are exciting opportunities to join our team in what is exciting times ahead for all Maas Group business units.
      • Career development and growth
      • Clean and fully equipped modern workshop
      • Exciting opportunity to be a part of a successful growing team
    • Trades & ServicesAutomotive Electricians
    • Tue 12 Oct , 2021
    • Dubbo, New South Wales
    Featured Job
    • Apprentice Truck Mechanics

    • MAAS Group Holdings
    • We are seeking highly motivated, dedicated individuals who have a genuine interest to kick start their career in an apprenticeship. These are exciting opportunities to join our team in what is exciting times ahead for all Maas Group business units.
      • Career development and growth
      • Clean and fully equipped modern workshop
      • Exciting opportunity to work with a variety of plant and heavy vehicles
    • Trades & ServicesMotor Mechanics
    • Tue 12 Oct , 2021
    • Dubbo, New South Wales
    Featured Job
    • Apprentice Diesel Mechanics

    • MAAS Group Holdings
    • We are seeking highly motivated, dedicated individuals who have a genuine interest to kick start their career in an apprenticeship. These are exciting opportunities to join our team in what is exciting times ahead for all Maas Group business units.
      • Career development and growth
      • Clean and fully equipped modern workshop
      • Exciting opportunity to work with a variety of plant and heavy vehicles
    • Trades & ServicesMotor Mechanics
    • Mon 11 Oct , 2021
    • Dubbo, New South Wales