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
  • Plumber - 1st Year Apprentice Plumber

  • Reliance Plumbing Australia Pty Ltd
  • We are looking for 1st, 2nd & 3rd year apprentice plumbers. Candidate must be a hard worker and have a positive can do attitude. Northern beaches local, drivers licence and own transport a must. Mostly local jobs, with a good variety of work. Job Type: Apprenticeship Job Location: Northern Beaches NSW White card: Required
    • Northern Beaches Location
    • Supervised by qualified plumbers
    • Great variety of work
  • Trades & ServicesPlumbers
  • Thu 17 Jan , 2019
  • Dee Why, New South Wales
Featured Job
  • Apprentice Joiner

  • Northern Beaches Joinery
  • As an apprentice Joiner you will be working in a small team, assisting in the manufacturing of predominantly timber doors and windows in the workshop with some site installations.
    • Working on Northern Beaches
    • Relaxed working hours
    • Small working team
  • Trades & ServicesCarpenters and Joiners
  • Thu 17 Jan , 2019
  • Cromer, New South Wales
Featured Job
  • Wed 16 Jan , 2019
  • Parramatta, New South Wales
Featured Job
  • Carpenter

  • Black Forest Building PTY LTD
  • SEEKING A QUALIFIED CARPENTER TO JOIN OUR SMALL RESIDENTIAL BUILDING TEAM
    • Young and dynamic work place
    • Broad Variety of residential building works
    • Progression to leading hand / foreman
  • Trades & ServicesCarpenters and Joiners
  • Mon 14 Jan , 2019
  • Penrith, New South Wales
Featured Job
  • Apprentice Electrician

  • Lifestyle Electrical & Data Pty Ltd
  • As an Apprentice Electrician you will in assisting Electricians to design, assemble, install, test, commission, diagnose, maintain and repair electrical networks, systems, circuits, equipment, components, appliances and facilities for industrial, commercial and domestic purposes.
    • Trading for 9 years have created a friendly easy to learn environment by Electrician.
    • Working over multiple sites over sydney metro.
    • Located at Caringbah.
  • Trades & ServicesElectricians
  • Fri 11 Jan , 2019
  • Caringbah, New South Wales