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
  • Thu 17 Oct , 2019
  • Manildra, New South Wales
Featured Job
  • Mobile Plant Mechanic- Apprenticeship

  • Downer EDI WORKS
  • Opportunity to join an industry leader and kickstart a rewarding career in our Plants and Assets team
    • Opportunity to build a rewarding career with an Industry Leader
    • 1st year apprenticeship opportunities for our 2020 Apprenticeship Program
    • Supportive Team Environment
  • Trades & ServicesMotor Mechanics
  • Wed 9 Oct , 2019
  • Berrimah, Northern Territory
Featured Job
  • Apprentice Plumber

  • Lancro Services
  • Apprentice plumber required for an established drainage company to
    • Great apprenticeship opportunity
    • Great working environment
    • Opportunity to work on small boutique to large dynamic job sites
  • Trades & ServicesPlumbers
  • Wed 9 Oct , 2019
  • Keilor East, Victoria
Featured Job
  • Horticulture Apprenticeship - CERT 3 Parks and Gardens

  • The Garden Maintenance Company
  • Learn all aspects of Horticulture, in the garden maintenance field i.e. lawn mowing, hedging, pruning, weeding, plant identification, soil structure and fertilising whilst working alongside a dedicated team of horticulturists. We maintain high quality residential and commercial gardens in the North Shore, Inner West and Eastern Suburbs of Sydney.
    • Friendly fun and supportive team environment
    • Quality work on high end properties with training from experienced professional horticulturists
    • 76 hour working fortnight with every second Friday a half day
  • Trades & ServicesGardeners
  • Wed 9 Oct , 2019
  • North Shore, New South Wales
Featured Job
  • Hairdressing Apprentice

  • Hair Establishment
  • To assist in the holistic daily running of the salon while being under the guidance of fully qualified professional hair stylists who will guide you in learning the essential tools and skills of the trade.
    • Fun, passionate and vibrant team full of professionals who are eager to guide and nurture the next generation of hairdressers.
    • Fashion forward, customer focused and always proactively staying current with the latest trends.
    • Salon established for almost thirty years, a strong sense of team work and a family feel among the employees.
  • Trades & ServicesHairdressers
  • Wed 2 Oct , 2019
  • Cammeray, New South Wales