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 Apprentice

  • Jamberoo Action Park
  • Jamberoo Action Park is looking for a passionate and dedicated Apprentice to join the organisations committed Landscaping Team in maintaining the extensive gardens and grounds. The successful applicant will also complete a Certificate III in Horticulture (Parks and Gardens) over a 4 year period.
    • Working for one of NSW’s most renowned tourism brands;
    • Being paid to complete a nationally recognised certificate whilst gaining skills and experience within the industry; and
    • A number of employee benefits as part of the Jamberoo Action Park Team!
  • Trades & ServicesGardeners
  • Fri 20 Jul , 2018
  • Jamberoo, New South Wales
Featured Job
  • LV MECHANIC

  • LINK TYRES AND MECHANICAL
  • We are looking for a skilled light vehicle mechanic with trade qualified certs. Must have current drivers licence and medium ridged licence and preferably knowledge on all types of vehicles trucks and buses.
    • Easy rostered
    • Friendly environment
    • Above award wages
  • Trades & ServicesMotor Mechanics
  • Sun 15 Jul , 2018
  • Moranbah, Queensland
Featured Job
  • Fri 13 Jul , 2018
  • Carrum Downs, Victoria
Featured Job
  • Apprentice - Light Vehicle Mechanic

  • Apprenticeships Are Us
  • Apprenticeships R US is seeking Light Vehicle Mechanic Apprentices. If you have the desire to become a light vehicle mechanic and on a pathway to becoming an Automotive Engineer, we would like to hear from you. We are currently filling over 50 automotive apprenticeship vacancies across Sydney with globally recognised brands. Our apprentices work with some of the best workshops in Sydney!
    • Ability to gain a trade qualification
    • No previous experience required
    • Capacity to work with globally recognised brands
  • Trades & ServicesMotor Mechanics
  • Mon 9 Jul , 2018
  • Parramatta, New South Wales
Featured Job
  • Thu 5 Jul , 2018
  • Brookvale, New South Wales