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
  • Apprentice Landscape Gardener

  • Greenworx Pty Limited
  • You will be working with great leaders to provide landscape maintenance for our clients. Your day will involve tasks like mowing and lawn maintenance, hedging and pruning and other soft landscape maintenance tasks.
    • We have great teams who work well together and enjoy their jobs
    • We are an expanding company with plenty of scope for advancement
    • We will make sure that you get all the training and support you need to be successful
  • Trades & ServicesGardeners
  • Tue 14 Jan , 2020
  • Kings Park, New South Wales
Featured Job
  • auto electrician

  • S & S Auto Electrical Services P/L
  • You will be assessed on your knowledge and trained how to repair heavy vehicles and earthmoving equipment and trained to to complete Air Conditioning services and repairs, you will be teamed with a tradesman and taught the correct procedures to enable you to work in supervised. You will learn all about workshop durties to keep a clean and efficient safe work area.
    • well established business
    • great team of tradesmen
    • variety of work and extensive opportunity to learn
  • Trades & ServicesAutomotive Electricians
  • Sun 12 Jan , 2020
  • Smithfield, New South Wales
Featured Job
  • Tue 7 Jan , 2020
  • Kilmore, Victoria
Featured Job
  • Apprentice Automotive Technician

  • Downtown Toyota
  • You will be assisting Technicians to maintain, carry out tests and repairs on a range engines and the mechanical parts of lightweight motor vehicles such as transmissions, suspension, steering and brakes.
    • no 1 Automotive Brand
    • Because we are different
    • Get Paid to learn
  • Trades & ServicesMotor Mechanics
  • Tue 7 Jan , 2020
  • Morningside, Queensland
Featured Job
  • Tue 24 Dec , 2019
  • Chatswood, New South Wales