Construction workers in personal protective equipment examining the work on a construction site

Construction

Building the structures we live, learn, work and play in

Overview

The construction industry is one of Australia’s largest industries. It covers the planning and building of all kinds of buildings, including homes, hospitals and office blocks. The demolition of existing structures is sometimes required.

The majority of jobs in the industry take place on building sites.

Considerations

  • VET qualifications, particularly through apprenticeships and traineeships, are the most common way to enter the industry.
  • Some construction work is physically demanding.
  • Most workers in the industry are full time, and one-third are self-employed.
  • Jobs in the construction industry suit people who want to work outdoors or with their hands.