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.

Industry 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.

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213 occupations

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Architect
Architect

Plan and design buildings and structures; provide specifications and detailed drawings to builders.

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Very strong

Production and Plant Engineer
Production and Plant Engineer

Production or Plant Engineers plan, direct and coordinate the design, construction, modification, continued performance and…

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Very strong

Landscape Architect
Landscape Architect

Landscape Architects plan and design land areas for projects such as open space networks, parks, schools, institutions, roads…

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Very strong

Occupational & Environmental Health Professional
Occupational & Environmental Health Professional

Occupational and Environmental Health Professionals develop, implement and evaluate policies and programs to monitor…

Estimated pay
$1,914/week
Future demand
Very strong

Occupational Health and Safety Adviser
Occupational Health and Safety Adviser Occupational Health and Safety Advisers develop, implement and evaluate risk management policies and programs, train employees in…
Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Very strong

Apprenticeship pathway may be available

Interior Designer
Interior Designer

Interior Designers plan, design, detail and supervise the construction of commercial, industrial, retail and residential…

Estimated pay
$1,155/week
Future demand
Very strong

Maintenance Planner
Maintenance Planner

Maintenance Planners develop maintenance planning strategies, and schedule, coordinate and monitor the maintenance of all…

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Very strong

Civil Engineering Professional
Civil Engineering Professional

Civil Engineering Professionals design, plan, organise and oversee the construction of civil engineering projects such as dams…

Estimated pay
$1,962/week
Future demand
Very strong

Metallurgical and Materials Technician
Metallurgical and Materials Technician Metallurgical or Materials Technicians test materials as part of mineral and metal processing and refining, or for research into…
Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Very strong

Civil Engineer
Civil Engineer

Design the construction, and oversee the operation, of infrastructure including dams, bridges, pipelines, airports, water…

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Very strong

Geotechnical Engineer
Geotechnical Engineer

Geotechnical Engineers plan, direct and conduct survey work to analyse the likely behaviour of soil and rock when placed under…

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Very strong

Quantity Surveyor
Quantity Surveyor

Quantity Surveyors estimate and monitor construction costs from the project feasibility stage, through tender preparation, to…

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Very strong