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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Dealbreakers

Structural Engineer
Structural Engineer

Structural Engineers analyse the statical properties of all types of structures, test the behaviour and durability of…

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Very strong

Transport Engineer
Transport Engineer

Transport Engineers plan and develop transport systems to improve infrastructure efficiency and the cost effectiveness of…

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Very strong

Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineer
Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineer

Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers design, organise and oversee the construction, operation and maintenance of…

Estimated pay
$2,414/week
Future demand
Very strong

Industrial Engineer
Industrial Engineer

Industrial Engineers investigate and review the utilisation of personnel, facilities, equipment and materials, current…

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Very strong

Architect and Landscape Architect
Architect and Landscape Architect

Architects and Landscape Architects design commercial, industrial, institutional, residential and recreational buildings and…

Estimated pay
$1,674/week
Future demand
Very strong

Mechanical Engineer
Mechanical Engineer

Design and oversee installation of mechanical and process plant equipment and systems.

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Very strong

Apprenticeship pathway may be available

Handyperson
Handyperson Handypersons clean, paint, repair and maintain buildings, grounds and facilities.
Estimated pay
$1,068/week
Future demand
Strong

Apprenticeship pathway may be available

Contract, Program and Project Administrator
Contract, Program and Project Administrator

Contract, Program and Project Administrators plan and undertake administration of contracts, organisational programs, special…

Estimated pay
$1,660/week
Future demand
Strong

Construction Manager
Construction Manager

Plan, organise, control and coordinate civil engineering and construction projects.

Estimated pay
$3,450/week
Future demand
Strong

Apprenticeship pathway may be available

Contract Administrator
Contract Administrator Contract Administrators prepare, interpret, maintain, review and negotiate variations to contracts on behalf of organisations.
Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Strong

Apprenticeship pathway may be available

Real Estate Representative
Real Estate Representative

Real Estate Representatives arrange the conduct of real estate transactions such as sales and leasing, and assist buyers to…

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Strong

Construction Project Manager
Construction Project Manager

Construction Project Managers manage civil engineering and building projects.

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Strong