Construction is a large employing industry. Trades workers are vital to Construction, with apprenticeships and traineeships the main entry pathway. Jobs in Construction can be physically demanding, like bricklaying, meaning that many people leave the industry when they are older. This opens opportunities for young people, and the training and experience can lead to management jobs. Many of the workers are male and part-time jobs are rare.

Job Profiles

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Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics

Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics assemble, install, maintain and repair industrial, commercial and domestic airconditioning and refrigeration systems and equipment.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,500 Before Tax
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level Certificate III or IV

Architectural, Building & Surveying Technicians

Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians perform technical functions to assist Construction Managers, Architects and Surveyors by supervising and inspecting construction sites, estimating time, costs and resources, inspecting plumbing work, and collecting and evaluating survey data and preparing maps and plans.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,400 Before Tax
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Associate Degree or Diploma

Bookkeepers

Bookkeepers maintain and evaluate records of financial transactions in account books and computerised accounting systems.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,000 Before Tax
  • Future Growth decline
  • Skill Level Certificate II or III

Bricklayers and Stonemasons

Bricklayers and Stonemasons lay bricks, pre-cut stones and other types of building blocks in mortar to construct and repair walls, partitions, arches and other structures, and cut and shape hard and soft stone blocks and masonry slabs for the construction and renovation of stone structures and monumental masonry.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,200 Before Tax
  • Future Growth moderate
  • Skill Level Certificate III or IV

Building and Plumbing Labourers

Building and Plumbing Labourers perform a variety of routine tasks associated with erecting and repairing structures and facilities, maintaining stormwater, drainage and sewerage systems, excavating earth and clearing and levelling sites, and installing and maintaining piping systems, fixtures and water regulators.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,100 Before Tax
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level High School or Certificate I

Carpenters and Joiners

Carpenters and Joiners construct, erect, install, renovate and repair structures and fixtures made of wood, plywood, wallboard and other materials, and cut, shape and fit timber parts to form structures and fittings.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,000 Before Tax
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Certificate III or IV

Civil Engineering Professionals

Civil Engineering Professionals design, plan, organise and oversee the construction of civil engineering projects such as dams, bridges, pipelines, gas and water supply schemes, sewerage systems, roads, airports and other structures; analyse the likely behaviour of soil and rock when placed under pressure by proposed structures and design structural foundations; analyse the statical properties of all types of structures and test the behaviour and durability of materials used in their construction; plan and develop transportation systems; and estimate and monitor the construction costs of projects.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,916 Before Tax
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Concreters

Concreters pour, spread, smooth and finish concrete for structures such as floors, stairs, ramps, footpaths and bridges.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,290 Before Tax
  • Future Growth moderate
  • Skill Level High School or Certificate I

Construction Managers

Construction Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the construction of civil engineering projects, buildings and dwellings, and the physical and human resources involved in building and construction.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,719 Before Tax
  • Future Growth moderate
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Crane, Hoist and Lift Operators

Crane, Hoist and Lift Operators operate stationary and mobile cranes, hoists, lifts and winches to lift, move and place materials, equipment and people in areas such as building sites, factories, mines, sawmills, wharves and shipyards.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,493 Before Tax
  • Future Growth decline
  • Skill Level Certificate II or III

Earthmoving Plant Operators

Earthmoving Plant Operators operate plant to excavate earth, ore and rock, break up pavement, road, rock and obstructions, move and load earth, rock and debris, and level, smooth and compact surfaces in construction and other projects.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,489 Before Tax
  • Future Growth decline
  • Skill Level Certificate II or III

Electrical Distribution Trades Workers

Electrical Distribution Trades Workers prepare, install, repair, maintain and patrol electric power distribution networks.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,455 Before Tax
  • Future Growth decline
  • Skill Level Certificate III or IV

Electrical Engineering Draftspersons, Technicians

Electrical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians assist in electrical engineering research, design, manufacture, assembly, construction, operation and maintenance of equipment, facilities and distribution systems.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,552 Before Tax
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level Associate Degree or Diploma

Electricians

Electricians design, assemble, install, test, commission, diagnose, maintain and repair electrical networks, systems, circuits, equipment, components, appliances and facilities for industrial, commercial and domestic purposes, and service and repair lifts, escalators and related equipment.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,400 Before Tax
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Certificate III or IV

Fencers

Fencers erect and repair fences and gates.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $910 Before Tax
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level Certificate II or III

Floor Finishers

Floor Finishers measure, cut, install and repair soft and resilient floor coverings.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $855 Before Tax
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level Certificate III or IV

Gardeners

Gardeners plant, cultivate, maintain, plan and construct parks, gardens and landscapes, and inspect, diagnose and treat trees and shrubs.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $951 Before Tax
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Certificate III or IV

Glaziers

Glaziers measure, cut, finish, fit and install flat glass and mirrors.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,136 Before Tax
  • Future Growth moderate
  • Skill Level Certificate III or IV

Handypersons

Handypersons clean, paint, repair and maintain buildings, grounds and facilities.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $939 Before Tax
  • Future Growth decline
  • Skill Level High School or Certificate I

Industrial Spraypainters

Industrial Spraypainters operate spray painting equipment to paint and apply other industrial coatings to manufactured items (Vehicle Painters are shown separately).

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $984 Before Tax
  • Future Growth decline
  • Skill Level Certificate II or III

Insulation and Home Improvement Installers

Insulation and Home Improvement Installers install a variety of insulation materials to improve resistance to heat, cold, air, sound and moisture, and install functional and decorative home improvements.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,373 Before Tax
  • Future Growth moderate
  • Skill Level Certificate II or III

Land Economists and Valuers

Land Economists and Valuers provide advice on the administration and use of land and property, and assess the value of land, property and other items such as commercial equipment and objects of art.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth moderate
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Other Construction and Mining Labourers

Other Construction and Mining Labourers includes occupations such as Crane Chasers, Driller's Assistants, Laggers, Mining Support Workers and Surveyor's Assistants.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,400 Before Tax
  • Future Growth moderate
  • Skill Level High School or Certificate I

Other Mobile Plant Operators

Other Mobile Plant Operators includes a number of occupation such as Aircraft Baggage Handlers and Airline Ground Crew, Linemarkers, Paving Plant Operators, Railway Track Plant Operators, Road Roller Operators and Streetsweeper Operators.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $981 Before Tax
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level Certificate II or III

Painting Trades Workers

Painting Trades Workers apply paint, varnish, wallpaper and other finishes to protect, maintain and decorate surfaces of buildings and structures.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,000 Before Tax
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level Certificate III or IV

Paving and Surfacing Labourers

Paving and Surfacing Labourers perform routine tasks associated in laying bituminous and other paving materials on roads, runways, parking areas and other surfaces to be paved.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,164 Before Tax
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level High School or Certificate I

Plasterers

Plasterers apply and fix plasterboard partitions, suspended ceilings, fire rating systems, acoustic tiles, and composite wall linings to buildings, and apply decorative and protective coverings of plaster, cement and similar materials to the interiors and exteriors of structures.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,000 Before Tax
  • Future Growth moderate
  • Skill Level Certificate III or IV

Plumbers

Plumbers install, maintain and repair pipes, drains, guttering and metal roofing, mechanical services and related equipment for water supply, gas, drainage, sewerage, heating, cooling and ventilation systems.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,142 Before Tax
  • Future Growth moderate
  • Skill Level Certificate III or IV

Railway Track Workers

Railway Track Workers lay and repair tracks for railways, tramways, quarries and mines, and install and repair signals and other equipment.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth moderate
  • Skill Level Certificate II or III

Roof Tilers

Roof Tilers cover roofs with tiles, sheets and shingles to form a waterproof surface.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $817 Before Tax
  • Future Growth moderate
  • Skill Level Certificate III or IV

Structural Steel Construction Workers

Structural Steel Construction Workers assemble rigging gear to move and position equipment and structural components, erect scaffolding, position and secure steel reinforcing in concrete forms, and erect and dismantle structural steel frames.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,517 Before Tax
  • Future Growth very strong
  • Skill Level Certificate II or III

Wall and Floor Tilers

Wall and Floor Tilers lay ceramic, clay, slate, marble and glass tiles on external and internal walls and floors to provide protective and decorative finishes.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,000 Before Tax
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Certificate III or IV
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