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Building Trades Careers

Are you a hands-on person that enjoys seeing structures come to life? Then a career in building and construction is for you and at TAFE NSW, there is a number of courses to consider. There are so many career opportunities in the building industry from a self-employed builder, working for a large plumbing firm or overseeing sites, it really comes down to what your core interests are.

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Does this Describe You?

  • Innovative
  • Results-oriented
  • Logical

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Fees and payment options

Find a Course:

Job Opportunities:

  • Sign writer
  • Wall and floor tiler
  • Builder
  • Plumber
  • Bricklayer
  • Roof tiler
  • Site foreman

Fun Facts

Around 200,00 workers helped built the Taj Mahal

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(based on the average weekly salary for plumbers)

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