Construction, Plumbing and Allied Trades
No matter where you are in life, or what study or career goals you may have for your future, TasTAFE has a qualification or training program that is right for you!
The construction, plumbing, allied trades and electrotechnology industries offer a wide range of career opportunities from specific trades through to supervisory and management roles.
Nation-wide skill shortages currently exist in the building, construction, plumbing and allied trades industries, which means there is a high demand and great career prospects for capable, motivated people to work in this area.
The construction, plumbing and allied trades industry covers the erection and installation of building components to form a structure for domestic living, business or enterprise.
General construction can involve low- or high-rise commercial, industrial and/or residential buildings, car ports and garages, including extensions, renovations or repairs and maintenance of buildings. Depending on where you work, you may also have the opportunity to work on large concrete, steel and timber structures such as bridges, dams, power stations and civil engineering projects.
TasTAFE offers pre-employment and apprenticeship training in all of these areas as well as a range of certificate courses. Certificate II programs will help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to allow entry into Certificate III programs (you will need to be employed in the industry to undertake Certificate III programs).
“I did a housing and design course at college so my interest in that area has always been there and the TasTAFE Certificate II in Construction course was a great way of covering the more practical side of things.” – Donna, Certificate II in Construction
“I came here as a migrant from Iran and am studying construction as I’d like to get an apprenticeship and one day have my own business.” – Hamed, Certificate II in Construction Pathways
“I decided to come to TasTAFE and study a Certificate II qualification as I’d like to get a job out of it, and TasTAFE is a really good option, practical option.” – Brody, Certificate II in Construction and Certificate II in Drainage.