So you want a career in building and construction?

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Construction apprenticeships are more than just sweeping floors and unloading utes.

As a building and construction apprentice, you’ll be working (and earning!) in a real business as you learn how to build and construct anything from residential homes, to high-rise buildings, bridges or even tunnels – the opportunities are endless!

One day you could be carrying out measurements and planning for a new build, and the next could see you sinking your teeth into a weeklong demolition.

Whichever path you take in the industry, one thing is certain – you’ll always have a project on the go.

Here are the FAQs!

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    Will a building and construction apprenticeship suit me?

    The number one thing you have to be ok with as a construction apprentice is physical work!

    If you like the sound of using your logical mind and manual skills to turn plans on paper into something real, then this just might be the career path for you.

    You’ll also need to be quite good at maths and ok with working outside (and getting up early).

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    What will I learn?

    You’ll learn the skills to safely build a variety of structures from planning stages to completion and how to use the equipment and tools you’ll need to make this happen.

    You can be an apprentice in anything and everything building and construction-related from carpentry and joinery to landscaping and civil construction.

    No matter which building and construction apprenticeship you choose, you’ll learn real skills on-the-job AND work towards a nationally recognised qualification! (Check out pathways here).

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    How long is a building and construction apprenticeship and what's the wage?

    Typically, a carpentry or construction apprenticeship takes around four years to complete.

    And your wage? Well, that all depends on your award!

    To find out which award your traineeship comes under, take a look at Fair Work’s free and easy to use pay calculator here.

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    What happens once I'm fully qualified?

    Once you’re fully qualified, you’ll have a broad set of skills and a qualification to take you wherever you want to go in the industry.

    You might want to stay with your current employer and take on more responsibilities within the business (like training up new apprentices!) or maybe you’ll want to take your skills elsewhere.

    Whatever you decide, there’s plenty of work to be had in the building and construction industry - it’s one of the largest and fastest growing industries in Australia!*

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