Building, Construction and Plumbing

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Build an exciting future

Do you love working with your hands? Can you see yourself planning and controlling projects?

From carpentry or plumbing apprenticeship, to owner-builder courses, and post-trade qualifications, Sydney TAFE is the right choice.

Become plumber or carpenter or kick-start a great career as a builder, gas-fitter, rigger or tiler. You could work as a foreman, contract administrator or even as a construction project manager.

When you enter the world of construction you’re helping to create and deliver practical solutions and improve the environments we all live and work in.

Sydney TAFE studies you too

Sydney TAFE gives you the advantage whatever the stage of your building, construction and plumbing career.

  • Leaving school? Our study assistance and support services will help you plan your timetable and get the most from your training program.
  • Launching your career? Our courses can take you from an apprenticeship through to owning your own business.
  • Time for a change? Get the certification you need for a new career as you network with top industry professionals.

Flexible and fast-track options

Sydney TAFE can recognise your knowledge and life/work experience so you finish your qualification faster.

So if you are already working in the industry and want to build on your building, construction and plumbing career, you can apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) so you don’t have to study what you already know.

Sydney TAFE is always developing innovative ways to deliver its courses, including evening and online options.

Alex Mereweather: Building and Construction (Carpentry Apprentice)

Building a career as an apprentice carpenter

From his days on the farm, Alex Mereweather has always loved working with his hands. Check out his career journey at Sydney TAFE where he is studying carpentry.

From Sydney TAFE to a degree

Create your own pathway from a certificate-level course to a bachelor of degree in construction management.

Some higher level building, construction and plumbing courses offer credit transfer so you can fast-track your degree after you finish your Sydney TAFE course.

You may gain credit towards a degree at:

  • Deakin University
  • University of New England

Build new career skills

Sydney TAFE offers you the opportunity of adding value to your skill-set through other programs, from a certificate-level course in project management certificate to an Architectural Technology Diploma. Plus there’s always the opportunity to pursue qualifications focusing on sustainability.

You may be interested in other Sydney TAFE career areas

  • Business Management and Office Administration
  • Real Estate and Valuation
  • Architecture, Building Design and CAD

Industry partners include:

Master Builders Association | The Housing Industry Association | My Gateway | AEG | Bosch | Commonwealth Bank.

Industry facts sourced from: Service Skills Australia Environmental Scan 2014; Job Outlook, Australian Government Department of Employment;

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