Victorian Builders Association
Master Builders Association Victoria
This is an estimate of the time it will take to complete the most relevant course associated with this occupation. It’s based on the amount of time taken to complete this course and doesn’t take into account personal circumstances or barriers.
This data is sourced from the training providers. For more detailed information, contact the training provider for the course you’re interested in.
This is the average wage for people working in this industry. Graduate wages will typically be lower. Wages tend to increase with the amount of time spent in a field. These figures are intended as a guide only, rather than a prediction of future earnings.
Data for employee earnings and hours has been taken from the ABS Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours (Cat. no. 6306.0, May 2014, unpublished data). It takes into account average weekly ordinary time earnings, average weekly ordinary time hours paid for, and average hourly ordinary time earnings.
This is an indication of the level of demand for workers in a particular field. If demand is strong, there’s a higher chance of employment after completing training, meaning your employment prospects for this occupation are strong. If demand is low, the likelihood of employment after training will be lower, and your employment prospects will be poor.
Employment forecast figures are sourced from Deloitte Access Economics (2015) Victorian employment projections for 2016 to 2031.
This number tells you how many people are currently working in this field. It’s not a reflection of this specific occupation, but rather the group of occupations it falls under. For instance a Motor Mechanic might fall under the “Mechanical Trades” grouping, along with Diesel Mechanics, Motorcycle Mechanics and Small Engine Mechanics. The numbers in this section reflect the total amount of workers in this grouping, in Victoria.
The information in this section is sourced from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, with input from industry bodies.
This information is intended as a guide only. Each job will vary depending on the nature of the role, the employer, and the employee.
VIDEO: Graphic on screen: Tyler Young Certificate III in General Construction South West Institute of TAFE Westvic Staffing Solutions
Tyler is standing inform of a house being built.
AUDIO: Hi, I’m Tyler Young. I’m twenty-three. I just finished my apprenticeship in general construction.
Graphic on screen title: Name: Tyler young
Apprenticeship: Certificate III in General Construction
TAFE/ Training Provider: South West Institute of TAFE
Employer: Westvic Staffing Solutions
VIDEO: Tyler saws wood and installs a door. Tyler drives around in a red Ute.
VIDEO: Tyler sits inside house.
AUDIO: Started out by going in the TAFE and asking about the courses. They got me onto the pre-apprenticeship carpentry course. Realised that I had a bit of potential at it and I enjoyed it.
VIDEO: Tyler carries long thin strip of metal outside.
AUDIO: My apprenticeship was over a period of four years. Training involved doing theory and practicals of how jobs could be done in different and there’s always different ways. And they show you all the proper ways to do it, by all Australian standards.
VIDEO: Tyler walks outside.
AUDIO: Best reason for getting an apprenticeship is you learn from the first day, you meet new people. Probably one of the better feelings in my life, having that qualification and knowing that I’ve always got that qualification.
VIDEO: Tyler untangles some wires and uses electric saw to cut wood.
AUDIO: I just that love that feeling of when you’ve actually finished a job and you can stand back and look at it and actually see that you built that with your own hands.
Students may be eligible for government-subsidised training. This is only offered by training providers who have a contract with the Victorian Government to deliver government-subsidised training.
If you're eligible, the government will contribute to the cost of the training.
Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol . Our course listings are current for 2017. Course availability data is sourced from the Australian Course Information Register.
Our listings also identify TAFEs who offer government-subsidised training for specific courses. Other training providers who offer government-subsidised training will be identified as this information becomes available.
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