Building and construction covers a wide range of jobs in areas such as planning, engineering, architecture and trades such as painting, carpentry, plumbing, tiling, roofing and electrical – for both commercial and residential projects. Residential building includes the construction of houses, flats, units and townhouses. Commercial (non-residential) building includes schools, hospitals, shops, offices and factories.
A large part of the industry involves planning, which involves all of the work that goes into building and maintaining infrastructure such as our roads and streets, railways, power supplies, dams and sewerage systems. Everywhere you go, this industry has made a contribution.
There's also the design and engineering side of building and construction which offers jobs in areas such as architecture and building design, where you can specialise in areas such as environmentally friendly and sustainable housing design.
Skills ready: Free training and more!
We’re making training affordable and accessible so you can boost your skills and be job ready as the WA economy recovers.
How about a free training course — yes... free! Or choose from over 70 half-price qualifications that match up with where the jobs are.
To meet the specific needs of businesses for COVID-19, we have new skill sets — fast track training to get you job ready — and to make sure anyone can get skills ready we have made a range of courses available online at TAFE colleges.
The list presented here is only for this industry category. You can select a qualification or course title to see a list of training providers in Western Australia who deliver it – then select a provider to find out more.
The list of courses displayed for a selected industry category is intended to assist individuals learn more about occupation and training pathways, and may not represent all possible pathways for an industry. For further assistance on occupation and training pathways please contact your nearest Jobs and Skills Centre on 13 64 64.
The vocational education and training (VET) courses delivered in Western Australia on this course list are funded through the Department of Training and Workforce Development; these are referred to as publicly funded training. A range of qualifications and courses for priority industry areas and occupations are subsidised under Jobs and Skills WA, to reduce the cost of training in priority skill areas. To find out more about which courses are subsidised, please take a look at the information available on the main Training page.
Other non-publicly funded courses are available through TAFE colleges and private providers; however these are not included in this course list. To find these other courses, you can search a list of all VET courses in WA via the myskills.gov.au website.