What can we do for you?
A career in construction means being part of something big – one of the biggest and most exciting industries in Queensland. Nothing compares with construction for being able to earn while you learn on the job (with an apprenticeship/traineeship), work outside in constantly changing scenery and dozens of career pathways, maybe even leading to owning your own small business one day.
There is a range of technical jobs in the construction industry beyond traditional trades, called paraprofessional roles. Paraprofessional roles such as architectural drafting, civil engineering, estimating and surveying are crucial to the construction industry and can offer an exciting and rewarding career.
CSQ runs Try’a Skill through high schools to raise awareness of these paraprofessional options. Each year, Try’a Skill partner schools are invited to send selected students to attend the program and explore whether a paraprofessional job might be a good fit for them.
Try’a Skill events generally take place on a construction site, mimicking the blended working environment of most paraprofessionals; who work both in an office and in the field.
CSQ funds two pre-employment programs – Trade Start and Trade Ready.
The Trade Start and Trade Ready programs are designed to equip individuals with the skills they need, combined with some industry experience, to start a career in construction.
The two programs have been developed to increase the success rates of career seekers, provide employers with a pipeline of skilled new workers and improve retention rates of new entrants to the industry.
Ready For Work kits
Ready For Works kits are supplied by CSQ to Providers delivering CSQ Pre-Apprenticeship programs such as Trade Start, Trade Ready and other approved programs.
Ready for Work kits include basic personal protective equipment (PPE) for participants.
There are so many career options to choose from across general and civil construction, and with a range of trade, para-professional and professional pathways, there’s sure to be one that’s just right for you.
If you are interested in becoming an apprentice, Australian Apprenticeships Pathways and Apprenticeships Info have great information available to help you get started in the building and construction industry.
Or view our list of 70 careers in construction to help you see what’s available and to find your ideal career path.
The Gateway to Industry Schools program is proudly supported and funded by the Queensland Government.