The boom in the building and infrastructure construction sectors is benefiting tradies around the country with “extremely buoyant labour market conditions”.
According to an article on Sourceable.net the number of full time and part-time workers employed throughout the building and construction sector in Australia in May reached 1.174 million – this is the second highest level on record, according to data.
ABS data shows that over the past 4 years the construction sector has added 156,000 employees and self-employed people to the sector.
The article points out that the volume of opportunities in the construction industry are still growing, in comparison to the same quarter in 2017.
Tradies and service jobs advertised on Seek over the 3 months to June has risen 23 per cent and job advertisements for welders; fitters, turners and mechanics; building trades; technicians; gardeners and landscaping, electricians, maintenance and handypersons and labourers has risen even more than that.
So it’s obvious opportunities for work in the sector abound but first a worker must be qualified to work in the construction industry. Wherever in Australia you plan to work, if you want to work in the construction industry, you will have to first obtain a White Card by completing general construction induction safety training. This training can be easily completed online and will give you an idea of how to work safely in the construction industry.