Construction Apprenticeships

Programs & Requirements

Available TAFE Courses

  • Level III Certificate in Construction
  • OHS Induction Training White Card (you can obtain your white card through a course online or in a live class at a trade school)


  • Precision and attention to detail
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Mathematical and problem solving ability
  • Team work
  • Ability to work independently

Personalities Suited to Construction Apprenticeships

To enjoy yourself as a Carpentry apprentice you should enjoy working with your hands. You need to like math and precision and problem solving in order to be successful. As well, you must be a morning person as your work hours will most likely be early mornings. You should enjoy working on your own as well as in groups.

Construction Apprenticeships for School Leavers

A school certificate or equivalent is necessary for enrolment into some of the TAFE Level III Certificate programs in Construction, such as the TAFE NSW program. School leavers looking for a Construction apprenticeship NSW may need additional qualifications or can enrol in a school based program where they can complete years 11 and 12 while working as an apprentice.

Construction Apprenticeships for Adults

Opportunities for adults in Construction apprenticeships are endless. Due to government assistance programs, there has been a recent increase in demand for Adults for apprenticeships. Any adult over the age of 25 or their employer can be eligible to receive government funding so that one can complete a Certificate III or IV level.


Starting wage

The wage a Construction apprentice earns is dependent on their progress through the apprenticeship program. Construction apprentices can make anywhere between $8 and $15 per hour. The salary for all construction apprenticeships is determined according to the relevant industry award. You can find the award for the apprenticeship you’re interested in by clicking here.

Future Earning Potential

Once qualified and upon completing a construction apprenticeship the average, builders and construction workers make $1186 per week. In the future, an apprenticeship in Construction could lead to a foreman position, where you could make upward of $200,000 per year ($112,197 average).

Business Opportunities

There are many business prospects and possibilities for the future for those who have completed a construction apprenticeship, meaning that earning potential is very high.



The ever growing construction industry means that there are many Construction apprenticeships available.

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