Introduction to Trades

Why should I study Introduction to Trades?

Students considering working in the building and construction or the manufacturing and engineering industries would benefit from this career awareness program, which is specifically designed to help students understand what being a qualified tradesperson in the sector looks like. This program also supports students in planning for further training and apprenticeships.

Where does Introduction to Trades lead?

This program will also prepare students for work experience and support them in identifying their VET pathway options as well as supporting their VETRO application process.

What work will I do in Introduction to Trades?

This 18 week Stage 1 SACE program is designed as a career awareness program and introduces students to the many different facets of the building and construction and manufacturing and engineering industries, as well as introducing industry specific skills and knowledge.

Students will be able to better understand how different trades contribute to these sectors and which of these trades may best fit their individual interests and employment pathways. The program covers what is expected of a first-year apprentice and promotes the benefits of gaining a trade.

Areas covered are:

  • Carpentry
  • Plumbing
  • Bricklaying
  • Concreting
  • Painting and decorating
  • Wall and ceiling lining
  • Wall and floor tiling
  • Welding and fabrication
  • Fitting and machining
  • Sheet metal fabrication
  • Automotive

Students will also have conversations about:

  • Electrical
  • Civil construction
  • Landscaping
  • Electrical – manufacturing
  • Automation
  • Agricultural sector
  • Mining, aviation, defence and shipbuilding industry

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Where can I find more information about Introduction to Trades?

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