Careers in Construction


Construction is the second largest employing industry in Brimbank, employing 11,693 people or 13.7% of local jobs. The largest sub-sectors in Brimbank for employment are Building Construction, Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction, and Construction Services which contributes to the highest employment. Source

Trades workers are vital to construction, with apprenticeships and traineeships the main entry pathway. Jobs in construction can be physically demanding, like bricklaying, meaning that many people leave the industry when they are older. This opens opportunities for young people, and the training and experience can lead to management jobs. Many of the workers are male and part-time jobs are rare. Source

Nationally, trends for the Construction industry are as follows:

Strong growth in:

  • Building and Plumbing Labourers - average weekly income $1,458 before tax
  • Civil Engineering Professionals - average weekly income $1,962 before tax
  • Concreters - average weekly income $2,100 before tax
  • Construction Managers - average weekly income before tax $3,450 before tax
  • Electrical Engineering Draftspersons, Technicians - average weekly income $1,784 before tax
  • Gardeners - average weekly income $1,078 before tax
  • Handypersons - average weekly income before tax $1,068 before tax
  • Other Mobile Plant Operators - average weekly income $1,375 before tax

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