Vocational News

Interested in pursing a trade or further technical study?

Then you probably have a passion for hands-on learning, are interested in how things work, take pride in the end result of a project and have excellent communication skills.

Trades and skilled work cover occupations in industries such as building and construction, transport and logistics, hospitality, community services, automotive, metals and engineering, rural and farming, and mining and manufacturing etc. You can study at TAFE and/or university and in many areas you can complete your qualification/s through a traineeship, apprenticeship or cadetship.

Websites to explore

Skillsone: videos about different trade occupations, www.skillsone.com.au

Australian Apprenticeships Pathways: Explore apprenticeship pathway charts and undertake practice aptitude tests, http://bit.ly/1Vg6hFv

The Good Careers Guide: this website features information on over 400 occupations. You can search alphabetically or via work type, http://bit.ly/1Wcdrfb

Do you need a White Card? If you would like to undertake work experience or work in the construction industry, you will need to complete occupational health and safety induction training. To prepare for this, you can undertake the ‘White Card Game’.

Through an online first-person perspective, the goal of the game is to identify, control and report workplace hazards on a construction site without getting injured or causing the death of workmates. Go to www.whitecardgame.com.au/

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