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Women in trades

Her Trade

Trade in the stereotypes and become a skilled tradeswoman

Trades are one of Australia's largest industries, providing a range of employment benefits. And it's not just for the boys.

It's time to trade in the stereotype of trades being for males and discover what a trade career can offer you. Canberra is committed to supporting women who want to pursue a career in the trades.

Trade careers offer flexible working hours, travel opportunities, a continuous stream of job opportunities, a sense of pride at the completion of a job, and a great salary!

To get started in your trade career, you will need to complete an Australian Apprenticeship.

Australian Apprenticeships include apprenticeships and traineeships and combine time at work with off-the-job training and can be full-time, part-time or school-based.

Australian Apprenticeships lead to a nationally recognised qualification and provide Australian Apprentices with the necessary job experience to pursue the career they want.

Australian Apprenticeships are available in over 500 occupations in an increasing range of industries. Some Australian Apprenticeships can be started and even completed while still at school, and some can form part of a student’s Year 12 Certificate.

Australian Apprenticeships are 'competency based' which means training can be completed as soon as the required skill level in the qualification is reached.

For more information about becoming an Australian Apprentice visit our Apprentices page.

The Women in Trades Grants Program is an ACT Government initiative with funding support from the Australian Government under the Skilling Australians Fund.