Building and trades

Upskill or reskill with an industry-backed qualification in building and trades. Get hands-on training in RMIT's specialist facilities and learn from industry practitioners from day one.

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Download the building and trades job growth report

In this Industry Snapshot, learn how to stay ahead of job and skill trends in building and trades.

Why study building and trades at RMIT?

We’ve been training TAFE students for over 130 years, and you’ll learn from experienced industry practitioners.

Over 60% of our TAFE students find employment within four months of graduating.^

RMIT is ranked #3 in Australia and #28 globally for Built Environment studies.*

^Source: 2019 NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey
*Source: 2021 QS World University Rankings by Subject

Discover trades

Get hands-on training in specialist facilities

RMIT offers pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship courses in three trade disciplines: electrical and instrumentation, plumbing and gas-fitting, and refrigeration and air-conditioning.

At RMIT, you’ll gain hands-on experience with the tools and machinery you'll use on site. Our building and trades TAFE courses are taught in specialist facilities by practitioners with years of experience.

Launch your career

Upskill or retrain for Australia's most in-demand jobs

Did you know 80,000 workers will be needed in Australia's construction industry in the next five years?*

Victoria’s Big Build is a part of this infrastructure boom and includes all the major road and rail projects that are set to transform the way we travel in this state. Some of these projects include the Metro Tunnel, the Regional Rail Revival, the North-East Link and the Melbourne Airport Rail.

At RMIT, you'll learn how to do the job before you get the job in the booming construction industry. RMIT's building and trades TAFE courses are nationally accredited and are built on a strong foundation of industry connections and hands-on learning.

*Source: Australian Government, Labour Market Information Portal for the Construction Industry (Correct as at October 2021)

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Information for employers

RMIT offers customised solutions to develop your workforce. Find out how you can source job-ready staff or support your employees through training and apprenticeships.

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Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses

Looking to upskill or retrain? You could be eligible for a fully subsidised or discounted place in one of RMIT’s certificates or diplomas.

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.