MFW Mid North Coast Industry Blueprint:

Construction

Construction is a great industry to be employed on the Mid North Coast. There's lots of opportunity from entry level right through to managerial, with industry growth projected into the future.
$65,000
Annual Median Salary
85.1%
of workers are full time
21.6%
of workforce is female (88.4% is male)
42
average (full time) weekly hours
Entry Level

Skills

Active LearningCoordinationEquipment SelectionInstallationJudgment and Decision MakingOperation and Control

Jobs

Steel FixerScaffolderConstruction RiggerMobile Plant Operators necHome Improvement InstallerDriller's AssistantFencerCrane, Hoist or Lift OperatorConcreterBuilder's Labourer

Qualifications

  • Completion of Year 10
  • Certificate I or II
  • May include an Australian Apprenticeship
  • 39% of the workforce has no post school qualification or other qualification
Vocational qualifications and trades

Skills

Complex Problem SolvingCoordinationCritical ThinkingEquipment MaintenanceEquipment SelectionInstallationOperation and ControlTime Management

Jobs

Electrician (General)Roof TilerWall and Floor TilerStonemasonPlumber (General)Fibrous PlastererSolid PlastererPainting Trades WorkerJoinerGlazierGasfitterFloor FinisherCarpenterCabinetmakerSurveyorBricklayerArchitectural Draftsperson

Qualifications

  • Certificate III through to Advanced Diploma
  • May include an Australian Apprenticeship
  • Study undertaken at TAFE or Registered Training Organisation
  • Some universities offer study at this level
  • 52% of the workforce has a Certificate III qualification or higher
Degree qualified & managerial

Skills

Active ListeningComplex Problem SolvingCritical ThinkingInstructingJudgment and Decision MakingManagement of Financial ResourcesMonitoringNegotiationOperations AnalysisPersuasionSocial PerceptivenessSpeaking

Jobs

Urban and Regional PlannerSafety InspectorQuantity SurveyorArchitectLandscape ArchitectNaval Architect \ Marine DesignerCivil EngineerMechanical EngineerEngineering TechnologistConstruction Project ManagerSurveyor

Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree or higher
  • Study usually undertaken at university
  • 9% of the workforce has a Bachelor degree or higher qualification
Industry Prospects
Employment opportunities are projected to maintain current levels for building construction, construction services, heavy and civil engineering construction.
Did you know?
  • Full time work opportunities are good once qualified / skilled
  • Communication, teamwork, problem solving, planning and organising and technology skills are all important