From chasing a career to following a passion.

Richard Wilkinson: Foreman at Top Deck Building

Certificate III in Carpentry, Certificate IV in Building and Construction

Richard has found his place in Tasmania, following his passion to become a builder. His learning journey took him to Uni to study Architecture before swapping careers in his 30s and moving back to Tassie to pursue his passion in building as a mature age apprentice.

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What sort of work can I do in Building and Construction?

There are many pathways into the trades and lots of options to choose from below you will find a selection of possible roles.

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Anyone can start a VET course. No matter whether you're starting out, formalising your skills, or heading back to learning. VET is ideal for those who:

  • Want skills to build a career
  • Need help learning something new
  • Would like their skills recognised

If you're recently out of work then we also suggest visiting the Rapid Response program to help you get back to work.

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