Tradeswomen Australia Group is a non-profit organisation working to increase the representation of women in skilled trade roles
Together, we aim for gender equality and empowerment for all women to access, participate and succeed in trades.
Since founding Tradeswomen Australia Group in 2013, we’ve been working hard to increase female representation to more than 2% of Australia’s trade industry workforce. And while the challenge is considerable with many barriers in place, we’re getting closer every day thanks to the help of our community partners and supporters. If we work together, we believe all women from all backgrounds will succeed in trades careers.
It all starts in the classroom. We learn our foundational subjects – math, science, history, and more – and begin to form our own opinions on what’s next for us after school. Then, we look towards our teachers, career advisors, and parents to help answer our questions and help us make the best decision.
There are a wide variety of opportunities within the trades industry for all genders, which is why we’re working so hard to make more students aware. After all, if you don’t know about trades careers, you’re not likely to choose one. To date, we’ve brought our school programming to over 1,000 secondary school students across Victoria to share the variety of roles available, the women who currently work in them, and where they can seek further information.
But it doesn’t stop there!
We’re also here to help women of all ages and backgrounds who are considering a trades pathway for the first time. Through our community programming, individual employment consulting, and our jobs board, we’re here to help all women secure employment or an apprenticeship gender-safe, secure workplaces.
The change we’re working towards isn’t possible without the support of employers in all industries to help break down barriers and increase representation.
We work with employers to improve the mental wellbeing of employees and workplace culture through diversity and inclusion initiatives. We hope by educating workplace leaders and providing them with the training and resources to become diversity and inclusion champions in their workplaces, we can help reduce preventable mental injuries.
We would not be possible without our supporters, who help us provide community programming, scholarships and more to help support more women into trades careers.
Respect: We value all people and their diversity.
Integrity: We will act in a fair, transparent, honest and ethical way.
Equality: We believe in equal opportunity and human rights, particularly for women, and we reject all forms of sexism, racism, transphobia and xenophobia.
Courage: We are proactive, innovative, inspired by new ways of thinking and relieving distress and disadvantage.
Relationship: We invest in more than a handshake, aspiring to healthy and positive relationships. We build on friendships, camaraderie and valuable professional networks to further our Mission.
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We are proud to have committed partners, supporters, board members and staff who passionately advocate for gender equality and empowerment for all women to access, participate and succeed in trades.
Tradeswomen Australia Group is comprised of Tradeswomen Australia and Tradeswomen Australia Community Foundation. Tradeswomen Australia Community Foundation is a subsidiary entity of Tradeswomen Australia; Tradeswomen Australia is a sole member of Tradeswomen Australia Community Foundation. The Tradeswomen Australia Board appoints the Board of Tradeswomen Australia Community Foundation. Tradeswomen Australia is a not-for-profit entity. Tradeswomen Australia Community Foundation is a not-for-profit deductible-gift-recipient charity.