Tradeswomen Australia Group is a non-profit organisation working to increase the representation of women in skilled trade roles and create safe workplaces for everyone.
We aim for gender equality and empowerment for all women to access, participate and succeed in trades.
Since the founding of Tradeswomen Australia Group in 2019, we’ve been working hard to increase female representation to more than 2% of Australia’s trade industry workforce. While the challenge is considerable, with many barriers in place, we’re getting closer every day thanks to the help of our community partners, our qualified employers and supporters. If we work together, we believe all women from all backgrounds can succeed in trades careers.
We have a multi-level approach to increasing the number of girls, women and non-binary in trades and placing them in safe and equitable workplaces
We start in the classroom where students begin to form their own opinions on what’s next for them after school. They look towards their teachers, career advisors, and parents to help answer questions and help them make the best decision for them.
With our Tradeswomen Australia works to make more students aware of trades as a viable option for a well paid, secure and enjoyable career. To date, we’ve brought our school programming to over 5,000 secondary school students across Victoria to show the variety of roles available, to meet women who currently work in trades, and where to seek further information.
Mid-career change or new career
The next area of activity for Tradeswomen Australia is 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 jobs board, we’re here to help all women secure employment or apprenticeship in fair, safe, and secure workplaces.
Safe and fair workplaces
The change we’re working towards needs the support of employers in all industries to help break down barriers and increase representation. So, 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 we can help reduce preventable mental injuries that can be created by lack of diversity and inclusion awareness.
We are aided by our supporters, who help us provide community programming, scholarships and more, to assist women into trades careers.
Respect: We value all people and their intersectional 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 at all intersections, and we reject all forms of sexism, racism and xenophobia.
Courage: We are proactive, innovative and inspired by new ways of thinking, in order to remove barriers that cause distress and disadvantage for women.
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.