What we do
Tradeswomen Australia Group strives for gender equality and empowerment for all girls and women to access, participate and succeed in trades
We’re working to educate, encourage, recruit, and retain more women in trade careers.
We raise community awareness as well as educate and support women who may be in vulnerable situations to transition to financial and life security. We do this through encouraging them into trade pathways and then careers, by connecting them to trades employers.
We support businesses in all trade industries to hire from a previously untapped workforce – women! We do this by leading large-scale culture change projects that aim to change social attitudes in the workforce, empowering businesses to take the lead and remove barriers for women wishing to enter their trade.
Get Career Advice
Most people know what plumbers and electricians do. But what about horticulturists or mechanical engineers? Learn about a variety of trade industries through our resources, including 360 degree videos, podcast episodes, and more! Start exploring today.
Remade for Trades Program
Remade for Trades program is a flexible short course designed to support women into trades careers. We partner with community organisations and Local Government Areas (LGAs) to provide support, counselling, connectedness and a transition to employment and financial security for women in their communities.
Learn more about the current Remade for Trades program. Individuals can sign-up as a participant and organisations can partner with us to provide the program to a community.
Consulting and Recruitment Services
We’re here to help women find an apprenticeship or their next job!
One of the most significant barriers for women is how lonely and overwhelming it can feel entering a predominately male workplace, especially without female role models on site. By having an experienced, long-term tradeswoman mentor to speak with regularly, women entering trades are more confident, self-aware, and ready to try new skills.
As part of our Remade for Trades program, participants meet with a tradeswoman mentor who helps them become more confident and ready to try new skills.
We’re speaking with girls and young women at schools throughout Victoria about the variety of opportunities available within the trades industry. After all, if you don’t know about trade options, you’re not likely to choose one.
We offer presentations and activities to support schools in showcasing trades as valid and viable career options for students transitioning to their next stage. To date, we’ve spoken with over 1,000 students across Victoria.
Find a Job or Apprenticeship
Whether you’re looking for an apprenticeship, your first full-time role or looking for your next opportunity to advance your career – we’re here to help. Visit our jobs board for the latest available jobs. By creating a profile and signing up for job alerts, job seekers are the first to know about the latest roles.
If you’re not quite sure what role is best for you, or you’re struggling to find work in an industry you’re passionate about, we’re here to help with our free consulting and recruitment services. Get in touch with us today.
Employers can sign up to promote available roles or find the perfect candidate. List jobs or apprenticeships today to start recruiting more women.
Improving your Workplaces
By creating a workplace which is more diverse and inclusive, employers can improve the mental health of their employees and, in turn, staff retention and the business bottom line. Our Workplace Diversity Project aims to support businesses to create environments that embrace diversity and inclusion through their recruitment, employee support, and workplace practices. The project is tailored to your organisation’s value system and code of conduct to ensure we meet your desired outcomes. Learn more here.
We’re also here to help with additional training to further improve a workplace, including:
- Code of Conduct Development – Add diversity, inclusion, mental health, and wellbeing to your value system
- Support Network – Connect women entering the trade industry to those who exist as employees in your organisation. Assist in branding your organisation as an employer of choice for tradeswomen
- Employment Pathways – Run a training session targeted at reducing bias in the recruitment process
- Mentoring – Facilitate mentoring opportunities for your tradeswomen within your organisation or within our more extensive network
One of the largest barriers for women is finding diverse and inclusive employers who support their employees to reduce preventable mental health injuries.
We’re here to help you improve your recruitment process and achieve your hiring goals. Let’s reach your desired outcomes together.
Take Your Career to the Next Level
It can feel lonely and overwhelming for women entering a predominately male workplace, especially without female role models on site. However, with an experienced, long-term mentor to speak with regularly, tradeswomen entering trades are more confident, self-aware, and ready to try new skills.
Become a mentor or a mentee today.