Bricklaying and stonemasonry

TAFE Queensland offers courses entry-level courses in both stonemasonry and bricklaying/blocklaying. As a fully-qualified brick or blocklayer you'll also have the opportunity to continue your training to becoming a registered builder, opening up opportunities to work as a sub-contractor or sole trader.

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Career outcomes
  • Bricklayer
  • Stonemason (monumental)
  • Stonemason (restoration)

Building design

Help shape the future of Australia's infrastructure with a career in civil engineering. Or develop skills in computer-aided design to produce drawings and models for residential and small-scale commercial projects as a building designer.

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Career outcomes
  • Building designer
  • Design drafter
  • Draftsperson
  • Engineering surveyor
  • Site supervisor

Carpentry and joinery

Our woodworking courses cover a number of trades including carpentry, furniture making, joinery, and shopfitting. Learn how to construct frames for walls and ceilings, make timber joints, assemble furniture components, or construct and install shopfronts.

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Career outcomes
  • Cabinet maker
  • Carpenter
  • Joiner
  • Shopfitter

Civil construction

We offer civil construction courses with specialisations in pipe laying, plant operations, and road construction and maintenance. Gain fundamental civil construction skills in manual excavation, concreting, and trench work or learn how to manage civil works.

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Career outcomes
  • Civil construction supervisor
  • Pipe layer
  • Plant operator
  • Road construction worker

Building and construction

Learn hands-on with one of our generalist building and construction courses or choose to specialise in waterproofing or estimating. We also offer advanced courses that will allow you to supervise on-site construction and apply for your builders licence in Queensland.

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Career outcomes
  • Builder
  • Construction manager
  • Estimator
  • Site supervisor
  • Waterproofer

Painting and decorating

Open up career opportunities in both commercial and residential settings as a qualified painter and decorator. Learn how to prepare surfaces, match paint colours, and apply paint, wallpaper and other coatings to decorate interior and exterior surfaces.

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Career outcomes
  • Painter and decorator
  • Painting trades worker


Our plumbing courses cover a number of specialisations including roof plumbing, gasfitting, drainage, and hydraulic services design. You can also choose to complete a number of industry licences in drainage, gas work and plumbing.

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Career outcomes
  • Drainer
  • Gas fitter
  • Hydraulic design consultant
  • Plumber
  • Roof plumber

Tiling, plastering and flooring

Flooring, plastering and tiling are hands-on trades in the building and construction industry that work on in both commercial and residential projects. Whether you're looking to work as a floor finisher, plasterer or wall and floor tiler we have the training you need to launch your trades career. 

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Career outcomes
  • Carpet layer
  • Floor finisher
  • Plasterer
  • Roof tiler
  • Wall and floor tiler
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Building on her success

After 10 years running her own music school, Rachael Turner decided to pursue her childhood passion for construction. She now runs her own design and construction business, Front Porch Properties. 

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CSQ construction skills queensland short courses funding

Short courses for the construction industry

Upskill, re-skill, or learn new skills with these short courses, and pay next to nothing — all thanks to Construction Skills Queensland.

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Design with a difference

It's not every girl's dream to work with drainage pipes and sewage systems, but Kristy Preston isn't your average woman. 

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Construction Skills Queensland funded courses

Subsidised training options for the building and construction industry.

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