Parents and Caregivers

Supporting your child in career decision-making

Our research says young people see their parents and caregivers as the most important influence on their career decision-making. It may surprise you to know how much they value your input!

Is it worth considering construction for your young person?

Supporting your child through this process can be challenging and stressful for families.

It’s common for young people and parents to feel equally overwhelmed by information overload and the effects from traditional views that uni is the ultimate goal for every person.

It is most important to help your child consider all of the possible career and study options open to them. Uni is not the right fit for everyone and some students can find themselves part-way through a uni degree before they realise this.

The view of construction is changing, with more high achieving students choosing a construction path as their first choice after school. A career in construction offers significant benefits and opportunities to quickly progress to senior roles. Talented and motivated young people can tap into funded training to keep advancing and unlocking success in their construction career.

With more than 70 construction job types, and many of these looking different to the traditional view of construction work, it is worth considering construction for your young person.

4 reasons why your child should consider construction


High demand and job security

Construction skills mean high employability and job stability. With a growing pipeline of major infrastructure and renewable projects on the horizon in Queensland, skilled professionals are in high demand.

Career progression

Many successful leaders in construction started their careers on the tools. The construction industry rewards hard workers and ambition – there are lots of opportunities to quickly move up into management and specialist roles with funded training.

Be your own boss

Construction skills readily translate into business ownership. The benefits of being independent and having flexibility with work choices can be a big drawcard.

Financially rewarding

Construction can pay well – whether your child starts an apprenticeship to earn while they learn (instead of paying to study) or go down a uni-pathway, there are opportunities to earn good money in construction.

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