Supporting the next generation of women in trade

Women in trade at Chisholm

At Chisholm we’re passionate about inspiring and transforming people’s lives through quality education and training.

We strive to provide equity in education where every student has the support and resources they need, no matter their background, gender or financial situation, to achieve success in their chosen field.

Chisholm are committed to support Women in Trade through providing the support and resources they need to succeed within the trade industry.

Why choose a career in trades?

According to Tradeswomen Australia women in trades accounting for less than 2% of the trades workforce, and with increasing demand for skilled workers, women are therefore encouraged to pursue trade careers which have traditionally been dominated by men.

Careers within the trade industry offer:

  • competitive pay rates
  • opportunity to run your own business
  • work that is hand-on and practical, learn skills for life
  • gain nationally recognised qualifications that can be used across Australia or abroad
  • job security within high demand industries.

Consider a career in trades if you:

  • enjoy working with your hands, doing practical work
  • want to possibly run your own business
  • like physical work
  • have good reading, writing and communication skills
  • enjoy problem solving, planning and are organised
  • have people skills and are a team player
  • get satisfaction from seeing a completed product or project.

Chisholm offer a wide range of trades:

Building Trades

  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Bricklaying
  • Carpentry
  • Cabinet Making
  • Building and Construction


  • fabrication (welding)
  • mechanical (tool making)
  • mechatronics (robotics)


  • light vehicle mechanic
  • body repair and refinishing
  • heavy commercial and diesel mechanics
  • mobile plant mechanic (mining)

Horticulture and conservation

  • Landscaping

Hospitality and cookery

Supporting our Women in Trade at Chisholm

Chisholm are committed to working with industry partners, employers and associations to support the needs of all students. We endeavour to support women in trade through providing resources and access to industry networks and programs that help women to succeed within the trade industry. We are proud of our affiliations with:

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Chisholm support services

As a Chisholm student, you can access a variety of support services that will enhance your study experience and help you complete your studies successfully. For more information about any of these services, call 1300 244 746.

Support services include, but are not limited to:

  • Counselling services
  • Library services
  • Disability services
  • Learning skills support sessions
  • Studiosity
  • Career and employment support services
  • Indigenous support services
  • International student support
  • Apprentice support.

Meet our Women in Trade at Chisholm

Read about the women in trade at Chisholm and learn about their journey to success: