Our industry

Australia’s building and construction industry generates approximately $350 billion annually and is projected to increase to $400 billion by 2023.

Already the third largest industry sector employer in Australia, the construction industry is forecast to create an additional 80,000 new jobs over the next five years.

All sections of the industry:  Commercial construction; House building; Apartment building and Engineering construction – are experiencing growth.

With the additional surge in renovation projects – worth $6.6 billion in 2017 (the highest in 10 years) – demand for qualified tradespeople is increasing and employment capacity is at its highest since 2008.

Your voice

Established in 2004 to represent the training and workforce development needs of the industry, we represent and act on behalf of 1.8 million workers from over 365,000 businesses via 47 peak industry member associations and 8,500 stakeholders.

We are an altruistic, not-for-profit company providing advocacy and philanthropic services for the whole of industry.

Driven and informed by our members’ needs, we identify generic and emerging skills and support curriculum development to ensure our workforce is meeting both current and future needs of industry.

Vision: to facilitate access to world class skills and workforce development for the construction and property services industries.

Our actions


  • provide strategic advice to government about issues affecting the industry, employers and the local communities they support;
  • identify, articulate and advocate for the education and training, skills and workforce development needs of industry;
  • develop and nurture industry partnerships to support research and ensure currency, quality and compliance of skills and education resources; and
  • facilitate the delivery of education and training services across the sector.