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Life after your apprenticeship

Once you’ve successfully completed your apprenticeship there are a number of pathways you can take on your way to a rewarding career.

You may like to continue working for the host employer that HIA Apprentices has placed you with. If the host agrees, you can become their employee. Or you might like to become a trade contractor and start your own business.

Some people choose to go on to further education to complete courses from Certificate IV through to a bachelor’s degree at university. 

With further study you can become a:

  • builder
  • site supervisor
  • contract administrator
  • estimator
  • quantity surveyor.

You’ll find there are a larger variety of challenging and rewarding career paths in the building industry than in almost any other industry.

HIA Apprentices will support you whichever path you choose. We’ll even provide you with complimentary HIA membership for one year to ensure you continue to receive help, information and advice.

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