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At Trade Institute of Victoria (TIV), we have always supported women taking up trades. We feel women have a lot to offer the construction industry, and in turn, the industry has a lot to offer them.

Women currently only make up 13 per cent of the building and construction Industry’s workforce and of those, only 2 per cent are in trades. The other 11 per cent of women work in administration and support roles.

However, there is a push for 25 per cent of the construction industry to be female by 2025 and TIV are proudly playing their part in helping with this culture change.

There are many job opportunities for women in trade and we want to support them to get there. Jobs that women do and can do successfully in the building and construction after studies with Trade Institute of Victoria include: Carpentry, Site Manager, Project Manager, Estimator, Builder and many more.

Call our friendly female course advisors on: 03 9399 9511 today to talk through your future pathway.


  • TIV has trained nearly 600 tradie ladies since 2007
  • We have female students of all ages, backgrounds and joining us for different reasons.
  • Our female students make up for approx. 15% of all our classes now and growing!
  • Our male students are 100% supportive toward our female students.
  • TIV has its own female tradie lady ambassador who is also a previous student.
  • Our Managing Director is also a Boss Lady.
  • We personally believe that female students are better students…shh don’t tell the boys!

Meet Becca, our female tradie lady ambassador and also a previous Certificate III and Certificate IV student of ours. Becca is also renovating her own home. Check out her Instagram page @thechipperchippy