Women Trading Up

A free mentoring program for women


Forge your own path with a career in trades

Access to specialised mentoring and support with our Women Trading Up Program. This program is specially designed for women either currently working in male dominated trades, or wanting to enter into a male dominated trade.

Australia’s trades industry is one of the most in demand sectors yet is facing a shortage of skilled workers. Women Trading Up, part of Apprenticeship Support Australia, is for female apprentices, trainees and tradeswomen to get the most out of their careers and develop their skills. 

Be a part of a growing industry as infrastructure and construction industries boom in Australia and grow your own potential as you become one of the most sought-after professionals in your industry. With our program, you can meet fellow women in trades, network and connect, and most importantly feel supported all the way through your journey. 

Get in touch and we’ll connect you to the advisor closest to you.

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Our team of expert advisors are trained to assist you with anything you may encounter during your apprenticeship or traineeship.

They know from first hand experience the challenges you may face and are dedicated to help you complete your chosen career successfully.

Feel connected and valued with:

  • On-site visits and regular check-in calls to track your progress and to hear how you are going
  • A tailored support plan to meet your needs



Alongside your advisors support, you will be able to network with other apprentices and trainees.

By connecting with other apprentices and trainees, it will allow you to share, collaborate and ultimately grow your trade career as they grow theirs.


Career Counselling

As you near completion of your apprenticeship or traineeship, our team will provide you with the guidance and support you need to confidently enter the next phase of your career.  This includes providing:

  • Assistance to unlock your potential career options
  • Resources and tools to set up your own trade business,

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