You’ve got a knack for building things and making things work. You’ll love a career that’s active, outdoors, and hands-on. Read on to discover what kinds of jobs and opportunities suit you.Explore Courses for You
Congratulations! You are the Artisan. Practical, straightforward, and active, you bring a hands-on approach to everything that you do. In your spare time, we’ll probably find you working on DIY projects around the house and garden, getting outdoors mountain biking or running, or tinkering with your car.
Because of your independent nature and interest in how things work, you’re drawn toward jobs that involve hands-on problem-solving. If you’re looking for some career inspiration, some good places to start are in the construction, agriculture, mining, manufacturing, utilities and logistics sectors.
“You have to fall in love with your work… You must dedicate your life to mastering your skill. That’s the secret of success.”
— Chef Jiro (from Jiro Dreams of Sushi)
Five high-potential jobs for you
Many Artisans find fulfilment working in trades, but a career in this cluster can take you to all kinds of places!
These careers could be your perfect fit:
There are several core transferable skills you’ll build upon throughout your career. To build a great career in the Artisan cluster, you’ll want to focus on:
While technical skills depend largely on the industry or occupation you’re in, most of the technical skills in demand are manual skills, like:
Subjects you may enjoy
Dreaming of all the different careers out there? These subjects can lead to jobs that will use your natural talents and abilities, while keeping you challenged and engaged.
Certificate IV in Accounting (VIC ONLY) FNS40615
If you are looking to enter the financial services sector or create a pathway to university, this entry-level accounting course is ideal.
Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (VIC ONLY) BSB41415
Are you looking for a career in Work Health and Safety (WHS)? This course provides training for those either seeking to enter a WHS role or who are already working in some form of WHS capacity, such as a safety coordinator, in a workplace setting....
Certificate IV in Cyber Security (VIC ONLY) 22334VIC
If you are looking to develop a career in the IT industry, love new technology and are seeking employment in Cyber Security – this is the course for you. The course is a technician level qualification providing graduates with a comprehensive set of tec...
Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (VIC Only) ICT60115
If you are looking to develop a career in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry or pathway to university, this course is your answer. Over two years, this practical and hands-on course covers a broad range of ICT skills and knowle...
Certificate IV in Horticulture (VIC ONLY) AHC31316
Do you have current experience in the horticulture industry? Would like to upgrade your skills and knowledge, gain a professional qualification and increase your employment opportunities? This course will equip you with essential knowledge and skills r...
Diploma of Horticulture (VIC ONLY) AHC50416
Are you working in a field of horticulture, and would like to take your career to the next level? This course equips you with comprehensive knowledge and a range of higher-end plant skills to prepare you for supervisory and management positions. It is...
Certificate III in Horticulture (VIC ONLY) AHC30716
If you enjoy being outdoors, have an interest in plants and gardens, and are looking for a hands-on career, then horticulture could be for you. This is a generalist horticulture course that will equip you with comprehensive skills and knowledge to succ...
Certificate II in Horticulture (VIC ONLY) AHC20416
Are you looking to enter the horticulture industry, or perhaps get a taste for the trade before undertaking an apprenticeship? This entry-level horticulture course is designed to give you the core skills and knowledge for the industry, and introduce yo...
Certificate II in Landscaping (VIC ONLY) AHC21616
Are you looking to enter the landscape industry, or perhaps get a taste of the trade before undertaking an apprenticeship? This entry-level course is designed to give you the core skills and knowledge for the industry, and introduce you to various aspe...
Diploma of Engineering – Technical (VIC ONLY) MEM50212
Are you looking to develop your engineering career, or gain practical engineering experience before undertaking a university degree? This course is designed for those wanting to work as an engineering technician, carrying out tasks such as engineering...
Diploma of Conservation and Land Management (VIC ONLY) AHC51116
Do you have an interest in the environment, enjoy being outdoors and hands-on? This course will provide you with specialised knowledge of natural resource management, with an emphasis on technical and practical skills. You will learn about natural area...
Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing (VIC Only) ACM40418
This Veterinary Nursing course supports the role of a veterinary nurse who provides nursing care to animals, supports veterinarians during medical and surgical procedures, and who also helps clients to maintain the health of their animals. As a partici...
Certificate III in Animal Studies (VIC ONLY) ACM30117
Do you love the idea of working with animals? Are you looking to undertake further study to develop your career in the animal care industry? This course provides a pathway into a veterinary nursing career or other animal care roles. You will learn to w...
Certificate II in Animal Studies (VIC ONLY) ACM20117
If you love animals and the idea of working in an animal care role, this course is the ideal starting point. You will learn how to care for animals in a range of environments, basic animal first aid and gain an understanding of the animal care industry...
Certificate III in Accounts Administration (VIC Only) FNS30317
This accounts administration course will give you the skills in financial data entry, processing accounts/ payrolls, providing customer service, and producing financial reports. Accounts Clerks, Administration Assistants and Data entry personal use the...
Diploma of Accounting FNS50217
This course will extend your theoretical and practical skills for an advanced career in accounting and finance. You will learn about budgeting and forecasting, preparation of financial reports, internal control, income tax returns and legislative compl...
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE40116
We are proud to be one of the first Australian TAFEs to deliver the new TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. You will learn to deliver training and assess competency in the vocational education and training (VET) sector and the workplace...
Certificate IV in Celebrancy CHC41015
Are you interested in becoming a marriage celebrant? This course covers the core skills and knowledge that underpin a range of celebrancy roles within the community.
Certificate IV in Visual Arts (VIC ONLY) CUA41315
Embrace your creativity and launch your artistic career by learning from current practising artists. You will explore a variety of art mediums and techniques while you learn drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, jewellery making, photo digital ima...
Diploma of Interior Design (VIC ONLY) MSF50218
Do you see yourself working as an interior designer or decorator? This course will give you the creative and technical skills to design interiors for residential and commercial buildings. This course includes residential construction methods, 2D and 3D...