Women in Trades

We’re building a network for Canberra’s women in trades.

In Schools

We provide free information sessions for high school and college pre-apprenticeship students.

Strenth in numbers

We're organising women apprentices in male-dominated industries to build power at work.


Do you have questions about your rights at work? A concern about safety? Unsure about you payslip or wages? Contact us.


we support all women apprentices and tradeswomen working in male dominated trades

Women tradies talk

Do you want to know more about working in a male dominated trade? Hear from women working in trades, and from leading women in the unions that represent you. 

Our Women Tradies Talk series is a series of live, online discussions – and you can be part of it. What do you want to know about studying for a trade or working in a trade? What challenges do you have in training and work? Let us know and we’ll find the women who can answer your questions.

Register your email to find out about the next online event and to send us your questions.


Talk about issues at work, chat to other women in trades, ask questions and help build the network.


Do you have a problem or concern about your work? We can provide support, information and referrals for women workers in male-dominated trades. 

What Our MEMBERS and mentors say

It's been fantastic to meet with other women in the building and construction sector. The main benefit is finding out that so many other women face the same issues that I do.


I think women supporting women in traditionally male-dominated trades is crucial and that's why I'm a mentor for the Women in Trades program.

Heather, horticulture


Talk about issues at work, chat to other women in trades, ask questions and help build the network.

Supported by

The Women in Trades Project is supported by

The Women In Trades project receives ACT Government funding, via a Skills Canberra grant.