Participate with Habitat Women

Our 6-month program creates employment pathways for women. We provide training and paid work experience.

Following the training we link women to supportive employment opportunities in the building industry.

We also provide development and support with pre-employment skills such as teamwork, career path assistance, resume and interview preparation.


What can you achieve?

  • Find work in an industry that is interesting, dynamic, with broad and diverse opportunities
  • Join one of Australia’s strongest industries. One that is investing time and resources into expanding opportunities for women to contribute.

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Who is eligible to apply?

Habitat Women provides paid employment to women (aged 18 +); such as school leavers without qualifications, women who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, long-term unemployed, single mothers, newly arrived migrants, and women accessing social services.

Participants should be:

  • Enthusiastic about learning with a small team of participants
  • Curious about opportunities in the construction industry
  • Interested in contributing to a small team program focused on group activities
  • Positive in their attitude
  • Willing to follow instruction


What does a participants journey looks like?

  • 6-month program with like-minded women
  • Supportive environment and culture
  • Paid 10-15 hours work experience per week in Parramatta and surrounding regions
  • Workshops for use of tools and building skills
  • Visits to construction projects
  • Talking & engaging with women in the industry
  • One-on-one careers advice

How are participants chosen?

As part of the selection process, Habitat for Humanity Australia has partnered with Trades Women Australia Foundation (TWAF) to run a series of workshops to introduce women to working in the construction industry.

The four-week series will include confidence building activities, try-a-trade opportunities, and meet and greet sessions with female mentors in the sector.

These workshops will act as a hurdle for selection and women candidates must attend all workshops to qualify for onboarding.

Those participants who are not selected in the first instance will form a pool of talent that HFHA can source casual workers and back-up participants should any of the initial candidates drop-out.

In addition to the TWAF workshops, women candidates will be required to go through an interview process and sign a letter of commitment that clearly details expectations during the placement.