Fiona Shewring


The female 'tradie': challenging employment perceptions in non-traditional

The place of women in the manual trades is examined in this paper, which sets out strategies for encouraging them to study and work in areas such as building and construction. Such strategies include introductory and pre-apprenticeships courses, clustering female students, and support from teachers...

Supporting women in a non-traditional trade

There are many myths around women working in non-traditional trade areas which are treated as fact and provide reasons for people to continue maintaining the status quo which prevents women entering these trades. These myths include beliefs that: • All men currently engaged in trades...