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Diploma of Building and Construction (Management) CPC50320

CAL’s Diploma of Building and Construction (Management) will prepare you to manage a wide range of aspects within a construction business, with crucial skills in project management, resource coordination and financial management. You’ll learn to lead W...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Construction Manager +2
The College for Adult Learning -  Course

Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) (Self Paced) CPC50210

Want to become a Registered Building Legend but can’t make it to one of our physical classes and want to be in charge of your study timetable? CWBTS’s Video Led, Self-Paced – Online model may be perfect for you. In this program, you’ll exam...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Carpenters
BAA & CWBTS -  Course

Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) (QLD & WA Only) CPC40110

This course provides you with the technical and management skills to become a builder and meets the needs of builders and managers of small to medium-sized building businesses. Building contractor licensing varies between States and Territories and add...

Study Method Blended, Virtual
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Builder +2
Everthought Education -  Course

Advanced Diploma of Building and Construction (Management) CPC60220

Kick your management skills up a gear with the Advanced Diploma of Building and Construction (Management). There’s no typical day for a construction manager or builder – one day you’re liaising with clients and reviewing financials, the next you’re on-...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Construction Manager +1
Transformed -  Course
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Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) (Self Paced) CPC40110

Want to become a Registered Building Legend but can’t make it to one of our physical classes and want to be in charge of your study timetable? Builder’s Academy Australia, through our sister company, CWBTS is able to offer you a Video Led, Self-Paced –...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Construction Supervisor +2
BAA & CWBTS -  Course

Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) CPC40110

If you are an aspiring or working tradesperson, our building and construction certificates are your foundation for success. This is your first step towards starting your own building business and preparing for the builders registration. We understand t...

Study Method In-class, Online
Location Melbourne Victoria
Job Outcomes Site manager +3
Builders Academy Australia -  Course

Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) (QLD & WA Only)  CPC50220

Our CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) is designed to teach you the ins and outs of project management, as well as the skills to plan, coordinate, execute and finalise the construction of medium-rise buildings.

Study Method Blended, Virtual
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Builder +2
Everthought Education -  Course

Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) (VIC ONLY) CPC40110

This course has been designed to meet the needs of aspiring or working tradesmen who intend to become Building Supervisors, Building Managers or Site Supervisors. It provides a perfect starting point for people who want to start their own building busi...

Study Method In-class, Virtual
Location Melbourne Victoria +8
Job Outcomes Builder +3
Building and Construction Training Australia -  Course

Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) (VIC ONLY) CPC50210

The Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) has been designed to meet the needs of people who are pursuing builders’ registration or looking for supervising or contract administration roles. This course satisfies the educational requirements of...

Study Method In-class, Virtual
Location Melbourne Victoria +8
Job Outcomes Builder +3
Building and Construction Training Australia -  Course

Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) CPC50210

Tackle bigger and more rewarding challenges with our CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building). If you feel you’re ready to tackle bigger and more rewarding challenges and start your own building business, then our Diploma building cours...

Study Method In-class, Online
Location Melbourne Victoria
Job Outcomes Project supervisor +5
Builders Academy Australia -  Course

Certificate IV in Building and Construction (VIC ONLY) CPC40120

The Certificate IV in Building and Construction (CPC40120) is designed to meet the needs of people working in the building industry and who aim to be builders and managers of small to medium-sized building projects. This nationally recognised qualifica...

Study Method Blended, In-class, Online, Virtual
Location Melbourne Victoria +3
Job Outcomes Carpenters
The Management Edge -  Course

Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) (VIC ONLY) CPC50220

This course (CPC50220) is designed to meet the needs of people working in the building industry whose intention is to become a Registered Building Practitioner, satisfying the education requirements of the VBA. It is specifically designed for learners...

Study Method Blended, In-class, Online, Virtual
Location Melbourne Victoria +3
Job Outcomes Carpenters
The Management Edge -  Course

Business Builders

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

The new ‘Business Builders – Launch’ course from Everthought Now is a highly practical course designed to guide you through all of the steps you need to launch your trades business. In our tailor-made course, you will have access to our dedicated mento...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Carpenters +1
Everthought Education -  Course
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Diploma of Project Management (Specialising in Construction) BSB50820

The Diploma of Project Management (Specialising in Construction) is designed to equip graduates with the critical project management skills they need to succeed in planning, managing and delivering projects on time and to budget, with a focus on skills...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Assistant Project Manager +2
The College for Adult Learning -  Course

Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) (VIC Only) CPC50210

This qualification is designed to meet the needs of the builders, managers or supervisors of small and medium-sized building businesses depending on the State or Territory of their operation. Builder licensing requirements vary across States and Territ...

Study Method Blended
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Foreman +3
International College of Victoria -  Course

Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services (VIC ONLY) CPC40912

THIS COURSE IS AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS IN VICTORIA ONLY This course covers common skills relevant for the plumbing industry in addition to specialist streams relevant to drainage, gas fitting, roof drainage, sewerage and more. These plumbing training cou...

Study Method In-class
Location Melbourne Victoria
Job Outcomes Licensed Plumber
Builders Academy Australia -  Course

Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services (VIC ONLY) CPC40912

If you are a plumber looking to specialise or complete your full Certificate IV qualification there are 11 short courses on offer that align to the licensing stream requirements set by the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) for specific plumbing licenc...

Study Method In-class
Location Geelong Victoria
Job Outcomes Licensed plumber
The Gordon Institute of TAFE -  Course
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Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural) (VIC ONLY) 22477VIC

This course prepares you for a career as a building designer, with the practical skills, knowledge and qualifications to work in the residential and commercial design and construction sectors. This course also gives you a great edge if you’re planning...

Study Method In-class
Location Geelong Victoria
Job Outcomes Draftsperson in building des... +1
The Gordon Institute of TAFE -  Course
New

Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) (VIC ONLY) CPC40110

If you are looking to move into estimating/supervision roles within the domestic building industry this course will prove to be a valuable tool. During this course, currently run using MBAV resources and support, you will learn estimating principles, ...

Study Method Blended
Location Geelong Victoria
Job Outcomes Estimator +2
The Gordon Institute of TAFE -  Course
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Building Leadership Programme (VIC ONLY) CPC40110,CPC502110

BAA is proudly partnered with Victoria University to offer our students higher education opportunities. Whether students are after an alternative way to gain entry into a degree, or simply want to try out a study path so they can confirm their longer-t...

Study Method In-class
Location Melbourne Victoria +3
Job Outcomes Construction Manager +5
Builders Academy Australia -  Course

Building and Construction in Australia

Building construction is what keeps our cities growing, our economy flowing and hundreds of thousands employed. As one of the more important industries in Australia, it’s not only growing rapidly but also the home of the ‘Million-dollar Tradies’, with the potential to earn big bucks if you’re willing to put in the hard work and demands that come with the job.

What Are Some Careers in Building and Construction?

There’s a huge range of careers in building and construction, some of which have plenty of promising career opportunities. In Australia, popular construction and trade careers include:

  • Builder
  • Carpenter
  • Joiner
  • Electrician
  • Plumber
  • Floor Tiler
  • Drafter
  • Construction Manager
  • Stonemason
  • Building Technician
  • Laborer

Do I need to Undertake an Apprenticeship? Becoming a Construction Manager

Most careers start out in a building or construction apprenticeship, supported by a contractor of a company that has a partnership or a training program that assists in covering costs. During this time you will learn all about what it means to work in the building and construction industry and obtain the relevant qualifications for you to become a fully capable labourer. This is how virtually everyone in the industry begins their career, and if you can put up with the physical labour and outdoors; you can eventually lead your way up to a career as a Construction Manager.

A typical tradesman will work their way up from the bottom, putting in the hard work and long hours, until the fruits of their labour begin to show. Often, once qualified, individuals will form their own small business and start hunting for their own personal clients and contracts. Once qualified, there is the chance to work across the country, with skilled workers always in demand throughout the nation.

Industry Outlook – How Do I Become a Builder in Australia?

With the industry worth $212 billion (approximately 8% of the Nation’s entire GDP), and currently employing over one million workers; it’s one of the largest industries in Australia. It can be divided into two major sectors: residential and non-residential construction. The building and renovating of personal houses form the backbone of the residential sector, with public projects such as infrastructure, bridges, roads, schools, hospitals, as well as private nonresidential projects such as office buildings, warehouses, tolls roads and more.

The building and construction industry is not just focused on building either; there is a significant market for refurbishing and renovating old structures to return them to their former glory. Every business must comply with the Australian Building and Construction Commission, the governmental body that governs all compliance and frameworks to create a fair, efficient and productive workplace.

Building and Construction Courses

While you can get into an entry level position with nothing more than a hard hat, a positive attitude and some steel toed boots, many individuals who plan to move beyond this ground level work know that the best way to get ahead is through a quality education.

With various certificate, diploma, and bachelor level qualifications available, there is a building course to suit your specific needs, wants, and capabilities.

Just some of the building and construction courses you can do to start your career include:

  • Certificate II in Construction (Pre-Apprenticeship)
  • Certificate II in Construction Pathways
  • Certificate III in Carpentry (Apprenticeship)
  • Certificate IV in Building and Construction
  • Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services
  • Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety
  • Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
  • Diploma of Building Design
  • Diploma in Building
  • Diploma in Civil Engineering Online
  • Diploma of Building and Construction Online
  • Bachelor of Building Management

Regardless if you’re a recent high school graduate or a mid-career professional looking to change direction, or advance into managerial roles, there is a style of building industry training for you!

Certificate Course

Whether you want to get started in civil construction, or just want to go through some short building surveying courses; a Certificate qualification is a great way to kick start your career. Often taking only 6-12 months to complete, these builder’s courses are a fast track to beginning your career.

Alternatively, they are a great way to quickly up-skill or diversify your knowledge, allowing you to get a boost in job prospects no matter where you are in your career. A course such as Certificate II in Building and Construction can act as a pre-apprenticeship, giving you the knowledge you’ll need to make the absolute most of your time working in a building apprenticeship. One common choice is the Certificate IV in Building and Construction, which leads on to the very popular Diploma of Building and Construction.

Diploma Course

A common move for recent graduates and mid-career professionals alike is the Diploma of Building and Construction or the more complex Diploma of Building and Construction Management. This degree is the perfect choice as it provides an excellent mix of theoretical and practical knowledge that is essential for anyone wishing to pursue a higher level managerial role.

Whether it is managing a construction site or a whole company, this course gives you a running start. Additionally, there are many other courses too, and in general, a diploma level qualification will only take you between 1-2 years. Often they can be completed part time to fit in with your busy work schedule, and offer a great stepping stone into positions unavailable to those without a degree.

Bachelor Degree

The more ambition individuals may seek to tackle a Bachelor degree such as a Bachelor of Construction Management. These take between 3-4 years full time and can offer your in-depth and highly valuable insights into areas such as civil works, civil construction and more. Usually, a bachelor level course will cover everything you need to know about the planning, implementing, managing, and reporting aspects of a building and construction career, offering you a chance to step directly into a role at a large company managing multiple accounts and teams. For those who are serious about the managerial or business side of the building and construction industry, a bachelor is a right choice for you.

What Are the Necessary Skills and Responsibilities For a Builder?

Working in the building and construction industry is a hard task. You must be physically capable of performing demanding tasks every day of the week, and working in various weather conditions. You will need a good eye for precise measuring, adjusting, and have a practical mind. Strong hand-eye coordination, as well as the ability to work independently without supervision and often under pressure.

You will need to be able to process sometimes complex mathematical equations in your head and apply that to the task at hand. You need the ability to work within a team, and if you wish to pursue a management career you need to be able to delegate and manage a team of often diverse backgrounds and abilities. You will also need to be capable of assessing potential health risks and hazards, with many accidents always ready to happen.

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