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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
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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
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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
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Certificate III in Landscape Construction AHC30916

This qualification provides a general vocational outcome in landscape construction. The landscaping industry expects this qualification to be achieved to meet job outcomes at this level. No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requireme...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Gardener +2
Realistic Training Options -  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
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Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing CPC31420

This qualification is designed to meet the needs of workers who undertake waterproofing for residential and commercial construction work. The qualification has a core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industr...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Waterproofer
Realistic Training Options -  Course

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
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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) CPC40110

This qualification is designed to meet the needs of builders and managers of small to medium-sized building businesses. The qualification has a core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry. The builder may...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Builder +1
Realistic Training Options -  Course

Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) CPC50210

Get off-the-tools and take the next step in your career with Open Colleges’ Diploma of Building and Construction (Building). This in-depth Diploma will fully equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to plan, manage, supervise and complete the c...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Builder +1
Open Colleges -  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

Certificate III in Carpentry CPC30211

This qualification provides a trade outcome in carpentry, covering work in residential and commercial applications. The qualification has a core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as a specia...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Carpenter +1
Realistic Training Options -  Course

Certificate III in Painting and Decorating CPC30620

This qualification provides a trade outcome in painting and decorating for residential and commercial construction work. The qualification has a core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as two...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Painter +1
Realistic Training Options -  Course

Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining CPC31220

This qualification provides a trade outcome in wall and ceiling lining. The qualification has core units of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as two specialist fields of work. The construction indus...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Wall and Ceiling Liner
Realistic Training Options -  Course

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

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

Study Method In-class, Virtual
Location Ardeer Victoria +4
Job Outcomes Registered Builder +3
Building and Construction Training Australia -  Course

Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) (VIC ONLY) CPC40120

This course has been designed to meet the needs of aspiring or working tradespeople 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 b...

Study Method Virtual
Location Ardeer Victoria +4
Job Outcomes Domestic Builder +3
Building and Construction Training 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

Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling CPC31320

This qualification provides a trade outcome in wall and floor tiling for residential and commercial construction work. The qualification has a core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as the s...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Tiler +1
Realistic Training Options -  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

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.

The construction industry is also set to kick start the economy post-COVID, as we settle into a new normal. This means that there is great opportunity and job security, along with other industry benefits.

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 and the appropriate work licences, as this industry can experience many accidents if the appropriate measures are not taken.

Women and the Construction Industry

The building and construction industry isn’t exclusively for men — more and more women are successfully breaking into the industry.

Opportunities for women in the building and construction industry:

  • The construction industry continues to rapidly grow
  • The number of women in construction jobs is increasing every day
  • Guaranteed hours and good pay
  • Strong career progression opportunities
  • Female workers have strong industry support
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