Building & Construction course australia

Building & Construction Course

Construction Supervisor or Managers have knowledge of planning, supervising construction sites, and preparing costs and schedules for a contract. They also use current building codes and standards, understand the legal requirements of contracts and works, read and interpret plans and specifications, identify and produce estimated costs and manage occupational health and safety on construction sites. Certificate IV has been designed for people looking to start a career in the building industry especially in project management and coordinate the overall construction of low-rise residential and commercial buildings, which may involve selecting contractors, overseeing work and its quality and liaising with clients.

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Course Details

Duration: 1 – 2 years including holidays

Intake: February and July

Costs: $10,000 – $15,000 per year

Locations: Sydney, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne

Career opportunities: Construction Project Manager, Site Supervisor

Course Requirements

  • Minimum 18 years of age.
  • An IELTS score (academic) of 5.5 with no band score less than 5.0 or equivalent.
  • Completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 11 with passes in Maths.

Graduate Outcome

Weekly income on average is $3,450 based on Job Outlook.

Tasks and duties

  • Interpreting architectural drawings and specifications
  • Coordinating labour resources, and procurement and delivery of materials, plant and equipment
  • Consulting with Architects, Engineering Professionals and other professionals, and Technical and Trades Workers
  • Negotiating with building owners, property developers and subcontractors involved in the construction process to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget
  • Preparing tenders and contract bids
  • Operating and implementing coordinated work programs for sites
  • Ensuring adherence to building legislation and standards of performance, quality, cost and safety
  • Arranging submission of plans to local authorities
  • Building under contract, or subcontracting specialised building services
  • Overseeing the standard and progress of subcontractors’ work
  • Arranging building inspections by local authorities
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