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Builder/Construction Manager

Your role as a Builder or Construction Manager is to coordinate the construction of a building, taking responsibility for the overall completion of the job, including selecting contractors, overseeing the work and its quality, and liaising with the client.

Summary of Training

  • Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects
  • Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace
  • Select and prepare a construction contract
  • Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
  • Produce labour and material schedules for ordering
  • Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects
  • Plan building or construction work
  • Conduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects
  • Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
  • Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions
  • Apply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • Manage small business finances
  • Administer a construction contract
  • Build thermally efficient and sustainable structures
  • Use building science principles to construct energy efficient buildings

Please note that this Job & Training Description provides an example of the selection of non-core units. Alternative combinations of units may be selected and in some cases prerequisite units may need to be completed. For advice contact Apprenticeship Network providers or an approved Registered Training Organisation.

Job Pathways

Construction, Plumbing and Services

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Building & Construction Surveying & Management

This occupation fits generally with these groupings

Industry Group
Building & Construction

Work Type
Organising & Clerical
Persuading & Service

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Employment and wage data for this industry

Commencements Change

The change in Australian Apprenticeships commencements in this overall industry in the past two years. Commencements in 2016: 23040

Source: NCVER Apprentice and trainee collection, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Employment

Australian Apprentice graduates from this overall industry in employment (in any industry).

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Wage

Average wage of Australian Apprentice graduates from this overall industry employed full-time after training.

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Industry Growth

Growth in employment in this overall industry in the past 5 years.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Industry Size

The number of employees in this overall industry compared with other Australian industries.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Industry Wage

Average wage of employees in this overall industry.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Availability Information

Builder/Construction Manager - CPC40110
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 48 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Commencements 45 40 0 5 0 0 0 0
ASbA
Availability of Australian Apprenticeships and Nominal Duration (in months)

A Qualification registered by a State or Territory as available as an Australian Apprenticeship may not be eligible for public funding support, check with the relevant State or Territory Training Authority.

Nominal durations listed are for full time occupations, stated in months. In some cases nominal durations provided may not include the completion of pre-requisites. This data is sourced from State and Territory Training Authorities and is provided for information only and must be confirmed with these authorities.

Commencements

Commencement data source: National Apprentices and Trainees collection (June 2017 estimates), NCVER rounded estimates for the 2016 calendar year. Qualifications with no recorded commencements may not appear. This data is for general information purposes only.

Australian School-based Apprenticeships (ASbA)

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