Working as a Site Manager on a particular build in the construction industry you will be responsible for reviewing the project plans, preparing construction schedules, monitoring subcontractor work, maintaining construction standards and quality control and ensuring the safety of everyone onsite.

Summary of Training

  • Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 Buildings
  • Manage work health and safety in the building and construction workplace
  • Plan building or construction work
  • Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects
  • Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
  • Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • Prepare simple building sketches and drawings
  • Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects
  • Minimise waste on the building and construction site
  • Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9, Type C Buildings
  • Supervise concreting work
  • Prepare and evaluate tender documentation
  • Arrange resources and prepare for the building and construction project
  • Lead and manage teams in the building and construction industry             
  • Apply project risk management techniques
  • Prepare specifications for all construction works
  • Supervise tilt-up work
  • Resolve business disputes

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.

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Industry Group
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Work Type
Conventional & Organising
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Commencements Change

The change in Australian Apprenticeships commencements in this overall industry in the past two years. Commencements in 20/21: 26216

Source: VOCSTATS, extracted on 20/10/2021. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Employment

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

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2019, unpublished.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, 2019, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Industry Growth

Growth in employment in this overall industry in the past 5 years. *Pre COVID-19 data

Source: Department of Education, Skills and Employment, 2019. AATIS analysis.

Industry Size

The number of employees in this overall industry compared with other Australian industries. *Pre COVID-19 data

Source: Department of Education, Skills and Employment, 2019. AATIS analysis.

Industry Wage

Average wage of employees in this overall industry. *Pre COVID-19 data

Source: Department of Education, Skills and Employment, 2019. AATIS analysis.

Availability Information

Site Manager - CPC40120
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

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Commencements

Commencement data source: National Apprentices and Trainees collection, VOCSTATS, extracted 20/10/2021, rounded estimates for April 2020 to March 2021. This data is for general information purposes only.

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