Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Builder

Working as a Builder you will coordinate the construction, repair and renovation of a building, taking responsibility for the overall completion of the project. You will select contractors, oversee work and quality, liaise with the client and be familiar with all aspects of the construction industry.

Summary of Training

Core Units – 11 required

  • 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

Elective Units – 8 required

  • Apply project quality management techniques
  • Select, prepare and administer 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 building and construction projects
  • Use building science principles to construct energy efficient buildings
  • Apply project risk management techniques
  • Arrange building applications and approvals

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
Construction & Electrical

Work Type
Conventional & Organising
Persuading & Enterprising

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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 2020: 22870

Source: VOCSTATS, extracted on 13/07/2021. 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 and More Details

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

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 48 mths 23 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Commencements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ASbA
Classification T T T T * T T
Availability of Australian Apprenticeships and Nominal Duration (in months)

A = identified by the State or Territory as an Apprenticeship
T = identified by the State or Territory as a Traineeship
* = An approved qualification in Tasmania is available as an Apprenticeship/Traineeship.

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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, VOCSTATS, extracted 12/07/2021, rounded estimates for January 2020 to December 2020. This data is for general information purposes only.

Australian School-based Apprenticeships (ASbA)

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ANZSCO Classification: 312112

Note: This is an indicative Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) classification for this occupation, provided as a guide only.

Traning Package Rules Summary

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