Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Commercial Builder

Working as a Commercial Builder you will plan, manage and coordinate building projects, select and manage subcontractors and relevant trades, supply materials for the build and develop and manage progress schedules. You will apply for tenders, prepare cost estimates, arrange inspections and certification and interpret and follow plans and specifications.

Summary of Training

Core Units – 24 required

  • Manage risk
  • Lead WHS risk management
  • Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 buildings
  • Select, prepare and administer a construction contract
  • Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
  • Produce labour and material schedules for ordering
  • 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 and evaluate tender documentation
  • Prepare simple building sketches and drawings
  • Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects
  • Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9, Type C buildings
  • Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Type B construction
  • Monitor costing systems on complex building and construction projects
  • Supervise the planning of onsite building and construction work
  • Select and manage building and construction contractors
  • Administer the legal obligations of a building and construction contractor
  • Manage construction work
  • Manage environmental management practices and processes in building and construction
  • Manage professional technical and legal reports on building and construction projects
  • Apply structural principles to the construction of buildings up to 3 storeys
  • Manage building and construction business finances

Elective Units – 3 required

  • Manage the application and monitoring of energy conservation and management practices and processes
  • Develop action plans to retrofit existing buildings for energy efficiency
  • Manage energy efficient building methods and strategies

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
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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

Commercial Builder - CPC50220
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 36 mths 48 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Commencements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ASbA
Classification T T T * T
Availability of Australian Apprenticeships and Nominal Duration (in months)

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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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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: 133112

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

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