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Certificate IV in Building & Construction (Building) CPC40120

CAL’s Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) will kickstart your pathway towards becoming a licences builder by developing your knowledge of key project planning activities, risk management, estimating and contract admin, and legal requ...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Leading Hand +2
The College for Adult Learning -  Course

Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) (VIC Only) CPC40110

If you are an aspiring or working tradesperson, here is your foundation for success. This is your first step towards starting your own building business and preparing for the builders registration. We understand that you could be a busy tradie by day,...

Study Method In-class, Online
Location Melbourne Victoria
Job Outcomes Site manager +3
Builders Academy Australia -  Course

Certificate IV in Building & Construction (Site Management) CPC40120

CAL’s Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Site Management) will develop your skills in the building and construction industry to give you the ability to successfully manage a construction site. Step up from Foreperson and Site Supervisor roles...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Site Manager +2
The College for Adult Learning -  Course

Certificate IV in Building Project Support (Contract Administrator)

CAL’s Certificate IV in Building Project Support (Contract Administrator) will put you on the pathway to become a contract administrator in construction by developing a range of skills, including how to prepare and develop contracts, project management...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Contract Administrator +2
The College for Adult Learning -  Course

Certificate IV in Building Project Support (Estimator)

CAL’s Certificate IV in Building Project Support (Estimator) will develop your construction estimating skills to give you the ability to successfully step into a construction estimator role. You’ll develop key skills to accurately identify quantities a...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Building Estimator +2
The College for Adult Learning -  Course

Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) CPC40120

Move up the career ladder without attending a classroom with our nationally accredited CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building). You’ll learn safety, contracts, structural principles and materials, estimating, and many more skill...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Builder +4
Open Colleges -  Course

Diploma of Project Management (Specialising in Construction) BSB50820

The Diploma of Project Management (Specialising in Construction) is designed to equip graduates with the critical project management skills they need to succeed in planning, managing and delivering projects on time and to budget, with a focus on skills...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Assistant Project Manager +2
The College for Adult Learning -  Course

Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) (VIC Only) CPC50210

Prepare for registration as a Builder with the Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) (CPC50210) Gain the skills & knowledge to run your own business Study when it suits you – online & on campus options available...

Study Method Blended, In-class, Online
Location Victoria
Job Outcomes Construction Manager +4
Builders Academy Australia -  Course

Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) (VIC ONLY) CPC50210

The Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) has been designed to meet the needs of people pursuing builders’ registration or looking for supervising or contract administration roles. This course satisfies the educational requirements of the VBA...

Study Method In-class, Virtual
Location Melbourne Victoria +4
Job Outcomes Builder +3
Building and Construction Training Australia -  Course

Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) (VIC ONLY) CPC40120

This course has been designed to meet the needs of aspiring or working tradespeople who intend to become Building Supervisors, Building Managers or Site Supervisors. It provides a perfect starting point for people who want to start their own building b...

Study Method In-class, Virtual
Location Melbourne Victoria +4
Job Outcomes Domestic Builder +3
Building and Construction Training Australia -  Course

Certificate IV in Building and Construction (SE Melb Only) CPC40120

The Certificate IV in Building and Construction (CPC40120) is designed to meet the needs of people working in the building industry and who aim to be builders and managers of small to medium-sized building projects. This nationally recognised qualifica...

Study Method Blended, In-class, Online, Virtual
Location Melbourne Victoria +3
Job Outcomes Carpenters
The Management Edge -  Course

Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) (SE Melb Only) CPC50220

This course (CPC50220) is designed to meet the needs of people working in the building industry whose intention is to become a Registered Building Practitioner, satisfying the education requirements of the VBA. It is specifically designed for learners...

Study Method Blended, In-class, Online, Virtual
Location Melbourne Victoria +2
Job Outcomes Carpenters
The Management Edge -  Course

Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services (VIC ONLY) CPC40912

This course covers common skills for the plumbing industry as well as specialist streams relevant to gasfitting, drainage, sewerage, roof drainage and more....

Study Method In-class
Location Victoria
Job Outcomes Carpenters +1
Builders Academy Australia -  Course

Building Leadership Programme (VIC ONLY) CPC40110 ,CPC502110

BAA is proudly partnered with Victoria University to offer our students higher education opportunities. Whether students are after an alternative way to gain entry into a degree, or simply want to try out a study path so they can confirm their longer-t...

Study Method In-class
Location Melbourne Victoria +3
Job Outcomes Construction Manager +5
Builders Academy Australia -  Course
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Building and Construction in Australia

This highly influential sector currently employs more than one million workers, making it one of Australia’s largest industries, and last year alone, construction activity in Australia was worth a staggering $212 billion (roughly 8% of our entire GDP). The top occupations in building and construction by employment numbers are carpenters and joiners, electricians and plumbers.

The building and construction industry can be divided into two main sectors, residential and non-residential. Residential includes new home building and renovations, while non-residential includes engineering (such as bridges, roads and highways), institutional and commercial (such as schools, hospitals and high rises), and heavy industrial (such as mining and power plants).

Construction isn’t just about building things either, as this important industry is also tasked with safely and efficiently dismantling structures as well.

Building and Construction Courses

While getting an entry level job rarely requires more than a hard hat, a set of steel toed boots and a can-do attitude, if you plan on advancing into roles with greater responsibility and higher pay, a little education can go a long way.

Taking part in building courses can provide you with an extensive range of knowledge you’ll need to get out into the field and begin work. Whether you are a new school-leaver, someone looking to change careers, or have years of experience in the industry and want to expand your horizons, the TAFE courses advertised through us are designed to provide the skills and knowledge to suit your needs right now.

Certificate

Certificate level programs are a fantastic option, as they provide a direct pathway to a wide range of apprenticeships; can lead to roles such as building estimator and foreman, and take as little as twelve months to complete. Best of all, TAFE certificates span everything from basic construction training to specialised building courses, some of which will even make you eligible for your builder’s license, such as the Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building). If you’re after a course that’ll teach you the basics of carpentry, joinery and levelling, as well as the use of tools and equipment, these certificates are a perfectly suited to your needs, which also teach you the basics of calculations and work safe practices needed whenever you’re on the job.

Diploma

Diploma programs are ideal for those looking to take their skills and knowledge even further, as they allow you to focus in on a core area of interest, develop your skills, and put them into practice. For example, a Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) will usually take one to two years to complete and covers everything you’ll need to know to thrive in roles ranging from builder to Draftsperson. This qualification is also essential in providing you with the management and administrative skills needed on the job, as well as how to liase with clients, other contractors and oversee the progress of a specific job.

The great thing about some diploma courses in building and construction, is that they can sometimes be completed online, with some work placement components required throughout the program. These are perfect for anyone wanting to pursue a career in the industry but would prefer a role as a site supervisor or manager.

Bachelor Degree

If you’d like to specialise your skills even further consider a bachelor degree, as these widely respected programs go into intricate detail regarding some of the most challenging roles in the industry. Not only will you emerge with a great deal of knowledge and expertise but also a huge earning potential; for example, a Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management) can lead to construction management positions which are currently paid an average of $123,504 per year in Australia.

These bachelor programs can take up to four years to complete, but due to their comprehensive nature, the amount of knowledge and skills you will acquire are nothing short of a worthy investment. A Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management) covers all areas of civil, commercial and residential construction as well as estimating, project management and cost maintenance. Most of these bachelor courses include a work placement element, to ensure that you have the chance to gain the skills needed through on- site training.

Career Prospects in Building and Construction

While there was a lot of talk of doom and gloom surrounding the industry when the recent mining boom came to an end, many non-mining areas of building and construction have continued to thrive, such as aged care, retail and hospitality. Furthermore, this massive industry has many workers aged 50 years or older so thousands of opportunities are expected to open as many retire in the next 5 to 10 years.

Regardless of where you focus your efforts and skilled, qualified graduates can expect plenty of opportunities; after all, there’ll always be a need for homes, businesses, schools, hospitals, and the rest of the infrastructure that makes up modern society. Australia’s recent push towards reducing carbon emissions will likely mean even further opportunities, particularly for those interested in green building techniques.

Is Building and Construction Right for You

Whether you want to spend your days planning intricate designs and watching them come to life or would rather be in there doing the hard yards yourself, building and construction is the perfect choice for those who are committed, motivated and not afraid to break a sweat.

So, are you ready to start building something great If so, find your course, sign up and get started today!