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What does a Building Contractor do?

A Building Contractor oversees a project of construction work from start to finish. You might be building a new structure or renovating an existing building. Building Contractors will need to organise workers, tradespeople and subcontractors as well as things like equipment and materials. You’ll need to manage budgets and timeframes and ensure all building codes, legislation and safety standards are adhered to.

A Building Contractor needs good communication skills as you’ll be dealing with clients, workers and other building industry professionals. You’ll be supervising a large team so you’ll need to be a good leader and you’ll have to be organised because you may be working on more than one project at once. You’ll have to plan ahead and be able to manage your time.

Building Contractor Courses

There are 2 courses available for people who want to become a Building Contractor.

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How much does a Building Contractor earn?

In Australia, a full time Building Contractor generally earns $1,550 per week ($80,600 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Building Contractor?

The number of Building Contractors in Australia has dropped slightly in recent years. There are currently 45,800 people working in this role compared to 46,200 five years ago. Building Contractors can find work in all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Building Contractor?

An Advanced Diploma of Building and Construction (Management) is a suitable qualification if you’re thinking about becoming a Building Contractor. This course covers all aspects of taking on complex building projects including building codes and contracts and tenders. You could also consider an Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction which covers building policies and standards.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within civil construction. Click on the occupation for information on the course you should enrol in to start your journey.

Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au.