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Building Estimator Courses

A Building Estimator works out projected costs for construction projects including material, labour and hire of necessary equipment. You’ll work with other construction industry professionals like construction managers, architects or surveyors to plan building budgets. You might have to work out timeframes for construction projects and take into account current industry regulations. You’ll look at plans and quotes to prepare your estimates.

Building Estimators need a strong knowledge of the building industry. You’ll need to be organised as you’ll usually be working on multiple projects at once. You’ll need good communication skills and have to liaise with numerous construction professionals. Time management is crucial and it’s important you can work as part of a larger team. Building Estimators need a good head for numbers and will also have to be excellent problem solvers.

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Popular Building Estimator Courses

There are 7 courses available for people who want to become a Building Estimator. These are the top 5 most popular courses.

CPC40110
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Building Estimator earn?

In Australia, a full time Building Estimator generally earns $1,440 per week ($74,880 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 Estimator?

There are currently 4,600 Building Estimators in Australia. This number has increased strongly from 4,100 five years ago. Building Estimators can find work in all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Building Estimator?

A Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Estimating) is an excellent qualification if you’re hoping to get into a career as a Building Estimator. You’ll learn to estimate and manage the costings of various types of construction projects and also cover topics such as structural principles and building codes. You could also consider a Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building).

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within building estimator and civil construction. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.