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Construction Estimator Courses

A Construction Estimator puts together figures to plan for the costs of construction projects. You’ll work with other building industry professionals to work out what’s needed for a large project, factoring in everything from building materials to labour and equipment. You’ll need to understand construction processes and industry regulations but you’ll also have to take into account factors such as weather conditions and other delays which might affect the overall cost of a construction project.

Construction Estimators need to have excellent time management skills. You’ll need to be organised and be able to plan ahead. You’ll be working with many different people on a construction project so you’ll need to be a good communicator and be able to work in a team. Construction Estimators also need to be flexible and it’s important to be good at problem solving.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Construction Estimator earn?

In Australia, a full time Construction 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 Construction Estimator?

The number of Construction Estimators has increased slightly over the last five years. There are currently 4,600 Construction Estimators in Australia, compared to 4,100 five years ago. Construction Estimators can find work in all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Construction Estimator?

A Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) is a great choice if you’re considering a career as a Construction Estimator. You’ll learn basic building and construction processes and understand current legislation and building codes. You could also further your studies with a Diploma of 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.