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What does a Construction Manager do?

A Construction Manager is in charge of a building project and ensures the work is completed to a high standard. You’ll make sure the project is finished on time and on budget. Construction Managers may work on complex projects such as new buildings or smaller jobs like renovation work. You’ll have to organise everything needed to keep the project running smoothly such as necessary equipment and materials to tradespeople and subcontractors.

Construction Managers need to be good at managing finances and will need to have excellent time management skills. You’ll need to plan ahead and manage any delays. You’ll make sure all industry legislation and standards are adhered to and ensure the work site is operating safely. Construction Managers need good leadership skills and should be able to communicate effectively with clients, workers and industry professionals.

Construction Manager Courses

There are 6 courses available for people who want to become a Construction Manager.

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How much does a Construction Manager earn?

In Australia, a full time Construction Manager 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 Construction Manager?

The number of people working as a Construction Manager has increased over the last five years. There are currently 42,100 Construction Managers in Australia. This sort of work can be found in all areas of Australia, particularly in regions of high population growth.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Construction Manager?

If you’d like to find work as a Construction Manager start by enrolling in a Diploma of Building and Construction (Building). This course covers all aspects of managing a construction project from working with contractors to preparing tender documents. You could also think about a Diploma of Building and Construction (Management).

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within civil construction and construction management. 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.