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What does a Construction Supervisor do?

A Construction Supervisor oversees the work being done on a building or construction project. You’ll make sure the job is progressing as it should and plan ahead for the next stages of the project. You’ll make sure all necessary materials are on site when needed and organise essential workers and tradespeople. A Construction Supervisor ensures all safety requirements are being met and any necessary administration tasks are taken care of.

Construction Supervisors need to have strong leadership skills and be good communicators. You’ll usually be supervising several tasks at once so you’ll need be excellent at multitasking. Time management is crucial and it’s important that you’re highly organised. Construction Supervisors often start work early in the morning and will sometimes work very long days.

Construction Supervisor Courses

There are 7 courses available for people who want to become a Construction Supervisor.

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How much does a Construction Supervisor earn?

In Australia, a full time Construction Supervisor generally earns $1,150 per week ($59,800 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 Supervisor?

There’s been a large increase in the number of Construction Supervisors in recent years. There are currently 42,100 people in this job role in Australia compared to 25,000 five years ago. Construction Supervisors can find work in all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Construction Supervisor?

A Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) is a great way to begin a career as a Construction Supervisor. This course covers all aspects of building and construction work like building codes, managing finances, safety on a worksite and preparing estimates. You could also consider a Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) if you wish to take your studies further.

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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.