Building and construction management degree will help the students develop skills to manage a wide range of aspects within the construction business. The students will learn some of the important skills in project management, resource coordination, and financial management. This course will up skill them in field work too with practical on-ground training.  This course will set the students up for a promising long-term construction career and grow into confident and qualified construction managers. 

You will learn:

  • Lead WHS and risk management that ensures a safe work environment to minimize the risk of casualties.
  • Management of project information to ensure transparency in communication across all team members for better efficiency. 
  • Manage the financial and cost aspect of a project for effective cost management 
  • Understanding the implementation of building codes to ensure that your work meets the requisite standards. 

Lately in February 2021, infrastructure priority list was released by Infrastructure Australia (IA) wherein it added 44 new infrastructure proposals, which has further given up a boost to this sector and those planning to undertake study in the same. 

Australia’s high-priority infrastructure projects majorly come under five broad areas – Town and city water security; National water security; Coastal inundation protection; National waste and Recycling management; and national road maintenance and for the up-gradation of the same, they need manpower.

Courses being offered: 

Building and construction is a varied field and has a wide variety of courses to offer to opt for where students can select what they wish to study further: 

  • Master of Construction Management (Research)
  • Master of Construction Management (Professional)
  • Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Design (Architecture)/Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)/Bachelor of Property and Real Estate
  • Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Design (Architecture)/Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)

Oracle team can guide you best as per your previous qualification and interest on what option suits you keeping in mind your future prospects. 

Sub-Sectors in Building & Construction: 

Key sub-sectors in this industry will include road and rail construction, commercial construction of office and market spaces. 

As per National Centre for Vocational Education Research – NCVER, which influences and informs the Australian VET sector, some qualifications that lead to the highest paying jobs in Australia, without a degree include: 

  • Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)
  • Certificate IV in Hazardous Areas (Electrical)
  • Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety
  • Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology

These courses are easily available with Technical and Further Education, more popularly known as TAFE. While some require you with already have a relevant qualification, but there are others with no prior requirement which is the best for beginners.

Future Prospects: 

Graduates of construction management can find employment in a wide range of areas which include different fields like commercial, industrial, residential, project management and contract administration. 

After successful completion of course in this sector, some of the potential career outcomes could be:

  • Construction Manager
  • Estimating Manager
  • Construction Foreman 
  • Project Manager

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