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Builder

A varied construction role with manual, managerial and administrative responsibilities.

What's it like to be a Builder?

Builders oversee, coordinate and work on the construction, repair and renovation of homes and other buildings. They may also manage entire projects. Builders must comply with strict safety regulations, including using and wearing protective equipment and ensuring the construction site is safe.

Tasks and duties

  • Interpreting or organising plans that meet building code regulations and client specifications.
  • Providing quotes for clients and submitting plans to local authorities.
  • Organising contractors including carpenters, electricians and plumbers, as well as undertaking some building work personally.

What can I earn as a Builder?

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Builder roles in AUS were typically advertised between $70k and $80k over the last 3 months.
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How to become a Builder


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To work as a builder in Australia and have the ability to sign off on work that has been done on site, you will need to hold a Builder’s licence or be registered. Requirements for licensing vary from state to state, but typically require a qualification, such as a Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) (CPC40110), as well as on-the-job experience.

  1. Complete a Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) (CPC40110) to understand the theory behind the practice and prepare you to apply for a Builder's licence. This course will teach you how to produce cost estimates for projects, conduct on-site supervision, prepare construction contracts and apply building code standards.
  2. To branch out into other areas of construction, complete a Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) (CPC50210) which will help you gain the practical knowledge to manage and supervise a range of building projects. This qualification will prepare you to work as a Site Manager, Builder or Project Manager.
  3. As licensing and registration requirements vary, you’ll need to confirm the specific education and experience requirements with the relevant licensing body in your state.

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Latest Builder reviews

Latest reviews from 12 Builders surveyed on SEEK
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May 2021
Creating beautiful builds is extremely rewarding
Reviewer's Qualification
Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Renovations/ New builds and light commercial
The good things
You get to bring a person or businesses dream to life. Working with great contractors and suppliers creates good industry bonds.
The challenges
Your company is your life and you put clients goals above your own. Got to be a people pleasure by nature
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Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Construction
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
project management
The good things
Everyday is different and you can do many different tasks
The challenges
Lost of work to do and not enough time
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