What's it like to be a Building Supervisor?
Building Supervisors plan, organise and control construction projects by undertaking quality inspections and supervising staff and subcontractors.
Tasks and duties
- Coordinating staff, contractors and materials to ensure targets on projects are met.
- Preparing and administering council applications and building contracts.
- Supervising internal employees and monitoring subcontractors to ensure safety and technical specifications are adhered to.
Building Supervisors may manage multiple jobs at any one time, and every building work contractor, individual or company, must have a registered building work supervisor to properly supervise their work and ensure that it meets required standards.
What can I earn as a Building Supervisor?
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How to become a Building Supervisor
- Complete Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) CPC40110 or Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Site Management) CPC40508.
- Apply for registration as a Building Work Supervisor (plumbers and electricians often do not need to as their professional registration covers them as a building work supervisor). Applicants must supply copies of relevant trade certificates, technical qualifications or evidence of experience, and may be required to attend an interview to assess their relevant experience and technical skills.
- Explore further opportunities for study (such as a Bachelor of Construction Management) or move into consulting or management.
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