What's it like to be a Construction Manager?
Construction Managers oversee and advise staff on all matters concerning the day-to-day running of job site operations. They are involved in all aspects of a building site’s operations and need to have a thorough understanding of the building and construction industry.
Tasks and duties
- Interpreting architectural drawings and specifications.
- Coordinating labour resources and procurement and delivery of materials, plant and equipment.
- Negotiating with building owners, property developers and subcontractors involved in the construction process to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget.
What can I earn as a Construction Manager?
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How to become a Construction Manager
- Most Construction Managers start out as entry-level employees in the construction industry. Everyone working in the construction industry needs to have a White Card. Holding a valid White Card means that you have completed official, certified general construction induction training with a registered organisation within Australia.
- Gain as much practical experience as possible. Every project is different, so the more diverse and varied your experience, the better equipped you’ll be to handle whatever situation you’re presented with as a Construction Manager.
- Complete a qualification such as the Advanced Diploma of Building and Construction (Management) (CPC60212). This course is designed to give you an advanced knowledge of building projects to allow you to provide advisory, administrative and management services for the construction of large, high-rise and complex buildings.
- Check the builder registration requirements with the appropriate licensing body in your State or Territory.
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