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Construction Project Manager

Use strong communication, leadership and analytical skills to plan and manage construction projects.

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How to become a Construction Project Manager


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To work as a Construction Project Manager in Australia, you need to register with the Australian Business Licence and Information Service (ABLIS). Registration must be renewed annually, and eligibility requires a mixture of practical industry experience and the completion of accredited qualifications. You must also be the holder of a White Card.

  1. Hold a White Card. You can apply for a White Card online, and it is mandatory to hold one in order to work on a construction site in Australia.
  2. Complete a qualification in Construction Project Management from an accredited provider. This could be an Advanced Diploma of Building and Construction (CPC60212), Graduate Diploma of Construction (Management), or a Bachelor degree majoring in Construction Management.
  3. Attain licence from the ABLIS by having the specified educational qualifications plus 2 years of practical experience, complete the application with details of your training, professional memberships, business operations and samples of work, and insurance.
  4. Renew ABLIS licencing every 12 months.

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Bachelor of Construction Management

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How do Construction Project Managers rate their role?

Latest reviews from 7 Construction Project Managers surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
3.7
Job satisfaction
4.1
Career progression opportunities
4.4
Job security
4.1
Pay / Salary
3.9
Variety of work
4.1

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Nov 2018
Gaining a trade (or equivalent) is a great accomplishment. Applying that to diversify your career is golden and extremely rewarding and self satisfying
Reviewer's Qualification
Registered builder QLD, LBP New Zealand
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Estimation, supervision, contract over view,
The good things
To thrive in the insurance industry as a construction project manager does require multiple skills which are over and above construction knowledge. Learning computer skills and becoming accepting of ...
The challenges
Some of the biggest challenges i have experienced over many years are a. Being continually exposed to continual negativity (while working on multiple large loss claims simultaneously) can get to you i...
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Oct 2018
This is a great job, but you have to let go of the stress that comes with it each day.
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Business Administration
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Construction
The good things
My job has a great balance of onsite and in office work. This allows me to keep working on what I am passionate about, while developing my skills in a business environment.
The challenges
This role is more of an art than a science and as such, there's always someone who will tell you there's a better way of doing it. The important thing is to take what you can/want from their suggestio...
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