What's it like to be a Construction Project Manager?
Construction Project Managers are Project Managers who specialise in the planning, management and execution of construction projects.
Construction Project Managers have strong communication, organisational and budgeting skills, and lead projects in their various stages from conception through to completion. They manage factors like integration, scope, timelines, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risk, and procurement for each project.
Construction Project Managers specialise in managing key activities involved in construction projects, including booking surveyors and technical personnel, hiring equipment, ordering materials and checking plans, as well managing operational plans, people and budgets.
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How to become a Construction Project Manager
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Renew ABLIS licencing every 12 months.
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