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Construction Management

What can I do with my course in Construction Management?


Careers in Construction Management

As a construction manager, you will manage site operatives and ensure that client objectives, profit targets and occupational health and safety requirements are fulfilled. You need knowledge of human resource management, commerce, law, contract administration, industrial relations, estimating and financial risk, technology, computing and environmental sustainability and how these areas interact.

You can find opportunities with contracting companies, property developers, and consulting firms. You may find employment as project manager, an estimator, a project planner or quantity surveyor for a large contracting organisation.

Graduates of Construction Management may perform the following tasks:

  • Bidding and negotiating on projects
  • Co-ordinating crews of labourers, skilled trades-people, as well as permits, equipment, machinery rentals and supervising the construction project
  • Ensuring laws and codes are followed
  • Implementing specifications for a project
  • Overseeing all work
  • Setting up building inspections with authorities
Melbourne Burwood Campus

Skills and attributes

Key skills that Construction Management graduates demonstrate include :

  • Time management skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Strong organisational, logical and analytical skills
  • Ability to be detail-orientated and accurate, especially with figures
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Strong communication, negotiation and mediation skills
  • Knowledge of construction industry, local laws and codes

Related occupations Include:

  • Building inspector
  • Building surveyor
  • Estimator
  • Property developer
  • Project manager
  • Construction Consultant
  • Quantity surveyor
  • Site manager

Some related roles may require further study or experience.  Descriptions of occupations, industry career profile, salary and other employment information can be obtained from the My future website.

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Salary and job outlook

You can learn more about graduate salaries and graduates job outcomes for Construction Management at Graduate Careers Australia.

Look at industry trends and employment prospects by visiting Australian Government Job Outlook.

Professional associations are an invaluable connection to industry information, networking and professional development opportunities. Most offer student membership discounts. Follow the link to search for professional associations related to your course.

Australian Institute of Building

Australian Institute of Building Surveyors

Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors

Book an appointment with Jobshop for more information.

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