CONSTRUCTION & BUILDING

POPULAR STUDY & CAREER OPTIONS IN AUSTRALIA

 

 

Construction Project Manager

Average Salary: AUD 98,593 / year *

Recommended Course(s) of Study:

  • Bachelor of Construction Management (4 Years) 

Notes:

For those interested in an entry level qualification in Construction & Building, you can first enrol in a Certificate lV or Diploma of Building and Construction which is 10-15 months study duration. If it is a career of interest, you can build on your knowledge by exploring a Bachelor of Construction Management degree.

Quantity Surveyor

Average Salary: AUD 74,785 / year *

Recommended Course(s) of Study: 

  • Bachelor of Construction Management (4 years)

Carpenter

Average Salary: AUD 65,306 / year *

Recommended Course(s) of Study: 

  • Certificate III in Carpentry (23 months) +
  • Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) (15 months)

Architect     

Average Salary: AUD 64,270 / year *

Recommended Course(s) of Study: 

  • Bachelor of Architectural Design (3 years)

Painting Trades Worker

Average Salary: AUD 56,785 / year *

Recommended Course(s) of Study: 

  • Certificate III in Painting and Decorating (19 months) +
  • Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)  (15 months)

* Disclaimer: 

  • The salaries stated above are based on average income per year in Australia gathered from Payscale (see below).
  • Salaries will vary based on relevant education, work experiences, skillsets and professional recognition of a working individual as well as job location.

 

 

Job Descriptions and Pay Range for each occupation listed above:

Construction Project Manager

Job Overview:

Plans, organises, directs, controls and coordinates construction of civil engineering and building projects, and the physical and human resources involved in the construction process. Registration or licensing is required.

Source Reference: abs.gov.au

Pay Range:

Source Reference: Payscale

Quantity Surveyor

Job Overview:

Estimates and monitors construction costs from the project feasibility stage, through tender preparation, to the construction period and beyond. Registration or licensing is required.

Source Reference: abs.gov.au

Pay Range:

Source Reference: Payscale

Carpenter

Job Overview:

Constructs, erects, installs, renovates and repairs structures and fixtures of wood, plywood, wallboard and other materials. Registration or licensing may be required.

Source Reference: abs.gov.au

Pay Range:

Source Reference: Payscale

Architect

Job Overview:

Plans and designs buildings, provides concepts, plans, specifications and detailed drawings, negotiates with builders and advises on the procurement of buildings. Registration or licensing is required.

Source Reference: abs.gov.au

Pay Range:

Source Reference: Payscale

Painting Trades Worker

Job Overview:

Applies paint, varnish, wallpaper and other finishes to protect, maintain and decorate surfaces of buildings and structures. Registration or licensing may be required.

Source Reference: abs.gov.au

Pay Range:

Source Reference: Payscale

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