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How to take your building and construction career to the next level

by Jessica Hamilton

It’s no secret that the building and construction industry is booming. Property development is on the rise, and that means jobs, jobs, jobs!

So, if you want to take advantage of this fantastic growth industry and take your building and construction career to the next level, here’s how to do it and why now has never been a better time.

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Growth, growth, growth

You may have noticed in most capital cities across Australia that apartment buildings are going up left, right and centre! Renovation projects are also on the rise thanks to shows such as The Block and House Rules. In short, the building and construction industry is booming!

According to the Construction and Property Services Industry Skills Council (CPSISC), it is the third largest industry sector employer in Australia, generating approximately $350 billion annually. This figure is expected to grow to $400 billion by 2023, with no signs of slowing down.

All sectors of the industry are experiencing growth, including commercial construction; house building; apartment building and engineering construction. In 2017 alone, renovation projects were worth $6.6 billion, the highest figure in ten years!

This means the demand for qualified tradespeople is increasing and employment capacity is at it’s highest since 2008. The CPSISC is forecasting an additional 80,000 building and construction jobs will be created over the next five years. That means more opportunities for career advancement.

The best part is that, there are fantastic study opportunities available to help you capitalise on this growth and take that next step in your career.

Build your skills for success

According to Open Colleges Building and Construction Trainer, Jeffrey Halpin, if you want to succeed in the building and construction industry, there are a few key skills you will need to have.

“If you want to be successful in this industry, you will need to have an analytical mind, good mathematic and communication skills, and an eye for detail,” says Jeffrey.

This is particularly true if you’re looking to forge out a career in management or planning within the industry.

The Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) is the perfect course to help you take that next step.  It’s designed to give people who have been working in the industry for a while and want to get-off-the-tools, the skills and qualifications required to move into a management role. You will learn how to plan, manage, supervise and complete the construction of medium-rise buildings.

The course covers a range of practical, industry-based skills that will prepare you for the fast-paced and every changing world of building and construction. This includes how to:

  • Apply building codes and standards to job sites
  • Prepare contracts and evaluate project tenders
  • Produce cost estimates
  • Innovate in sustainable design and construction techniques
  • Manage medium-rise construction projects
  • Manage subcontractors

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A challenging, but rewarding career path

“One of the most rewarding things about working in this industry is completing a project that you have been involved in and knowing that a client has received the project they have envisaged,” says Jeffrey.

It’s a fast-paced, challenging industry, where no two days are the same. There is no shortage of exciting projects to work on and plenty of opportunities to forge out a successful career.

Construct your way to success

Build your management skills and make your mark in the fact-paced building and construction industry with the Diploma of Building and Construction (Building).  Learn more today.

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