||Overview of Construction Management
Construction management courses incorporate practical learning and theoretical knowledge to equip graduates with the capability to manage and oversee turnkey construction projects.
Construction management courses may also incorporate building and carpentry modules in its programmes to provide its students with technical skills needed in supervisory or managerial positions.
Studying Construction Management
Construction management graduates will learn quantity surveying, tendering, planning and scheduling construction technology in residential and commercial buildings.
The basic requirement to undertake a construction management certificate or diploma course is the successful completion of higher secondary school education. The Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL), or its equivalent in your state is also accepted for the course.
Construction management apprenticeships and traineeships are offered in private vocational training centres and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions.
You can also study for a construction management degree at some universities, generally as a four-year course, which will cover building science and may include practical experience. Good Year 12 passes in English and mathematics are required for these courses, although some institutions will consider relevant work experience instead.
Construction management certificate and diploma holders are able to pursue civil engineering, building and construction or architecture programmes at university level.
Careers in Construction Management
Construction management skills are highly sought after in several industries, including engineering construction, mining, oil and gas, telecommunications, and environmental services.
Graduates of construction management courses can take on roles as site managers, foremen, builders, estimators, and quantity surveyors.
To be a practising construction manager, you need to apply for the Construction General Induction Competency certificate before starting a construction projection. You will also have to ensure that your team members have the right qualifications and approval to work with you on the project.
Skills needed in Construction Management
You need to have leadership, good time and project management skills.
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