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Overview

Here's What To Expect If You Choose a Career in Building and Construction

You’ll delight in a career in Building and Construction, particularly if you enjoy manual work, and the great outdoors.  

In this role, you’ll be constructing, enhancing or fixing structures.  It might sound simple, but it’s a very skilled job.

You’ll need to pay attention to detail, learn how to follow plans to the letter, notice problems and troubleshoot.  And you’ll also need to have a responsible work ethic to ensure the safety of yourself and others.

Career Outcomes

There are plenty of career pathways, and different job opportunities when you work in the Building and Construction industry here’s an example of what you might find:

Here’s What To Expect If You Choose To Build Your Career In Building and Construction.

You’ll delight in a career in Building and Construction, particularly if you enjoy manual work, and the great outdoors.  

In this role, you’ll be constructing, enhancing or fixing structures.  It might sound simple, but it’s a very skilled job.

You’ll need to pay attention to detail, learn how to follow plans to the letter, notice problems and troubleshoot.  And you’ll also need to have a responsible work ethic to ensure the safety of yourself and others.

Job Opportunities

There are plenty of job opportunities in the building and construction industry, particularly in Western Australia.  But if you are still not sure, here are some more facts that might convince you;

  • Salary is on average AU $68,000 (depending on location, demand and experience).
  • You’ll develop useful skills that you will be able to implement into your home life too.   
  • Qualifications or specialist courses will be required to work in this industry.
  • There are plenty of opportunities to progress into different roles.

Types of Courses

You’ll need to hold a Certificate III or IV  (depending upon the role) with ideally at least two years relevant experience to enter into this industry.  Which can sometimes be obtained while undertaking on the job training.

Short Courses:

A short course will help you understand the basics of what is required in a career in Building And Construction.  There are also short courses that are role specific such as Fork Lift Training, Working in a Confined Space, or Health and Safety.

Short Courses can last around 3 to 7 weeks and can focus in on a variety of niche topics.

Certificate III Courses:

It will take around one year to complete a Certificate III, and at the end, you’ll have developed skills proficient enough to work under supervision in building and construction.  

Certificate IV Courses:

A level IV Certificate will set you up to be able to start your own construction business and to be able to work at a proficient level or to seek promotion on a supervised site.

Career Outcomes

There are plenty of career pathways, and different job opportunities when you work in the Building and Construction industry here’s an example of what you might find:

  • Construction Worker
  • Casual Labourer
  • Handyman
  • Construction Apprentice
  • Project Manager
  • Construction Manager
  • Site Supervisor
  • Lead Foreman
  • Project Supervisor
  • Builder
  • Construction Supervisor
  • Construction Coordinator

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