Per the AI Group Economics Research, 2015, Construction is Australia’s third largest industry, behind only mining and finance, and produces 8% of the country’s GDP, in terms of value addition.
Building and construction is one of the most important industries in a nation that is expanding. With new people coming in and present population increasing, there is always need and scope for more space and infrastructure – and this not only includes buildings, but also other infrastructure like roads, railways, towers, etc.
In fact, Construction & Building is defined by Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) as the industry involved in the deconstructing, constructing, renovating, reconstructing, alternating, relocating, demolishing, maintaining or repairing any of the following: roads, buildings, railways, pools, storage or supply of water, telecommunications, cooling towers, earthworks, etc.
As there is such a great demand and scope of people in this industry, students learning the core of it can have a promising future.
Here is a brief of Building & Construction courses offered in Australia.
As one of the largest industries in Australia, Building & Construction offers number of opportunities to graduates. Furthermore, graduates from this industry are in high demand on a regular basis.
As a Building & Construction graduate, students have the option to apply for a Temporary Graduate visa. Students with these visas have the option to continue studying, working as well as staying in Australia on a temporary basis. Once they have completed their course, based on their specializations, they are allowed to stay for two (2) years. This would give them a chance to obtain related local work experiences which may help them get Permanent Residency in Australia.
Because of the increasing requests for graduates from the Building and Construction program, these jobs are constantly posted in the Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL) and Skilled Occupations List (SOL). A few examples of the job postings are Project Builder, Bricklayer, Construction Project Manager, Surveyor, and Welder (First Class).