BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION

Construction is Australia’s third largest industry, behind only mining and finance, and produces 8% of the country’s GDP, in vale added terms.*

Construction and Building is defined by Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) as the industry involved in the deconstructing, constructing, renovating, reconstructing, alternating, relocating, demolishing, mainintaing or repairing any of the following: roads, building, railways, pools, storage or supply of water, telecommunications, cooling towers, earthworks and many others.

*AI Group Economics Research, 2015


  • Project Planning and Management
  • Estimating in Engineering Construction
  • Building Regulation
  • Urban Development
  • Measurement for Construction
  • Designing Structure
  • Structural Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Introduction to Engineering Design
  • Certificate III
  • Certificate IV
  • Diploma
  • Bachelor
  • Master

Certificate – Diploma: finished Year 11

Bachelor: finished Year 12 or Foundation Program or Diploma

Master: hold an Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent in a relevant field of study, some university may require relevant work experience

  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) score 42 (no communicative skill score less than 36) or;
  • IELTS score 5.5 overall (no score below 5.0 in each of the component).

Depending on relevant educational history and work experience, students are eligible for credit towards the programme they have chosen. This helps avoid repetition in picking up the already learned subjects and qualifications from any previous education - minimising the course costs, improving focus on other units effectively shortening course duration and allowing them to dedicate more time for practical training.

  • Certificate III + Certificate IV + Diploma
  • Diploma (2 years)
  • Bachelor (3 to 4 years)
  • Master (2 years)

Occupations:

  • Builder
  • Building and Construction Manager
  • Registered Builder
  • Project Manager
  • Civil Engineer
  • Plumber
  • Carpenter
  • Urban and Regional Planner
  • Safety Inspector
  • Painter
  • Surveyor

Average Salary:

Years Average Salary
Entry Level
0-5 Years
$ 89,000
Mid-career
5-10 Years
$ 107,000
Experienced
10-20 Years
$ 129,000

Students have the option to apply for 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, are allowed to stay for two (2) years. An opportunity to gain relevant local work experiences which may be countered towards Permanent Residency.