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Courses Preparing Workforce for Industry Producing 8% of Country’s GDP*

Building & Construction

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:

  • Deconstructing
  • Constructing
  • Renovating
  • Reconstructing
  • Alternating
  • Relocating
  • Demolishing
  • Maintaining & Repairing

Students taking up Building & Construction courses may work for construction, maintenance and repair of:

  • Roads
  • Buildings
  • Railways
  • Pools
  • Storage or Supply of Water
  • Telecommunications
  • Cooling Towers
  • Earthworks, etc.

Subject & Course Offered

Subject Offered

  • 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

Course Offered

  • Certificate III in Construction and Building
  • Certificate IV in Construction and Building
  • Certificate III in Construction and Building
  • Certificate IV in Construction and Building
  • Diploma of Building and Construction (Building or Management)
  • Bachelor of Building (Construction Management)
  • Graduate Certificate of Construction Management
  • Graduate Diploma of Construction Management
  • Master of Construction Management

Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for student visa in Australia, you must have:

  • A valid passport for the duration of your study in Australia
  • Offer letter from the selected university/institution
  • Evidence of access to sufficient funds*
  • Evidence of Overseas Student Health Cover
  • All other relevant documents listed on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection visa checklists.

English Entry Requirement

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) *

Pathway to Australian Permanent Residency

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).

ANZSCO Code Minor Group - 312 – Building & Engineering Technicians

What Do Building & Engineering Technicians Do?


Perform tests and provide technical support to Construction Managers, Architects and Engineering Professionals in research, design, construction, operation and maintenance of equipment, distribution systems and installations, and resource estimation and site inspection.

Tasks Include  
  • Preparing, interpreting, inspecting and revising drawings, plans, diagrams, designs, maps and charts
  • Performing complex computations and field and laboratory tests, and recording the results
  • Installing, testing, repairing and modifying electrical, electronic and mechanical equipment
  • Estimating quantities and costs of materials
  • Inspecting buildings, plumbing work, machines, equipment, working conditions and public places to ensure compliance with relevant laws, standards and regulations
  • Planning, scheduling, coordinating and monitoring maintenance of plant equipment
  • Testing materials
  • Overseeing the safety of mining operations and supervising Miners

Visa Options for Immigration Per MLTSSL


This Minor Group includes following Unit Groups, the details of which can be found here.

  • 3121 – Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians
  • 3122 – Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians
  • 3123 – Electrical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians
  • 3124 – Electronic Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians
  • 3125 – Mechanical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians
  • 3126 – Safety Inspectors
  • 3129 – Other Building and Engineering Technicians
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