Careers In Building & Construction

Imagine a career when you can work anywhere across Australia, whether it’s in an office or outside on-site. Where you can be a tradesperson or be a manger, an employee or a business owner. Whatever it is, the Building and Construction Industry can provide all these opportunities.


With the Building and Construction Industry expected to boom over the next ten years, it needs passionate people from diverse backgrounds to build Australia’s future homes, offices, hospitals, schools and roads.


Over the past year, 100,000 new skilled jobs have been created in the Building and Construction Industry. This accounts for more than one in every four new jobs created. Therefore, making the Building and Construction Industry Australia’s third largest employer and the largest employer of full-time skilled workers.


It is projected that an additional 300,000 employees, apprentices and independent contractors are needed over the next decade and 50,000 new entrants each year over the next ten years.


Many careers are with some of Australia’s largest companies, however, it’s the small businesses that underpin the Building and Construction Industry with more than 360,000 small businesses accounting for 98% of the industry.


There are many different career choices you can make within the Building and Construction sector. Your career choices may lead you to become a  Builder, Construction Manager, Contract Administrator, Estimator, Carpenter, Leading Hand, Site Manager, Project Engineer, Surveyor or Project Manager. Regardless, of the career you choose, there are some universal skills you need to excel within the field. These include but are not limited to skills in communication, problem-solving, decision making, team work, and the ability to adapt and respond to change. In Building and Construction, changes are always occurring – whether it’s demands of the clients, new regulations, technology, increased competition or environmental factors. The Building and Construction Industry requires people who can adapt well and respond to these types of changes.


In the world of rapid change, construction workers are presented with continuous challenges. Builders and Managers need to be effective leaders as they are responsible for many people on and off-site. There is a need to keep current and upskill. Entry-level workers and managers should focus on building a strong technical foundation. Throughout your career, you should demonstrate a willingness to learn and take ownership of upskilling yourself in areas where you feel you lack confidence or knowledge.


By undertaking a course in Building and Construction, you can upskill and build on your technical foundation. The CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) encompasses a range of study areas that will teach you to successfully plan and coordinate domestic building projects. It will also help you in developing skills in small business management. So whether you’re self-employed or employed or looking at getting started out in the industry these are skills that can assist in your career progression.


The CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) is an excellent pathway into construction and project management. The course is designed for people looking to become Builders, Site Managers or Construction Project Managers. The course will cover key areas of structural principles, costing systems and estimations, managing contracts and managing projects whether they be domestic or commercial.


By studying in a face-to-face classroom environment, you will be well supported by your Trainer and your classmates. You will be learning in an environment where you can build your network of contacts and learn from others. By undertaking a course with Parker Brent, you will not only be developing your universal skills of communication, problem solving, decision marking but you’ll be developing your technical skills so you can take the next step in your career.



Are you ready to take the next step in your Building and Construction career?

Contact us to find out more about your course options and how you can get started.