Building companies provide the power to create. They aspire to improve living standards by designing and constructing environmentally responsible infrastructure. Our diploma aims to provide you with the latest skills in residential and medium-rise building projects. You will learn how to coordinate the construction of a building. Take responsibility for job completion, contractor selection, overseeing the work and its quality and liaising with clients. With an emphasis on project based learning and incorporating sustainability throughout the course, you will be forging the necessary skills to have an exciting career in the construction industry.
The building industry needs your leadership skills
Construction is a thriving industry and with your skills as a leader in this fast-paced trade, take this opportunity to hone skills, learn and grow your own business, or become and even more valuable employee to any construction employer.
Possible career paths for building and construction professionals include:
- building/construction project supervisor
- building planner
- site manager
- building estimator
- registered builder
The department has an excellent reputation and has relationships with a range of residential and commercial builders. On successful completion of their studies, past students have gained exciting work opportunities. Given the timetabling of the course, students are encouraged to obtain part-time work as they study to complement their learning and continue to build their resume.
Reach your full potential with Melbourne Polytechnic
At Melbourne Polytechnic, you will have access to leading-edge technology and be taught essential methods and practices by our qualified and industry-experienced teachers.
Learn the essentials of building management, including project risk, quality standards pertaining to the construction industry, client liaison and relevant costing systems.
Gain practical skills in building and construction
Enhance your employability prospects in the building construction industry as an assistant site manager, estimator or quantity surveyor. With the necessary industry experience you can be registered as a building practitioner in many categories or alternatively you can pursue further studies in the Built Environment.
Duration: 2 years
Start: Semester 1 (February)
Course fees: Approx. AU$13,000 per year
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