Becoming a Construction Project Manager
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Becoming a Construction Project Manager

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Also known as Building and Construction Manager.
Plans, organises, directs, controls and coordinates construction of civil engineering and building projects, and the physical and human resources involved in the construction process. Registration or licensing is required.
Training time 6 months - 2 years
Average pay $107,709
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 12,300

How do I become a Construction Project Manager in Victoria?

To work as a Construction Project Manager in Victoria, you'll need:
  • An Advanced Diploma of Building and Construction (Management)
  • Extensive experience in the construction industry
  • Recommended

  • Certificate IV in Project Management Practice
  • Completion of Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or equivalent
  • Strong understanding of Mathematics and English (Chinese language skills an advantage) Construction Induction Card (also known as White Card) is required for access to any construction site in Australia

What does a Construction Project Manager do?

  • Interprets architectural drawings and specifications
  • Coordinates labour resources, and procurement and delivery of materials, plant and equipment
  • Consults with Architects, Engineering Professionals and other professionals, and Technical and Trades Workers
  • Negotiates with building owners, property developers and subcontractors involved in the construction process to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget
  • Prepares tenders and contract bids
  • Operates and implements coordinated work programs for sites
  • Ensures adherence to building legislation and standards of performance, quality, cost and safety
  • Arranges submission of plans to local authorities

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