Becoming a Construction Estimator
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Becoming a Construction Estimator

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Also known as Building Estimator.
Prepares and delivers estimates, costs and plans for construction projects up to the tender settlement stage.
Training time 6 months - 2 years
Average pay $80,448
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 1,600

How do I become a Construction Estimator in Victoria?

To work as a Construction Estimator in Victoria, you'll need:
  • A Certificate IV in Building (Construction Estimation)
  • Or

  • A Diploma of Building and Construction
  • Recommended

  • Extensive experience within the building and construction industry
  • Construction Induction Card (aka White Card) is required for access to any construction site in Australia

What does a Construction Estimator do?

  • Assisting Construction Managers, Architects and Surveyors in planning and organisation
  • Interpreting plans, regulations and codes of practice
  • Preparing preliminary sketches, working drawings and specifications
  • Preparing, editing and revising plans, maps, charts and drawings
  • Coordinating work programs
  • Inspecting work and materials for compliance with specifications, regulations and standards
  • Calculating costs and estimating time scales
  • Collecting data using surveying instruments and photogrammetric equipment

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