How to become a Builder

Builders coordinate the construction of dwellings and other structures.

Personal requirements of a Builder

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Management and leadership skills
  • Good planning and organisational skills
  • Aptitude for technical activities

Education & Training for a Builder

To become a builder, you usually have to complete a VET qualification in building and construction. As subjects and prerequisites can vary between institutions, you should contact your chosen institution for further information. You can also become a builder by studying construction management or building at university. To get into these courses you usually need to gain your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education. Prerequisite subjects, or assumed knowledge, in one or more of English and mathematics are normally required. Universities have different prerequisites and some have flexible entry requirements or offer external study. Contact the institutions you are interested in for more information. For further details, visit www.gooduniversitiesguide.com.au.




Additional Information
In some states and territories, builder must either be registered as, or work under the supervision of, a registered building practitioner. To be registered you must have completed training and have relevant industry experience. All those who work in the construction industry must undergo safety induction training and be issued with a Construction Induction Card (CIC). Those with appropriate building qualifications may be eligible to become members of the Australian Institute of Building.
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