How to become a Construction Manager

Construction managers are responsible for organising, overseeing and coordinating the construction of building projects and the resources involved in the process.

Personal requirements of a Construction Manager

  • Management and leadership skills
  • Good planning and organisational skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Deadline-orientated

Education & Training for a Construction Manager

To become a construction manager, you usually have to complete a degree in construction management or project management at university. To get into these courses, you usually need to gain your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education. Universities have different prerequisites and some have flexible entry requirements or offer external study. Contact the institutions you are interested in for more information. You can also become a construction manager by completing a VET qualification in building and construction. As subjects and prerequisites can vary between institutions, you should contact your chosen institution for further information. For further details, visit

Duties & Tasks of a Construction Manager

Construction Managers:

  • Analyse and interpret architectural drawings
  • Liaise with architects, engineers, tradespeople, property developers, building owners and subcontractors
  • Arrange tenders, contract bids and building inspections
  • Ensure work is conducted in line with building regulations and standards.

Working conditions for a Construction Manager

Construction managers spend their time in a variety of environments, ranging from offices to building sites. They may spend a significant amount of time travelling to different sites.

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