Building and Construction



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The building and construction industries offer many career options including self-employment and small business opportunities for workers with trade certificates. A significant new trend in these sectors is emerging technologies to challenge traditional methods. TAFE SA qualifications in these areas can lead to careers in many specialised building trades working on new and existing buildings.

Graduates are able to pursue employment as sub-contractors and project builders as well as work supervisors, designers and estimators.

These courses prepare graduates for work on commercial, civil and industrial projects as well as low-rise residential buildings. Students will also gain the skills to work in a builder’s site office preparing contract documentation, contract administration and supervision. Occupations include building works supervisor, estimators and building works contractors.


Employment Opportunities

Jobs in building and construction include:

- Builder
- Construction manager
- Building site manager
- Building site supervisor
- Building estimator
- Building scheduler
- Project manager
- Construction manager
- Estimating manager
- Sales manager within building and construction firms


TAFE SA Tonsley Campus
1284 South Road
(entry via Alawoona Avenue)
SA 5042
Phone: +61 8 8207 2800

General TAFE SA enquiries
Email: enquire online
Phone: 1800 882 661 (freecall)
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