The Top 7 Construction Certificates to Enhance your Career in Australia

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Construction certifications are not completely essential in the construction industry as most people begin their career as an apprentice working on a construction site. However, the construction industry has many specialty positions that can be acquired with the correct training and education.

1. White Card

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Work Safely in the Construction Industry CPCCOHS1001A
Price: $107 approx.
Duration: 7 hours

White Card training is the entry level accreditation that everyone who regularly enters a worksite must have. As a Federal Government Certification, it needs to be carried as proof that the carrier has passed all the units of an Occupational Health and Safety awareness course.

2. Crane Operation Training

Licence to Operate a Tower Crane CPCCLTC4001A

Licence to Operate a Tower Crane CPCCLTC4001A
Price: $1950 approx.
Duration: 5 days

Crane operation training provides the qualification to operate a tower crane for licensing purposes. This does not usually cover self-erecting tower cranes. A logbook is required to track the undertaken supervised practical training under the direct supervision of a person holding the relevant licence.

3. Aerial Lift Training

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Operate Elevating Work Platform (boom length under 11 metres) RIIHAN301E
Price: $300 approx.
Duration: 1 day

Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more) TLILIC2005A
Price: $695 approx.
Duration: 3 days

Work Safely at Heights RIIWHS204D
Price: $250 approx.
Duration: 1 day

4. Certificate IV

Certificate IV in Building and Construction

Certificate IV in Building and Construction
Price: $6,800 approx.
Duration: 1 year

Completion of this course (available online or face-to-face) teaches how to plan building construction work, apply structural principles and supervise on-site construction. Apply building codes, and meet standards and legal requirements to maintain industry quality. Also, gain business skills such as how to manage contracts and small business finances.

5. Diploma

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Diploma of Building and Construction
Price: $7,650 approx.
Duration: 2 years

Completion of this course (available online or face-to-face) teaches building and construction theory and practices related to low and medium-rise buildings. Extend knowledge of building surveying, job supervision and safety management. Develop project management skills in contract administration, project planning and costing, and resource and financial management.

6. Bachelor’s Degree

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Bachelor of Construction Management
Price: $28,785
Duration: 3 years full-time

Completion of this course (available online) will put technical and practical skills into practice as a construction professional to analyse problems concisely, meet administrative requirements, and understand the ideas and skills of allied disciplines.

7. Master’s Degree

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Master of Construction Management
Price: $118,700
Duration: 3 years full-time

Completion of this course will provide theoretical knowledge, as well as the practical skills, to manage the social, technological, financial and environmental challenges facing the construction industry today.

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