Plans, organizes, directs, controls and coordinates construction of civil engineering and building projects, and the physical and human resources involved in the construction process. Registration or licensing is required.
Skill Level 1
Alternative Titles - Building and Construction Manager
Caveats - No caveats
Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations
1191-11 Construction Project Manager
Group: 1331 Construction Managers
Building and Construction Manager
Occupations not considered under this ANZSCO code:
Program or Project Administrator
Architects / Architectural Draftsperson
Architectural, Surveying and Building Technicians nec
These occupations are classified elsewhere in ANZSCO.
Requirements for Skills Assessment
This occupation requires a qualification assessed as comparable to the educational level
of an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Bachelor degree or higher degree*, in a
field highly relevant to the nominated occupation.
In addition to this, applicants must have at least one year of post-qualification
employment at an appropriate skill level completed in the last five years which is highly
relevant to the nominated occupation. If the qualification(s) are not at the required
educational level, or if the employment has been completed prior to the qualification, then
the employment will be assessed below the required skill level.
A positive assessment of both qualifications and employment is required for a positive
Skills Assessment Outcome.
*This includes qualifications assessed at AQF Bachelor, Master and Doctoral level.
AQF Bachelor degree or higher degree
Highly relevant major fields of study include:
Construction Project Management
Building Technology or Science
Civil Engineering (if civil project)
Majors in other fields such as Architecture could be considered on a case-by-case basis if the
course includes the core competencies and employment is considered to be in the relevant
Project Management degrees without concentration in Built Environment / Construction
would not generally be positively assessed for this occupation.
Highly relevant tasks include, but are not limited to:
Coordinating labour resources, and procurement and delivery of materials, plant
Consulting with Architects, Engineering Professionals and other professionals, and
Technical and Trades Workers
Negotiating with building owners, property developers and subcontractors
involved in the construction process to ensure projects are completed on time and
Preparing tenders and contract bids
Operating and implementing coordinated work programs for sites
Ensuring adherence to building legislation and standards of performance, quality,
cost and safety
Arranging submission of plans to local authorities
Overseeing the standard and progress of subcontractor’s work
Categories of acceptable employment contexts include (but are not limited to):
Property Development Company
Project Management Consultancy (construction)
In order to be considered as a Construction Project Manager, the position must be involved with
construction projects and in a position of authority to determine and direct the procurement of
the construction projects. The position should involve establishing and monitoring the
construction schedule, determining the human resources required, determine construction
methodology to be adopted, have input relating to tendering, manage liaison with key
stakeholders such as clients / consultants / authorities. They are also expected to execute the
progress reports and evaluate the risks of budget deviation and time delays and determine the
course of action required to mitigate these risks. In terms of reporting line, they are expected to
be involved in construction supervision overseeing a team of site managers, project engineers, site
foremen, tradespersons, and consultants.
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
Registration or licensing is required.