Plans, organises, directs, controls and coordinates the construction, alteration and renovation of dwellings and other buildings, and the physical and human resources involved in the building process. Registration or licensing is required.
Skill Level 1
Alternative Titles - Professional Builder
Caveats: Caveat 10
Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations
1191-13 Project Builder
Group: 1331 Construction Managers
plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the construction of civil engineering projects, buildings and dwellings, and the physical and human resources involved in building and construction.
interpreting architectural drawings and specifications
coordinating labour resources, and procurement and delivery of materials, plant and equipment
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 within budget
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
building under contract, or subcontracting specialised building services
overseeing the standard and progress of subcontractors' work
arranging building inspections by local authorities
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.
Requirements for Skills Assessment
Project Builder(ANZSCO Code 133112)
This occupation requires a qualification assessed as comparable to the education level of an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Bachelor Degree or higher degree and in a field highly relevant to the nominated occupation.
In addition to the above, it is essential for applicants to meet the following employment criteria:
- at least one year of post-qualification employment at an appropriate skill level,
- undertaken in the last five years,
- working 20 hours or more per week, and
- highly relevant to the nominated occupation.
Please note in order to achieve a successful Skills Assessment Outcome, a positive assessment for both qualifications and employment is required.
AQF Bachelor degree or higher degree. This includes qualifications assessed at AQF Bachelor, Master and
The highly relevant major field of study is:
» Building Science and Technology
» Building Construction Management
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 context. Core competencies include but not limited to:
» Building Construction
» Construction Project Control
» Site Preparation and Layout
» Building Codes and Practice
» Building Cost Estimation
In order to be considered as a Project Builder, the position must demonstrate an ability to organise and manage a building project and be involved with understanding the technical aspects of construction. Applicants applying under this occupation are expected to have held employment where they have executed a building works contract with regards to timelines, costs, responsibilities of associated parties and resources. They should be familiar with building regulations and codes in local council areas, liaise with consultants and other building professionals, and may have an extensive network of building suppliers, tradespersons and installers to complete the buildings works.
Categories of acceptable employment contexts include (but are not limited to):
» Construction Company
» Property Development Company
Project Builders may be involved in the construction and renovations of buildings of a range of typologies such as residential, commercial and retail, industrial projects. The scale of projects ranges from small to medium.
It is common for Project Builders to be self-employed. A self-employed builder may carry out a majority of the tasks themselves including being ‘on the tools’. Please refer to ‘Supporting Material for Assessment’ for documentation requirements relating to self-employed applicants.
Employment focused on civil projects (such as roads, bridges, tunnels) or large scale construction projects are considered more appropriate for the occupation Construction Project Manager.