BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION

Per the AI Group Economics Research, 2015, Construction is Australia’s third largest industry, behind only mining and finance, and produces 8% of the country’s GDP, in terms of value addition.

Building and construction is one of the most important industries in a nation that is expanding. With new people coming in and present population increasing, there is always need and scope for more space and infrastructure – and this not only includes buildings, but also other infrastructure like roads, railways, towers, etc.

In fact, Construction & Building is defined by Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) as the industry involved in the deconstructing, constructing, renovating, reconstructing, alternating, relocating, demolishing, maintaining or repairing any of the following: roads, buildings, railways, pools, storage or supply of water, telecommunications, cooling towers, earthworks, etc.

As there is such a great demand and scope of people in this industry, students learning the core of it can have a promising future.

Here is a brief of Building & Construction courses offered in Australia.

 

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CLIENT REVIEWS

ANZSCO Code: 331211-331213 – Carpenter and Joiner

What Do Carpenters and Joiners Do?
  • Construct, erect, install, renovate and repair structures and fixtures made of wood, plywood, wallboard and other materials
  • Cut, shape and fit timber parts to form structures and fittings
  • Construct and install structures and fixtures of wood, plywood, and wallboard, and cuts, shapes and fits timber parts to form structures and fittings
  • Construct, erect, install, renovate and repair structures and fixtures of wood, plywood, wallboard and other materials
  • Cut, shape and fit timber parts in workshops to form structures and fittings, ready for installation

 

Tasks Include
  • Studying drawings and specifications to determine materials required, dimensions and installation procedures
  • Ordering and selecting timbers and materials, and preparing layouts
  • Cutting materials, and assembling and nailing cut and shaped parts
  • Erecting framework and roof framing, laying sub-flooring and floorboards and verifying trueness of structures
  • Nailing fascia panels, sheathing roofs, and fitting exterior wall cladding and door and window frames
  • Assembling prepared wood to form structures and fittings ready to install
  • Cutting wood joints
  • May construct concrete formwork
  • May repair existing fittings
  • May work with plastic laminates, perspex and metals

 

Visa Options for Immigration Per MLTSSL
  • 186 - Employer Nomination Scheme visa (subclass 186)
  • 189 - Skilled Independent (subclass 189) - Points-Tested
  • 190 - Skilled Nominated (subclass 190)
  • 407 - Training visa (subclass 407)
  • 485 - Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) - Graduate Work
  • 489 - Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) - Family nominated
  • 489 - Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) - State or Territory nominated
  • 482 - Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) – Medium Term Stream
  • 187 - Regional Sponsor Migration Scheme (subclass 187)

 

Occupations Include
  • 331211 Carpenter and Joiner
  • 331212 Carpenter
  • 331213 Joiner

 

Specialisations Include
  • Shopfitter
  • Fixing Carpenter
  • Formwork Carpenter
  • Prop and Scenery Maker
  • Joinery Machinist
  • Joinery Patternmaker
  • Joinery Setter-out

COURSES OFFERED

  • Certificate III in Construction and Building
  • Certificate IV in Construction and Building
  • Certificate III in Construction and Building 
  • Certificate IV in Construction and Building
  • Diploma of Building and Construction (Building or Management)
  • Bachelor of Building (Construction Management)
  • Graduate Certificate of Construction Management
    Graduate Diploma of Construction Management
  • Master of Construction Management

SUBJECTS OFFERED

  • Project Planning and Management
  • Estimating in Engineering Construction
  • Building Regulation
  • Urban Development
  • Measurement for Construction
  • Designing Structure
  • Structural Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Introduction to Engineering Design

ELIGIBILITY

Before applying for student visa in Australia, you must have:

  • a valid passport for the duration of your study in Australia
  • offer letter from the selected university/institution
  • evidence of access to sufficient funds*
  • evidence of Overseas Student Health Cover
  • all other relevant documents listed on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection visa checklists.

ENGLISH ENTRY REQUIREMENT

  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) score 42 (no communicative skill score less than 36) or IELTS score 5.5 overall (no score below 5.0 in each of the component) *

PATHWAY TO AUSTRALIAN PERMANENT RESIDENCY

As one of the largest industries in Australia, Building & Construction offers number of opportunities to graduates. Furthermore, graduates from this industry are in high demand on a regular basis.

As a Building & Construction graduate, students have the option to apply for a Temporary Graduate visa. Students with these visas have the option to continue studying, working as well as staying in Australia on a temporary basis. Once they have completed their course, based on their specializations, they are allowed to stay for two (2) years. This would give them a chance to obtain related local work experiences which may help them get Permanent Residency in Australia.

Because of the increasing requests for graduates from the Building and Construction program, these jobs are constantly posted in the Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL) and Skilled Occupations List (SOL). A few examples of the job postings are Project Builder, Bricklayer, Construction Project Manager, Surveyor, and Welder (First Class).

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