Diploma of Construction Management
Carve out a career in this booming field
Developed with industry, this course is designed to prepare you for roles such as site supervisor, contract administrator, project management associate and estimating associate.
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Australia’s fourth oldest university, the University of Tasmania, is highly regarded internationally for teaching and academic excellence. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and more than 50 postgraduate programs across a range of disciplines. The university offers students a diverse range of opportunities, the chance to learn from leading experts, and excellent preparation for their future careers.
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Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:
- Apply problem-solving and decision-making methods to design solutions to complex construction project problems.
- Identify and evaluate continuing professional development and learning needs to monitor personal progress and performance outcomes
- Analyse and apply contemporary project management methods, regulations, standards and business processes to support the completion of construction projects.
- Describe and communicate why professionalism, integrity, ethical conduct, professional accountability and an awareness of contemporary construction management practices are vital in project management.
- Analyse and apply communication methods appropriate to the professional context to elicit, interpret and transmit information and optimise workplace interactions to deliver construction projects.
Developed in close consultation with industry, this course is specially designed for you to build on your technical work experience and prepare you for a variety of roles such as site supervisor, contract administrator, project management associate and estimating associate. These are some of the top careers projected to grow in the next five years*:
Business Administration Managers (12.1%)
Construction Managers (9.2%)
Construction, Distribution and Production Managers (6.9%)
Once you complete the Diploma of Construction management (Z1X), you'll be eligible to receive a minimum of 25 credit points towards the Associate Degree in Applied Business (Z2C). You may also be eligible for credit towards other University of Tasmania courses, subject to the receiving College’s discretion.
Domestic Applicants with higher education study - Completed at least one undergraduate unit (equivalent to 12.5 UTAS credit points).
DOMESTIC APPLICANTS Applicants must be currently employed in the construction industry Domestic Applicants who have recently completed secondary education - Completed the TCE (or equivalent)
Domestic Applicants with VET / TAFE study - A completed VET Certificate III or higher
Work and Life
Domestic Applicants with work and life experience: If you have not successfully completed senior secondary, tertiary or TAFE/VET study, but have relevant work and life experience you can complete a personal competency statement. You may be eligible for an offer if you have work and life experiences that demonstrate a capacity to succeed in this course. Prerequisites Applicants must be currently employed in the construction industry SPECIAL CONSIDERATION If your ability to access or participate in education has been affected by circumstances beyond your control, you can apply for special consideration as part of your application. We will consider a range of factors for special consideration, including economic hardship, a serious medical condition or disability. We can only approve applications for special consideration where we are confident that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in your studies. If your application is not approved, the UTAS admissions team will work with you to find the best alternative pathway to your chosen course. Special consideration is not available for international applicants.
The University of Tasmania grants credit and recognition of prior learning that may include formal and/or informal prior learning. More information is available here.
The Diploma of Construction Management offers an opportunity for employees in the building and civil construction industries to obtain the skills required to meet the projected workforce demands resulting from Tasmania’s significant infrastructure and capital works projects pipeline.
The course is suited to existing employees within the building and civil construction industries who hold a Cert III in Building & Construction, or a Cert III in Civil Construction, have relevant industry experience, and are looking to upskill into roles with additional functional requirements and higher levels of responsibility. The course is also suited to employees within city councils, utilities and engineering consultancy firms who are looking to develop professional skills in construction project management.
Recommended Study Pattern
For students undertaking full-time study the following study pattern is recommended. If students are undertaking part-time study, we recommend that students complete all first year compulsory subjects prior to completing elective subjects to maximise success
Year 1. 8 subjects in the first year including:
6 core subject:
- ZAA146 Contract Management
- ZAX101 Workplace Relations and Communication
- ZAX102 Cost Planning
- ZAX103 Legislation and Standards in Construction
- ZAX105 Workplace Project
- ZAX106 Construction Project Management
2 UTAS electives
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