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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Upon successful completion of this program, students 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.
ABS Labour Force Survey, National Skills Commission trend data to May 2019 and projections to 2024.
Higher education via OUA
Successful completion of any 2 OUA open access subjects of study at the equivalent AQF level, unless otherwise specified.
Domestic Applicants with higher education study - Completed at least one undergraduate subject at (equivalent to 12.5 UTAS credit points) within an equivalent AQF level course or higher.
Completed the TCE (or equivalent)
Successful completion of certificate III or higher
Work and Life
A Personal Competency Statement completed as part of the application process which meets general entry requirements. This statement needs to include prior work experience, qualifications (e.g. VET qualifications), skills, competencies and/or previous education which displays a relevance/relatedness to the course of study.
***Must be employed in the construction industry***
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. https://www.utas.edu.au/study/apply/admission-requirements/recognition-of-prior-learning
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
Completion of 6 core subjects from the schedule below: (students are required to select core subjects in following order)
- TAS-ZAX101 Leadership and Communication in Construction
- TAS-ZAX103 Legislation and Standards in Construction
- TAS-ZAA146 Managing Contracts
- TAS-ZAX102 Construction Cost Management
- TAS-ZAX105 Workplace Project
- TAS-ZAX106 Construction Project Management
Note: If students enrol in two units per semester, we recommend to enrol in TAS-ZAX105 and TAS-ZAX106 in different semesters.
Completion of 2 discipline elective subjects from the schedule below:
- TAS-ZAA132 Managing People
- TAS-ZAA133 Financial Decision Making
- TAS-ZAA140 Lean Thinking
- TAS-ZAS231 Quality Management
Satisfactory completion of 8 subjects, as required in the schedule, within 1-3 years from commencement.
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