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21 November 2019
UTS is offering a new construction management course to help construction workers gain the skills they need to become a leader within the industry.
Craig Barry, Course Director at the University of Technology Sydney said, the course has been established for builders with industry experience looking to move into a management role and teaches them the skills they will need to safely manage large-scale projects.
The course explores critical construction management concepts, which will teach students about construction technology, methodology, regulation and management. Cost planning techniques, such as budgeting, estimating, pricing and cost management are also taught, alongside project planning and management skills and legislation and ethics.
Barry says the opportunities available across the industry will have a much greater focus on potential employees that have an understanding of quality processes and defect resolution processes.
“Being able to demonstrate that understanding will be a much greater asset to contractors moving forward,” he says.
UTS has committed to providing real-world experiences that reflects the realities of the sector, including site visits.
“The main focus of the course is to really accelerate that student’s practical understanding, and this is from speaking from experience, that you tend to learn the most whilst doing things on-site because there’s that real-life pressure. The sooner you have an understanding of how that pressure can affect the decision making, it’ll just put them in better stead once they’re on site and those real-life pressures exist.”
You can read more about the course here.