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General Manager

If you enjoy being involved in many different aspects of an organisation or project then set your sights on becoming a general manager in the construction industry.

General managers within construction companies have a broad scope of duties. This can include calculating cost estimates, budgets and schedules; selecting appropriate and efficient construction methods and materials; understanding and explaining contracts and technical information to employees; supervising staff and onsite activities; problem solving; ensuring projects are efficient and safe; hiring and training workers and ensuring a project meets all relevant regulations and requirements.  

Suggested pathway to construction management

  • Schools2Skills Certificate II in Construction Business

On the job training



Accredited Certificate




Apprenticeship/Trade Certificate


Diploma/Advanced Diploma


Tertiary Degree



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