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Para-Professional Options

Think about para-professional occupations as being those that manage the business and development side of a building and construction company.

These occupations require specific training enabling an individual to perform tasks that assist in the delivery of professional services.

Entry from school into one of these occupations in the construction industry will generally require technical training, at or above Certificate IV level.

Even though many business occupations in construction require previous industry experience in addition to training, the new Certificate II in Building and Construction (Business Pathway) will enable students to become familiar with a range of key occupations in the construction industry and lead directly into relevant Certificate IV courses at the end of Year 12, including Estimating, Scheduling and Residential Drafting.

Some of these Certificate IV qualifications can be completed as part of a traineeship, which means that the trainee is employed as a condition of training. The bonus is that the trainee gets paid to learn. 

Other para-professional occupations in the construction industry include 

  • Registered Builder
  • Building Inspector
  • Surveyor
  • Construction Manager
  • Architectural Drafter
  • Project Manager
  • Occupational Safety & Health
  • Building Designer 
  • Civil Engineer Associate
  • Civil Construction Supervisor
  • Site Supervisor/Manager
  • Interior Designer

Visit the Career Centre website to investigate where qualifications for these occupations can be obtained.