What Construction Course is Best for Me?


Did you know that construction is one of the best industries for jobs?

Construction has over 1,157,100 million employees—that’s nearly 1 in 10 Aussie workers.

Even though covid has changed some job trends, construction will always be essential.

If you’re considering work in construction, you’ll have plenty of choice in different roles.

Unlike some other lines of work, construction also lets you upskill every few years to higher paid work.

Here, we’ll show you some of the best course out there for construction jobs.

Construction Courses

There is so much choice in construction that it’s easy to find the right course and line of work for you.

Browse our construction courses to figure out which one you might like to do

Certificate II

Certificate II in Construction Pathways (CPC20220)

If you feel like you want to start studying a construction course but not sure what trade you want to do, this course is for you.

The Certificate II in Construction Pathways gives you a taste of a number of different trades and jobs that you can do in construction.

Also called a pre-apprenticeship, this course gets you ready to study a certificate 3 and do an apprenticeship.

Certificate III

Certificate III in Carpentry (CPC30220)

This is one of our most popular construction courses.

Once you complete it, you can become a qualified working carpenter or “chippy”.

The course is also a stepping stone to further study (such as a cert 4, diploma or bachelor’s degree) which lead to higher paid work.

Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations

The cert 3 in civil construction (plant operations) is a good course to do if you want to get jobs operating heavy machinery on construction sites.

Construction Courses

Certificate IV

CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

You might like to work as a tradie for a while and then get “off the tools” to work in a supervisor role or to own your own business.

The cert IV in building and construction teaches you how to do supervising and management roles or to run your own construction business.

If you study with BAA, you also get a free Builder Registration Mentorship to help you pass your builders registration application with the Victorian Building Authority.

Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services (CPC40920)

Did you know that plumber is one of the highest paying construction trades in Australia?

Plumbers on average earn more than carpenters and electricians!

This cert 4 gets you ready for a great career and salary as a plumber.


Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) (CPC50220)

Whether you have been a tradie for a while or you’re just out of high school, the diploma of building and construction is a great way to get into a high paid construction career.

With it, you can become a site supervisor, registered builder or a construction manager.

With this diploma, you’ll be qualified for management roles looking after a team of tradies and labourers.

Building Leadership Program (CPC40120 & CPC50220)

This course helps you develop professional skills for construction management roles like site supervisor or construction manager.

 If your goal is to go to university to study construction and increase your earning potential, this diploma is your pathway.

Why study at Builders Academy Australia?

If you’re thinking about studying construction courses, you should choose a trusted school.

If you choose the wrong school, you might not get a recognised qualification.

It’s better to choose a construction college like Builders academy Australia, aka BAA.

We’re one of the biggest and most trusted construction training providers in Victoria.

Here are some reasons to choose BAA:

  • RTO: We’re a registered training provider
  • Experience: We’ve trained thousands of tradies and builders
  • Accredited courses: Our qualifications are recognised in Australia and overseas
  • “Builders training builders”: All our trainers have industry experience
  • Study online: Do our cert IV and diploma in building and construction online for ultimate flexibility

How to choose your construction career

If you’re not sure what type of work you want to do, that’s okay.

Construction is an industry that allows you to change roles as you grow and upskill.

One way to get a taste for the different roles is by doing a pre-apprenticeship or certificate 2 in construction pathways.

The important thing is not to get stuck in your indecision.

Chances are you will like your choice, but if you don’t, at least you’ll be closer to knowing what your skills are and what type of work you prefer.

Can’t decide which construction course is right for you? Let our friendly course advisors help. Call 1300 534 363 (LEGEND) or request a call today.