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Fast Track to Construction Management: Your Career Blueprint (While Working)

Advanced Diploma in Construction Management

Written By Michelle Steele

7 May, 2024

Fast Track to Construction Management: Your Career Blueprint (While Working)

Introduction: A New Career Horizon Awaits

Transitioning to a construction management/supervisory role doesn’t require putting your current life on hold. In fact, it’s possible to navigate this career shift in as little as six months in Australia, even while maintaining your job. Let’s explore how you can transform into a construction manager/supervisor without sacrificing your current employment.

Step 1: Assess Your Transferable Skills

Begin by identifying skills from your current role that can pivot towards construction management. Leadership, budget management, and effective communication are as crucial in construction as they are in any field, providing a strong foundation for your new career.

Step 2: Choose the Right Training Program

The Key to Acceleration: Opt for a construction management course tailored for working professionals. Prepare Training specialises in programs that offer flexible learning schedules, allowing you to study in the evenings, weekends, or online. This flexibility means you can gain the necessary knowledge and skills without stepping away from your current role. Prepare Training even have the ability to provide recognition for prior learning, reducing study times significantly (depending on experience). Learn more about Prepare Training’s Construction Courses here.

Step 3: Dive Into Intensive Learning

Balanced Education: Commit to your studies by utilising any free time wisely. Prepare Training’s curriculum is designed to deliver key construction management concepts and practices efficiently, ensuring you can manage both work and study. Active participation, even in a condensed study schedule, can drive your success.

Step 4: Gain Supervisor licence to commence supervisor role and work experience

Note:- This step is for those seeking builders licence only: Whilst progressing through a builders licence (low rise, medium rise or high rise), you may be able to apply for your Supervisor Licence with your State’s regulatory board (each state has varying rules so check with your specific state). Not only will this provide you with a licence to step up into a supervisory role and gain more responsibility, experience and authority but it will also assist with your application for a licence once you have completed your full building course. To find out more contact our team at prepare.com.au

Step 5: Gain Real-World Experience

Practical Application on Your Terms: Seek out internships, part-time positions or roles such as labourer, trades assistant etc that offer experience to complement your studies. Some employers in the construction industry may be willing to accommodate your learning schedule, especially if they see long-term potential in your development.

Step 6: Network Within the Industry

Connect and Grow: Engage with the construction community through events that fit your schedule, online forums, and professional groups. Networking doesn’t just happen during 9-to-5; it’s an ongoing process that can lead to opportunities aligned with your career aspirations.

Step 7: Leverage Prepare Training’s Career Services

A Bridge to Your New Career: Make the most of career support services offered by Prepare Training, designed for busy professionals. From resume assistance to interview preparation, these resources are structured to help you transition into a construction management role, potentially even facilitating placements that can accommodate your current work commitments.

Conclusion: Building a Future Without Pausing the Present

Reducing the time required to achieve your goal while continuing to work is realistic with the right strategy and support. Through flexible learning options, targeted skill development, and industry engagement, you can elevate your career to management level in the construction sector without having to take a career break. Prepare Training is here to support your journey every step of the way, offering the education and resources needed to succeed on your terms. Speak to our team if you want to know how to commence your fast tracked journey. Start building the future you desire today, without leaving your current job behind.

Written By Michelle Steele

7 May, 2024

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