Want to study construction in Australia? (Easy Steps for International Students)

Want to study construction in Australia? (Easy Steps for International Students)


Looking to work in construction in Australia, but not sure which path is right for you? This guide outlines what international students need to know about the requirements and courses needed.

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Why Choose Australia for Construction Studies?

Australia is very safety conscious when it comes to construction, so often you are required to hold a qualification specific to the type of role you wish to work in. The courses that Prepare.com.au offer are designed to provide both the theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience in real construction settings. The Gold Coast is not only a beautiful part of Australia to live, but also a great place to study construction courses as construction in the region is booming.

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Exploring Your Options: Construction Courses for International Students

Our training organisation offers a variety of construction courses tailored for international students. Whether you’re just starting out or already have building experience and want better career opportunities, we have something for you:

  • CPC60220 – Advanced Diploma of Building & Construction: Perfect for those aiming for senior management roles or to manage building projects on all size builds.
  • CPC50220 – Diploma of Building & Construction (Builder Stream): Ideal for builders looking to manage low rise to mid rise building.
  • CPC40120 – Cert IV in Building & Construction (Site Supervisor Stream): A great start for managing low rise builds including:- residential, industrial, fencing, patios etc.
  • BSB51319 – Diploma of Work Health & Safety: Essential for managing all aspects of health and safety in the construction industry.

Each course is designed with international students in mind, ensuring you gain the skills and knowledge to succeed anywhere in the world.

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Understanding Visa Requirements and Application Process

To study in Australia, you’ll need to secure a student visa (subclass 500), which requires:

  • Enrollment in a full-time course registered with the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).
  • Evidence of sufficient funds to cover tuition fees, living expenses, and return airfare.
  • Proficiency in English, (proven through tests like IELTS or TOEFL).
  • Overseas student health cover for the duration of your stay.

Start your application early to navigate through the process with ease and consider seeking help from an education agent if needed.

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Living and Studying on the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is not just an amazing place for surfers and beach lovers, it also offers many opportunities for work and social activities. It’s the perfect place to balance study with an enjoyable lifestyle. International students will find a wide range of accommodation options, from shared accommodation to student private rentals. Support services are available to help you adjust, including language assistance, academic support, and cultural integration programs.

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Career Opportunities and Pathways After Graduation

Graduates from our construction courses are highly sought after, both in Australia and internationally. With a qualification from Prepare.com.au you could find yourself working in roles such as construction manager, site supervisor, project manager, or health and safety officer. We have had many successful students achieve their qualification and gain job opportunities around the world.


Studying construction in Australia, particularly on the Gold Coast, offers international students an opportunity to gain the qualifications and careers with world-class education, practical experience, and a vibrant student life. Ready to build your future with us? Explore our courses and take the first step towards a successful career in construction.

Written By Michelle Steele

2 Apr, 2024

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