The Construction industry is focused on the construction, demolition, renovation, maintenance or repair of building and infrastructure. It covers a wide range of services, from planning and surveying to structural construction to finishing services such as painting and decorating. The Construction industry generates over $360 billion in revenue, producing around 9% of Australia’s Gross Domestic Product(GDP) , and has a projected annual growth rate of 2.4% in the next five years.
Most businesses in this industry are either sole traders or very small, employing less than 20 people. They also tend to be Australian owned, with sales occurring in the domestic market. Construction materials are, however, increasingly imported from overseas.
According to the buildsoft report Australia’s construction industry is one of the largest growing sectors in the country, with commercial construction work expected to increase by 9.3% in 2020 alone. By means of employment size, the statistics provided by Parliament of Australia, ranks Construction industry approximately 1.2 million people or about 9.4 percent of the total employed in Australia. This makes it the third largest employment sector in Australia, behind health services and retail trade sectors. With such rapid growth, the industry will continue to demand a larger share of the overall GDP, employ more people, and contribute to the larger economy of Australia. Optimistic Futures has started this course to equip the candidates to meet the needs of builders and managers of small to medium-sized building businesses.
There are different career options available after completing the course. You can choose your career depending upon your course. The career could be: