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Start dates
  • Semester 2 - 19 Jul 2021
  • Semester 2 - 19 Jul 2021
Mode of delivery

Face to Face, Online

Program code: 40296

Program handbook


The Undergraduate Certificate in Construction Management is only available in 2021.

The Undergraduate Certificate in Construction Management concentrates on key foundational learning that underpins professional knowledge while providing an introduction to broader study skills and approaches. The program has a strong sustainability focus that flows through the individual courses providing an understanding of and mitigation against the impacts of modern construction. General construction techniques, law and the fundamentals of construction practice are the specific areas of attention.

Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • A fundamental knowledge of the construction industry, the environment and social processes that inform and contribute to social practice
  • Foundation-level skills to communicate effectively with stakeholders (and members of construction teams to facilitate project delivery).
  • Foundation-level skills to enable them to work effectively both independently and collaboratively (in interdisciplinary and multi-professional environments and teams).
  • Basic mathematics and research skills relevant to the construction industry


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Program code40296
AQF level

Level 5 Diploma

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
  • Online
  • Australian students - 0.5 years full-time.
Selection Rank
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Callaghan CampusNANA

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    Admission information

    Admission requirements

    Admission is available to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents who are turning 18 or older in the year of study. 

    Minimum English language proficiency requirements

    All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

    Credit transfer

    If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website for more information on applying for credit.

    Academic requirements for program completion

    Total units required

    40 units

    Program duration

    0.5 years full-time.

    Program requirements

    The Undergraduate Certificate in Construction Management requires the completion of 40 units (made up of 4 courses worth 10 units each). The program is comprised of:

    • 20 units of core courses; and
    • 20 units of directed courses.

    Program plans

    Download a program plan from the list below for the year/term that you commenced or transitioned into this program.

    The Program Plan provides information on the structure and rules of your program. Used in conjunction with your Program Handbook, it is designed to be used as an enrolment guide.

    You can track your progress by ticking off the courses you have completed and plan your current and future enrolment.

    Program structure

    Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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    Core Courses

    Students must complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of the program.

    CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
    FNMT1001Preparatory Studies in Mathematics
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    FNSO1110Foundations in Sociology and Academic Literacies
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    10 units

    Directed Courses

    Choose 20 units from the following directed courses.

    CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
    ARBE1101Construction Technology 1
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
    10 units
    ARBE1301Construction Law and Legislation
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
    10 units
    ARBE1305Construction Technology, Sequencing and Representation
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
    10 units
    ARBE1306Construction Management Fundamentals
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
    10 units

    Additional information

    Through the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre, students can access a free suite of NUPrep preparation courses as well as Academic Learning Support.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.

    International students

    All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.

    Additional support

    AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the College or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

    Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online.

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